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Does Wood Sanding Consistency Come From the Belt or the Table

By Adam West Posted: 01/14/2015 4:00PM

Having seen literally thousands of wood sanding processes has taught me humility when I first approach a new customer. Because you never really know what inspired them to do things that, at the outset, may seem silly or counterproductive.


When Routers Make You Swear

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/14/2015 11:19AM

Back in the 1980’s I was newly married and setting up a workshop in the basement of our first home. I was too young to know much about routers but eager to learn. I really put it to the test while I was building a stereo cabinet as a gift for my brother-in-law.


Flatsawn Lumber Is Not So Flat: How To Fix Cupped Wood, Pt. 2

By Scott Wunder Posted: 01/14/2015 9:00AM

Now, let’s say your panels developed a cup in them. They were planed and sanded flat and ready to be put into the door frame before you left the shop, but when you returned the next morning they had a noticeable rock. What options do you have? Part 2 of 2.


Download SketchUp Project Plan for Customized Shaker Bench

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/12/2015 9:00AM

This Shaker-style sitting bench is simple enough that it could be mass-produced quickly using conventional shop tools or CNC machines. Of course, you can alter the overall size of the final piece per your customer’s request, but this design makes it easy.




Trimming Edging with Hand Planes

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/12/2015 9:00AM

When the shadow box I’m making out of cherry plywood needed some hardwood edging to hide the ugly plywood edges, I used my little Stanley 101. It’s a small plane a little longer than 3″. It’s a cute little thing. But it comes in handy for light tasks like this.


Loving Woodcraft: Levasseur Woodworking

Nicolas Levasseur | Posted: 01/11/2015 6:10PM

This is the story of my father, Denis Levasseur, and his love for woodworking. Created for Stillmotion's storytelling challenge using their format of pre-production to help piece the story together.


The Bark Knight Saw Sculpture Brings Fame to This Woodworker

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/11/2015 4:41PM

Seattle-based custom woodworker Thomas Earing scores a social media marketing coup, operates Re-Evolving The Chizel, producing commissioned carvings and designs in stone and wood, as well as custom furniture.


CNC Machine – The Little Things

By Jared Patchin Posted: 01/11/2015 9:00AM

Today, in part 2 of this series, I will look at some additional features that are offered and decide whether they are necessary, worth the cost, or are just over-complicating my decision making process.


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