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Tardu Kuman's Stoa Design: Simple Joints, Awesome Furniture

I just stumbled across—and am totally in love with— the construction of this simple bookcase. Called the Stoa Kitap 03, it's the work of …

The Curvomatic System for Creating Bentwood Shapes

Making bent plywood forms is an involved business, even not accounting for the steaming. Industrial practitioners have expensive hydraulic presses, …

Woodworking

Fast Production Tips by Izzy Swan, Part 2: How He Produces His Pallet Pal Wood Reclaiming Tool

Izzy Swan has much in common with Ron Paulk: Both guys know their way around a shop and ran their own businesses, neither guy went to D-school yet …

Woodworking

Workshop Tip: Planer on a Turntable?

I was just digging through videos for the Scrap Bin Wood Challenge, whereby participants try to make something useful out of their cut-offs, when …

Woodworking

Start Off the New Year with Some DIY Shop Hacks

My gym-going buddy says NYC's fitness centers will be packed to the gills--for the next two weeks. Getting in shape is apparently the number one New …

Hacking

Build This Brain-Teasing Golf Ball in a Block of Wood

When we published the Tooth and Nail brain teaser here on <i>Make:</i> back in February, it got a large and enthusiastic response. Apparently, others love this kind of wooden head-scratcher as much as I do.<p>So, here’s another easy-to-make brain teaser, the Golf Ball in a Block of Wood. It uses the same hot …

Build a Crosscut Sled And Up Your Table Saw Game

Crosscut sleds are must-have jig for anyone with a table saw. Here's how to build them.<p>Building a few custom jigs to guide your cuts will unlock the potential of your table saw, and the most important may be the crosscut sled. A crosscut sled provides a stable platform for you to make straight, …

Woodworking

The "Fritz und Franz" DIY Table Saw Safety Device

For those with sliding-table-equipped table saws, this simple jig lets you do tricky cuts quickly and safely<p>I saw a lot of interesting things at …

How to Use Your Planer as Jointer for Milling Large Pieces of Wood

A planer can be used as a jointer by following a few woodworking tricks.<p>Woodworking jointers and planers are used to mill wood so they can be used to build furniture and other projects to correct dimensions. If your workshop doesn't have a jointer to square up an edge or your wood piece is too …

How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Woodworking

When it comes to your career, this is how much pay should matter

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Leadership

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

Consciousness

9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life Today

Knowledge is regarded as the only lasting competitive advantage. This is true for economies, countries, organizations and people. This is the reason, …

Chakra nutrition, yoga key to weight loss in Eastern philosophies

Eastern medicine ties energy centers, known as chakras, to nutrition for overall health and weight loss.<p>"This has been going on for thousands of …

Nutrition

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

<b>The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power.</b><p>Humanity has survived since the dawn of time without electricity, yet today’s society would collapse …

Solar Power

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours | Inc.com

Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as effective as antidepressants in preventing depression relapses.<p>…

Mindfulness

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Art

The hypnotic, kinetic wind sculptures of Anthony Howe

Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe creates abstract, organic sculptures from various metals and polymers. He is based in Eastsound, Washington state.<p>For …

Sculpture

How to raise future engineers, even when they're in diapers

Problem: There’s a not-too-secret challenge in the field of engineering — it lacks diversity.<p>Solution: Begin engineering education early in a child’s …

With Jellynote, Learning To Play An Instrument Is Like Playing Guitar Hero

Meet Jellynote, a French startup that provides a new yet familiar experience for learning music. With Jellynote, you can find scores and see YouTube covers at the same time, create a songbook and suggest different versions. But the killer feature is a Guitar Hero-like mode that takes advantage of …

Guitar

How to Build Muscle as You Age

But none of this matters. With the right type of training, you can still build muscle and get strong well into your forties, fifties, and beyond<p>University of Oklahoma researchers compared people of different ages who followed the exact same program for eight weeks. They found that guys between 35 …

Articles about design-trend-watch-3-d-weaving on Dwell.com - Dwell

Corporate offices don’t have to be all work and no style.<p>An interior architecture firm predicts the top multifamily design trends for 2017.<p>Check out highlights from the German design fair.<p>For co-founders Jake and Pum Lefebure of Design Army, family and business work well together.<p>2017 is promising …

Design

Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

A Chilean man who began an around-the-world bicycle journey four years ago and was closing in on a Guinness distance record has been killed.<p>Juan Francisco Guillermo was hit by a passing pickup truck while stopped on the side of a highway in rural Thailand. His Singaporean wife and 2-year-old son, …

Thailand

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

The book suggestion of this week is about how to create products that got people to use very often. The title of the book is Hooked: How to Build …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Fabrication