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How to Guides / Articles - 4 months ago

Rust Removal with Lemon Juice and Salt

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and you shouldn’t judge a hand tool by its exterior, either. Sometimes a great tool is hiding under a film of rust, and with a little elbow grease and a couple of household ingredients, it’s not too hard to g...

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A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

Recently I decided to make a Shop Sign, one that could also serve as a company logo. With a combination of SketchUp, an image transfer process, carving tools, and lampblack & shellac, I developed a sign that will work. I created a Playlist of fo...

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Felder Group USA at IWF Atlanta – 2018

[embedded content] From Felder Group: It’s another strong year for the woodworking industry and the Felder Group is ready for the IWF show in Atlanta with a booth that is over 65% bigger compared to their booth from 2016. With a massive range of sta...

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From The Bench: The Story of a Chair

Synopsis: From a chance encounter in a dentist’s office to a renewed acquaintance in a museum, the Bull Chair attracted Ludwig Ostfeld for years before he set out to build his own version. His reward was a project well done and a chair built for sty...

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Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Maybe you threw confetti, sent cards to loved ones, or jumped out of a cake wearing nothing but a bowtie. Perhaps you went to a museum exhibit or carved a cabriole leg instead. Regardless, you did not let June 2018 pass without celebrating the 300th...

How to Guides / Articles - 5 months ago

STL 168: Bevel Angles and Workbench Wood

[embedded content] If you have questions you’d like us to answer on the show, send them in to shoptalk@taunton.com. You can also use the voice memo app on your phone and email us a 30 second audio recording, or if you’re old-school you can leave a v...

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Brian Boggs Remembers Jennie Alexander

Editor’s note: On Thursday, July 12, Jennie Alexander passed away. Her impact on woodworking, particularly green woodworking, is tremendous, from her 1978 book Make a Chair from a Tree, The Taunton Press’s flagship book, to her joinery research and...

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SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

[embedded content] I’ve recently finished the construction of an 18th C. Serpentine Chest of Drawers. It’s one of the most complicated pieces I’ve done, as the shapes create a lot of complexity. This was my first experience with the serpentine shape...