In Online Extras

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Here are the Online Extras for the August 2010 issue.

Download a free SketchUp model of the Step Stool project.

All the “I Can Do That” articles are free online on our dedicated page.

Tricks-in-Action shows you a free video of one of this issue’s tricks in use in our shop. Watch “Kerf Jigs for Perfect Cuts.”

Visit the new Tricks of the Trade page online.

Tricks editor Kari Hultman writes about woodworking on her blog, The Village Carpenter.

In Our Store: “601 Woodshop Tips & Tricks,” by Graham McCullouch.

In Our Store: New book from Bob Flexner: “Flexner on Finishing.

Read “Rub to Create a Great Finish” from the August 2006 issue.

Many of Bob’s columns are available on our web site under the “Finishing” tab.

Bob’s first book, “Understanding Wood Finishing,” is available through

Order Publisher Steve Shanesy’s newest DVD, “The 10 Commandments of Finishing.”

Watch our free video tour of the Roubo Workbench.

Download a free SketchUp model of the workbench project.

Watch our free video demonstrating how to make 4° wedges.

Read all of Christopher Schwarz’s blog entries about workbenches.

Purchase a wood vise screw from Lake Erie Toolworks.

Purchase “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use.”

Read Rob Porcaro’s blog, Heartwood.

In Our Store: “Handplane Essentials,” by Editor Christopher Schwarz.

Download a free 3D SketchUp Model of the birdhouse project.

Get more free outdoor projects from our web site.

View many of the common hole sizes for different species of birds.

Enter “birdhouse” in the search bar at to find dozens of instantly downloadable birdhouse plans.

Buy “Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day.”

Download a SketchUp model of the dining table project.

Editor Christopher Schwarz takes Toshio Odate’s sharpening stones for a test drive.

Build an Asian-inspired coffee table with step-by-step instructions.

Learn the history behind traditional Japanese woodworking techniques.

The best way to discover Japanese woodworking is with a Toshio Odate book.

Video: ”The Woodwright’s Shop” episode in which Roy makes his dovetailed puzzle grease box is available free online.

Kari Hultman (a.k.a.“The Village Carpenter”) makes Roy’s puzzle box.

Take a class at The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, N.C.

Roy’s latest book is “The Woodwright’s Guide: Working with Edge and Wedge.”

George R. Walker writes three times a week on the Design Matters blog.

Read about Editor Christopher Schwarz’s visit to George R. Walker’s shop.

George R. Walker’s “Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design” DVD.

George R. Walker’s “Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design: Moldings” DVD.

Read more about the Noden Inlay Razor and watch a short video.

Read our random-orbit sander review from October 2008.

Read about Editor Christopher Schwarz’s adventures in the shop with his 8-year-old daughter, Katy.

Our “I Can Do That” page features projects that are ideal for budding woodworkers (with adult supervision, of course).

One of our favorite collections of projects suitable for young builders is John Nelson’s “The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking.

Visit Jim Tolpin’s blog and read about the classes he offers at Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

Read more about whole-number rations on George Walker’s “Design Matters” blog.

Get all the dividers you need on eBay. Use our custom search to find them.

Watch how to build and use another dirt-simple router jig.

Build a jig to make straight, square dados fit exactly where you want them to.

Click here for more reader questions and comments, as well as our editors’ responses.

Jameel Abraham, of Benchcrafted, writes regularly on his blog at

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