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Better than your vintage vinyl collection?

Better than your vintage vinyl collection?

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A new "spin" on wood turning: What happens when you translate wood into music?

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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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A Beginners Mitered Box

A Beginner's Mitered Box

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A novice's attempt at design and execution.

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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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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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The hobbit cupboard completed

The hobbit cupboard completed

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Custom-forged hinges are the final touch on a middle earth-inspired cabinet.

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Make FWW projects your own

Make FWW projects your own

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Don't take the FWW projects, in print or online, at face value. I just finished two bow-arm Morris chairs, from issue 205, and put a Mackintosh twist on them.

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Timeless Revolutionary Era Kitchen Remodel

Timeless Revolutionary Era Kitchen Remodel

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Inspiring before and after photos of a cramped revolutionary era kitchen transformed into an timeless and functional kitchen.

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Free Plan: Arts and Crafts Library Table

Free Plan: Arts and Crafts Library Table

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A nontraditional approach to a traditional Arts and Crafts piece.

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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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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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Bend a Solid Oak 2x6 on Edge? Yup!

Bend a Solid Oak 2x6 on Edge? Yup!

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How do you bend a 6 in. thick piece of solid white oak into a radius of just 30 in. along its axis? I mean, without having it splinter into a million pieces.

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Praktrik-ally impossible furniture

Praktrik-ally impossible furniture

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Designed to puzzle: Bulgarian architect Petar Zaharinov's clever designs range from practical, Danish-style aesthetics to M.C. Escher-like complexity. Plus, they come packaged in their own self-contained shopping baggie. Check out these nifty tables--they might boggle your senses!

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You CAN build a rocking chair

You CAN build a rocking chair

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Windsor-style chairs present new challenges to even experienced furniture makers. However, with a little patience the new tools and new techniques become valuable additions to your woodworking knowledge.

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Weekend lantern project

Weekend lantern project

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Transform an inexpensive IKEA glass lamp with this simple, elegant and easily customized hardwood shroud. Makes a great intro to mortise and tenons for kids, so enlist your "apprentice" to cut the side panels and tenons.

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Hardwood selector is free and fantastic

Hardwood selector is free and fantastic

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The Hardwood Manufacturers Association has a free, easy-to-use wood selector online, with all the info a woodworker needs, including working properties, design ideas, and images of each wood with various finishes on it.

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How to Make Leaded Glass Doors

How to Make Leaded Glass Doors

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Learn how to make leaded glass windows by watching this step-by-step audio slideshow with Fine Woodworking art director Michael Pekovich.

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Oak Water Wheel Bench

Oak "Water Wheel" Bench

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Single board top with quarter-sawn grain milled at a water wheel powered sawmill. Birds eye/flamed maple breadboard ends. Dovetailed maple "runners" hold two figured maple lower shelves.

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Hand-tool lovers converge on Williamsburg

Hand-tool lovers converge on Williamsburg

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The furniture of Jefferson's Monticello is the topic of this year's Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, co-sponsored by Fine Woodworking and Colonial Williamsburg. Jefferson himself (in the person of Williamsburg's Bill Barker) showed up often at the show, to answer questions about Jefferson's life, work, and philosophy.

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Mock up leads to a happy ending

Mock up leads to a happy ending

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Time spent mocking up a project before building it helped me to dial in the design and get some important family feedback.

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