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The year was 1941. Newlyweds Charles and Ray Eames left the famed Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Michigan, and moved to Southern California, where they launched a furniture design studio. 

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Eucalyptus2

Buying eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp) lumber in the United States is not as straightforward as you might expect. While many exotic lumber dealers list eucalyptus among their offerings, exactly what you’re purchasing isn’t always clear. 

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Whether cutting dovetails or trimming tenons, I’ve got a great setup for joinery work with the solid maple Moxon vise from Lake Erie Toolworks.

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I recently purchased an air filtration system from Woodcraft. Where should I locate the unit in my shop? And what’s the best way to install it?

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Stagesofgluingup1

According to pioneering psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, there are five stages of grief that apply to all people regardless of age, gender, and walk-of-life. Well, after eight years of making furniture and helping teach nearly a thousand students, I posit that there are also five universal “emotional stages of gluing-up” that anyone undergoing a furniture assembly faces.

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The bandsaw circle cutting jig (Oct/Nov 2019) is a great addition to my workshop. But when sawing round cutting boards with the jig, I didn’t want to drill a hole in the board for the pin, as described in the article. 

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Americanwoodshop

Tune in to your local Public Television Station, and tune up your woodworking skills with 13 new episodes. 

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Snowflakeornament1

Despite our best intentions, many of the “quick and easy” projects that we start in the weeks leading up to the holidays aren’t ready until next year. Here’s a project that you can wrap up in a few hours. In a good weekend, you could finish a flurry of unique gifts.

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Growingbed1

My chief complaint with many kid-aimed projects is that they are outgrown too quickly. Not wanting to spot another carefully crafted piece sitting in a basement or attic, I designed this project with serious staying power. 

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