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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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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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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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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=”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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We’ll have prizes for the top 10 voted projects, with the first prize being a bench top router table from Kreg The first Little Free Library was build by Todd Bol – he put it in his yard and the popularity of the concept took off around the world Little Free Libraries can be any
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First thing’s first. A woodworking contest is never fair. You build things out of wood usually to make your home (or someone else’s home) beautiful and unique, not to get a prize. So it takes a lot of courage for people to take a project they’ve built, hand it over to us to display, and
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A couple times a year we host a simple woodworking contest by establishing a project theme and a deadline — then we wait. Every time we do this,  the truth is I’m simply blown away and tongue-tied by the vast array of entries we get to see. It’s a delightful surprise to see the creativity
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