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Stopped-Cut Bent Lamination

My family lives in Northern Michigan, where we get tons of snow. While we love to cross country ski in the woods, we also like to go for walks out on the snow-covered road. I wanted to pull my two-and-a-half year old daughter in something a bit more stylish than an orange or red plastic…

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Festool CXS Drill Product Review

Battery technology continues to revolutionize the woodworking industry. I am amazed at the incredible selection of tiny drills and drivers available to professionals and hobbyists alike. Sometimes called micro-drivers, these tools deliver performance that belies their diminutive size, and the new Festool CXS is no exception. OVERVIEW The CXS comes with many features found standard…

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Mastering Router Skills 3-Class Set with 2 Tools (DVD + Streaming Video)

Bundle: Mastering Router Skills 3-Class Set with 2 Tools (DVD + Streaming Video) Router skills are among the most fundamental and important in maximizing your time and success in your wood shop. With this set of 3 classes, you’ll get in-depth instruction and new ideas related to router-based skills. Including detailed training with hand-held routers,…

Flattening Large Wood Slabs with a Router

Wood slabs can make great tables. The problem is getting them flat. The coolest slabs are usually too big to go through a planer or sander, and end grain slabs shouldn’t go through a planer anyway. Fortunately, there is an easy way to flatten any oversized board using a shop-made jig and a router. Here’s…

Electrolysis Rust Removal

Ever get to an auction or flea market and stare lovingly, but in despair, at a hand plane that you’d love to own, but are going to pass on because it’s too rusty? There’s a solution to this problem. Electrolysis. It’s crazy cool and easy to do. Here’s the overview: Submerge the tool in a…

Electrolysis Rust Removal

Ever get to an auction or flea market and stare lovingly, but in despair, at a hand plane that you’d love to own, but are going to pass on because it’s too rusty? There’s a solution for this problem. Electrolysis. It’s crazy cool, and easy to do. Here’s the overview; submerge the tool in a…

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Office in a Closet Part 2: Drawers and Doors

This is the second installment of a four-part series on squeezing A LOT of desk into a small spot. In Part 1 Paul took us through design considerations and carcase construction. The case is ready for drawer and doors. There are nearly an infinite number of methods for building drawers. Here I used a full…

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Essential Workshop Tools 6-DVD Class Set

6-DVD Class Set: Essential Workshop Tools With this set of class DVDs, you’ll get everything you need to learn in-depth tips, techniques, and new ideas in working with the key tools in any woodshop. You’ll get detailed instruction and are guaranteed to improve your skills and productivity with a table saw, router table, bandsaw, jointer,…

An “Authentic” Arts and Crafts Finish

There is actually no single, authentic, “Arts and Crafts finish,” rather many different schools of thought and technique that comprise the totality of the discipline. It seems that people are looking for that radiant, reddish chocolatey finish when uncovering an antique Stickley chair at a garage sale. In my research, I found the original Stickley…

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Woodmaster 718 Review Part 2: Sanding, Ripping, and Molding

In the first installment of this review, I looked at the set up of the Woodmaster 718, shared some initial impressions, and shared the results of my planing tests. In this segment I will look at the remaining functions that the 718 performs; drum sanding, gang ripping and molding, and will also share some observations…

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