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Hand-tool Butt Hinge Installation

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Below is a sidebar from my “Medicine Cabinet” article, from the June 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine - how to install butt hinges using hand tools (and there are, of course, other techniques…but this is how I do it). Megan Fitzpatrick  The post Hand-tool Butt Hinge Installation appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Hand-tool Butt Hinge Installation

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Below is a sidebar from my “Medicine Cabinet” article, from the June 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine - how to install butt hinges using hand tools (and there are, of course, other techniques…but this is how I do it). Megan Fitzpatrick  The post Hand-tool Butt Hinge Installation appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 5: Rosin

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I'm a bit ashamed of how long it took me to buy an inexpensive block of rosin and put it in my tool chest. Rosin, also called calophony, is derived from pine sap and increases friction on anything you rub it upon. That means that your slippery bench dogs or planing stop will suddenly stand at attention and stay that way. Rosin makes things stick. It comes in a variety […]The post Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 5: Rosin appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Digital Artistry Meet the Artist: Curtis Erpelding

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Meet the artists from the December 2017 issue How five masterful makers integrate CNC and CAD technology into their woodworking. In the December 2017 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine, the article, Digital Artistry gives the readers a peek at what five professional woodworkers are doing with digital tools in their shops. Each has an extensive traditional woodworking background and many years of experience before they added digital tools like CAD […]The post Digital Artistry Meet the Artist: Curtis Erpelding appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Pint-Size Pickup - Holiday Project Post

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Editor's note: With the holidays upon us, I'm looking through vintage issues of the magazines and books we own for fun handmade gifts - things that you can build in not too much shop time, but that will help to create a lifetime of memories for the recipients. I'll post (at least) two every week between now and the new year. Not all of them will be for kids - […]The post Pint-Size Pickup - Holiday Project Post appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Cyber Monday: Take 10% Off Our Storewide 50% Sale!

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Cyber Monday 2017Folks, I received word from our marketing team that you can use our Cyber Monday coupon code, MONDAY10, in conjunction with our 50% sale through Midnight Mountain Time! You'll see all stock that is eligible for discount marked down 50% over at ShopWoodworking.com and you can add the MONDAY10 coupon code when you are checking out. Hand Tool Basics Woodworking Tools & How to Use Them By Steve Branam This […]The post Cyber Monday: Take 10% Off Our Storewide 50% Sale! appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How We Installed a SawStop Sliding Crosscut Fence

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I've wanted a SawStop sliding crosscut table ever since I tried one out at Woodworking in America 2016. Sliding crosscut tables were a basic fixture in the English shops where I worked; I took them for granted as a safe, precise means of breaking down sheet goods and cutting multiple parts to identical length. For eons, I've used a radial arm saw, but I recently decided it was time to […]The post How We Installed a SawStop Sliding Crosscut Fence appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 4: Rivierre Nails

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The wire nails at the home center stink for making furniture. Don't even think of them as nails. They are more like greased straws than they are fasteners. Once you try Rivierre forged nails, I think you'll develop a deep respect for the nail that has Roman DNA. Nails built this country. At one point in the 19th century, the sale of nails was a significant amount of the country's […]The post Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 4: Rivierre Nails appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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French Workbench vs. IKEA TV Stand

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Editor's note: Eric first shared this post on reddit.com/r/woodworking and I asked him to write a follow-up article on how he chose his workbench fromWorkbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use By Christopher Schwarz. (Which is 50% off at the time of this writing!) - David Lyell My first workbench was an Ikea TV stand that we had put in our garage to save space in […]The post French Workbench vs. IKEA TV Stand appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Tricks of the Trade: Make an Arc Drawing Jig

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Over the years, we have amassed a huge collection of handy tips from the Tricks of the Trade column in our magazine. We recently started to film some of these tricks in the Pop Wood shop to give a little personality to the pages that you are so familiar with. Our hope is to bring these great tips to our online audience in a new way. If you have a […]The post Tricks of the Trade: Make an Arc Drawing Jig appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 3: No-Kill 'Mutton' Tallow

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Hand-tool woodworkers love mutton tallow as a lubricant for saws, auger bits and the soles of our handplanes. A smidge of the stuff will make your tool slide easier - and your shop will smell like lambchops. But because of animal-rights concerns, mutton tallow is shunned by some woodworkers. (They already shun paraffin because it is made by Big Oil.) In 2016, a start-up corporation tried to make mutton tallow […]The post Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 3: No-Kill 'Mutton' Tallow appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 2: Tape Dispenser

