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  • Expressive But Efficient: Dean Pulver's TablesExpressive But Efficient: Dean Pulver's Tables

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Arcs and odd angles abound in Dean Pulver's tables, but he has made dozens of them to the same design. See how he designs the bent laminations and uses different ...

  • Lock Mortises Made EasyLock Mortises Made Easy

    by Michael Pekovich

    Installing a half-mortise lock by hand is a tedious and time-consuming process. So Michael Pekovich designed a routing jig for the shallow mortises, a second routing ...

  • Pocket-Hole Joinery is Fast and StrongPocket-Hole Joinery is Fast and Strong

    by Mark Edmundson

    Inexpensive and easy, pocket-hole joinery enables beginning woodworkers and veterans alike to create strong, versatile joints wherever there's room for a clamp. ...

  • Putting the Primal into Production: Dean PulverPutting the Primal into Production: Dean Pulver

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Dean Pulver combines the efficiency of machine work with the satisfaction of handwork to make his innovative tables. He got his production acumen from years of ...

  • Two Pulls That Pack a PunchTwo Pulls That Pack a Punch

    by Ross Day

    These two pulls will add panache to doors and drawers of all sizes. They can be scaled all the way up for an entry door, graduated in size for a chest with drawers ...

  • Building FurnitureBuilding Furniture

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    The world's best teachers show you better techniques and beautiful projects in this special online collection

  • Cool Solution for a Hot Hollow ChiselQ & A: Cool Solution for a Hot Hollow Chisel

    by Bob Van Dyke

  • Extend the Life of a Natural-Bristle BrushQ & A: Extend the Life of a Natural-Bristle Brush

    by Teri Masaschi

  • How to Set Up Your Tablesaw for SuccessHow to Set Up Your Tablesaw for Success

    by Asa Christiana

    If you've recently bought a new tablesaw and are expecting it to do great work right out of the box, think again. Tablesaws need a tune-up before you start using ...

  • How to Turn Chisel Handles that Fit Your GripHow to Turn Chisel Handles that Fit Your Grip

    by John Tetreault

    Making handles for your chisels is a great way to bring together a mismatched set and to customize the fit to your own hand. All you need is a few scraps of hardwood ...

  • How to Make Custom MoldingsHow to Make Custom Moldings

    by Garrett Hack

    Beautiful moldings add a lot to a piece of furniture, and you don't have to be limited by the profiles of your router bits to make them. Garrett Hack advises that ...

  • How to Tame Tricky Glue-UpsHow to Tame Tricky Glue-Ups

    by Michael C. Fortune

    The key to all glue-ups—especially those on curved parts—is that the clamping pressure must be at an exact right angle to the glueline, and centered on the joint. ...

  • Powerful New Joint: Housed Double TenonsPowerful New Joint: Housed Double Tenons

    by Brian Boggs

    This strong, weather-tight joint takes care of the problem of moisture wicking into the end grain of tenon shoulders on a traditional mortise-and-tenon joint. The ...

  • How To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by HandHow To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by Hand

    by Andrew Hunter

    The doors on Andrew Hunter's country hutch are rock solid. The rails and stiles are joined with haunched through-tenons, which are suited to hand-tool woodworking ...

  • How To Cut Compound-Angle DovetailsHow To Cut Compound-Angle Dovetails

    by Chris Gochnour

    After you’ve mastered the basic dovetail, you can try more complicated variations, such as the compound-angle type. Chris Gochnour demonstrates that making a compound-angle ...

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