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What is Fine Woodworking? Part 2

By Jared Patchin Posted: 05/31/2013 12:21PM

A reader comment on my curved sapele hall bench projected prompted me to ask - what exactly constitutes fine furniture or fine woodworking in general.


Woodworking with Gloves: Am I Crazy?

By Scott Wunder Posted: 05/30/2013 11:36PM

I almost always wear gloves in the shop, even while operating machinery. Here's why.


Jay Leno Goes Wood

By Chuck Ray Posted: 05/26/2013 4:32PM

A video from "Jay Leno's Garage" shows one of the best of the best, the 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible and also demonstrates the durability of wood..


Beat the Competition through Process Innovation

By Philip Bowers Posted: 05/20/2013 1:32PM

Companies spend fortunes on product development and research to ensure that they are on the cutting edge. How can your small start-up, and minimal R&D budget, compete with that?




Contractors: Don't Be an Underperformer

By Chip Yawney Posted: 05/16/2013 7:21PM

After a falling out with a general contractor, a client sought out A Cut Above to “do its magic” to fix some cabinets surgically altered to accommodate new appliances. But what happened to that contractor?


Driftwood Fireplace Mantel and Other River Treasures

By Scott Wunder Posted: 05/16/2013 12:16PM

Custom woodworker Scott Wunder chronicles a trip with his daughter to search for driftwood.


Woodworking And Sanding Go Together

By Scott Wunder Posted: 05/08/2013 12:40PM

The quality of a sanding job can be the difference between a masterpiece and a large paperweight. Poor sanding techniques cannot only ruin the actual piece but can also ruin the finish.


Soft Maple Is Not Too Soft

By Scott Wunder Posted: 04/30/2013 1:03PM

Everything I read made silver maple sound like a loser. But when I used it, I found that it planed easily and would come out clean if the grain was straight.


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