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Steps for Air Drying Lumber

Like many woodworkers, I go through a lot of hardwood. Lots, and lots and lots of it. And at the $4-$8 per board foot price that I normally pay at my local premium hardwood retailer, this takes its toll on my family’s budget. I have tried buying lower grade lumber and dealing with the knots…

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Keepsake Scrollsawn Silhouette Ornaments

Homemade Christmas ornaments are special, especially those that contain the images of family members. I was amazed and inspired by the work of silhouette artist Clay Rice. Rice cuts interpretive silhouettes from paper freehand while looking at the subject. This form of art is far beyond my reach but, using a digital camera, computer, and…

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Build with a Biscuit Joiner

This is the second in a two-part series on biscuit joiners. The first article provided instruction on using the machine. This article covers real-world applications of biscuits. View part one of the story here. You can also view a companion video to this article. Edge band the shelves. Biscuits can be used to apply edge…

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