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How to Carve a Wooden Spoon With a Few Simple Hand Tools

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Woodworking | Comments

Wooden spoons have been around as long as human beings have been preparing food. They can be made with just a few simple tools, and the possibilities for designs and styles are endless. They also present a great opportunity to learn about wood grain and how it behaves. Join me on my first foray into spoonmaking!

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Useful Tasks You Can Do With a Block Plane

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Woodworking |

Earlier, we learned how to set up a block plane for use on your woodworking projects. So once you have your block plane set up, how can it be helpful in your shop? Today, we’ll learn some useful tasks that you can do with a block plane.

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Start Setting Up Shop With Our FREE eGuide: Woodturning Tips for Beginners

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Woodworking |

Whether you're a woodworker interested in the art of turning or a novice ready to start your craftsman journey with a lathe in hand, this free woodturning eGuide is for you. It's chock-full of expert tips on woodturning basics for beginners. From fundamental safety to sharpening your tools, this free eGuide will be your key to start creating masterful and intricate wooden designs.

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Making a Tage Frid-Style Stool: Time to Drill Holes for the Legs

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Woodworking |

With the seat, seat extension and their joinery ready to go, it’s time to focus on drilling holes for the legs of our Tage Frid-style three-legged stool. There are two major tasks to accomplish when making the seat: cutting 1” holes to join the legs and shaping the curve of the seat.

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How to Use a Plow Plane for Making Grooves

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Woodworking | Comments

A plow plane is one of the lesser known woodworking tools, which is a shame, because it is one of the most useful tools a woodworker can have. In this post, we'll show you how a plow plane works, and how you can use it to make grooves and rabbets for your woodworking project.

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Just In! Announcing Brand New Paper Crafts Classes From Craftsy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in All, 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

You've waited long enough! On the heels of announcing new gardening classes and woodworking classes last week, we're thrilled to finally unveil brand new aper crafts classes from Craftsy, including two completely FREE mini-classes. Without further adieu, here are the latest and greatest online classes in Craftsy's Paper Crafts catalog!

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