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Willie Sandry

Willie Sandry is a Freelance Writer for all the major woodworking magazines, woodworker, crafter and upholsterer. He likes honestly built furniture that shows its true structure. He prefers strong, well-engineered joinery that will last for years to come. "From dabbling with my own small-scale lumber kiln, to milling and joinery, I enjoy every facet of the design and construction process." Find him on his YouTube Channel, The Thoughtful Woodworker
Five Woodworking Jigs and Fixtures For Bandsaws, Tablesaws, and Routers
By Willie Sandry on June 15, 2022

What are the top jigs and fixtures used in a well-equipped woodshop?  In addition to a solid assortment of quality power tools, you’ll want to...

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Woodworking Joints For Cabinet Drawers
By Willie Sandry on June 6, 2022

If you build furniture long enough, you’ll encounter a need to build drawer boxes.  Want to tackle a home renovation involving cabinets?  You’ll need...

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Working With Rough Lumber 101
By Willie Sandry on May 23, 2022

One of the advantages of having a full compliment of woodworking tools is the ability to handle rough sawn lumber. If you’re a serious woodworker,...

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Make A Bandsaw Crosscut Sled
By Willie Sandry on May 9, 2022

Most serious woodworkers have a crosscut sled for their tablesaw, but do you have a crosscut sled for the bandsaw? They’re a handy accessory that...

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Dry Your Own Lumber
By Willie Sandry on April 25, 2022

One of the biggest boons to sourcing hardwood lumber has been my lumber kiln. Before having the ability to kiln dry my own lumber, I was reliant on...

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Make a Motawi Tile Frame
By Willie Sandry on April 11, 2022

Make this handsome art tile frame with just a tablesaw and a bandsaw. The main corner joints are half-lap joints made with a dado blade, and the...

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How To Reface Cabinets
By Willie Sandry on March 28, 2022

If you have a bathroom or kitchen that needs an update, consider re-facing the cabinets instead of replacing them. Re-facing cabinets simply means...

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All the Cuts You Can Make on a Tablesaw
By Willie Sandry on March 14, 2022

Of all the power tools in a woodshop, the tablesaw must be the single most versatile one. The capabilities of a good tablesaw go way beyond basic rip...

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Bandsaw Features to Look For
By Willie Sandry on February 28, 2022

There are lots of great features on new bandsaws these days, and it’s always exciting to go shopping for new tools. But what are the key features to...

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Cell Phone Organizer With Billfold Valet
By Willie Sandry on February 14, 2022

A cell phone organizer can be just the thing to de-clutter your countertop and create a dedicated space for your daily essentials. This sleek little...

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