Your woodworking adventure starts here! The Craftsy Woodworking Blog covers everything from the best tools and how to handle them, to different types of woods, techniques including cuts, drilling and sanding, and tutorials for impressive projects.

Table Saw Buying Guide: Shopping For the Best Table Saw For You

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Woodworking |

Have you shopped for a table saw and felt overwhelmed at all the choices? Follow along as I break down the main categories of table saws and think through other considerations to narrow down the choices into a few options.

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Guide to Making and Fitting a Dovetail Box Bottom

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Woodworking |

In this installment of our four-part series on making a dovetailed box, we'll show you step-by-step how to fix the dovetail box bottom with grooves.

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Woodworking Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Pieces

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Woodworking |

Let's take a look at potential woodworking mistakes – and opportunities – in designing and developing pieces. These design issues are especially important in woodworking and many relate particularly to the wood itself. In an earlier post, I offered woodworking advice, urging woodworkers to take the effort, risk and time to actively design, so now let's look deeper.

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A Foolproof Method for Gluing Up a Three-Legged Stool

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Woodworking |

We’ve come to the big moment in building our Tage Frid-inspired three-legged stool — putting it all together. All the parts are shaped and sanded to 150 grit. The wedges are ready. The challenging part of this process is that you have to glue up the legs, stretchers and seat all in one go and most of this glue-up happens upside down (the stool, not you!). Bring it on!

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A Foolproof Method for Making Corner Joints for Dovetails

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Woodworking |

We already covered how to size the sides and bottom of a wooden box made with dovetail joints that’s custom-sized to the items you want to store. In this post, we’ll learn how to mark and make the corner joints so that the bottom of the box will fit securely without being seen from the sides.

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Woodworking Advice: Tips and Solutions for Design Pitfalls

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Woodworking |

To make great woodwork, it pays to be aware of the pitfalls of the woodworking design process and their solutions. Improve your product with these tips.

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