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Kitchen Cabinet Tips from Norm Abram

Kitchen Cabinet Tips from Norm Abram

Kitchen Cabinet Tips from Norm Abram The upcoming season of our longstanding PBS series, The New Yankee Workshop, is devoting nine episode to showing how to build a custom dream kitchen. In anticipation of this 20th anniversary season, I wrote an article published in...

How to cut mat and glass for picture framing

How to cut mat and glass for picture framing There’s nothing better than a beautiful frame and matting to make a piece of artwork stand out. But let’s face it, professional framing is expensive, and you have a shop full of tools that can produce perfect 45º angles...
Holding Thin Stock for Planing

Holding Thin Stock for Planing

Holding Thin Stock for Planing Video by Jeff RoosWe’ve all been there. Hand planing a thin piece of wood—a workholding nightmare—you find that your planing stop is too tall. Even if it isn’t, the second the blade engages the piece, it lifts it up. No problem; this is...
How To Build A Heavy Duty Workbench

How To Build A Heavy Duty Workbench

How To Build A Heavy Duty Workbench I’ve done a fair amount of handplaning during my 32 years as a professional furniture maker, and I’ve found that the best way to secure a board for face-planing is between two benchdogs, which can be set below the board’s surface so...
Designer’s Notebook: Curtis Erpelding’s Slant-Front Desk

Designer’s Notebook: Curtis Erpelding’s Slant-Front Desk

Designer’s Notebook: Curtis Erpelding’s Slant-Front Desk Synopsis: Curtis Erpelding’s version of a Rococo slant-front desk is not an exact reproduction, but an attempt to modernize and personalize what appeals to him about this old-world furniture style, both in terms...

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