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How I Made a Notched & Tenoned Joint for the First Time

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As some readers will know, I'm working on a book about English Arts and Crafts furniture for the books division ofPopular Woodworking. As the deadline gallops toward me, alternately provoking bouts of insomnia and hyperventilation, my work schedule has finally allowed me to start on the book's final project, a hayrake table designed by Ernest Gimson in 1908. It's a simple design with the usual parts: four legs, a stretcher […]The post How I Made a Notched & Tenoned Joint for the First Time appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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In Praise of the Cork Sanding Block

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When I wrote about the 50 or so essential hand tools you need to make furniture in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, I neglected to include my cork sanding block in that list. I think the reason I forgot was that the block is as essential as my marking knife. I know the tendency today is to eschew abrasives and finish projects straight from the tools, but that's a pretty new […]The post In Praise of the Cork Sanding Block appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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