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How To Steam Bend Wood in a Microwave

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/05/2014 1:19PM

Boat builder Barry Long uses a microwave oven to steam bend small pieces of White Ash, 9 and 16 inches long, for a wooden 1880's Melon seed Skiff project. Pieces are 1.5x.5 inches thick. These will become bentwood knees to support the side decks.


Step by Step: Cherry & Maple Desk, Cut From a Single Tree

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/17/2014 2:24PM

For a custom writing desk of solid cherry and tiger maple, each species was consecutively cut from the same tree to ensure perfect grain, figure and color match throughout. By Doucette & Wolfe Furniture Makers.


Girl’s Bedroom Build With Staircase

By Jared Patchin Posted: 02/17/2014 3:04PM

A girl's bedroom structure was built and installed for the same client as the boys bedroom structure we described a few weeks ago.


Building a Veneered Maple Desk with Jared Patchin--Part 2

By Jared Patchin Posted: 02/08/2014 8:00AM

Jared Patchin walks readers through the construction of a veneered maple desk with removable legs




Building a Veneered Maple Desk with Jared Patchin--Part 1

By Jared Patchin Posted: 02/01/2014 8:00AM

Jared Patchin walks readers through the process of crafting a veneered maple desk with removable legs


CAD Design for Chair That Converts to Cocktail Table

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/14/2014 8:22PM

A multi-functional chair/cocktail table was designed by Mike Prom using AutoCad Inventor. It was originally posted in Feb. 2013 by Designed & Made, Minneapolis.


Lose The Sandpaper, Grab The Razor

By Scott Wunder Posted: 11/24/2013 11:56AM

The beauty of finish sanding with a razor is the simplicity and speed. With one razor blade, I can quickly smooth a surface between coats on a job that would eat up several sheets of sandpaper.


Getting Your Waterstone Back in Shape

By Stan Watson Posted: 11/14/2013 10:00PM

Many veteran woodworkers and craftsmen cling to waterstones as their preferred medium for tool sharpening.


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