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An updated version of an Arts and Crafts classic. Read how the author builds it, watch a video of his technique for cutting through-mortises with no tearout, and order complete project plans.
For unmatched quality and precision in your drilling, you can't beat these bits. We look at 18 brands to see which are best
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Smart router setup and technique yield crisp profiles and silky surfaces
Fill the grain and use shellac, but let the piece dictate the rest
A single jig tapers the plies on the bandsaw and then guides them through the planer
An adaptable clamping surface holds curved and straight parts alike
Curved slats and simple carving make this bed stand out from the crowd
This hand-applied finish requires no specials skills and brings out the beauty in the wood
It makes a difference whether a plane blade's bevel faces up or down. Learn why in this short article
Learn basic techniques to set up shop machines, lay out joinery, and fine-tune workpieces with this versatile measuring tool
Combination squares excel at a whole lot more than just marking lines across a workpiece. Learn a variety of ways to use this versatile tool.
Age-old technology has unmatched advantages: It’s quick-setting, transparent to finishes, easy to clean up, and reversible
Have your wax design cast in solid bronze
A sampling of the stunning creations from the latest Veneer Technologies competition
Learn the secrets behind David Esterly's intricate carvings. Find out how he holds his work down, joins the workpieces, and finishes them
One editor puts Primecell and Voltman Batteries
A series of interesting and entertaining projects that kids as young as 7 can make all by themselves (mostly)
How to use a template and guide bushings to make through mortises with no tearout
In this excerpt from his DVD on box-making, Doug Stowe shows two ways to resaw stock and how to match the grain across a mitered joint
Q: After resawing pieces of old, quartersawn oak, I found that some of the boards with rings that were 5º to 10° off perpendicular to the surface showed even better…
Q: Whenever I run a board through my thickness planer, it winds up with snipe at one or both ends. The infeed and outfeed tables are level with the planer…
Q: I recently acquired a 5-hp, 1-1/4-in. spindle shaper. I intend to make a set of raised panels on it using a very large cutting head, and I am concerned…
Andy Rae shares his secrets for making a dovetailed drawer that's square, flush, and flat at the corners.
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