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Veneering1

Give your work a beautiful skin.

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Sawhorse1

Corral one or more of these sturdy work supports for your shop.

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Waxfinishing1

Top off your work with a final lustrous touch.

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Tablefence1

Upgrade your table for precision and efficiency.

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Burnishers1

The harder half of the hook.

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Ash

You may never have worked ash in the shop, but you’re sure to have had contact with the wood at some time—it’s the traditional material for the handles of hoes, rakes, shovels, and most other non-striking tools.

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Scrapers1

Finish faster in 5 steps (or less).

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Tipsandtricks36 1

Like many woodworkers, I store finishes in appropriately sized jars to prevent them from skinning over in a partially empty can. The problem is that no matter how well I wipe the rim of the jar before closing it, the lid often sticks stubbornly shut afterward. To solve the problem, I designed this jar opener that mounts to the underside of a cabinet, allowing me to twist the jar with both hands while the jig holds the lid firmly in place. It works so well that I made a second one for the kitchen too.

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Deskorganizer1

An expandable storage solution that addresses the mess.

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Topshop1

When you do something over again, and again, and again, your chances of getting it right vastly improve. That, in short, describes the journey taken by Centerville, Ohio, craftsman Dick Reese. Back in 1965, while fresh out of college, the basement of a townhome served as his first shop. As he climbed the ladder at NCR (National Cash Register) Corporation where he spent his career, relocations and job improvements spurred him to start anew, creating woodworking shops in a garage, a barn, three basements, and, most recently, the main level of the two-story dedicated building shown at right.

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