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What’s He Building in There?

Happy Halloween! Driving into work this morning, I heard this Tom Waits song, from his album Mule Variations. I’ve been a huge fan for years – in fact, I own everything he has recorded, but I forgot about the woodworking references in this song. Makes you wonder, what are your neighbors pondering about you?...

BWNuts

Black Walnuts, Revisited

This week in our newsletter, I wrote about going to a walnut festival and planting some of the fruits when I got home. It was my hope to see some seedlings in the spring. I asked readers if they had any advice, and I received a lot of letters. The following is some of...

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‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish’

My sister sent me this link of a speech by Steve Jobs at Stanford University. Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO  passed away yesterday after battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer. We use Apple machines here at the magazine, and I’ve always been a huge fan of Pixar films. And Stanford has...

Bubinga-Sideboard

JPEG Wars Winner

Congratulations to Tom Buhl of Santa Barbara, Calif., for winning the first JPEG Wars at Woodworking in America 2011! Tom won with this picture of his bubinga sideboard, which he built in 2009. Thanks to the generosity of Robin Lee, president of Lee Valley & Veritas, Tom’s prize was the new Veritas Small Bevel-Up...

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Last Call for JPEG Wars Images

These are images of a tool cabinet that Steve Nickles of Powell, Wyo., sent in for the JPEG Wars. Great stuff, Steve. The show will take place on Friday night at 10 p.m. after the “How to Save Woodworking – Five Views” dinner at the Hofbrauhaus. Just a reminder for those who are on...

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Router-enhanced Dovetails

Contributing Editor Glen D. Huey made this short video while working on the cover project for the upcoming November 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which should start arriving in subscriber mailboxes the week of Oct. 10). The piece of furniture is called a “Lady’s Desk,” and it’s among the 27 projects in in...

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The Gender of Form

A couple of days ago, I cut out a form on the band saw and brought it home. I used a big chunk of cedar so it brought with it a nice aroma. I placed it on a bookshelf in the living room because I wanted to live with it for a few days....

Federal-Table999

JPEG WARS!

In an effort to get some competitive juices flowing for the Woodworking in America 2011 JPEG Wars, I’m posting two images by our reader, Doug Henderer. Doug submitted these images of a Federal table that he built. Gorgeous work, Doug! Does anyone else have some work they are proud to show? There are only...