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Video Edition #237.1

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Video Edition #237.1

Designer's Notebook

Veneered Knife Holder

Designer Dennis Volz shares the design details that went into creating a kitchen accessory that takes a new spin on storing and organizing knives and other kitchen utensils.

Shop Tip

Bench Vise Shims

Securing a workpiece on one side of the vise on your workbench can cause the jaws to deflect. This racking can cause damage over time. The answer to this issue can be solved with a trip to your home center.

Woodworking Technique

Making Barn Door Hardware

When coming up with a plan for a new storage piece, designer John Doyle, was surprised at the cost of sliding barn door hardware. So he made his own. Follow along to see just how easy it is to do.

Video Edition #237.2

Designer's Notebook

Barn Door Cabinet

It started with hardware. Designer John Doyle wanted to create a piece that included sliding door hardware. That decision lead a host of other possibilities that ended up with a one-of-a-kind cabinet you can build for your own home.

Shop Tip

Emergency Rasp

A set of files and rasps comes in handy for shaping workpieces. But if you don't have a particular tool close at hand, you may want to consider this unlikely, but effective, solution.

Video Edition #237.3

Woodworking Technique

Creating an Aged Finish

A great project gets even better with age. Craftsman Dana Myers shows how you can get the jump on a well-worn look with this technique. Some paint, some glaze, and a few well-placed dents and dings are all you need.

Router Workshop

Using Router Joinery Bits

Designer Dennis Volz made a rotating knife rack with eight sides. Rather than do battle with miters, he chose to use a special-purpose router bit. Here he shows just how easy it is to set for for best results.

Shop Tip

Circular Router Guide

A router table simplifies all kinds of tasks. And with a good jig, you can make the process accurate and safe. This jig is a good example for making controlled cuts on small round pieces.