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The Nordys Awards

The Nordy's Awards

Rockler presents its annual woodworking video contest.

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Smothing wood

Smothing wood

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Thought it would be fun to use cement trowls as if they were smothing and shaping wood. Redwood and trowels.

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Hand Tools Reinvented

Hand Tools Reinvented

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Abiel Rios Wong refashions classic woodworking tools and invents wholly new ones that evoke the age of the steam engine

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Octagonal Beech Handles

Octagonal Beech Handles

These octagonal beech handles are made with leftover stock.

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Make Your Own Chisel for the Lathe

Make Your Own Chisel for the Lathe

Expand your shopmade woodturning tool collection by making your own chisel using readily available high speed steel tool stock. Use this method to deal with rectangular tangs.

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Shop Talk Live 37: SawStop Portable in the Works

Shop Talk Live 37: SawStop Portable in the Works

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We report live from one of the biggest woodworking machinery shows in the nation, and get the inside scoop on SawStop's long-anticipated portable benchtop model.

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The Shopmade Tool Series: Starting Your Collection

The Shopmade Tool Series: Starting Your Collection

Learn how to make functional high-speed steel turning tools from scratch.

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2012 Tool Guide Sweeps Winner Announced

2012 Tool Guide Sweeps Winner Announced

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Mark Kornell is the lucky winner of the 2012 Tool Guide Sweeps. His entry was among over 22,000 received and was chosen at random.  The prize package included the following goodies:

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7 Lessons for the Aspiring Furniture Maker

7 Lessons for the Aspiring Furniture Maker

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Every woodworker has to start somewhere. Get good advice from those who have already paved the way.

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Birth of a Lee Valley tool

Birth of a Lee Valley tool

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While I was up in Ottawa visiting Lee Valley, I got a chance to see the various design stages of a new Veritas tool, the pipe vise

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Multi-Router turns 25 and still cant be beat

Multi-Router turns 25 and still can't be beat

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I know I'm supposed to be reporting on new tools at IWF 2012, but I can't help but write a short ode to one of my all-time favorite tools, which I found sitting at the front of the JDS booth, where...

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Rockler has 5 great ideas under $25

Rockler has 5 great ideas under $25

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Rockler launched more product innovations than any other manufacturer at IWF, and our faves are all under $25!

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Time to end the hand vs. power battle

Time to end the hand vs. power battle

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Some have created a false divide between hand tools and power tools. The best woodworkers I know simply pick the best tool for the task at hand. It's the same thing the old masters did.

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Milwaukees new battery charger handles both 12v and 18v packs—at the same time

Milwaukee's new battery charger handles both 12v and 18v packs—at the same time

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Milwaukee Tool Corp. has put a new twist on battery charging, with its new Multi-Voltage Charger for their M18 (18 volt) and M12 (12 volt) cordless tool line. The new system charges both size battery...

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Shanes Backyard Workshop

Shane's Backyard Workshop

This blueprint consists of a overall close to perfect workshop. As you can see I laid out all of my machines and materials in a orderly fashion in a letter C shape. Starting at the bottom you pick...

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Fathers Day Must-Have Woodworking Gifts

Father's Day Must-Have Woodworking Gifts

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Find out what Fine Woodworking staffers hope to open up for Father's Day 2011

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Shopmade 12 Disk Sander

Shopmade 12" Disk Sander

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  Best,   http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com My disk sander is completed and ready to use. That's a great tool. All I needed was scraps, a 1/4 HP electric motor, a pulley, an...

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Mahogany, satinwood, ebony foyer table

Mahogany, satinwood, ebony foyer table

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Foyer table. Solid mahogany with satinwood and ebony inlay and feet. Base is resawn mahogany bent and laminated. This piece was custom handcrafted to reflect the client's extensive tool collection...

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2010 Woodworkers Holiday Wish List

2010 Woodworker's Holiday Wish List

Our "top ten" woodworking wish list is a sure bet for anyone in search of a last-minute gift this holiday season.

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Restrained

Restrained

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This is an artwork using an old hand drill. It is incased in layers of plywood with mahogony venier on top and mahogony for the base. It is about the economy and people not having enough work or...

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