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You might think I'm kidding. I am absolutely not. This year, a tape dispenser for my blue tape is the nicest thing I've added to my shop. Like many woodworkers, I use blue painter's tape for many tasks, from taping down small repairs to marking out joinery to shimming things square. For years I simply pulled it off the roll. You know the drill: Find the end of the tape, […]The post Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 2: Tape Dispenser appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Great American Furniture

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Great American Furniture table of contentsI don't know about you, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - it's all about the food and mostly free of consumerism…except, of course, for the “Black Friday” sales that start at crazy hours… I will not be at any of those sales. I will be sitting around a table I built (in the one dining chair I'vebuilt) having a great time with friends and eating what I hope is […]The post Great American Furniture appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 1: Kershaw Knife

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Every year, I write up a gift guide that discusses the small items that have made a big difference in my shop. These are items that are ideal for gifts - it's difficult to ask your toddlers for an Altendorf table saw for Christmas. I hope that these items are useful to you. If you have any complaints about this gift guide, please submit it here. The first item is […]The post Anarchist's 2017 Gift Guide, Day 1: Kershaw Knife appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Reminder: All Finishes Dry and Harden Slower in Cooler Temperatures

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This problem comes up a lot at this time of year. You've been finishing a large project for several weeks without problems. Then the finish starts sagging on vertical surfaces and the cabinet doors begin sticking together when you stack them. It's important to remember that all finishes dry slower in lower temperatures. Unless you keep your shop heated (and cooled in summer) to a fixed temperature, you're likely to […]The post Reminder: All Finishes Dry and Harden Slower in Cooler Temperatures appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Turn Patterns Into Super Story Sticks

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I better start off with a warning. If you haven't already figured it out, I'm kind of a nut about patterns. Long before I owned a CNC, I made hundreds of them. As a furniture maker, I really use and rely on them. The rule in my shop is that if you need to make two of anything or if there's even the slightest chance you might make something again, […]The post Turn Patterns Into Super Story Sticks appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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A Return to Cold-bend Hardwood

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For several years I used CompWood for furniture parts that needed to be bent precisely. It's a wood that has been compressed in its length under heat and with moisture. When the wood cools, it can be bent cold. No steambox. And I have yet to encounter wood failure with the stuff. The only downside? It's expensive compared to cutting down a tree, riving out the stock and bending it […]The post A Return to Cold-bend Hardwood appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Live Edge Class at Snow Farm, Massachusetts - Part 4 Lisa's Cherry Table

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One of the unique pieces built during my weekend workshop at Snow Farm was a live edge coffee table. Lisa's Cape Cod coffee table began as a 1 cross cut of a cherry tree that showed an attractive burl, intriguing insects cavities and some natural cracks. Our plan was first to fill the imperfection with colored epoxy. Then re-turn four reclaimed furniture legs that Lisa had found on the street. […]The post Live Edge Class at Snow Farm, Massachusetts - Part 4 Lisa's Cherry Table appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How to Cut Dovetails with a Keller Jig

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There are numerous jigs for cutting dovetails with a router. My go-to is theKeller pro series model 1601. It's simple to use, though unlike jigs that cut pins and tails in one fell swoop, it takes two operations (and two different cutters) — one for tails, another for pins. The resulting joint is so attractive, with wide tails reminiscent of hand-cut joints, that I think it's worth the extra time. […]The post How to Cut Dovetails with a Keller Jig appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Shop Tour with Kerry Pierce: Part 1 - Handplanes

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We are featuringa set of tables by Kerry Pierce in an upcoming issue of PWM and we needed to ship them back to his home in Lancaster, Ohio. So instead of paying over $100 for shipping, we jumped in the car to make the delivery. Kerry repaidus with a shop tour and wespent some time in his home talking about what he likes in furniture style. It was a great […]The post Shop Tour with Kerry Pierce: Part 1 - Handplanes appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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7 Tips for Tricky Glue-ups

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Glue-ups are always a stressful moment - you have a short timeframe to correctly align the parts you've been working on for some time, and failure to do so can compromise your results. So, I figured I'd share some tips that I've learned over time, through many a stressful and suspenseful glue-up. 1. Do a dry-run. You can set aside all the clamps, look at your project and feel good […]The post 7 Tips for Tricky Glue-ups appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Meet PopWood Writers Mary May & George Walker

