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Gordon Mitchell learned woodworking back in public school many decades ago. Now retired after many successful years as a computer programmer, he’s finally finding time to indulge his passion for woodworking in his fully equipped shop. The fact that he’s totally blind barely slows him down.

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A happy marriage of lathe work and sculpture has made Betty Scarpino one of the country’s most notable turners and studio artists. Exploring such concepts as motherhood, femininity and the boundaries of art, her Altered Plates and Egg Series could have inspired the term “lathe artist.”

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Park

When we say, “Take me out to the ball game,” we’re not talking about action on a modern field. This project to make a vintage baseball bat will take you back to the turn of the century – and we mean the last one, not this one.

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We all love curly wood grain. One of the most interesting features of this grain is the light-to-dark shift of color when the direction of lighting changes. 

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Hardwood

When it comes to wood, getting a grip on the terminology starts with a thorough understanding of wood’s properties.

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Festool1400router

Easy handling and control, along with superior dust collection, make this router a true standout in a crowded field.

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Kregp1

The Kreg Precision Measuring System offers increased accuracy for your miter saw.

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Bed1

Those big beautiful beds from the 18th and 19th centuries easily dominated the big bedrooms they occupied. For today’s homes with smaller bedrooms, this country bed retains all the appeal of its ancestors, but in a size more fitting.

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Which is better, furniture made with hand tools or power tools? That may be an ongoing debate in woodworking circles, but this bookcase, inspired by – and designed to complement – the clean lines of an old Craftsman-style writing desk, finds a perfect balance in the use of both.

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Have you ever noticed that the newsletters of most woodworking clubs and guilds have something in common? 

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