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  1. Video: Reclaimed Wall Map with Epoxy Resin River and Road Inlay



    Paul Jackman shows off his epoxy inlaid road map
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  2. How to Bend Wood?



    Box for steam bending lumber


    What is the best way to bend a piece of wood without breaking it?

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  3. When is a Knife a Better Way to Mark Lines?



    A mark made on a piece of wood with a straight edge and a knife


    Why use a knife to mark wood?

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  4. Video: Kitchen Drop Leaf Table



    David Picciuto sitting at his drop leaf table
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  5. 5 New Tools You Might Have Missed

    dan with 5 new tools


    In this Rockler demonstration we'll show you five new tools that you might have missed. All five of these tools were introduced in the past six months, but they are from different tools categories. We’re betting at least one of these tools will be something you’ll want in your shop. Let’s get started!



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  6. Why Did Shellac Discolor My Red Oak?



    Stack of unfinished red oak lumber


    Why does red oak darken with a clear shellac coat?

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  7. Choosing the Best Epoxy for Your Woodworking Project

    pouring silver epoxy


    What type of epoxy is best for your project? And, how do you mix and apply the epoxy?

    Epoxy Resins are engineered to pour and cure at different depths ranging from 1/8” up to 3", in a single pour or multiple pours. It is important for you to choose the correct type of epoxy based the type of project you are making, the total thickness of the epoxy, and the temperature of your work area.



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  8. Introduction to Furniture Joinery

    woodworker measuring a mortise and tenon joint



    “There are three categories of woodworking joinery that we use to make furniture; the butt joint, the mortise and tenon, and the dovetail. All other joinery can be considered variations within of these three categories.” -- Ian Kirby, Master Woodworker



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