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Cutting Tenons and Half Lap Joints

Tenons and half lap joints can easily be cut on a table saw equipped with a dado head. Tenons, of course, accompany mortises in mortise and tenon...

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The 33 Foot Long Black Walnut Slide- A Project in the Making!

From a 7 foot prototype to a 33-foot long slide, Top Tread Stairways is putting this slide and stairway combo at the top of their Most Unique...

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Nested-Based Manufacturing

Nested-based manufacturing refers to a system used to efficiently produce groups of rectangular and non-symmetrical parts from flat material, such...

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Meet the Maker: Mark Stinson, Veteran Bowl Turner

When Mark Stinson returned from some intense military duty in Afghanistan, he had a difficult time finding his groove again.

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14bx Bandsaw: 2.5 HP vs. 1.75 HP – What’s the Real Dif?

A 14” bandsaw is right in the sweet spot for many woodworkers, providing enough capacity and power to tackle nearly any task, ranging from...

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What is a 5-Axis CNC Machine?

Just about everyone associated with manufacturing has heard about 5-axis CNC machines, but it's likely that relatively few of them actually...

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Cutting Small Parts on a CNC Routing Table

The definition of a “small part” will vary from shop to shop, but it’s generally agreed that any part that fits in the palm of the hand is...

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Build a DIY Wooden Business Card Holder

A wooden business card tote is a distinctive gift or, if you make one for yourself, a way to identify yourself as an artisan.

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Cracked Bowl Blank? Easy Repair, No Worries

It’s really frustrating, and disheartening when a bowl you’ve been working on develops a crack. This could be the result of internal stress in the...

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Can I Use a CNC Router for Transparent Acrylic?

Clear acrylic is one of the most widely used plastics in the world—and for some good reasons. It's five times stronger than glass, which means...

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