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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
Tablesaw Hacks: How To Make A Tenoning Jig
By Willie Sandry on August 4, 2022

If you’ve made many tenons on the tablesaw, you know there are a several common ways to get the job done. One is simply to use a dado blade and miter...

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All The Basics About Bandsaw Blades
By Willie Sandry on August 1, 2022

Most woodworkers I know put one blade on the bandsaw and keep it there.  Maybe that’s because they don’t have a good selection of blades, or maybe...

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Why You Need A Crosscut Sled For Your Table Saw: Dual Version
By Willie Sandry on July 19, 2022

The single most used table saw accessory in my shop is a crosscut sled. I named it the X-Cut sled because the cutouts to reduce panel weight resemble...

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How To Make A Spline Box Using Your Tablesaw
By Willie Sandry on July 5, 2022

Make this decorative splined box with only one power tool – a tablesaw!  This figured maple keepsake box features an aromatic cedar bottom, and...

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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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