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When making a project with four square legs, such as the jewelry chest on page 36, a nice visual touch is to configure the legs to display book-matched grain when viewed from any side of the piece. Here’s how to do it

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Helping to feed the hungry is a nationwide effort provided by many community programs and food pantries across the U.S.  One such program is the Empty Bowls Charity which began as a project by Michigan school teacher John Harton in 1990.  Harton’s students crafted ceramic bowls in their high school art classes and the finished works were used as individual serving pieces for a fundraising meal of soup and bread, where the guests kept the empty bowls.

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Molding wood and polyester together provides an opportunity to turn objects of unusual beauty


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This decorative detail adds something special to any cabinetry project

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In a class by itself, this pricey power tool makes mortising easy and accurate enough to change the way you do woodworking.

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Scott Phillips:  Still going strong after 24 seasons of hosting The American Woodshop

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Woodworking is truly an international language, thanks to our common knowledge of tools, techniques, and joinery details, as well as the appreciation we share for sharp edges and beautiful grain. It’s nice to be reminded of this unity, especially during divisive times.
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Q Many tool manufacturers list the type of steel used in their chisels and blades. What do these abbreviations mean, and how might they affect woodworking?

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One of the most celebrated woodworkers and furniture designers of the 20th century, Californian Sam Maloof plied his craft from the early post-World War II era through 2009, the year of his passing. So original were his designs for chairs, tables, and stands that the world at large coined a new term: “Maloof style.”

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Did you know that Woodcraft has a laser engraving service?

I recently visited our Woodcraft Distribution Center which is a restocking facility for the company’s retail stores and where all catalog orders are assembled and shipped. This particular visit was to interview Rob Patterson, Woodcraft Warehouse IT Specialist.

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