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  1. How to Repair Cracked Wood



    Repairing crack in wood end with CA Glue


    It’s enough to break your heart. As you near completion on a project, you find a small split or crack. This recently happened to me on a raised panel door that was nearly done. Try this simple and effective repair tip using CA (cyanoacrylate) glue.

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  2. Video: Why Are Woodturning Blanks Coated in Wax?



    drying out a waxed bowl blank


    When you shop for woodturning blanks, many of them are coated in wax. Should you scrape off the wax before turning? Leave the wax on the blank?

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  3. How To Make A Continuous Wood Grain Taco Holder



    wooden taco holder


    Woodworkers Journal Senior art director Jeff Jacobson designed the jig that makes this Continuous Grain Taco Holder both safe and easy to rout, and he has been hoping to fit this project into the magazine for at least a year. His wish is now coming true — and for good reason: it’s a quick and fun novelty you can make for those upcoming holiday parties or south-of-the-border meals.

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  4. How to Build a Hardwood Mosaic Picture Frame


    walnut-mosaic-frame


    This picture frame uses a plywood base with decorative hardwood tiling, and it makes a nice home woodworking plan. Professionally made picture frames come in two types: the chintzy-looking cheap ones, or the really great-looking expensive ones. I decided that I would like to build my own and come up with a really great looking frame that was inexpensive but definitely not cheap!

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  5. How To Build A Cribbage Board Using A Template



    men playing cribbage


    Putting together your own cribbage board project is a good use of a lot of different workshop talents, and the end result can be almost as fun as making it. During those long, cold winters I spent growing up along the shores of Lake Vermilion in the far north of Minnesota, one of the ways that we wiled away the long dark evenings was playing cribbage.

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  6. How to Properly Store and Display a Flag in a Wood Case



    man saluting united states flag


    The materials used for flag storage can either assist or deter from proper preservation and unfortunately you won't notice the damaging affects until it's too late. Our woodworking experts weigh in on how to properly store a flag in a wooden case.

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  7. How to Weatherproof Outdoor Furniture


    wood damaged by weather elements


    Even well finished projects will eventually change color and begin to show damage. In most cases, when it comes to outdoor woodworking projects, the part that comes in contact with the ground is end grain. While water sheds off the rest of the piece, those end grain surfaces often sit in it, acting like a wick. Porous wood, especially close to the ground, absorbs a great deal of water, which will eventually damage and rot even the best treated wood.

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  8. How To Cut The Four Basic Rabbet Casework Joints With A Table Saw


    man cutting rabbet joints on a tablesaw


    When building casework, cabinetry, drawers, shelving or other box joinery there are four basic rabbet joints you should learn. This post walks you through each of the four joints and shows you how easy they are to cut using your table saw.

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