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How to Rivet Furniture Parts Together

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I built a folding bookstand (above) for an upcoming issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine that uses traditional copper rivets to join the components and allow them to pivot. After posting a few photos of the bookstand, a lot of people were curious about how to use copper rivets. So here is a quick tutorial - full details and measured drawings will be in the June 2018 issue of the magazine. […]The post How to Rivet Furniture Parts Together appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How to Follow WorkbenchCon 2018 - A Conference for Makers and Influencers

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WorkbenchCon, A brand new maker conference, kicks off tomorrow and runs through Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. It represents a departure from the woodworking show model of vendors and manufacturerssetting up booths and focuses on influence, branding, and networking. Tickets are $399 and will not be available at the door. They describe theconference on their website: Our mission is to relate to the influencer, DIYer and business person in YOU…HOW? Our […]The post How to Follow WorkbenchCon 2018 - A Conference for Makers and Influencers appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How to Tap Wood for a Bolt

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Recently I needed to install two thumb screws into a makeshift fence that was intended for my petite table saw. By threading a hole in the wooden fence I was able to provide my hardware of choice (thumb screws) sufficient purchase to attach the new fence to the one supplied by the manufacturer. This method also allowed me to loosen and tighten the fence as needed, and even dismantle it […]The post How to Tap Wood for a Bolt appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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