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How to Build a Wooden Bench: DIY Woodworking Project

Here's an easy weekend woodworking project that pairs a stylish seat with some extra storage space.<p>At several spots in our home, I've thought aloud, "Boy, wouldn't it be great to have a seat right here?" And, just as often, "Boy, wouldn't it be great to have a storage space right here?" Besides the …

In Austin, a Woodworker Takes Affordable Creativity to New Heights

What can we say? Craftspeople are crafty. In this tiny work studio (first spotted on Design Sponge), a woodworker/metalworker/jack-of-all-trades …

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How to Make Shop-Built Woodworking Jigs

01 of 07<p>The table saw is probably the most versatile woodworking machine in the woodshop. In many woodshops, the table saw is the one tool around …

Hardwood Properties of Woodworking With Walnut

Woodworkers tend to favor working with specific hardwoods much like auto mechanics tend to prefer working on specific brands or models of cars. It's …

Choosing Power Drills for Woodworking

If you were to stroll through any home center's power tool section and take a look at the drills, you'd find that almost the entire selection is made …

Hitachi KM12VC Fixed and Plunge Router Kit Review

The Hitachi KM12VC features a smooth-starting, solidly-built 11-amp, 2-1/4 HP motor that handled any task I threw at it. The unit comes with a …

Big Leaf Manufacturing

By Sam Bovarnick<p>Roy McMakin opened Big Leaf Manufacturing in 1997 as a workshop for his furniture and architecture firms, but now maintains a level of independence that allows it to take on commissioned projects. Seattle-based Big Leaf has since established itself as one of the finest specialty …

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Learning Woodworking - Basics for Beginners

01 of 08<p>With sharp hand tools and unforgiving power tools, woodworking can be a dangerous activity. By following some basic safety rules, though, you …

18 Free Woodworking Plans and Projects

01 of 18<p>Make a Garden Planter Box<p>Each of the images in this gallery shows a free woodworking plan available with step-by-step instructions. Some of …

Woodworking Fasteners: Working With Wood Screws

Wood screws are probably the most commonly-used mechanical woodworking fasteners. They are used primarily for connecting wood to wood and are …

Woodshop Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know

01 of 10<p>The first and most important rule of woodworking is to wear appropriate safety equipment. While hearing protection is necessary for some very …

7 Power Tools Every Woodworker Should Have

01 of 07<p>While some people consider the circular saw to be more of a carpentry tool than a fine woodworking tool, I would tend to disagree. There may …

How to Paint Woodwork: Tips and Techniques

Get a silky smooth finish on your woodwork<p>Follow the steps in this story to get these great results.<p>Having trouble getting your paint to look smooth? …

MTH Woodworks' Wood-and-Resin-Blended Furniture Designs

We previously covered Hilla Shamia's innovative "wood casting" technique and Andrew Perkins' equally gorgeous wood-metal blended furniture. Another …

Woodworking Projects for Advanced Woodworkers

01 of 07<p>If you're looking for a challenging project, take a look at this Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker. This unique take on the Adirondack chair …

Woodworking with Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Medium-density fiberboard, more commonly known as MDF, is a staple of the mass-manufactured furniture industry. Go into nearly any home furnishings …

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Types of Wood Species for Woodworking

01 of 07<p>Oak is one of the most popular woods utilized in furniture making. There are many varieties of oak, but most have very similar qualities for …

8 Alternative DIY Woodworking Projects

It's easy to get romantic about woodworking—little ribbons of poplar curling from the plane, sunlight glinting off the chisel's steel, the silence, the scent—but the spirit of the endeavor is function, not art. With all due respect to the tinkerer-philosophers of the world, these eight alternative …

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Woodworking Tools

Woodworking is a skill in which the phrase “the right tool for the job” is particularly applicable. In my time as a woodworker I’ve come across interesting tools that have struck my fancy. Some of the tools chosen for this guide are for practicality, and some are esoteric gems that are handy in the …

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Skill Builder — Understanding Basic Woodworking Tools

Getting Started with 5 Basic Hand Tools<p>First off, I’m going to focus on what I consider to be the five basic hand tools for working with wood. These are the fundamentals that will allow you to build most anything. Keep in mind that no one tool is right for everyone. The hammer that I love might be …

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MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

Come visit the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. Situated on 100 acres of parkland with a sandy beach, this beautiful museum features over 11,000 tools …

Woodworking

Types of Wood Species for Woodworking

01 of 07<p>Oak is one of the most popular woods utilized in furniture making. There are many varieties of oak, but most have very similar qualities for …

Woodworking Tips and Tricks To Fix Problems

01 of 10<p>Even the most meticulously-cut halves of a mitered corner don't always line up perfectly. Because wood is a material that is constantly …

Tips for Woodworking With Pine

Pine is among the most common species of softwood available in home centers today. When woodworking with pine, there are many species from which to …

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Power Machinery for Woodworking

01 of 06<p>The table saw is typically considered the centerpiece of the wood shop. Since so many tasks can be done on the table saw, it is often the one …

How to Properly Use a Skew Chisel

Of the various types of woodturning tools, the skew chisel is probably considered the most dangerous, and for most beginning woodturners, the most …

How to Use a Circular Saw Safely When Woodworking

It is statistically shown that more severe, debilitating injuries occur from the table saw than any other woodworking machine or power tool. However, …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Band Saw

01 of 07<p>The band saw is typically considered as the ideal choice for making curved cuts on pieces of wood, but did you know that the band saw can do …

Circular Saw Woodworking Tips

01 of 07<p>While the table saw is probably the most useful power tool for a woodworker, for a carpenter on a job site, the most useful power tool would …

Woodworking Tip: How to Drill Pilot Holes... Without a Drill Bit!

<i>Meet my friend Brad, he's a pilot</i><p>The drill bits I break the most are the 1/8" ones I use for pre-drilling. Probably because I keep buying those cheap …