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  1. Project: Turner's Tool Holder

    Under lathe turning tool storage


    Build a lathe-based tool holder to make your turning more efficient. An easy weekend project.

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  2. How to Join Carcase Miters with a Domino - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    Demonstration of frame joinery using domino inserts

    A carcase miter is a miter that is cut on a case piece that allows the grain to wrap around the case. A domino is an inserted tenon that is cut with a domino machine made by Festool. Dominos come in a range of sizes and are an incredibly quick way to strengthen many different joints in furniture making.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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  3. Dust and Air Movement in the Shop



    Rockler dust right set up in small workshop


    What kind of dust collection is best for a shop with limited space?

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  4. How to Deal with Twisted Maple



    Flattening twisted wood with winding sticks


    Can maple lumber that has become very twisted be salvaged?

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  5. How to Install a Dado Stack on a Table Saw - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    Adjusting dado stock in SawStop table saw

    A dado stack is a blade or several blades that can be stacked together to produce a wider kerf than a normal table saw blade. They can be run as a pair or stacked with smaller blades called chippers that can be inserted between the two outside plates to create dadoes or grooves of very specific sizes. This video shows specifically how to change the blades with a Sawstop table saw but is applicable to most dadoes in table saws.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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  6. Video: How to Build a Bed Swing



    April Wilkerson and dogs sitting on hanging seat


    In this video, April Wilkerson builds the perfect backyard hangout spot, a swinging bed.

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  7. Install Cabinet Knobs and Pulls with JIG-It Pro Drilling Guide

    drilling pilot holes for cabinet hardware

    Installing handles, knobs and pulls on doors and drawers is not only a functional addition to your cabinets or furniture projects. They’re also a great way to add an another design feature. It’s amazing how much different styles of knobs or pulls can change the look of a cabinet. The popular Rockler Drawer Pull JIG IT® Template and Center Punch and new Rockler Jig-It Knob and Pull Pro Drilling Guide make it fast and easy to install cabinet hardware.



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  8. How to Bend Wood with Parallel Laminates - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    Using plywood template to bend wood

    A lamination is when wood is sliced thin enough that it can be bent over a form and glued back together. A parallel lamination is when it is a constant thickness all the way through the part that is being bent. This video covers how to calculate layers and thickness of laminating pieces as well as glue options and clamping methods.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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