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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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The Ultimate Router Skills 5-Class Set (DVD + Streaming)

5-Class Set: The Ultimate Router Skills (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, you’ll get in-depth instruction and new ideas related to router-based skills. Including detailed training with hand-held routers, router table essentials, and router table…

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,…

Make Your Own Wooden Sign

Some friends of mine have a cabin in the north woods with an out building for extra overnight guests to bunk up for the evening. It’s a great place to fall asleep on a moonlit night listening to the cooing owls and the foxes rustling through the brush. Both friends have a Swedish heritage so…

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Shop-Made Circular Saw Guide: Cheap, Easy, and Awesome!

Working with big sheets of plywood, or worse yet MDF, can be a bear. Even on my cabinet saw, equipped with ample outfeed support, I dread man-handling those behemoth sheets. Its grunt work at best, and can be downright dangerous if the slightest thing goes wrong. I have stories among my circle of friends, and…

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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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New Life for Connecticut Trees

The Connecticut Historical Society Museum recently opened an exhibition called New Life For Connecticut Trees: furniture by City Bench. The show focuses on the rich history of Connecticut trees through photos and text as well as the furniture making process of City Bench, a wood reclamation and furniture fabrication organization based in New Haven, CT.…

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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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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,…