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Agedtoperfection1

The flat surfaces of this Shaker woodbox were the perfect place for the author’s experiments in creating an authentic-looking antique finish.

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Holdinganedge1

This beautiful scrapwood box is the perfect display case for a handmade knife.

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Boxsalt1

This contemporary version of Samuel Plank’s 19th-century salt box fits right in to the 21st-century kitchen, ready to store lots of things besides salt.

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Toybox1

While this accommodating container offers plenty of work for your router, the fi nished project will reward you (and your offspring) with its timeless good looks

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Toolbox1

While moviegoers await the arrival of Transformers in local theaters, engineering minds at Leigh Industries have transformed their line of dovetail jigs into blockbuster accessories woodworkers can look forward to. These so-called “Super Jigs” combine precision, versatility, and time-savings at a very affordable price. And like many blockbusters, their summer debut is slated for July.

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Make the most of your shop space with this work center that accommodates benchtop miter saws, planers, bandsaws, scroll saws and more. 

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School1

Mark Smith's new job teaching industrial technology at Shiloh High School came with an ultimatum. Make the program work, they said, or we’re shutting it down.
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Woodenhinges1

IF YOU’VE GOT YOUR SIGHTS SET ON MAKING HIGH-END FURNITURE, wooden hinges are an impressive detail you’ll want to master. I regularly use the type of wooden hinge described in this article when crafting Pembroke-style drop-leaf tables.

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Resawing1

THE BANDSAW EXCELS AT MAKING STRAIGHT CUTS in thick or thin wood. It can cut thicker stock than either the radial arm saw or table saw. This makes it the machine of choice for making straight cuts in thick material, though for accuracy the saw must be well-adjusted with the correct blade for the job. One advantage in using the bandsaw for straight cuts is the fact that it is safer than either the table or radial saw, particularly when cutting small pieces of wood.

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Scottphillips1

The infectious enthusiasm and solid know-how of this third-generation woodworker won a loyal following for his PBS show, “The American Woodshop.” As the program returns to the air this fall, the talented and energetic host teams up with Woodcraft Magazine to bring you some of his all-time favorite projects.

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