FREE: Just Bead It!

Take a look at furniture from major periods in the United States and you’re apt to find some form of bead being used. During the William & Mary period, drawers were surrounded by beading (often called single- or double-arch moldings). Some pieces (earlier in the period) have a single-bead detail while others (often later period[…]

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FREE: When You Can’t Find What You Want …

My path to The Real Milk Paint Company began in vocational school being taught by Werner Duerr. (Yes, the same guy who taught Chuck Bender.) After I completed my woodworking training, I worked for a few different antique dealers and furniture restorers repairing antique furniture. Many of those pieces had a painted finish that I[…]

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FREE – Apple Carrier Deck

The presentation below is known as a furniture deck.  A deck is a series of slides (think PowerPoint) that lays out a plan or vision. Some of the slides are photos with captions while others are text only. As a whole, the slides guide you through the steps needed to build the apple carrier.  […]

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FREE – Meet the Master, Frank Klausz

If you’ve been woodworking more than a few years, Frank Klausz is a name that certainly has meaning to you. He’s been a central figure in woodworking for decades and has influenced woodworkers of all levels. Most folks know that Frank is a classically trained, Hungarian craftsman who apprenticed under his father. (You can imagine[…]

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FREE: Rolling Rack

In 1991, when I left the now defunct Irion Company Furnituremakers to start my own business I moved into an 18th -century stone barn on the banks of the Brandywine river – sharing the space with another cabinetmaker. I had my workbench, my tool cabinet filled with my core hand tools, a handful of portable[…]

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FREE: Chisels, Know What You’re Buying

Every woodworker dreams of the big score, especially when searching for chisels. Whether we’re perusing an online auction site, walking through the local flea market, searching an antique store or scouring the tailgate section of a tool-collectors meeting, we love us a chisel deal. But what is a deal? How do you know if that[…]

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FREE – Set The Record Straight: Panel Assembly

I’m always amazed when I see woodworkers struggle with gluing up two or more boards to make a panel. I’ve seen photos of guys with their panel assemblies on the concrete floor of the shop with their knees at the joint straining to level the seam and clamp the pieces before the glue sets. And[…]

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FREE – $50 Shop Cabinets

Behind my workbench at 360 Woodworking, I had a wall to fill. With storage in the shop being in short supply, I knew what I needed to build – shop cabinets. But I wasn’t interested in furniture-grade storage: My aim was a couple of “down and dirty” wall cabinets that would help keep my area[…]

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