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Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

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Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

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Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

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Re: Free Plan: Sturdy Footstool

I made up this handsome stool, but using oak salvaged from shipping pallets. It was my first try at hand-chopping mortises, and it was quite an ordeal. Now I know why mahogany was recommended! Anyway, it turned out very nice - everyone who sees it is envious.

After this, I tried to think of an easier way to do it, using more machine power. I ended up making strips, and having machine-cut tenons, with appropriate gaps in the strips becoming the mortises. There was no hand chopping, but managing the strips became a whole new problem.

So, now I have two stools. Both very nice.

Re: UPDATE: Building Doors & Drawers by Andy Rae

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