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2-Day Contest: Wall Shelf Build-Off from Chris Wong

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Chris Wong of Flair Woodworks has set up another fun 2-day “build-off” for January 28 & 29 - and this time, it's for a wall shelf. The idea is to have all participants simultaneously build a piece over a 48-hour period and share pictures along the way. A similar contest in 2013 - the Shop Stool Build-Off - was a lot of fun. I followed along over the weekend on […]The post 2-Day Contest: Wall Shelf Build-Off from Chris Wong appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Sharpen a Scraper - Ron Hock Shows You How

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sharpen a scraperSometimes, a smoothing plane just can't get things smooth enough (think reversing grain) - and if you're a handplane user, you probably prefer not to pick up the sandpaper (thought it's sometimes unavoidable). In that case, you turn to the handy card scraper. A scraper can perform miracles that a plane cannot…except that Ron Hock says once you turn a burr on the business edge of a scraper, you've basically […]The post Sharpen a Scraper - Ron Hock Shows You How appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Traditional Danish Workbench

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I was thrilled to see the article by Bill Rainford in the current issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine in which he gives directions for making a traditional Danish workbench. It's been a long time (more than three decades) since Tage Frid provided these directions, and lots of new people have taken up woodworking in the meantime. For my money, this Danish style is the most user-friendly of all workbench styles […]The post Traditional Danish Workbench appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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The Best Way to Stamp Your Work or Tools

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A name stamp is a great investment to mark your tools as your own, especially if you attend woodworking classes or work in a shop with others. It's also a good way to stamp your finished workpieces for posterity. Most woodworkers, however, approach the task like Thor might. They raise their hammer high and swing a mighty blow against the stamp to do the deed in one whack. And they […]The post The Best Way to Stamp Your Work or Tools appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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