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Cheap Chucks: Jam Chucks Are Purpose-Built Chucks You Make Yourself

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Woodworking |

Using jam chucks for woodturning saves money, lets you to hold your work without marking it, and allows flexibility in design. Ensure you're getting the most out of your jam chucks with these helpful tips and tricks!

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6 Creative Uses for Your Bandsaw

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Woodworking | Comments

The bandsaw can be a game changer for a woodworker. I consider my bandsaw to be one of the most important tools in my shop, and it is certainly my favorite woodworking machine.

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Discover How to Make Doughnuts With Our FREE Recipe eGuide!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

From raised and glazed to baked and cakey, who doesn't love a fresh doughnut? Learn how to make your own delightful dough right in your own kitchen with our fabulously FREE baking eGuide: "Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home."

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Wonderful Wood: All About Cherry Lumber

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Woodworking |

For everything from furniture to small accessories to built-ins, cherry is a top class wood. To use it artfully, however, you have to appreciate its variations and idiosyncrasies. Read on to discover the unique characteristics of cherry wood.

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Back to School With New Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Embroidery, Gardening, Knitting, Photography, Sewing, Woodworking | Comments

School is back in session! Get ready to earn an A+ in your passion, as you explore lifelong learning with Craftsy classes, all at a special, limited-time new class price!

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How To Make Half-Blind Dovetail Joint in 12 Steps

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Woodworking |

Earlier on the Craftsy blog, we shared a series of posts on how to make a through dovetail joint. In addition to the through dovetail, there are variations of this joint, all with their particular strengths. Today we’re going to learn how to make a half-blind dovetail joint.

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