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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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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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  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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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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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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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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Woodworkers from all over the Phoenix metro area put their skills and creativity to good use by building “Little Free Libraries” in our latest woodworking contest. And you should really come see the projects! These small outdoor bookcases encourage literacy, neighborhood sharing, and when installed they add a sense of friendliness to the community. In
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width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Around the world, there are over 32,000 Little Free Libraries installed in 70 countries – this is the remarkable story about the very first one and how it ignited a worldwide thrill for sharing books and expressing creativity. A Little Free Library™ is just a neighborhood book box for free book sharing.
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