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5 things that helped me cut better dovetails

5 things that helped me cut better dovetails

Here are the 5 things that have helped me improve my dovetails the most.

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Oneida Air Systems Awards Woodworking Students

Oneida Air Systems Awards Woodworking Students

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Two students receive the OAS Future Craftsmen Scholarship.

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From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon

From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon

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This model was made by a friend, David Heim. I will be using his model to create a multi-page shop drawing for my students. David created the model from sketches by Lester Margon in his book...

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Dovetails Just Got a Little Easier

Dovetails Just Got a Little Easier

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Setup block simplifies clamping parts for layout.

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Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet

Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet

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This beautiful cherry cabinet can "hold it's liquor" in Federal high-style

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Williamsburg Knife Box - Part 6

Williamsburg Knife Box - Part 6

We're getting close to the end of this series - one more to do after this one, covering the base molding. In this penultimate part, we will add the Handle to the existing assembly of the Knife Box...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

In the last blog post (Part 4), I showed making the dovetail pins in the Side component. In this video, I show how to use these already-made pins to create the matching tails in the End...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

In the last Part 3 of this series, I showed making the full-length Side and End components for the Williamsburg Knife Box. I also copied and flipped these components and placed on a full width box...

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Pint-sized arts and crafts cabinet

Pint-sized arts and crafts cabinet

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Here's a great little project that packs in a big Arts and Crafts punch. It's a scaled-down version of an Arts and crafts display case that I had originally built for Fine Woodworking. It incorporates the same features as the original, but requires less lumber and effort to build.

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a series of videos on building the Williamsburg Knife Box. In the previous blog entry, I showed the making of the half length symmetrical End and Side components, and ensuring that...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg Conference

Knife Box - Williamsburg Conference

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Here's a worthy challenge for woodworkers using SketchUp. Modeling this Williamsburg Knife Box requires execution of most key SketchUp Tools and features. The Box's compound angles, bold scroll...

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What hand tools cant you live without?

What hand tools can't you live without?

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While building a travel tool chest I had to make a hard desicion about which hand tools would make the cut. I'll tell you what I settled on, but I want to know which tools would end up in your tool chest.

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Its impossible to cheat at woodworking

It's impossible to cheat at woodworking

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If anyone ever tells you that some woodworking technique (probably one for joints) is cheating, ignore that person. It's ridiculous. There is no cheating in woodworking.

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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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Bandsawn Dovetails: Tails AND Pins

Bandsawn Dovetails: Tails AND Pins

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Two simple jigs produce all your defining cuts quickly and easily at the bandsaw

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Easy jig for routing through dovetail pins

Easy jig for routing through dovetail pins

One of the things I like about being an editor at Fine Woodworking is that every article I edit is like a one-on-one woodworking class. When it comes to articles that demonstrate a technique, I...

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UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

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See who won a copy of Dovetail Techniques

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Shaker chimney cupboard questions?

Shaker chimney cupboard questions?

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If you have any questions about the recent Shaker chimney cupboard video workshop, post them here and I'll be happy to answer them.

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Tweaking a shaker table

Tweaking a shaker table

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Padauk pegs add a whimsical detail

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Pine Blanket Chest Completion

Pine Blanket Chest Completion

Blanket chest gets feet and top

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