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UPDATE: Shaker Oval Boxes, Volume 1 by John Wilson

UPDATE: Shaker Oval Boxes, Volume 1 by John Wilson

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See who won a copy of Shaker Oval Boxes

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Bowsaw built in a weekend

Bowsaw built in a weekend

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A quick and fun project, this saw was easy to make and is going to be very handy in the shop

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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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Inside the Shaker Workshop

Inside the Shaker Workshop

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When it came to woodworking technology, the Shakers were right at the forefront

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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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Repairing a Checked Tabletop

Repairing a Checked Tabletop

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An unlikely tool comes into play during the repair of a checked tabletop

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When Good Glue Goes Bad

When Good Glue Goes Bad

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Selecting the right color of glue is sometimes just as important as selecting the right "type" of glue.

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Fixing my miscut, dovetailed rail

Fixing my miscut, dovetailed rail

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Working through a mistake while building the Shaker side table from FWW 210.

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Dovetails in a Shaker Blanket Chest

Dovetails in a Shaker Blanket Chest

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In Chapter Eight of my eBook I show a method of creating the dovetail joints in the carcase of a Shaker Blanket Chest. In my reproduction, this New Lebanon piece included 7 1/2 dovetails in the...

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Getting Started In Woodworking Season Three: Build a Walnut Nightstand

Getting Started In Woodworking Season Three: Build a Walnut Nightstand

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A new season of our Getting Started in Woodworking series for beginner woodworkers offers step-by-step instructional video to guide you through the process of building a Shaker nightstand.

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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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Showing Shop Dovetail Procedure (in SketchUp)

Showing Shop Dovetail Procedure (in SketchUp)

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Recently I tried to explain my dovetail procedure used in the shop. The project was making several Shaker Chip Boxes, and each corner is fastened with hand-cut dovetails thesenbspare...

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Free Woodworking Plan: Build a Shaker Rocker

Free Woodworking Plan: Build a Shaker Rocker

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While it's true that chairs can be intimidating to the woodworker, they don't have to be. Learn how to build this economical Shaker classic with a free woodworking plan!

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Tanning beds accelerate aging for cherry, not just humans

Tanning beds accelerate aging for cherry, not just humans

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Although overuse of tanning beds by people can lead to a skin cancer risk, they are great for helping to bring out that deep patina that usually only comes with age.

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Free Plan:  Cherry Chest of Drawers

Free Plan: Cherry Chest of Drawers

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A handsome, heirloom piece of furniture, this cherry chest of drawers draws heavily on Shaker design. And Christian Becksvoort takes all the mystery out of the construction with tips for accuracy, speed, and efficiency.

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Free Plan: Shaker Blanket Chest

Free Plan: Shaker Blanket Chest

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This dovetailed blanket chest with a drawer is a handsome, highly-functional piece of furniture you can pass down for generations.

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Shop cabinet done right

Shop cabinet done right

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Take a look at the wall cabinet I made to store my routers and router bits. It's made from scrap plywood I had. I was tired of bare wood in my shop (a bench, a router table, etc.), so I decided to paint it. And maybe I put too much effort into the paint job.

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The Bed Bolt Joint

The Bed Bolt Joint

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To me the bed bolt joint is very important - I'm using it quite often in large furniture pieces including non-bed furniture such as work benches and display cabinets. Not only is it effective for...

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Materials, Colors, and Textures 3

Materials, Colors, and Textures 3

This is the third entry of a series on Materials, Colors and Textures. The first two blog entries covered the easy application of colors. This entry moves on to the application of wood grain finish...

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