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  Who Doesn’t Admire a Handcrafted Wood Table? Here’s a project idea that you’ll enjoy planning, creating and adding to your home. Smaller than a coffee table, an accent table or stand is just the sort of thing that helps make a room pop with art, delicacy and function. It’ll help make your home your home, not
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American Black Walnut Is The Craftsman’s Darling It’s dark, handsome, classy, and a downright joy to cut, shape, sand and finish into a wonderful project. But there’s a downside. It’s really easy to look at a pile of walnut and assume it’s low in quality because walnut, the poor guy, has a lot of characteristics
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width=”853″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Wood finishing is a mystery to many woodworkers. But I think this video above will help communicate the essentials to the craft of applying a nice, smooth, clear protective finish on a piece of furniture. What Are The Basics of Getting a Fantastic Wood Finish? Apply several light coats rather than thick, heavy coats Let
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width=”800″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Curly maple, tiger maple, fiddleback maple and quilted maple (various names for different types of figure found in maple lumber) have to be some of the more interesting woods to finish because you can take a board from mild to wild with the simplest of techniques. Here are just a few of them.
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Build This Elegant Custom Cutting Board In A Weekend December 17 & 18, 2016 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (both days) Class size: 5 min – 8 max Instructor: Doug Forsha Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) Register $195 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Here’s a great way for you to broaden your woodworking skills
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Here’s another important set of projects that emerged in our Platters Trays & Trivets Woodworking Contest.  I like to call these the “Honorable Mentions,” which are a selection of 20 projects that stuck out to me for one reason or another but did not make the top 10 as voted by the public. How’d I
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The art and science of woodworking consists of skills and knowledge that neither you nor I will ever totally master. There’s a lot to know about sticking two pieces of wood together!  However . . . we can share what we know and learn from one another. Putting some projects on display for everyone to share,
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5-Day Woodworking Class Build 2 Tables December 3 – December 7 (Saturday – Wednesday) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Instructor: Michael Fortune & Kelly Parker Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) Register $760 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Southwest School of Woodworking is pleased to announce another special class taught by master craftsman, Michael Fortune.
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Public Viewing & Voting November 7 – 12, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Reception & Awards Night November 12, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Woodworkers Source 18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix, Az 85023 Map It Public Show Consider this your official invite to come on down to our store to browse through the 200-or-so entries in our
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Learn the essentials of woodworking at Arizona’s only comprehensive woodworking school Open House – Free Event! Saturday, November 5 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Southwest School of Woodworking 621 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ Map It If you want to get better acquainted with the skills and the craft of woodworking, consider taking a class
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  If you’ve seen our other tutorial on three tips for finishing mahogany, you’ll start to notice a basic four-step formula I like to employ to arrive at certain colors and characteristics: Dye Sealer Glaze Clear finish That’s it. Does it seem like an arsenal of chemicals? Believe it or not, the steps go quickly, and it’s actually
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width=”720″ height=”540″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> The heart of your home is probably the kitchen. That’s where you greet the kids in the morning, toast to a new job, gather for Thanksgiving, brew the ever-important cup of coffee to kickstart your day. The kitchen is a special place because that’s where you talk and eat with the most important
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