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    Woodworkers are constantly on the lookout for good projects that can be built quickly and given as gifts to friends and family members. This custom wooden travel mug project scores a bullseye on that front, providing a highly coveted item that will be useful to any person on your list. The project features stave construction,… Read more »

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    If you are following along in our design series, you know that we’ve covered some fundamentals of design, as well as some specific details on the wood furniture design process. Now we take our designs into the shop and talk about some fundamentals of making furniture as Willie Willette of Willie Willette Works shares some… Read more »

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    As we explored furniture design process in part one of this series, we learned about some of the basics of wood furniture design. Now as we continue on into part two, we get into more of the detail of the furniture design process as Willie Willette of Willie Willette Works shares some of the expertise… Read more »

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    Unfortunately nobody is born with standout capabilities in wood furniture design. Many of us have developed our skills in the shop to form whatever joinery is necessary for nearly any given project, and apply a beautiful and durable finish to serve as the perfect complement, but one area where many of us admit to struggling… Read more »

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    One of the most popular new woodworking innovations is the benchtop CNC. CNC technology has revolutionized the cabinetmaking industry over the past decade, and now affordable benchtop CNC machines are entering the marketplace at a price point where small shop professionals and hobbyists can take advantage of this technology to perform detailed carving. The possibilities… Read more »

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    Adding a router fence to your hand-held router provides a great enhancement to one of the most versatile tools in your shop. A good quality router fence enables you to mill grooves, dadoes, and flutes, consistently following the edge of your wood router projects. Without a router fence, you are limited in the accuracy and… Read more »

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    An out-of-balance bandsaw wheel, whether upper or lower, can cause you problems in a number of areas. First, it can produce excessive wear and tear on the machine, as the vibration can loosen bolts, transmit to the motor, and cause accelerated deterioration of important items such as bearings and tires. Also, the vibrating bandsaw wheel… Read more »

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    Bandsaws provide a unique capability to create large scale, curvaceous compound cuts. Just think of the capabilities that this provides for projects such as a cabriole leg, duck decoy, spatula, etc. The possibilities for three dimensional shaping are virtually endless with a bandsaw! This cool process can actually be performed using two dimensional patterns that… Read more »

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    With bandsaw tables, make no mistake about it; bigger IS better. Bandsaws are powerful, versatile, and overall outstanding machines in most respects. But one area that bandsaws generally lack in is table size, with a typical bandsaw averaging less than 3-4 square foot of real estate. If you’re like most woodworkers, you need more! Once… Read more »

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