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Making Dovetail Keys at the Router Table

Small wood "keys" create the traditional look of a dovetail joint -- without all the work. Plus, they add strength to the mitered corners of a box.

Hands-On Techniques

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Building the Ultimate Woodworking Drill Press Tab…

An adjustable fence, versatile clamping options, and a built-in dust …

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Scary Sharp Tools on a Drill Press Powered Sharpe…

Your drill press might not be the first thing you think of when you w…

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Band Saw Pencil Holder

A carpenter's pencil can be used for more than just marking your work…

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SHOP-MADE SHARPENING SUPPLIES BOX

Corral all of your sharpening supplies in one spot with this shop-mad…

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Make Your Own Perfectly Matched Plywood Edge Vene…

Plywood is a wonderful material for building cabinets, cases, and eve…

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Creating Mortises with a CNC

Join us every month for CNC-machine inspiration and projects. Host Ch…

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A Better Way To Sharpen a Card Scraper

One of our favorite tools to tackle tearout is a sharp cabinet scrape…

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Low-Cost Slatwall Drill Press Table

One of the best upgrades you can make for a drill press is to add a l…

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Building a Patio Planter With a Twist!

How do you turn an ordinary planter into a project that’s sure to att…

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Building a Greene & Greene-Style Picture Frame

Phil shows the step-by-step process to build his version of the Green…

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Pegboard Turntable

If you're like me, you hoard scraps in the shop. One piece of scrap t…

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Shop-Made Threading Jig

There are a variety of commercial wood threading kits available, but …

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Improved Threaded Insert Installation

I have a number of shop-made jigs where I've used threaded inserts. T…

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Creating Wood Patches

As you probably already know, when you are working with wood you ofte…

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Shop-Made Band Saw Circle Jig

All you need to cut a circle on the band saw is a piece of plywood wi…

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Building a Patio Planter With a Twist!

How do you turn an ordinary planter into a project that’s sure to att…

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Building a Deluxe, Cedar Bird Feeder With Copper …

This elegant bird feeder is the perfect addition to any yard. The ced…

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Scary Sharp Tools on a Drill Press Powered Sharpe…

Your drill press might not be the first thing you think of when you w…

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Threaded Insert Installation

Installing threaded inserts into the edge of plywood presents a chall…

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Building a Round, Coopered Birdhouse

When I think of woodworking, the first thought is usually building a …

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Adding Metal Inlay to Your Woodworking Projects

Add some flair to your projects by incorporating inlays. While you're…

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WOODWORKING TIP: ATTACHING PATTERNS

Using spray adhesive to attach paper patterns to your workpieces is a…

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Watch this before Sharpening your Tools!

A sharp tool is a safe tool, but when it comes to sharpening your too…

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Turning a Live Edge Bowl

Watch as Logan saves a piece of Apple wood from the burn pile and tur…

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Turning Tool Handles On The Lathe

Using a simple offset turning technique, Chris Fitch shows how he tur…

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Building a Round, Coopered Birdhouse

When I think of woodworking, the first thought is usually building a …

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Sharpening Woodturning Tools

Turning tools usually have a more complex shape than a chisel or plan…

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How to Repair Broken Waterstones

If you've ever had a sharpening stone break, you know how heartbreaki…

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How to Flatten and Maintain Waterstones

Waterstones are great for sharpening your edge tools, but the surface…

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Shop-Built Mallet from Scrap Wood

A crosscut sled is constant companion for a table saws. The trouble i…

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Quickly Sharpen a Plane Blade

For your hand tools to work effectively they need to be sharp. In th…

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Turn Buckets in to Fun Kid’s Furniture

Join Project Designer and Father of the Year Candidate, John Doyle, o…

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Sticky Plugs

Cutting plugs is straightforward. A few minutes with a drill press is…

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Using a Card Scraper

Sharpening a card scraper is a popular topic among woodworkers. But o…

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Junk Mail Glue Spreader

Save those junk mail cards and use them as a cheap glue spreader.

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How-To Make DIY Sliding Barn-Door Hardware

Buying sliding barn-door hardware can get expensive. Learn how to mak…

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Instant Power Bracket

It seems like an outlet is never close by when you need one. See how …

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Checking for Misfires

In the middle of assembling a project, you may run out of nails and n…

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Emergency Rasp

A set of files and rasps comes in handy for shaping workpieces. But i…

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Hand Saw Depth Guide

Cutting to a consistent depth is a key part of working with a hand sa…

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Dust Collector Upgrade

A dust collector forms an important part of keeping your shop shipsha…

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Branding Iron Station

A custom branding iron makes it easy to "sign" the projects you build…

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Shop Vacuum Upgrade

A shop vacuum does a great job tackling day-to-day clean up tasks. If…

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Rotary Cutter for Veneer

Cutting thin, figured veneer can be a real challenge. Thankfully, the…

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Button Box Feet

One of the challenges of making small boxes is finding the right-size…

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Flattening a Waterstone

Waterstones cut quickly to speed up the process of sharpening your ed…

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Hassle-Free Glueups

Assembling a project can be both exciting and nerve wracking. But if …

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Simple Steps for Perfect Parts

