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Butterfly Basics - Downloadable Plan

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Wide slab tabletops are beautiful but, even when properly seasoned, big boards often include checks (splits along the ends). Gluing and clamping a crack might seem like a fast and easy fix, but any success will likely be shortlived as the internal forces that caused the crack will probably open it again or create another crack. Ripping the plank into thinner sections, jointing the edges, and reassembling the top will relieve the stress but, in addition to the extra work, milling creates unsightly interruptions in your grain lines.

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The Editors of Woodcraft Magazine® have selected their best "technique" articles and are now making them available for download directly to your computer. Topics ranging from finishing to hand cutting dovetails will allow you to read, learn, and apply woodworking techniques that you once thought impossible. Seasoned woodworking professionals will lead you through the steps necessary to master these skills, making use of detailed color photography to provide additional insight into the process. While the skilled use of these techniques are important for a variety of woodworking applications, these articles will prove to be invaluable when undertaking projects in the Woodcraft Magazine® Classic™ Project Plans series.

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