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5 Awesome Woodworking Tips and Tricks

5 Awesome Woodworking Tips and Tricks

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Enjoy this grab-bag of great woodworking tips and tricks from wood bending wizard Michael Fortune

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

A wedge-driven lid finishes off the exterior of my beginner's toolbox

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The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

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Vendors, instructors, and waves of woodworkers gather in Springfield, Mass.

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Beautility Exhibition is all About Practical Beauty in Craft

"Beautility" Exhibition is all About Practical Beauty in Craft

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The Messler Gallery show features everyday items that are beautiful, wooden, and made by hand.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

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Managing my way through a beginner's toolbox project.

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Mexican reader hosts Fine Woodworking weekend

Mexican reader hosts Fine Woodworking weekend

Fine Woodworking superfan, Manual Chaos Urquiza, recently invited FWW contributing editor Michael Fortune to teach a weekend workshop in his hometown of Querétaro, Mexico. More than a dozen local woodworking fans attended, and had a blast learning how to bend wood.

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Easy levelers for shop work stands

Easy levelers for shop work stands

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Lots of folks use threaded leveling feet on the bottom of shop stands and shop furniture, but Michael Fortune has figured out a simple way to make them even more convenient.

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Mirka Random Orbital Sander Recall

Mirka Random Orbital Sander Recall

Electrical short poses potential fire hazard for tool owners.

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Dust Revisited

Dust Revisited

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Dust is a constant battle with that little annoying pile, and I never quite getit all. My visit to teach in Sao Palo, Brazil reminded me to rethink how I handle dust and have a spotless shop.

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How a big shop speeds up furnituremaking without compromising quality

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This short video from a 30-person custom furniture shop, The Joinery, in Portland, OR, shows how industrial machinery can speed up fine furnituremaking. It's really cool to see their setup in action.

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Woodworking Abroad

Woodworking Abroad

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I returned to the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Scotland for my second year, and I am once again inspired by their mix of traditional techniques, ability to adapt to new situations, and their progressive and unabashed approach to furniture making.

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A New Take On Handmade

A New Take On Handmade

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An Ethiopian man builds beyond disabilities.

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Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition

Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition

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A German woodworker's amazing use of a chisel at the lathe and bench.

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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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The Unfinished Cathedral

The Unfinished Cathedral

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An architect's passion and talent expressed through woodworking.

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Digital Angle Gauge: What do you use yours for?

Digital Angle Gauge: What do you use yours for?

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Do you have a digital inclinometer in your shop?

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Router bit vise holds tight

Router bit vise holds tight

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Valfor vise makes router bit setup easy

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We Want to See Your Shop

We Want to See Your Shop

Find out how your workshop could be featured in the pages of your favorite woodworking magazine

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Revolution-Era Joiners Shop Found in MA

Revolution-Era Joiner's Shop Found in MA

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A restoration carpenter recently stumbled onto a "once in a lifetime find": a joiner's shop dating to the late 1700s.

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Big Router Table on a Budget

Big Router Table on a Budget

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By using inexpensive lumber and grabbing castoffs from other woodworkers, I was able to put money where it matters most: a high-end router lift

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