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Taming Tough Grain with a Bevel-Up Plane

Taming Tough Grain with a Bevel-Up Plane Video by Gary Junken, edited by Jeff Roos, produced by Ben StranoLow-angle bevel-up planes usually have a bedding angle of around 12° and a blade honed to 25°. This combination gives you an angle of attack of 37°. For planing...
Working With MDF

Working With MDF

Working With MDF The following article was originally featured in our new stand issue “Built-Ins” in 2006. At the risk of inviting the scorn of some purists, I’m here to make a bold declaration: For painted cabinetry, there is no better and more appropriate product to...

Behind the Design: Tim Coleman’s Arabesque

Behind the Design: Tim Coleman’s Arabesque Getting a glimpse into a great artist’s workflow is always an amazing thing. I get overwhelmed when I start designing a piece of furniture, forgetting that most of my favorite furniture was not designed in one sitting. It is...
Where CNC meets handwork: Owain Harris

Where CNC meets handwork: Owain Harris

Where CNC meets handwork: Owain Harris You might think that a woodworker who dives into using CNC equipment either doesn’t much like working by hand or doesn’t know how. Neither would be remotely true of Owain Harris. Harris, who works in Deerfield, New Hampshire, and...
Carving 300-lb. Poles

Carving 300-lb. Poles

Carving 300-lb. Poles Several years ago a sculptor that I know asked me if I’d be interested in carving some poles for a museum garden. These were gondola poles from Italy that had deteriorated and needed to be copied. They were from 7 to 11 ft. long and 8 in. in...
Hide Adjustable Shelf Pins in a Secret Slot

Hide Adjustable Shelf Pins in a Secret Slot

Hide Adjustable Shelf Pins in a Secret Slot Like many people, I use those little spoon-shaped pins to create adjustable shelves in cabinetry. They do the job but leave the shelf feeling wobbly, and I don’t like seeing the pin tips underneath. So now I cut a slot on...

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