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I have looked everywhere for a smaller, holding work surface, on wheels and have found nothing ... so, I did what many of you would do, make something without plans and with only testing and experimenting until it works ... and I must say, it was worth the time and effort.
Now I have a portable work surface that I can easily set up any where, that fulfills what I need without getting too complex ...
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I have ... maybe 5 top woodworking builds that for one reason or another become some of my favorite builds, sometimes they start off that way, sometimes they just become that favorites as I build them, and this little accent table was has become one of my faves ...
I came into the project with more questions than answers, and there were many different ways I could have done things, some more simple, others more complex, but in the end, I had fun and made a little accent table that I loved to build and looks great !!
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Many woodworkers can end up spending a lot of time fixing things that happened during the build of their woodwork project, that could have been avoided with a bit more knowledge and preparation before they started building ... and that's what this article will cover, prepping and understanding wood.
When you build a wood project, and spend all the time and money on plans, tools, wood under most conditions, you want your project to turn out well no matter what it is. This is especially true if you are building furniture or other items around the home that you want to look good and often to also withstand everyday use and remain in good condition.
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My name is Nate Sprankle and I am the owner/operator of a custom furniture shop operating as Sprankle Custom Works LLC in Cary, North Carolina. I’ve spent thousands of hours developing these guides that cover both the business side as well as the building itself and all topics in between. This bundle offers a total package with step-by-step instructions on how run a small, profitable custom furniture shop using a repeatable, systems-based approach to ensure income goals are met.
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I remember joking with other woodworkers at guild meeting about "wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of a machine or jig that can give you perfect joints without a lot of fuss, that are super strong and precisely located" then I discovered the Dowelmax and it became my only joint-making tool for all the reasons I just listed.
I made this article and video to use as a reference for those new woodworkers who to know more about this tool can do, and for those experienced woodworkers as a reminder for new things they may not have thought about.
I often talk about this jig as the tool that changed my life in woodworking, and it's the truth. Before discovering this jig, like everyone else I made mostly mortise and tenon joints ... and hated it, I could never seem to get them to fit perfectly, the reveals were frequently not different thicknesses and they are tedious to make ... especially for something nobody ever sees except the woodworker because the mortise and tenon joints are buried and glued deep into the wood.
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I had not met Paul McCuish officially until recently, but I had seen some of his cabinets at an Art Exhibit he had participated in and I was very impressed with the quality of his work, so much so that I finally got around to calling him to see if we could get together for a bit of a tour of his work and his workshop.
He asked me a few questions, then we set a time to get together and the video and pictures will pretty much tell the whole story ...
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