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  • Perfect Tapers on the TablesawEditors PickPerfect Tapers on the Tablesaw

    by Steve Latta

    Found across a range of furniture styles, tapered legs are popular because they are good-looking. They break up a square, boxy piece of furniture and direct the ...

  • Tablesaw Tapering Jig is Safer and FasterEditors PickVideo: Tablesaw Tapering Jig is Safer and Faster

    with Mark Schofield

    Learn how an adjustable leg tapering jig can easily cut two, three, and four-sided tapers on the tablesaw

  • Fixing Woodworking MistakesEditors PickVideo: Fixing Woodworking Mistakes

    with Fine Woodworking editors

    Learn how to repair common woodworking mistakes, quickly and easily

  • How to Fix Flaws and MistakesEditors PickHow to Fix Flaws and Mistakes

    by Mark Schofield

    Everybody makes mistakes. The difference is that professional woodworkers know the secret is to fix them so nobody can tell they ever happened. To compile a woodworker's ...

  • Butternut BeautyButternut Beauty

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Garrett Hack mixes classic styling with playful details in his butternut cabinet....

  • Carved Pulls Give a Handmade TouchCarved Pulls Give a Handmade Touch

    by Timothy Coleman

    There are times when a traditional door or drawer pull doesn’t seem right, or is not practical, as in drawers located behind doors. For these situations, a pull ...

  • Dreaming of Going Pro?Dreaming of Going Pro?

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Ever wondered if you could make a living at woodworking? Even for the most talented furniture makers, it’s a struggle. And in the wake of the economic meltdown ...

  • Make Veneered Doors Look Like Solid WoodQ & A: Make Veneered Doors Look Like Solid Wood

    by Michael C. Fortune

  • Not-Quite-Secret DrawersNot-Quite-Secret Drawers

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Learn the details of how Garrett Hack installed the "secret" side drawers in his butternut cabinet....

  • Reviving the Tambour DoorReviving the Tambour Door

    by Scott Ernst

    Tambour doors are an elegant and easy way to close a cabinet when traditional doors won't work, or just when you want something different. They are ideal for shallow ...

  • A Journey to BombéA Journey to Bombé

    by Thomas McKenna

    A bombe chest is a tour de force for a woodworker, requiring a combination of excellent technical skills, eye for detail, and period furniture acumen to pull off. ...

  • Easy Fix for a Gappy GluelineEasy Fix for a Gappy Glueline

    by Gregory Paolini

  • Great Glue-Ups, GuaranteedGreat Glue-Ups, Guaranteed

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Glue up panels, edging, joinery, and casework with maximum success and a minimum of stress. Michael Fortune's formula for successful glue-ups starts with remembering ...

  • How to Build a Swing-Out DrawerHow to Build a Swing-Out Drawer

    by Garrett Hack

    A spin-out drawer is one of Garrett Hack's favorite ways to add a bit of whimsy to his tables. Drawers that swing out are fun, but they are also useful in situations ...

  • How to Gear Up for Glue-UpsHow to Gear Up for Glue-Ups

    by Michael C. Fortune

    They key to success for any glue-up is to have the right supplies on hand. If you assemble a kit of cauls and clamps like Michael Fortune suggests, your probability ...

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