Frank Klausz

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The Most Important Lessons in Woodworking

Learning woodworking isn’t just about “how to” do something. A good example of this comes from my days as an apprentice in a commercial cabinet shop. I entered the experience with a misguided, romantic notion of working beside an experienced craftsman and being tutored in the fine points of cabinetmaking. I figured I would...

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Frank Klausz’s ‘Your First Toolkit’

I’m at work on a Sunday … procrastinating on a personal project in the shop. So, I’m spending a little time at my desk answering e-mail and trying to work up the energy to go back to my massive pile of plywood. One question in my inbox today was, “What tools do I need...

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Frank Klausz to Speak at WIA 2012 Midwest

We’re pleased to announce that Frank Klausz has joined our cast of expert presenters for Woodworking in America 2012 Midwest (at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Nov. 2-4). Later this week – possibly even later today – at WoodworkingInAmerica.com, you’ll be able to see the full line-up of presenters, the schedule and the class...

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Frank Klausz’s Final Word on Dovetails

Stop measuring and simply learn how to saw straight. By Frank Klausz Pages: 46-51 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now The dovetail is an ancient joint widely used in cathedrals, barns and Egyptian furniture. It is the right joint for many items including fine furniture, carcases, drawers and jewelry boxes....

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Master the Through Mortise & Tenon

Three ways to approach this ancient joint. By Frank Klausz Pages: 41-44 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In furniture making, while carcases and drawers are dovetailed together, tables and chairs have mortise-and-tenon joinery. In this article, I make a through mortise and tenon three different ways. First by hand,...

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Your First Toolkit

No matter what your style of woodworking, you need a basic set of hand tools. Here’s where to begin. By Frank Klausz Pages: 36-40 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now When I came to America, I had a lovely wife, two suitcases and 50 bucks. Oh man, where do I...