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Woodworking: Learn Something New Every Day

One the greatest aspects of woodworking is that there are always new things to learn. When I began building furniture, I set my sights on a few complex projects which I figured I could build when I had gained experience. The closer I got to building those pieces, the more I knew how much...

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Keep Inlay Color-free

I get a fair amount of finishing questions. Recently, most questions that come my way ask how to finish a project that has inlay without heavily affecting the contrast between the project wood and the inlay. And readers want to know how to do that while achieving a nice-looking finish on the project. To...

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String Inlay Tools – Radius Cutters

On Hannah’s Inlaid Chest from our June 2013 magazine (issue #204), I scratched most of the string inlay by hand using tools from both Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Lee Valley/Veritas. Of the string inlay tools used on the chest, the most import is the radius cutter. For that job, I selected the tool from Lie-Nielsen...

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Taming the Circle Cutter – the Tool I Love to Hate

Perhaps the headline should read “the tool I hate to love.” Every now and then I need something round, or an odd-sized hole, and I turn to the “adjustable circle cutter.” I know it as a “fly cutter” and it is never my first choice. It’s a simple device, but it looks scary, and...

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Learn to Inlay Like a Pro

For the entire month of June, or until it’s sold out, ShopWoodworking.com is offering the perfect Father’s Day gift. It’s called the Fundamentals of Inlay Value Pack and it’s currently on sale for $99.96, saving you $60 off the regular price of $159.96. The kit includes: Line & Berry String Inlay by Router DVD...

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Fitting a Fan to the Tea Caddy

Building the tea caddy from the June 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is anything but traditional. I looked for alternative methods for much of the work including the fan inlay at each corner. My thoughts were to come at this project without the use of special tools, so the inlay areas are cut...

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Caddy for Your Tea, Governor?

Use unconventional techniques to create a traditional tea caddy. by Glen D. Huey pages 36-39 From the June 2011 issue #190 Buy this issue now England began to import tea about the middle of the 17th century. When first introduced, tea was expensive, so it was a drink affordable only to the wealthy. That, of course, was an...

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Precision Inlay, Simple Tools

A few shop-made appliances allow you to add stunning face-grain inlay to your work. By Jameel Abraham pages 38-43 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now Geometric bandings and inlay patterns, or parquetry, are widely used, from Japan to Egypt to Spain. I developed a method of creating parquetry while learning to build ouds, a...