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I used a nail gun to assemble a cabinet, filled the holes with matching putty, and now the wood has darkened and the nail holes have become visible.

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If you have an interest in Shaker chair-making, this little stool would be a good introduction to the process. It requires you to turn Shaker posts and rungs, to cut round mortises in round posts, and to weave a splint seat – all within the limits of a piece simple enough to complete in a single weekend.

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To understand why woodworking education is important, go back to its roots.

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We put the “head” in “head-to-head” with our stack-up of three dado sets. Find out which one is best for your needs in the areas of accuracy, smooth cutting and ease of use.

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You probably know him as the host of DIY Network’s “Wood Works.” But to those who have become his students and friends, David Marks is so much more – philosopher, artist and mentor.

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Interested in starting a collection of antique woodworking tools? Here are some great bench-top models that easily fit in a smaller shop. 

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THERE ARE COUNTLESS BOOKS AVAILABLE SHOWING ALL STEPS necessary to create wonderful jewelry boxes, but few give much attention to the interior appointments. I’ve always found that odd, since a beautiful object that doesn’t work well is basically just a piece of sculpture. Don’t get me wrong, I love all art forms and three-dimensional forms are among my favorites. It’s why I studied industrial design in college.

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Tom Skaggs of Champaign, Ill., considers woodworking a journey whose ultimate destination is mastering the craft. He’s looking forward to a long, enjoyable trip.

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I rely heavily on V-tools, but when it comes time to sharpen them I’m never satisfied with the job I do. Is there a formula of some sort for this tricky sharpening task?

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Capture all the character of this tiny backyard friend while you learn the finer points of creating natural-looking and realistic wildlife carvings.

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