One of the first steps in any project is cutting parts to size. Here …

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The Key to Smooth Cut Outs

Making smooth notches sounds easy enough. But getting there can be a …

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Create Custom Openings

Your hand-held router and a jig saw are a great team to create smooth…

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Installing High-End Hardware

Flush-mounted hardware gives a project a clean, streamlined look. Her…

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Handy Hardware Solution

Creating smooth, even access holes for ventilation and wiring can be …

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Easy Veneered Panels

Veneer enhances the look of many projects. Creating small panels is s…

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Smooth-Sliding Drawers

Dovetailed drawers are a sign of solid construction. Here are a few t…

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Details of Craftsmanship

A solid wood back boosts the look of any cabinet. Here's how to tailo…

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Creating a Built-Up Molding

You can combine routed profiles into larger, more dramatic moldings. …

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Classic Cabinet Details

When you use solid wood for a cabinet back, you need to accound for w…

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Perfect Angled Cuts

Cutting angles on large pieces can be tricky to do on the table saw. …

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Installing Small Hinges

On a small project, every detail matters. So you want a tight, gap-fr…

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Better Cabinet Backs

Skip the plywood and use solid wood to make a cabinet back. Here's on…

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A Great-Looking Solid Wood Top

Learn what it takes to make and install a solid wood top. The trick i…

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Easy Fix for Flaws

Hide gaps and blemishes with this shop-made coverup.

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Bevel-Cutting Router Jig

Here's a new angle on routing a profile on large pieces.

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Simplify Layout Tasks

These shop-made gauges speed up marking jobs.

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Simple Sharpening Helper

Here's a great way to get a better grip while sharpening.

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Jointer Trick for Small Parts

Safely smooth small parts at the jointer.

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Built to Last

Classic construction accommodates wood movement.

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Cool Tool for Easy Assembly

Learn the basics of using a brad nailer.

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Tricks for Creating Identical Parts

Discover simple ways to make curved parts.

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The Easy Way to Attach a Tabletop

This simple system creates a solid connection.

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Rock-Solid Workbench Joinery

Simple hardware creates a long-lasting connection.

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Build a Solid Wood Benchtop

A Straightforward technique for a sturdy worksurface.

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Trimming Wood Plugs

A Clever Block Plane Trick for Smooth Surfaces

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Versatile Workbench Helper

A traditional bench hook does it all.

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Tricks for Trimming Hardwood Edging

A common tool makes this task a breeze

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Top Tips for Solid Wood Panels

Learn how to assemble flat, smooth panels.

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Build Great-Looking Cabinet Backs

Frame & Panel Construction Dresses Up Any Project

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Tips & Tricks for Better Face Frames

Learn Shop-Tested Secrets for Making and Attaching Face Frames

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Secrets for Smooth-Sliding Drawers

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Installing Drawers

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Hardware Solution for Hanging Pictures & Mirrors

Two-Piece System Guarantees A Level Result

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Drill Press Tune-Up

Here's a Quick Test to See if Your Drill Press is Set Up Right

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Stabilizing a Knot

Prevent Knots From Falling Out

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Drilling a Hole in a Round Object

Drill perfect holes in a round workpiece, every time

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Making Wood Plugs

Find Out How to Make Custom Plugs

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Drilling a Hole in a Dowel

Drill a Centered Hole Right on the Money

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Essential Drill Press Tip

Create perfectly centered counterbores

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Threaded Inserts Made Easy

Install it right the first time with a low-cost drill press jig

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Top Safety Tips

Woodsmith Founder Don Peschke shares his three top shop safety tips.

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Making Wedges on the Band Saw  

The trick is using a simple jig. Here's how it's done.

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Simple Guide for Drilling Shelf Pin Holes

A piece of pegboard and some chalk take the guesswork out of hole pla…

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Tips for Installing Brass Screws

See how to avoid damaging heads of brass screw.

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Hassle-Free Thin Strips

This unique push block makes cuts safe, easy, accurate.

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Dust-Free Routing

This easy-to-make hood captures dust right at the source.

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Cordless Tool Station

Keep your tool chargers close at hand with this rack.

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Making Dovetail Keys at the Router Table

Small wood "keys" create the traditional look of a dovetail joint -- …

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Building the Ultimate Woodworking Drill Press Tab…

An adjustable fence, versatile clamping options, and a built-in dust …

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Scary Sharp Tools on a Drill Press Powered Sharpe…

Your drill press might not be the first thing you think of when you w…