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News on the street is Joanna Werch Takes from the Woodworker’s Journal is calling it quits. Joanna has been a valuable part of the wood working community online and over at the Woodworker’s Journal, and we wish her all the best in her new adventures. Good luck, Joanna, and thanks again for everything!

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The Jet Company has released a brand new set of 15 inch planers that are sure to delight wood workers from every corner of the globe. A pair of new 15-in. planers from JET — one with a helical cutterhead (model JWP-15BHH) and one with straight knives (model JWP-15B) — feature an innovative Precision Air Strut System (PASS). PASS uses dual, heavy-duty gas struts to support the cutterhead with upward pressure on each side, preventing it from dropping and causing…

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Recently, I had a hand in building a coffee table based on a George Nelson design. The top was created with solid walnut slats with about 14 cross-lap joints per piece. That turned out to be a stinking lot of joints to make. And each had to be placed properly. It occurred to me that, if I was off the mark on each joint by as small an amount as 1/64-in., by the time I was done making 14 cuts,…

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Having a beautiful bed can transform any bedroom.  It’s the most important piece in your bedroom, but can also be the most expensive. Over a decade ago, I built my first farmhouse bed (pictured above).  We still use it today, it’s still as strong and sturdy and beautiful as ever.  And it only cost about $120 to build then – thousands less than buying! Farmhouse Bed Plans We updated the original farmhouse bed plans to use less tools, less materials,…

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It’s a hassle to change the setting on the threaded posts of toggle clamps in order to adjust the rubber bumper’s clamping pressure. When workpieces are too thin for the current setting, I simply insert a small scrap wedge between the rubber bumper and the workpiece to fill the extra space — no need to go looking for my wrenches to adjust the clamp. – Willie Sandry Camus, Washington The post Using Toggle Clamp Wedges appeared first on Woodworking |…

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This is one of my favorite bathroom vanities I’ve ever designed and built.  I love it so much because it is great for storage, and the simple clean exterior lines are easy to wipe down and keep clean.   With the plumbing in the center cavity, you can add towels or baskets in front and around. For the doors, we used this simple plan.  I attached the hinges with Non-Mortise Hinges –     Image from Amazon   The hinge…

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It’s easy to play, and the parts are simple to make:Spend an afternoon in the shop and create a new lawn game for summer gatherings. The post PROJECT: Kubb Lawn Game appeared first on Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To.

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This four-by-four greenhouse can be built in a weekend, disassembles in minutes and add months to your growing season. The post PROJECT: Fold-up Greenhouse appeared first on Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To.

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Are you looking for beautiful and sturdy seating for your outdoor space?  Have you considered building your own?  You can save a ton of money and get exactly what you want!   For about $20 a piece, I built these outdoor chairs!   These chairs were so simple and easy to build!!!  All just 2×4 and 2×6 lumber, right off the shelf! Here’s how I built it – I cut all my boards according to the cut list below using a compound miter…

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RYOBI’s 18V ONE+ POWERSOURCE turns 18-volt DC battery power into 120 volts of alternating current, creating an on-the-go outlet for power wherever you need it. Providing 150 watts (1.25 amps) of continuous output, this inverter will power and recharge small electronic devices like laptops, tablets and cell phones. The POWERSOURCE is also equipped with two 2.4-amp USB ports andan on-board LED light. It will accept any RYOBI 18V ONE+ slide-on style battery. The RYOBI 18V ONE+ POWERSOURCE (model RYI150BG) is sold bare, without…

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Late last month, Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) announced that it has joined Generation T (“Gen T”), a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Together, the contributing sponsors of Gen T seek to drive enrollment in skilled trade training and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of 3 million jobs by 2028. One key component of the movement is a first-of-its-kind national skilled jobs marketplace,…

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In this issue’s Feedback, a reader mentions the measurements he took of a bookcase. Personally, I keep a tape measure in the inside pocket of my winter coat (for measuring the depth of the snowdrifts I’m shoveling off my Minnesota sidewalks), as well as one in my purse for those random moments when you’re out and about and you just need to measure something (you never know!). I have one on my office bookshelves to help with project dimensions. (Coworkers…

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