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Woodworking Daily is taking woodworking information to the next level. Our blog is packed with woodworking techniques, “Quick-Start” project plans for both beginning and intermediate woodworkers, guest woodworking blogs and more! Dan Farnbach brings his unique perspective on the craft and invites you to join the conversation.

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3 Tips for Better Finger Joints

Best Wood Types for Finger Joints The type of wood used will make a difference in how forgiving the joint is to put together. Softer woods, such as pine or poplar, will compress when assembled. White oak and maple aren’t as cooperative, and may require more force to assemble, and more finesse to make...

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New Online Course – Router Basics with Colin Knecht

Many newcomers to woodworking consider routers scary and confusing tools. No wonder – there is so much to know about wood routing. Not only is there a wide variety of routers and router tables, but also a large range of bits, jigs and accessories. Even for experienced woodworkers this can be daunting. The “scary”...

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The Shaker Furniture Porthole

When I first became interested in building furniture, I searched through books and antiques-based newspapers to find images and descriptions of Shaker furniture. If you asked me to go into the shop to build whatever I wanted, I would immediately begin on something, anything, Shaker – the first two major pieces I built were...

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Hand Saw Restoration – First steps up the slippery slope…

So you’ve decided to try your hand at saw restoration. Congratulations! You’ve got your newly minted copy of “Super-Tune Your Backsaw” but you’ve got no backsaw to super-tune. What to do? Have no worries, my friend, I’ve put together some tips to help you on your way. Dive in and you’ll be one step...

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Greene & Greene Furniture – Start Here

In the 15 years Dale Barnard has been making Greene & Greene furniture for clients, the style has experienced an explosion in popularity. Today woodworkers and informed furniture buyers recognize and love the look that Charles and Henry Greene pioneered, but Dale says that when he first spoke with a customer about it, “No...

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Winner, winner …

Kevin Reagan of Springfield, Missouri, is the winner of our Popular Woodworking Magazine 3-year subscription drawing. Congratulations, Kevin! I asked what he’ll be doing over the next 3 years in his shop, and Kevin replied: I enjoy turning things on my mini wood lathe or cutting up stock on my dad’s old table saw. My current...

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Win our “Essential Woodshop Value Pack”

The “Woodworking Daily” 3-year magazine subscription contest has ended, and today a new contest begins. Since it’s finally spring, we thought of a good idea that has to do with spring cleaning. What are your best tips for shop clean-up and organization? Tell us in the comments section! We’ll read all the comments on...

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Alternative Tool List for the Adirondack Chair Project

OK, they’re done. Total materials cost (2 chairs): $107. For me, building the Adirondack chairs was a nice 2-month journey through several new skills and a larger knowledge base. I feel ready to tackle some more difficult furniture projects this summer. But as I worked through the plans, it occurred to me that we...

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A Guided Tour of all our Woodworking Videos

We are adding a significant chunk of video content to our line-up over the next year or so. We are also planning to overhaul and organize the video content that’s already in place, so that discovery of all our outstanding video instruction will be easier and more intuitive! Yes, it can be done –...