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Featured Project

Think water and wood should keep their distance? This artful (and
technologically advanced) dining table could cause you to think again...

Hot Threads

The Wood Doc is writing an article, and needs a little help from his friends.
Please share any experiences you've had sawing and drying the less
common wood species listed in this post.

The specified size and construction for an entry door has its builder-to-be a
little concerned... Will the proportions of these parts cause racking?

It's time to bust out your safety glasses - and your good stories. Ever find
something in your sheet stock that just doesn't belong? Tell us about it ...
there's already been talk of a crescent wrench surpise:

Though carefully constructed, these exterior raised panel doors continue to
warp. Construction methods - and the reasons behind the warp - are under
review here:

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Knowledge Base Highlights

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Given the natural tendency for wood to move, joinery for a complex wood
countertop requires some careful thinking.

How can you ensure accurate drilling and doweling in door manufacture
with a simple horizontal boring machine? Get the details in this article.

From laying up blanks to machining, here are some tips on making arched
top door stiles.

Experienced sawmill operators counsel a newcomer on his odds of success
with buying and operating a sawmill in a tough market - and describe what
his life will be like if he tries it.

What is the worst enemy of a high-gloss finish? Sanding marks. When
nothing short of a drop-dead glossy clear coat will do, follow this advice on
formula choices (including automotive clear-coat urethanes), polishing
methods, and finishing schedules.

After a puzzling glue failure, lots of advice is offered up on the fine points
of achieving solid glue joints when laminating steamed and bent wood.

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    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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