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Video Edition #236.1

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Video Edition #236.1

Designer's Notebook

Byrdcliffe Cabinet

The Byrdcliffe Colony is a lesser-known part of the Arts and Crafts movement. But the craftsmen built furniture that had a unique style of their own. Creative Director Chris Fitch shares his approach for adapting a historic design for modern woodworking.

Woodworking Technique

Using a Wood Plane

A wood handplane is a joy to use. Using one you made yourself is even more fun. Phil talks about the design featured in Woodsmith magazine. Then shows how to set up the plane for making smooth surfaces, straight edges, and simple profiles.

Shop Tip

Chamfer Guide

A disc sander makes quick work of creating a chamfer. What's challenging is making consistently sized chamfers. This simple jig makes the process quick and easy.

Video Edition #236.2

Designer's Notebook

Dust Collection

Working at the router table can generate a significant amount of dust and debris. More than a nuisance, it can be a health hazard. Designer Dennis Volz shares an approach to collect the finest dust right at the source with an easy-to-build upgrade.

Shop Tip

Plans Stand

Woodworking magazines and project plans are easily buried while working on a project. Here's a way to keep them front and center without cluttering up your bench top.