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60 Minutes to Better Furniture Design – Frank Strazza Webinar

Inspired to Design Your Own Furniture While the journey of each woodworker today is unique in its details, there generally tends to be a common thread through each of them. They dabble in woodworking at first, find that it fascinates them and then turn toward more seriously pursuing this craft. There are a myriad of […]

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Frank’s Upcoming Live Webinar with Popular Woodworking

We’re honored to announce that Popular Woodworking University will host Frank for a live webinar on Where to Find Good Design Ideas on October 8, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Ever feel puzzled when trying to think up a new furniture design? Wonder how to turn your ideas into woodwork? Frank will show you how he comes […]

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How to Make a Benchtop Shaving Horse

I ran across this Benchtop Shaving Horse the other day in an old Living Woods magazine. It was designed by Nick Gibbs for the Forest Education Initiative in the U.K., based on an idea for standing horses shown in an earlier Living Woods by James Mursell and Bob Slade. What makes this interesting is that it’s great if you don’t have […]

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Next On-Campus Woodworking Courses Coming Up!

Well, we’ve got three upcoming on-campus one-day classes next week–The Art of Sharpening, Handplanes – Their History and Use and Hand-Cutting Dovetails. In The Art of Sharpening course, you’ll end any frustration with getting the edge and shavings you want. Putting together time-tested methods and modern techniques, we’ll show you how to get a razor edge every time on chisels, […]

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Out of space? No problem with Shop Size here!

One common woodworking question is, “How large should my shop be?” It seems that woodworkers always need more space. (If only we could fit that next dream machine!) Even if you’ve got a shop space already, it’s often smaller than most of us would like–a garage, spare room, or closet sometimes just doesn’t seem big enough. […]

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