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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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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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Foam fingers are a common sight at football games, but Bow Products deserves the Super Bowl ring for bringing them into the workshop. 

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Ask any East Coast woodworker about their experience with mesquite (Prosopis julifora), and it’s likely to involve a grill and a choice cut of meat. On the other hand, furnituremakers and turners throughout the Southwest know that within this small, twisted, thorny tree lies more than a potential pile of chips.

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