Marc Spagnuolo

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The Wood Whisperer: Free-form Sculpting

With a couple simple techniques you’ll augment your design skills and flexibility. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 32-34 From the December 2008 Issue #173 Buy this issue now What woodworker hasn’t dreamed of wielding sharp gouges and chisels, effortlessly transforming a giant, lifeless chunk of wood into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece? Perhaps even creating a life-sized...

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The Wood Whisperer: Varnish on a Butcher Block? Yep!

There’s nothing wrong with tradition – but tradition is time consuming. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 30-31 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now OK, raise your hand if you’ve made a butcher block in the last two years. I am willing to bet my best Fujihiro chisel that more than half...

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The Wood Whisperer: The Magic of Masking Tape

Find magic in the mundane using this humble problem solver. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 26-27 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a woodworker is to never underestimate the seemingly mundane. I have found great utility in common household materials: old Tupperware,...

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The Wood Whisperer: To Build or Buy?

Cost, time and a spouse’s patience help determine the course of action. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 24-25 From the November 2009 issue #179 Buy this issue now It’s a dilemma nearly every woodworker must face. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a woodworking pro, eventually you will ask yourself, “Should I build or...

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The Wood Whisperer: John Hall’s Frame

One half of the famous Hall Brothers designed this piece of art. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 22-25 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now History was never an interest for me. It was my least favorite subject in school and much to my professor’s dismay, I found that class to be...

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The Wood Whisperer: A Sticky Situation

Six common situations where specialty glues serve you well. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 20-21 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now It goes without saying that most of our projects would be nothing more than a loose assembly of parts without the holding power of glue. Thankfully, modern adhesives are accessible,...

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The Wood Whisperer: Throw Away Your Tape Measure

Sometimes it’s best to let your project supply the answers. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 28-30 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now You’re at work on your latest masterpiece and everything seems to be going great. After days of planning, measuring and cutting, you are finally ready to do the glue-up....