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Japanese Carpentry: Profiling New York City's Miya Shoji Woodshop

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/11/2015 2:01PM

Building Without Nails: The Geniue of Japanese Carpentry is a 25 minute documentary on New York City's Miya Shoji, a traditional Japanese woodshop in the heart of Manhattan. Owners Zui Hanafusa and his father show their techniques.


Patching over a Knot: How To Make the Best of It

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/09/2015 6:04AM

By the time I routed the profile along the edge, I saw a knot would be visible on the finished project. So here's a fix you can try when you encounter a board like that.


How To Patch Over a Knot: Wunder If This Will Work

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/06/2015 6:04AM

Like most woodworkers, I've used the old recipe of mixing sawdust with glue, using the fine dust from my random orbital sander. But one problem with mixing with glue is that it’s hard to sand.


Let It Sit or Use It: How To Acclimate Lumber in Any Season

By Scott Wunder Posted: 12/29/2014 2:10PM

To get lumber to the right moisture content, it’s not as simple as just letting the wood sit before you use it. Sometimes letting the wood acclimate to its new environment is actually a bad idea.




How To Make a Live Edge Cypress Table That Glows in the Dark

By Mike Warren, Instructables Community Leader Posted: 12/16/2014 10:26PM

"Photoluminescent powder mixed with clear casting resin fills the natural voids in Pecky Cypress hardwood," says Mike Warren of Instructables. "The glow powder charges up in sunlight and emits a cool blue glow when in partial or complete darkness."


How To Make a Dog Bed - An Amateur's Step by Step

Posted: 12/10/2014 10:09PM

How To Make a Dog Bed - An Amateur's Step by Step


A Walnut Table Prototype Using 3D Printing

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/10/2014 8:26PM

Designer and fabricator Vera Shur presented an experiment in developing a table, using 3D printing to create prototype hardware components.


50 Digital Wood Joint Files for the Age of CNC Joinery

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/04/2014 9:18PM

As computer-controlled wood processing machines move into the cabinet-makers' workshops, the way two pieces of wood are joined together in a construction needs to be reconsidered. Here are digital files for making 50 wood joints.


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