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Saddling a Seat

There’s almost certainly a sort of Reinheitsgebot for chairmakers. If you don’t use hand tools at every stage, you receive one evil eye.Truth is, …

The Making of ‘Handplane Essentials, Revised Edition’

When Scott Francis at Popular Woodworking Books asked me to revise my 2009 book “Handplane Essentials,” I thought it would be a short job. The plan …

Woodworking

Kitchen Cabinet Components

When preparing to renovate an old kitchen or install a new one, exploring the range of kitchen cabinet components will be an essential first step in …

How to Drill Perfectly Vertical Bench Dog Holes in Your Workbench

A woodworking bench is more than just a table to lay your tools and project parts on. Used well, your bench is an all-in-one, three-dimensional …

Woodworking

Lay Out a D-shaped Seat

One of the classic shapes for the seats of chairs or stools is the D shape. If you make or appreciate Welsh chairs (like I do), it’s a shape you see …

Make Clean Through-Mortises

Woodworkers expect this joint to be tidy and tight, not ragged and gappy. We explore the best ways to make this sometimes-vexing hole. by Christopher …

Woodworking

How to: Make a Leather Strop to Help Sharpen Everything in Your Shop

My highschool workshop teacher had a saying that's always stuck with me: <i>Keep you edges sharp and your powder dry.</i> While I don't pay much attention to …

Woodworking

26 Plants You Should Always Grow Side-By-Side

Seasoned gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many believe that certain plant combinations have …

How to Read a Histogram Correctly

If you’ve ever looked at the data behind a digital image, chances are you’ve come across a histogram. Histograms—graphical representations of the …

Tutorials

How To Plant Succulents in Containers

Easy-to-plant succulents survive both drought and heat; they practically take care of themselves!<p>Easy-to-plant succulents—from every variety of cacti …

Plants

Marble Countertops: A Guide to Choosing & Maintaining White Marble

Considering marble countertops? Discover everything you need to know about the popular surface before you start picking out slabs<p>When it comes to selecting kitchen countertops, classic white marble remains the top choice for many homeowners. It’s no surprise that marble countertops are so …

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas Photos

Refreshing your kitchen doesn’t require a gut renovation. If your existing cabinets are in good condition, paint them a bold hue, whether a pale blue, a rich black, or something in between, to instantly take the space from cookie-cutter to high-style. A dimly lit room can become inviting and …

Four Questions for Fighting Spiritual Apathy & Atrophy

I don’t mind growing older, but I do mind growing softer. Only one of these do I have any control over. Spiritual atrophy is similar to physical …

Demystified: An In-Depth Guide to Your Camera’s Histogram

If you ask 10 photographers what camera feature they are least comfortable with, what do you think they’d say?Hands down, my bet would be the …

Tutorials

Learn 10 Photoshop Tricks & Hidden Features in 20 Minutes with This Helpful Tutorial (VIDEO)

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Crappie Fishing in the Fall. Everything you need to know.

SNEAK PEEK PREVIEW #18 - 2014 Wister Lake Oklahoma Crappie Fishing

Lake Hefner's Enclosed Heated and Lighted Fishing Dock with Parsons Outdoors

Southwest Outdoors Report #4 Lake Texoma, Oklahoma Crappie Fishing - 2013

Making perfect skies with luminosity masks and Blend If sliders

Masking different layers based on brightness is an often tricky but vital Photoshop skill to have. There’s a bunch of different ways of doing it from …

Post-Processing Photoshop Tutorials: 20 PS Tutorials for All Designers

Whether you are just beginning to work with Photoshop or you’re an experienced designer, these free post-processing Photoshop tutorials are perfect …

30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them

Nate Dodson over at TutVid just put together one of the most comprehensive overviews of Photoshop’s key tools and features we’ve ever seen. 30 …

Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by …

Nikkor AF-S 20mm F/1.8G ED: The Best 20mm Yet?, Reviews

Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED: The Best 20mm Yet?<p>Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED<p><i>The latest version of Nikon’s illustrious 20mm prime has a lot to live up to.</i> …

Cameras

Nikon's New AF-S 20mm 1.8G Review

A Long Overdue Digital Update<p>It’s been 30 years since Nikon updated its 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and this new version, announced in September along …

Who we are! As Christians. https://t.co/AIzRVAcpLe

1 Timothy 2:2-4 NLT; Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and …