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Woodworking Workshop for Parents and Fall Fair 2017 - Part 2: How to Build a Gnome house

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When our School's Fall fair is over, we have the opportunity to pick up some of the leftover forest decor materials and store them for future use in our Manhattan-based woodshop. One find from past years' Fall Fair was a hollow branch of about 8 inches in diameter. A week after the Fair ended, a volunteer parent mentioned to me that she wanted to build a Gnome house for her […]The post Woodworking Workshop for Parents and Fall Fair 2017 - Part 2: How to Build a Gnome house appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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The Strength of a Chair Comes from Imperfection

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If you've ever used a hand-cut rasp or a hand-filed saw you know how their tiny imperfections from handwork make the tool cut smoother. When it comes to making chairs, the small handmade imperfections are what give it its strength. If you build a lot of casework, I am sure you are grunting in displeasure. Accuracy makes all your pieces go together easily and tightly, right? Well in chairmaking, that […]The post The Strength of a Chair Comes from Imperfection appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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