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How to Prepare Square, Straight Lumber

Many woodworkers build their first creations with a misguided belief that the lumber that they buy from the home center or lumber yard is square...

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Bookmatched Slab Tabletop

What a beautiful slab of wood! This is a bookmatched slab, meaning it’s made up of two pieces that are mirror images of each other. Here’s how to...

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Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig

Most woodworkers find the need to cut circles at some point, and there are multiple ways to accomplish the task. Router jigs are useful, but...

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Using Winding Sticks

When pieces are too big to be face jointed, but need to be flattened, winding sticks are a huge problem solver. This low-tech device, used in...

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Tips for Turning Large Bowls on a Midi Lathe

Woodturning has become one of the most popular crafts in recent years, and many woodturners start their journey by purchasing a midi lathe. Why...

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Tips for Turning End Grain Bowls

The majority of wooden bowls are turned with the grain orientation such that it runs horizontally through the finished piece, with end grain...

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No-Miter Picture Frames

If you never got comfortable cutting perfect miters, or you simply want to make a picture frame with a little different look, this project is for...

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Turn a Giant Snowman

A fun winter project for any woodturner is to turn a snowman. I often times turn a smaller snowman as a warm-up exercise while I’m getting ready...

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How to Turn Bun Feet

For those of us who enjoy both woodworking and woodturning, a great way to bring the two crafts together is to incorporate bun feet into a piece...

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How to Turn a Bearded Gnome

Gnomes have become a popular holiday icon, and there’s no better way to make one than on your wood lathe. This is a great project to use up those...

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