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From Rob's Bench:

Drywall dust, paint drips and future projects calling my name

Who Turned Out the Lights?
We’ve been plugging away at the basement reno over the past week. Drywall is up, mudded and sanded, and just yesterday I was able to get a good coat of primer on. I forgot how awful it is to sand drywall. Drywall dust rained directly down on my head while working on the ceiling, and sanding the walls further saturated the air with a dust that sticks to sweat and forms a substance just short of thick glue.
Free Plan:

Build a planter box

Planter box
These solid-looking planter boxes can be custom sized to fit that perfect spot in your yard. The build process is fun and easy, and the finished look is great.
Skill Builder:

Circular wood handles: beautiful and functional

Wood Handles
Instead of installing store-bought handles to doors and drawers, you could use carefully designed wood panels.
Tegs - LB - 08-21 - A
Outdoor Project:

Build a catio – an outdoor enclosure for cats

Build a Catio - An Outdoor Enclosure for Cats
If you have indoor cats, treat them to the ultimate play toy: An outdoor cat enclosure or "catio" that will allow them to get physical exercise and stimulate their minds – all while spending time in the great outdoors.
Wood Finishing:

Rubbing the finish

Rubbing the Finish
The smooth, clear look that you see on expensive furniture and high-end musical instruments, such as pianos and guitars, is achieved by rubbing out the finish.
Meet the Maker:

Chris Wong

Based in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Chris Wong talks about sculptural furniture, his dislike of cleaning and why he’s often in the shop until after midnight.
Woodworking News:

Precision woodworking has never been easier

The PantoRouter woodworking machine makes joinery fast, accurate, safe, repeatable and fun! Mortise and tenon has never been easier with over 150 perfectly fitting sizes using their patented tapered templates.
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Top Ten:

Top 10 tools for adding curves to your work

Adding curves
Straight lines are relatively easy to create in a shop setting. Curves are more of a challenge to produce, though they can add a lot to the overall look of a project. Learn about some of the tools used to lay out and cut curves in a workshop so you can add them to your next project with confidence.
Reader Projects:

Show us your work

Collectors Are A Strange Breed
Carving, furniture making, home improvement, wood turning... whatever your passion is, we'd love to see what you're working on.

"Obstructions lead to creativity."
Stephen Gleasner
Big Bear - SB - 08-21
Ecopoxy - LSB - 09-21
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