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  • Ultimate Tablesaw Crosscut Sled Fence
    A sturdy, accurate (meaning it cuts perfectly square, at 90-degrees) crosscut sled is perhaps one of the most useful workshop jigs a woodworker can have.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    May 21, 2014
    Part II—Router Template for Perfect Quadrant Hinges
    In Part I of this two-part series on using router templates to install tricky quadrant hinges, we focused on building a simple templa
    by StartWoodworking - member |
    February 27, 2014
    Build a Simple Tenoning Jig for the Tablesaw
    While building a small cherry cabinet recently, I decided to construct a simple door using bridle joints.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    January 16, 2013
    How to Cut Perfect Circles on a Bandsaw
    Although the vast majority of furniture projects require square and rectangular components, most woodworkers will eventually need to cut a circle.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    July 12, 2012
    Road Sign Chair
    Last fall, while working as a teacher in a job training program called YouthBuild, I had the opportunity to work with some students to build a fence for a daycare center adjoining our campus.
    by wholman - member |
    June 9, 2011
    Weekend Lantern Project
    Transform an inexpensive IKEA glass lamp with this simple, elegant, and easily customized hardwood
    March 11, 2011
    Build an Edge-Grain Cutting Board
    Cutting boards are a great first project for the budding woodworker.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    March 10, 2011
    Hardwood Edging—Twice as Fast
    If you ever find yourself having to apply hardwood edging to several shelves—say for a bookcase built using furniture-grade plywood, you could rip each 1/4-in.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    January 23, 2014
    Five tips for repurposing household items
    These days, the easy availability of branded items is turning us all into prolific spenders.
    by Paul_Nach_ |
    July 1, 2013
    Joinery Basics
    Joinery is one of the most essential elements of woodworking and furniture making. Almost everything you build from wood will require parts to be joined in one way or another.
    by StartWoodworking - member |
    October 11, 2012
    I have been told that most staines wont work well with the yellow cedar because of the natural oils in the wood.Also finding glues to use is also a challenge because yellow cedar is very oily.Ju
    by thesawdawg |
    June 14, 2012
    by Saybre - member |
    May 3, 2012
    I built a cherry table to accompany an old Welsh Cupboard top. The top is cherry and is quite a dark color.  I am working with aniline dye for the first time.  After muc
    April 27, 2012
    Say a 2 inch deep hole that varied from 1/4 ot 3/4 inch in diameter with smooth sides. No special project in mind, just curious.
    by Rxalph |
    March 4, 2012
    February 26, 2012
    Although many years ago I took wood working shop in school for two years. That was 30 years ago I wish to get into it now as a hobby. I feel I need to begine with the basics.
    February 21, 2012
    by gladstone1 |
    February 20, 2012
    I have a couple end tables in good condition but the finish is bubbled up. What is the best way to strip and refinish these tables?
    by dmcfish - member |
    December 29, 2011
    I am making 2 spice cabinets.  I want to make sure they are square before I attatch the back and faceframe.  I measure diagonally and am off by about 1/4 inch.  How do I correct t
    by CraigLow |
    December 5, 2011
    I am joining 7 lengths of 6" wide walnut for a table top.  I am using dowels to keep the boards in line - just like the side table in season 3.
    by thaiboy |
    November 3, 2011
    I'm somewhat of a beginner with both a table saw and a compound miter saw.
    by scben |
    October 30, 2011
    Our kitchen cupboards are OLD & shellac coated.  They are desperate.
    by vtlady |
    October 29, 2011
    Tell Us What to Build Next!
    Following the wonderful response we received from the third season of our Getting Started in Woodworking series on building a Shaker nightstand, we got right to wo
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    October 27, 2011
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