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Awhile back I saw a really cool reclaimed wood cookbook/tablet stand advertised in a catalog. But the $110 price tag was a big "no, thanks" for me. Here is a tutorial on my version with plenty of options for you to customize a couple of your own. 

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Cl growth

Eric Gorges, host of A Craftsman's Legacy, wanted to build something that would eventually become a family heirloom. He decided on a growth chart for his daughter using Birdseye Maple and Brass.

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These Ultimate Flush Trim Bits are perfect when working with templates or when using a router to flush trim matching wood surfaces. 

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Turnedlamp1

A stack-laminated blank looks great and solves wiring problems.

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Dovetailedtote2

Sharpen your machine-dovetailing skills with this handy project.

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Garden obelisk

Help your garden grow up with a mini-monument for climbing plants.

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Metal1

Work wood? Then you probably work metal from time to time. Here are some excellent tips for fabricating aluminum, brass, and steel as nicely as you craft wood. 

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Betterbookcase1

Trim details transform a plywood case into a piece of furniture. 

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Pipingframe14

Of all the picture frames I’ve built in my career, this remains one of my favorites. With its lovely but understated detailing, it conveys a simple elegance that respects a photo or painting without clamoring for attention itself.

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Woodresinbox2

The unusual thing about this particular box is that it’s turned from a hybrid blank. Resin casting, a means of molding acrylic material into blanks for turning, has become very popular in recent years and hybrid blanks are a big part of the trend. “Hybrid” is a term coined for combining wood and resin together to create beautiful and unique designs. 

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