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Guide to WoodworkingIn “The Quick-start Guide to Woodworking,” we’ve pulled together articles from 11 years of Popular Woodworking Magazine and Woodworking Magazine with everything the beginning woodworker needs to get started in woodworking the right way – and fill in some critical information that might be missing for the self-taught woodworker.

In chapters on Setting Up Shop, Tool Setup & Techniques, Designing Projects, Learn About Wood, Joinery & Furniture Construction and Finishing you’ll find 56 articles including “Japanese Saws vs. Western Saws,” “One Weekend Router Table,” “Understanding Bench Planes,” “Table Saw Tenon Jig,” “Using Your Planer,” “Sharpening Plane Irons and Chisels,” “How Tables Work,” “The Way Wood Works,” Built-in Basics,” “An Intro to Dovetailing,” “Mortise-and-Tenon Basics,” “Home-center Finishing,” “The Basics of Wood Coloring” and many more. Plus 33 simple-to-build (and good-looking) “I Can Do That” projects that you can complete in just a few hours if you have some experience, and in a weekend at most if you’re just starting out.

“The Quick-start Guide to Woodworking” is on sale at for $16.99 through July 1 – order yours today (or order it for that neighbor of yours who keeps dropping by for your expert woodworking advice right when you’re in the middle of a glue-up….)

– Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • Airshelves

    Cant wait for the release of this article. 11 years of articles from one of the best woodworking websites out there, if you are a woodworker I highly suggest this magazine.

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