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Drawer pulls in tight spaces

Drawer pulls in tight spaces

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Recently I had to figure out a way to make low-clearance pulls for drawers installed behind a sliding door.

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Fine Woodworking reader makes flag box to honor WWII soldier

Fine Woodworking reader makes flag box to honor WWII soldier

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A box made by reader Tom Smith returns flag to soldiers family.

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Easy handles for a sliding doors

Easy handles for a sliding doors

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I like sliding doors and lids, partly because I get to make this nice handle in one simple step on the tablesaw.

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Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

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Revisiting an old design is a great opportunity to push the envelope, even if you were happy with the first try.

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Asian-Inspired Hall Table Video Workshop Now on DVD

Asian-Inspired Hall Table Video Workshop Now on DVD

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Now you can own your very own copy of the Asian-Inspired Hall Table Video Workshop on DVD. With over 100 minutes of video instruction from furniture maker Timothy Rousseau, you'll learn how to build...

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Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers

Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers

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I was a judge at the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers 8th annual Excellence in Woodworking show in February. Check out these great pieces and get inspired.

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SketchUp: Down and Dirty

SketchUp: Down and Dirty

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You don't have to be a SketchUp wiz to put the program to work in your furniture design.

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Design journal: Let the function drive the design

Design journal: Let the function drive the design

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A small sewing table posed some unique challenges that ultimately led to a fun design.

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Patient takes the Design Doctors advice

Patient takes the Design Doctor's advice

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Brian Havens was one of three lucky readers to have Hank Gilpin critique a piece of furniture that he made. Havens to the advice to heart and made a second cabinet. Check out the improvements.

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Catching up with Toshio Odate

Catching up with Toshio Odate

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Considered to be the original ambassador of Japanese woodworking tools to the West, the master woodworker and sculptor shares tea, tool advice, and thoughts on the social responsibility of woodworkers.

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How to Make a Drawbored Mortise and Tenon Joint

How to Make a Drawbored Mortise and Tenon Joint

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Okay, maybe I'm not ready to get rid of my clamps just yet, but with drawbore pegs, I'll be doing a lot less clamping in the future.

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Baby planes

Baby planes

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A look at an instrument maker's standby, and some ideas for using them in furniture making

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Feels good to be back at Colonial Williamsburgs hand tool conference

Feels good to be back at Colonial Williamsburg's hand tool conference

FWW co-sponsors a wonderful event,"Working Wood in the 18th Century," every year at Colonial Williamsburg. The presenters started bending and cutting wood right away this year.

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Do woodworkers need the Furniture Society?

Do woodworkers need the Furniture Society?

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The recent Furniture Society Conference was an inspiring event, but membership is down, and the Society is suffering an identity crisis. What should they do next?

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Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

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While Maloof and Krenov certainly created the template for the modern studio furnituremaker, I think they they also shared an furniture style: an offshoot of Danish Modern. And recent makers have taken up that mantle.

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Maple Table ( Nakashima Inspired )

Maple Table ( Nakashima Inspired )

This is one of the tables I will be showing at the Fine Furnishings Show this weekend. The base is ebonized Ash and stainless steel. I used steel wool soaked in vinegar to ebonize the Ash. Finish is...

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Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

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Check out boxes from around the globe at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine

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Book Review: Creating a Fine Art Entry Table

Book Review: "Creating a Fine Art Entry Table"

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For straightforward advice on how to build an inspiring entry table, Robert Ortiz comes to the rescue.

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Reinventing Nakashimas Straight Chair

Reinventing Nakashima's Straight Chair

Philadelphia University mounts exhibit on a master's original.

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skinny legs and all

skinny legs and all

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I designed and built this small side table over the past winter, it's main body is Ash. A log that my wife and I literally stumbled over a few years back on the shore of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. I had a freind with a bandsaw mill rip it down and left it to air dry for three years. The drawer fronts are made from Angelique, again another 'sea-faring' wood species...This was reclaimed from an old barge that sat in Marthas Vineyard for the better part of 100 years! This table was completely made by hand using only hand tools. The finish is Tried and True oil/varnish mix. Reclaimed wood, no power tools used and a food grade all natural oil for finish...what could be any greener than that? Cheers! www.tomfidgen.blogspot.com

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