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An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...
Using SketchUp to Turn a Tapered Sheraton Leg

Using SketchUp to Turn a Tapered Sheraton Leg

Using SketchUp to Turn a Tapered Sheraton Leg Late last year, I built one of these Sheraton Work Tables. The original was made circa 1800 by John and Thomas Seymour in Boston. I found a picture in one of my books “The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas...

Mortising the ends of long boards

Mortising the ends of long boards In Fine Woodworking#268, Michael Cullen builds a contemporary Arts and Crafts bed. In it, he uses simple brackets to attach the headboard and footboard to the side rails. It got me thinking about how I would mortise the end of an...
Workbench Tips and Tricks

Workbench Tips and Tricks

Workbench Tips and Tricks Synopsis: Used for everything from sharpening to assembly, the workbench is the heart of a woodworker’s shop. Here are a collection of reader ideas on how to make your workbench more functional, from an easy benchtop to a shopmade Moxon vise,...
Two DIY Woodworking Vises

Two DIY Woodworking Vises

Two DIY Woodworking Vises Let’s face it, woodworking is an expensive hobby. I’m all for doing anything that makes it easier and cheaper for someone to get into this incredible craft. When I first started on my woodworking journey, my workbench was nothing more than...

An interview with chairmaker Brian Boggs

An interview with chairmaker Brian Boggs Brian Boggs has been building chairs since 1982, when he was a student of French and philosophy at Berea College in Kentucky. Before that, he aspired to be a fine art painter; he even took a trip to Paris to pursue it. Back in...

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