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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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When: Saturday, April 1 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, April 2 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Instructor Doug Forsha Where Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) 621 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Register $359 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Jewelry Box Workshop by Southwest School of Woodworking In this
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When: 3 Days of Instruction! Friday, March 17 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, March 18 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, March 19 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Instructor Doug Forsha Where Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) 621 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Register $399(register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Wall Cabinet Workshop by
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When:February 18 & 19, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (both days) Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) What’s Included: Materials Shop & tools instruction by Gary McCaslin You keep the project and enjoy the satisfaction of building a project Register $379 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Book Case Workshop by Southwest School
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Small Table Workshop at Southwest School of Woodworking February 4 & 5, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (both days) Instructor: Doug Forsha Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) Register $359 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Small Table Workshop by Southwest School of Woodworking In this workshop, taught by Master Craftsman Doug Forsha,
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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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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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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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width=”853″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> I recently built my own standing height desk, and this video will show you a little more about it. Like many furniture projects I started out looking for one to buy. As you probably know, buying furniture is an uninspiring event in which you discover: nice furniture costs money sometimes more money
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Did you know that one out of six children who do not read at age level by the end of third grade will not graduate from high school? In fact, in middle income neighborhoods, there’s a ratio of 13 books for every child. Regretfully, in low-income neighborhoods the ratio is alarmingly backwards: 300 children for every one
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