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Mitered Frames–Different Means to the Same End

The following content is syndicated content. September 27th, 2015 in blogs Last week I did a couple of on-line training sessions with a fellow woodworker. He’s just getting started with SketchUp and using a bedside table he’s planning to build as a subject for learning the program. He wanted to create what […]

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European Travel? Swiss Museums with Woodworking

The following content is syndicated content. If you have the chance to travel to Europe, visiting museums is a pretty traditional thing to do. This summer, I had the chance to travel to Switzerland – and to visit a couple of museums with close ties to woodworking. In and near the town of Brienz, you’ll […]

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A Mortise & Tenon Exercise

The following content is syndicated content. September 29th, 2015 in blogs The Mortise & Tenon joint is probably used more than any other in woodwork, and there are a great number of varieties. Perhaps the most commonest application of the joint is in making door and other frames. But there other applications […]

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Design & Craft Collaboration: The Antigua Project

The following content is syndicated content. In May 2015, a group of 12 New York based designers and artists led by Rebecca Welz arrived in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, to collaborate with artisans in diverse crafts and create a line of products. This project became The Antigua Project, and it follows a model previously […]

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Modeling to Install a Box Lock

The following content is syndicated content. September 13th, 2015 in blogs I find installations of key or box locks to be significant challenges. Locks seem to require a degree of accuracy of installation beyond normal work in the shop. Multiple recesses and holes are required in the back face of the cabinet or chest front, and […]

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A “Kissing Gate” at Hadrian’s Wall

The following content is syndicated content. How to Sharpen Hollow Chisel Mortising Bits Finishing Technique for Greene and Greene Furniture Drawbore Your Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery The Essential Tool Chest […]

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Bandsawn Legs

The following content is syndicated content. September 6th, 2015 in blogs How do you draw a leg with two different curves? Of all the questions I get related to drawing in SketchUp, I think this one must rank right up there among the most common. I think I’ve covered this in the […]

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Showing Grain Direction without Spoiling the Drawing

The following content is syndicated content. How to Sharpen a Spokeshave The Essential Tool Chest Customize Your Router for Centered Mortises Capture More Dust from Your Router Table […]

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Drawing a Compression Spring

The following content is syndicated content. Capture More Dust from Your Router Table Smoothing Plane Tips and Techniques A Woodworker’s Guide to Grain Direction Drawbore Your Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery […]

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Drawing a Live Edge Slab

The following content is syndicated content. August 15th, 2015 in blogs The other day a woodworker sent me a photograph of a live edge slab of walnut. He wanted to know if it could be drawn in SketchUp. Here’s what I came up with.   The image he sent me was a […]

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