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Anika Gandhi
How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? I got started with woodworking about 8 years ago when I was looking for fun toddler furniture for my 18-month-old. The online trail quickly led me down the rabbit hole of discovering that wi
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Baboucarr Faal
How did you get started woodworking? As someone who studied engineering, my 9-5 isn’t remotely close to working with my hands or creating. Woodworking has given me that outlet to pursue my desire to create. I truly enjoy designing and planning projec
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Wipe-On/Rub-Off Finishing
No brush marks, drips, runs, bubbles, hairs, dust or orange peel—and beautiful results every time. For most furniture projects, it doesn’t get easier than using a wipeon/rub-off finishing process. This two-step method eliminates all the usual problem
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That One Project
I was about to make a desk for my son John’s bedroom and in my mind it was a beautiful thing: simple, sleek and with elegant proportions. Drawings and a cut list were completed. Walnut boards were purchased and transported to Cerritos College in Norw
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From The Editor
While I love designing and building new things out of wood, one of the most valuable skills I’ve picked up along the way is being able to take care of and repair furniture and woodwork. Our kitchen opens up onto a small back porch. When we moved in,
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Popular Woodworking
EDITOR IN CHIEF ■ Andrew Zoellner SENIOR DESIGNER ■ Danielle Lowery DIGITAL EDITOR ■ Collin Knoff PROJECTS EDITOR ■ Dillon Baker TECHNOLOGY EDITOR ■ Chris Fitch PHOTOGRAPHERS ■ Chris Hennessey, Jack Coyier CONTRIBUTORS ■ Tom Caspar, Marci Crestani, K
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Workshop Tips
I have difficulty making accurate measurements when I install my auxiliary fence, because its plywood is a weird thickness. My solution is to create a new scale based on the plywood. Zero the fence next to the blade and slide a thin ruler under the p
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New Tools
Wood-Mizer has started developing standalone woodworking machinery. This combo jointer/planer caught our eye because it does both operations without flipping the jointer beds up or otherwise adjusting the machine between operations. The machine has a
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Using T-Track
T-track is a versatile product that has many great uses around the shop. It can be attached to the fence of a chop saw, drill press or router table to provide a quick, secure place to attach feather boards, stops and hold-downs. It also makes a great
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Power-Carved Side Table
Have you ever come upon the opportunity to get some logs either due to a downed tree on your property or somewhere else within your community? A very familiar story is someone has to remove a very beloved tree and they want to have it turned into a p
Popular Woodworking1 min gelesenCrafts & Hobbies
Carving Tools
There are 3 tools that are really my ready and steady go to tools for power carving. The first (from the right) is my Manpa 3" multicutter with a Makita angle grinder. This thing removes material quickly with basically no kick-back and without needin
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Carving Safety Gear
Power carving gets messy fast. There are chips and dust flying everywhere. Plus, you have the vibration of the angle grinder that you could be holding for hours. Oh, and let’s not forget the sound of the grinder. There is quite a bit of safety gear t
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Turned Canisters
It’s rare that I afford myself the opportunity to spend time and experiment at the lathe. Much of this could be attributed to the fact that turning (to me) has always had the perception of being a purely hobbyist pursuit that was too arcane and esote
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Post & Rung Standing Desk
As we’ve settled into our fully working from home routine, one thing has become clear: sitting all day, without the prompts to head to a different office for a meeting, run out to lunch with a coworker, or even head outside to commute, isn’t good for
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The Unicorn Method
Nothing slices, chops or pares through wood like a freshly sharpened chisel, but sharp edges don’t last forever. Frequent sharpening is a must, particularly for tools that are subjected to punishing tasks like chopping and aggressive paring, as in th
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Tips For Marking And Measuring
Lay out “cut here” marks on rough lumber with chalk. Chalk marks are easy to read, even on the scruffiest surface. Unlike ink, pencil or crayon, chalk marks are easy to erase if you change your mind. (I often do!) Just scrub the marks with a stiff wi
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Turn a Classic Wooden Bat
Almost every common wood has been used for bats at one time or another. However, a few species dominate the history of the sport. Traditionally northern ash has been the wood of choice, but currently—at least in the pros—it is a neck-and-neck race wi
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Woodworking Accountant
How did you get started woodworking? Woodworking for me was born out of a desire to do something different. I am an accountant by profession. Although it is a profitable business, when you close a deal in accounting, there’s nothing physical you can
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Lee Valley
leevalley.com 1-800-871-8158 P.O. Box 20700 Reno NV 89515 1-800-513-7885 CUSTOMER SERVICE: 1-800-267-8735 customerservice@leevalley.com Visit leevalley.com and click on the Customer Service link or call us for information on shipping rates, sales tax
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Lee Valley
USA: 4995 Aircenter Circle, Unit 104 Reno NV 89502 Canada: 1090 Morrison Dr Ottawa ON K2H 1C2 Tel: 613-596-0350 Fax: 613-596-3073 Dear Customer, In this, the first letter I’ve written since early spring, it would be hard not to acknowledge the “eleph
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Seeking Comfort
This year hasn’t been easy. There have been times I’ve really identified with Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog’s Day, doing the same things over and over again, with no real end in sight. Wake up. Check the news. Make coffee. Sit at my computer.
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Popular Woodworking
EDITOR IN CHIEF ■ Andrew Zoellner SENIOR DESIGNER ■ Danielle Lowery DIGITAL EDITOR ■ Collin Knoff PROJECTS EDITOR ■ Dillon Baker TECHNOLOGY EDITOR ■ Chris Fitch PHOTOGRAPHERS ■ Chris Hennessey, Jack Coyier CONTRIBUTORS ■ Kieran Binnie, Alan Lacer, Wi
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Workshop Tips
When I crosscut hardwood plywood, I use an old technique to minimize tearout on the bottom face. I simply make two passes with my general-purpose blade. After setting the rip fence, I cut a shallow groove, no more than 1/32 in. deep. Then I raise the
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New Tools
Like all power tool companies, Festool is continuing to improve its battery technology and how it pairs with the tools these batteries are powering. You can see (and feel) the fruits of this innovation in their new TID 18 impact driver and T18+3-E dr
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Mill Brass & Aluminum with a CNC Router
With the right techniques and tooling your CNC router can mill brass and aluminum with dependability, accuracy and consistency. Milling these materials on a home shop CNC router isn’t difficult, but milling metal requires a different and a discipline
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Milling Your Own Lumber
As a craftsman, I've always enjoyed building stuff. But the pivotal point that led me into woodworking happened long before I stood at a table saw or picked up a hand plane. And that point is clearly ingrained in my memory. I was 12 years old and my
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Vintage Pharmacy Cabinet
Over the years it has become apparent that all projects are not created equal. Although, they all seem to come with their equal share of challenges and complexities. It never fails, no matter how much preplanning is implemented, there always seems to
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Mobile Assembly Table
While that may be true, I have discovered a valuable asset in my shop that can move and adapt to changing layouts. I’ve been testing a mobile shop cart over the last several years to make sure it holds up to the rigors of woodworking. The key is midd
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An Unusual Retirement
In 2015, acclaimed hand plane maker Karl Holtey announced his impending retirement and was working on the 984 panel plane: what he intended to be his final production run of hand planes and the last word in a career that resulted in a reputation for
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Japanese Street Vendor Stool
PROJECT #2013 Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 2 days Cost: $200 As a curious designer I often find myself frequenting estate sales, online auctions and even local antique stores in search of oddities and relics of the past. This exercise affords me t
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