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5 Strategies for Choosing Reclaimed Wood

Hey, wood doesn’t just grow on trees! It also gets reclaimed from old buildings, bridges… anything built from wood. Here are some tips that’ll help when you’re ready to try reclaimed wood in your shop.

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Why I (Finally) Bought a Festool Domino

WWGOA Contributing Editor Paul Mayer builds a lot of furniture using mortise and tenon joinery, and recently invested in a Festool Domino joiner. Paul explains why he refrained for so many years, and what finally compelled him to take the plunge.

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Invisible Shelf Pins

Adjustable shelf pins add versatility to any cabinet. Here’s a way to make the pins invisible, and use them to lock the shelves into the case.

6 Tips for Cleaning Up Glue Squeeze-Out

6 Tips for Cleaning Up Glue Squeeze-Out

Whenever you clamp a woodworking project together, some glue is bound to squeeze out between the pieces. Tom Caspar shows you six ways to minimize the mess.

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Make A Bottle Opener that Pops

Does your bottle opener lack pizzazz? This clever opener features contrasting strips of woods, a curvaceous shape, and uses a coin as the bottle opening mechanism. As an added bonus, an embedded magnet catches the cap after removing it from the bottle.

See George at The Woodworking Shows

See George at The Woodworking Shows

Want to know more about cabinetmaking? If so, you’ll want to check out what George Vondriska will be teaching at The Woodworking Shows this season.

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A Beautiful Ring Box

Weekend woodworking projects don’t get much easier than this! Tom Caspar shows you how to make a simple wooden box in only a few hours using scraps of wood. No special hardware is required—just one screw.

Establishing Cup Distance

Establishing Cup Distance for Euro Hinges

European hinges require a BIG hole in the door. Once the hole is drilled, there’s no going back. Take the fear out of getting the cup distance for Euro hinges right with this simple trick.

Fastcap Speed Skate

Fastcap Speed Skate Product Review

I’m a one-man-shop and, as a result, I’m always on the lookout for easier ways to move sheet goods around. Fastcap’s Speed Skate looked liked a good idea, so I figured I’d check it out. The Fastcap Speed Skate, $25, is specifically designed to help you roll, instead of carry, sheet stock around your shop…. Read more

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Nexabond Glue Product Review

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to add a small part to a project, such a piece of trim, and you didn’t want to drive a brad through it, but you couldn’t hold it for 10 minutes until the glue set up? The Nexabond glue product, Nexabond 2500S, provides a… Read more

Magazine Storage Box

Make Your Own Magazine Storage Box

Time’s a wasting! Bruce Kieffer shows you how to build these great last minute gift magazine storage boxes. Make one, or make a bunch.

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Why is Woodworking Good for You?

Woodworking can mean something different to everyone. For some it’s an opportunity to stretch the creative muscles. For others it’s a source of stress relief. For many of us, it’s a connection to our past or families. We wanted to know, what makes woodworking meaningful for you? How has it impacted your life? We posed… Read more

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