Frustrated reader goes one-on-one with our expert
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The ideal drawer? That depends. Here’s how to choose
Expert jigs and tips speed the process
What goes on the wall stays on the wall with these tips for anchoring your work
A closer look at the cleats and hangers you can use to hold cabinets and shelves on the wall.
Elevate your skills with a regal case piece
How to dial in the color and apply it evenly every time
Clever jigs create the curves and facets on these small parts
Over the past 30 years, as a woodworker first and then as the head of a woodworking school, I’ve watched Fine Woodworking magazine become the leading influence on a new…
This simple tool transforms the way you prepare surfaces
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Q: I am trying to ebonize an oak table. I applied a solution of vinegar and steel wool to a sample board, but that turned the oak bright purple. I…
Q: I have several old cast-iron planes. I flattened their soles when I first got them, but wonder if they will ever need to be reflattened? If so, how often?…
Use a handful of gouges and chisels to make this Queen Anne relief carving
Choosing and using food-safe finishes including oil, oil/varnish, and film finishes
Learn Duncan Gowdy’s distinctive carving and finishing techniques
Watch how a reader quickly improves his dovetail technique in two days with the Dovetail Doctor, a k a contributing editor Gary Rogowski
Welcome to the bookcase project video series.
FWW contributing editor Garrett Hack shows two ways that this venerable but often-overlooked handtool can help you work faster.
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