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Over the last few months, I’ve whittled up a healthy number of Baltic birch sheets to build a wide array of projects. A router table and fence, several drawer boxes, a craft table. In the same months, I’ve seen my colleagues use Baltic birch to make a table saw cross cut sled, a glue rack,
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width=”800″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen” data-mce-fragment=”1″>   Handcrafted Toys to Help Foster Children of Arizona If you know anything about the foster care system, you’ll know that it provides comfort and stability to children who come from abusive or neglectful homes.    I want to use this woodworking event to help out in a small way. I’m asking
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When: Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Instructor Gary McCaslin Where Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) 621 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Register $99 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Router Skills by Southwest School of Woodworking In this, short but information packed, 5-hour class you will learn how to safely and
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When: April 24-29, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Instructor Rhonda Forsha Where Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) 621 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Register Now (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Learn Finishing Skills in 4 Evening Sessions This course will build your finishing skills to enable you to apply finishes with confidence. There is nothing
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Every quarter, we issue rebate credits in multiples of $50. You earn a $50 rebate for every $1000 you’ve purchased with us.  This is our way of thanking you for trusting us to be your source for wood and project supplies.  We issue rebates every quarter, four times throughout the year: January, April, July, and October.
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  We call it a contest, but it’s really a celebration of the craft of woodworking. For this show, we asked you to build a small table or stand, and you didn’t disappoint. 71 projects came in, and we were blown away by the creativity and craftsmanship that went into each one.  Thank you for participating. We
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When: April 3-6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Instructor Rhonda Forsha Where Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) 621 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Register $234 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Learn Finishing Skills in 4 Evening Sessions Finishing is one of the most mysterious aspects of woodworking. Many novices will spend a lot of time
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Build This Elegant Custom Cutting Board In A Weekend May 6 & 7, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (both days) Class size: 5 min – 8 max Instructor: Doug Forsha Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) Register $170 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Here’s a great way for you to broaden your woodworking skills
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Those who build projects out of mesquite may appear a little nuts to woodworkers who are used to the likes of cherry, walnut, oak, and similar woods. Mesquite’s beauty comes from a different breed of criteria other than clear wood.  Namely the worm holes, splits, checks, knots, and bark inclusions that characterize the tree and her
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Public Viewing & Voting March 27 – April 1 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Reception & Awards Night April 1 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 100-or-so entries
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width=”853″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”>   1. Start with your project idea It can be a full plan or just a simple sketch   2. Make a parts list Then determine the board footage of each part   3. Add it up Then estimate a waste factor for some margin to work with Don’t Like Math?
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width=”800″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Arguably, the best part of quarter sawn white oak is its surprising figure. Before you finish your quarter sawn white oak projects, consider how to make that beautiful ray figure look its best. The good news is that you have several simple techniques that provide impressive results. It takes no special hard-to-master
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