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On December 9, two Popular Woodworking Magazine authors - woodcarver Mary May and Design Matters columnist George Walker - will be in Covington, Ky., to give presentations and sign copies of their new books, at a free event at Lost Art Press (7-10 p.m.).Don't wait to reserve your tickets - space is limited. And while this is not nearly as exciting as meeting Mary and George, I'll be there, too […]The post Meet PopWood Writers Mary May & George Walker appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Words for Woodworking that Make me Barf

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I love to look at websites of woodworkers - amateurs and professionals - and see photos of their work. But when they describe their work using the following words, I think: This person is a pompous wee-wee head with a fake underbite and who walks like they are carrying a corncob without using their hands. You might disagree - that's what the comments are for. But here is my list […]The post Words for Woodworking that Make me Barf appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Video: Pattern Routing Tips

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I love my routers, and if there's one router function that saves me time and hassles it's pattern routing. Whether it's a repeated curve on door rails or intricate fascia work on a bookcase, pattern routing is the answer. Being able to make and refine a single pattern and then letting my router do the work on the rest of the pieces saves time and pretty much takes the thought […]The post Video: Pattern Routing Tips appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Tricks of the Trade: Quick & Easy Setup for Handplaning Drawers

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I recently completed a seven-drawer dresser. The drawers featured hand-cut dovetails and are of graduated heights from top to bottom. Cleaning up the drawers with my handplanes was initially tough because I couldn't get them to remain still during planing. Fortunately, I thumbed through a Charles H. Hayward book recently and came across his solution: a dirt-simple method for easily planing drawers. He writes, All fitting is done before the […]The post Tricks of the Trade: Quick & Easy Setup for Handplaning Drawers appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Meet Goliath A Portable Robotic CNC

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As the Chinese curse goes, “may you live in interesting times.” Sometimes, “interesting times” is actually a good thing. In the case of CNCs, there are a lot of new ideas, methods and designs appearing for those interested in digital woodworking. In a short amount of time, we've seen several remarkable alternative CNC machines emerge. The Maslow CNC, a hanging CNC based on the design of wall plotters. The amazing […]The post Meet Goliath A Portable Robotic CNC appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Lixie Dead Blow Mallet Test - Some Fun in the Shop

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For an upcoming Tool Test in the February 2018 (#237) issue of the magazine, I reviewed the Lixie Dead Blow Mallet (the 30 ounce version, with 1 1/2″ diameter heads). While we'll post the full mallet test when the magazine hits newsstands, we wanted to take the time first (before writing the review) to put the mallet to work out in the shop. Testing tools like this is one of […]The post Lixie Dead Blow Mallet Test - Some Fun in the Shop appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How It's Made - A Trip to M. Bohlke Veneer

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I'm a behind-the-scenes junkie - any chance I get to see the inner workings of manufacturing or industrial spaces, I jump at the opportunity. So, I was especially thrilled to take a tour of M. Bohlke Veneer, a lumberyard and veneer mill in nearby Fairfield, Ohio (a 15 minute drive from the PopWood office) last week with Christopher Schwarz, Megan Fitzpatrick and Andy Brownell. M. Bohlke Veneer was founded in […]The post How It's Made - A Trip to M. Bohlke Veneer appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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A Short History of How Shellac Became Known as a Sealer

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Here's a short history of shellac, some of it from my own experience. Shellac was almost the only finish used on furniture from the 1820s to the 1920s when nitrocellulose lacquer was introduced. Shellac continued to be used widely as a complete finish by painters working in buildings until the 1950s. By the 1990s the only remaining supplier of shellac in liquid form was Zinsser, which sells the shellac under […]The post A Short History of How Shellac Became Known as a Sealer appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Using Salvaged Wood: Part Two

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The beloved backyard tree No store-bought lumber's story can compete with that of boards from your own backyard. It can be wrenching to fell a beloved tree, but transforming it into a piece of furniture helps dull the pain by giving an old friend new life. Working with lumber from backyard trees tends to be far more labor-intensive than with wood that was commercially grown. Commercial lumber comes from forest […]The post Using Salvaged Wood: Part Two appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Digital Artistry Meet the Artists from the December 2017 Issue

