• 10:18

    CNC: Flattening Cookies

    If you’re like me, you look at a log as a cylinder full of possibilities. It’s full of planks, bowl blanks, and cookies. Yep, cookies. This is a term commonly used for the pieces you get when you crosscut a log into slabs you can use as table tops, or for a variety of other…

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  • 5:00

    Using Your Smartphone as a Digital Angle Gauge

    Setting angles on your tools can be a little tricky, and getting the angles just right is very important. If you’re doing something like stave construction, or any multi-sided item, being off just a few degrees on the set up can lead to disastrous results. But if you own a smart phone, the answer for…

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  • 3:17

    Making Inset Drawer Fronts: How to Find the Perfect Fit

    Building a dresser is a great project to take on, with lots of skills to master. One of the aspects of building a dresser that many woodworkers find intimidating is to build inset drawer fronts, which can be a distinctive accent to a dresser or cabinet project. There are a couple reasons that inset drawer…

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  • 1:35

    How to Free a Stuck Faceplate

    Faceplates provide an easy way to get bowl blanks mounted on the lathe. One downside….the direction in which they spin is the same direction in which they tighten. That is, of course, a good thing when it comes to keeping the bowl blank on the lathe. But it can be a bad thing when it…

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