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Featured Project

A round pedestal table with a drawer proves a fun challenge
to its maker. This post details the form built to bend the
table's apron.

Hot Threads

A few finishers say: Yes! You can have your cake and eat it
too. It's possible to achieve appealing color results and do a
good deed for the environment when you use waterbased
lacquer as a tinting base.

A round cherry dining table top sparks a good investigation into
why and how wood moves. Wood prep and top lay-up are each

The Wood Doc and others are busy troubleshooting a batch of
kiln-dried cherry gone awry. Add your own advice to help
prevent this travesty from recurring...

As a woodworker prepares to take the next step in honing his door
making skills, he asks for a little advice on stable construction of
some big, heavy, three-panel doors.

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    Featured Member Profile

    Daniel Ritosa's shop specializes in moldings and cabinetry.
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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    For a high-end custom cabinet door, is it worth adding dowels
    to the joinery for strength and reliability... or is this shop just
    overdoing it?

    An inquiring CNC owner wants to know if it's possible to modify
    a point-to-point into a flat table machine in order to cut
    parts out of large sheets of material. Practicalities are
    considered in this article:

    Think popsicle stick and toothpick production is simple? A lot
    can go wrong with very thin lumber. Here are several
    approaches to cutting something slim and keeping it straight.

    And on the opposite end of the spectrum, there's this large-
    dimension rustic mantelpiece with a natural edge. A lot
    can go wrong with chunky lumber, too. Don't let the problems
    start: read this first.

    This table saw cuts out of square, but only when the blade is
    tilted over to 45 degrees. Woodworkers familiar with the
    frustration associated with inaccurate equipment give some

    Labor expended on fine details: is it wasted, or worthwhile?
    Business owners discuss which nice touches their customers
    care about, and wax philosophical about the craft.

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    Video Pick

    Charles GG Schmidt Co. features a Larry’s Clamp video of
    board flattening and panel gluing. To view the video,
    click on the link below and scroll down to Charles GG
    Schmidt Co.'s video link:

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