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How five masterful makers integrate CNC and CAD technology into their woodworking In the December 2017 issue ofPopular Woodworking magazine, the article, Digital Artistry is a peek at what five professional woodworkers are doing with digital tools in their shops. Each maker has an extensive traditional woodworking background and many years of experience before they began to use digital tools like CAD software and CNC machines. As I pointed out […]The post Digital Artistry Meet the Artists from the December 2017 Issue appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Marine Corps to Shop Floor

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Grant Burger WoodworkingTime served funds a maker's pursuit of woodworking happiness. by Grant Burger With most things in life, you either pay with your time or your money. Say you want to build a box using 3/4 black walnut. You have three options: Buy boards milled to final thickness from a lumberyard (least time, most money); purchase rough-sawn 4/4 boards to mill yourself (more time, less money); or fell a walnut tree, […]The post Marine Corps to Shop Floor appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Book Giveaway: Hand Tool Basics

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Hand Tool BasicsI recently received advance copies of “Hand Tool Basics,”a new book by Steve Branam, hand tool instructor and author of theClose Grain blog. If you're interested in incorporating more hand tools into your woodworking, but have felt overwhelmed by the prospect of learning how to use them, this book is a great visual guide to get you started. Step-by-step photos and instructions guide you through everything from sharpening tools to […]The post Book Giveaway: Hand Tool Basics appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Pricing Your Work - You Can't Win

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I typically keep a few pieces of my work in the window at my workshop in Covington, Ky. Right now I have a couple chairs on display, plus an aumbry. The pieces do attract attention - and also some uncomfortable conversations about the prices on my work. Recently Patrick Edwards visited my workshop, looked at the aumbry and said: It's too cheap. You should be charging three times as much. […]The post Pricing Your Work - You Can't Win appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Video: Joinery in Curvy Furniture

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curvy joineryCurvy furniture is great to look at and usually offers a tactile aesthetic that makes it appealing. Holding it all together is the joinery-and whether it's dovetails, tenons or lap joinery, creating that joinery on a curve adds a new level of complication. Whether made by hand or by machine, most of our training on making joinery starts with having flat and square stock to start with. We use reference […]The post Video: Joinery in Curvy Furniture appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Live Edge Class at Snow Farm, Massachusetts - Part 3, Ben's Table Completed

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When connecting a Live edge waterfall joint together we need to expect a tectonic shift of the connected corner. While mitering the two banks of the joint at 45 degrees we remove a considerate amount of wood in the shape of a triangular prism from the lower part of the miter. So in order to make the miter flow nicely from one side to the other, Ben had to gouge […]The post Live Edge Class at Snow Farm, Massachusetts - Part 3, Ben's Table Completed appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Easy Entry Digital Woodworking Preparing Patterns for an Outside CNC Service

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Inearlier posts in this series, I explained how you can take simple computer drawings and make paper patterns. In my last post, I revealed the process I used for years for making MDF patterns. But, how do you do that if you don't own a CNC? Outsource it. Here are a few tips onfinding and working with a local CNC shop. If you look around your area, you should be […]The post Easy Entry Digital Woodworking Preparing Patterns for an Outside CNC Service appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Easy Entry Digital Woodworking Preparing Patterns for an Outside CNC Service

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Inearlier posts in this series, I explained how you can take simple computer drawings and make paper patterns. In my last post, I revealed the process I used for years for making MDF patterns. But, how do you do that if you don't own a CNC? Outsource it. Here are a few tips onfinding and working with a local CNC shop. If you look around your area, you should be […]The post Easy Entry Digital Woodworking Preparing Patterns for an Outside CNC Service appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Turbine Solution: Use a Remote Control

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There are two sources of air to power a spray gun: a compressor and a turbine. Compressors are much less irritating; simply plug them in or turn them on and leave them. The motor will come on only when the amount of air in the tank gets low (after you have been using the spray gun for a while), so there's no unnecessary noise in your shop. A turbine, on […]The post Turbine Solution: Use a Remote Control appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Salvaged Lumber: Part One

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People use the term salvaged to describe a variety of lumber. Salvaged lumber can be cut out of beams, joists, or other parts of buildings, whether remodeled or demolished. It can come from cabinets, furniture, packing crates, or other objects no longer in use. It can come from a tree felled by a bulldozer to make way for new construction or uprooted by a storm. Using material from any of […]The post Salvaged Lumber: Part One appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Machine Manuals and Old Tools

