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Delta’s new Model 36-716 table saw is a solid, feature-packed cross between a contractor’s saw and a cabinet saw. No compromise required.

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When it comes to wood finishing, Michael Dresdner knows that little things count – little things like elements and molecules. This “lazy perfectionist” became an expert by spending time in the shop and in the classroom.

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Show your cordial side by sending beautiful turned bottle stoppers home with your guests. They’re the perfect, personal token of an intimate dinner party or an evening spent with friends. 

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No, he’s not going into the clergy. Alan Young is poised to enter a different order: that of the full-time woodworker. He specializes in liturgical furniture and other unique contrasting-wood creations.   

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Whether huddled in the trenches at Petersburg, Va., or camped along the banks of Antietam Creek in rural Maryland, the typical Union or Confederate soldier took comfort in the warm glow of a candle lantern like this one. Our version is an easy weekend project that offers a variety of alternate construction and material options while remaining true to its 19th-century roots.

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Forseeing what the “workshop of the future” might look like can be tricky business. Here’s what brave predictors in the ’30s and ’40s came up with. 

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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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