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Bow Blues

Bow Blues After preparing the laminations, bending form and heat box for the fiberglass longbow I planned to build, I mixed the epoxy—and promptly began to mess up the entire project. First, I [...]

Woodworking Friendship

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again (and keep saying it)—the people you meet in the woodworking community are some of the best around. Recently, I met a gentleman by the name of [...]

Marking Gauge Refills

The blade of a marking gauge must be as sharp as a scalpel in order to cut a fine line across the grain. Sharpening it can be very difficult because it’s so small. I solved that problem by [...]

Crazy Susan

Make a Sherpa of a dining table centerpiece that goes the distance. The modest Lazy Susan is a staple on circular dining tables. Everyone can reach out and activate its convenient, if sluggish, [...]

DeWalt DWV010 Review

Tool: DWV010 8 Gallon Dust Extractor Shop Now   Manufacturer: DeWalt MSRP: $419 A true dust extractor with HEPA-level (removes at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any [...]

50,000-Year-Old Trees Rise Again

The bogs of New Zealand yield gargantuan Kauri logs. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in American Woodworker #139. Ancientwood is listed as permanently closed on Google but [...]

Accurate Angled Holes

Accurately drilling an angled hole with a hand drill is a challenge – particularly if you’re using a brad point or Forstner bit. This angled drilling guide solves the problem handily. The [...]

Roubo’s Press Vise

This centuries-old device is effective in use and simple to make. In my early years as a woodworker I was prejudiced against veneer – but experience has mellowed my opinion; I’ve realized [...]

Logs to Lumber

With sweat equity and a few simple tools, you can split strong, stable stock. Though sawn lumber was available to 17th- and 18th-century European woodworkers in Colonial America, many American [...]

Sawing with Sticky Notes

When using my miter saw, I’ve found that the easiest way to sneak up on a line is to use a stack of sticky notes. First, set a stop block to cut your part slightly oversize (1/16″ is [...]

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