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This past week I've been out in the Popular Woodworking shop, doing a bit of maintenance. Many of our machines were bought many years ago - while they've been maintained well and used by careful workers, every machine needs a bit of TLC every once in a while. The biggest hurdle in adjusting and maintaining machines is often figuring out the various set screws, rollers and shrouds, and finding the […]The post Machine Manuals and Old Tools appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Tackling the Houndstooth Dovetail: An Engineer's Approach to Form and Function

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As an aerospace engineer I don't often get the opportunity to sprinkle snippets of beauty into my day job - I mean, isn't a missile going super-sonic beautiful enough? Definitely not when it comes to woodworking! I'm starting to realize that one of my weaknesses is my inability to interject design aspects into my woodworking while maintaining structural integrity. But truthfully, these two things don't need to be separate and […]The post Tackling the Houndstooth Dovetail: An Engineer's Approach to Form and Function appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Easy Entry Digital Woodworking - Outsource Perfect patterns

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In the first post of this series, I explained the process that I use to make paper patterns for parts. Simply put, output your design to your printer, use the tiling feature to divide larger drawings into printer size pages, splice the pages together, glue it onto MDF or plywood, cut close to the line on a bandsaw and finally, fair the results with rasps and files. The most important […]The post Easy Entry Digital Woodworking - Outsource Perfect patterns appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Video: Building A Sculpture with Toshio Odate

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ToshioA couple of years back Popular Woodworking Magazine had the chance to visit renowned sculptor, author and teacher Toshio Odate at his home. While there, we had a wonderful opportunity to speak with him about his life and work. While filming a great deal of content for two videos, we had the unique chance to watch as Toshio, his family and friends (and a few of our crew) helped re-install […]The post Video: Building A Sculpture with Toshio Odate appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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It's OK (Good Even!) When They Hate Your Work

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The city council candidate was screaming at me through her phone as I sat hunched over my desk in the newspaper's newsroom. How about I pull down my pants and you come and watch me go to the bathroom? she screamed. You'd like that wouldn't you? This impolite invitation was issued after I inquired about a long string of tax troubles the candidate had suffered during the last few years. […]The post It's OK (Good Even!) When They Hate Your Work appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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'Workholding Solutions' - Free eMag

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Twice a year, we add a bindup of “legacy content” (articles that have appeared in the magazine before) to newsstand copies. While it's nothing long-time subscribers haven't already seen, recent subscribers might have missed one or two of thearticles. So we're offering it here, free. In the December 2017 issue (which mails to subscribers onNovember 8 and is on newsstands November 21), we've included in the newsstand copies “Workholding Solutions” […]The post 'Workholding Solutions' - Free eMag appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Update on Woodworking in America

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It is with no small regret that I announce we will not be holding a 2018 Woodworking in America conference. Though pulling the conference together is always a lot of work, I've found that the days actually at the conferences (every year since 2008!) have been among the most rewarding - I will sorely miss this opportunity to get together with 400+ of my closest woodworking friends. In the meantime, […]The post Update on Woodworking in America appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Illustrating Metamerism with a Digital Camera

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I can remember very frustrating times in my shop when I worked like crazy on a refinished piece of furniture to match the color on a sample piece of furniture, only to take the refinished piece to the client's house and find that it didn't match. But it matched perfectly in my shop I would meekly explain. I didn't understand the phenomenon of metamerism. The problem was that the light […]The post Illustrating Metamerism with a Digital Camera appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Profitable Subpar Work - A Strategy for Selling at a Farmers Market

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Most of my income comes from weekend art/farmers markets where I sell mainly turned work (bowls). I've learned that you need to have a bell curve of prices from cheap to extravagant with the majority falling in the middle-class affordable range. I've always struggled with the $20 cheap range. If you don't have a selection of goods at low prices you lose mid-priced sales from the uneducated. These people will […]The post Profitable Subpar Work - A Strategy for Selling at a Farmers Market appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Carving Out a Pumpkin Pine Finish

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pumkin pineWe experimented to find the perfect recipe for this most-requested finish for pine - and it's as easy as pie. by Glen D. Huey from the Autumn 2007 issue of Woodworking Magazine Pumpkin pine is a developed patina that glows a warm orangy color similar to - you guessed it - a pumpkin. Ask woodworkers what finish they want to replicate when using white pine as their primary wood in […]The post Carving Out a Pumpkin Pine Finish appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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