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Use 3-M "Post-It" notes to keep track of various parts in a large woodworking project.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #13 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 10

Advice on tool priorities for woodworkers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 10

Forming a woodworking guild. Advice on the benefits of belonging, on how to make meetings meaningful, drawing up bylaws and promoting growth.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #32 May-Jun 1993 pg. 30

Coping with wood movement. How to build furniture that won't crack or split. Includes advice on designing to deal with wood movement. Offers specifics on frame-and-panel construction, mortise-and-tenon problems, fastening tabletops, case construction, miters, dowels and screws. Charts show cross-train movement of flatsawn boards for various wood types and annual changes in average indoor relative humidity for 17 cities.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 38
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 6

From concept to cutlist. Trouble-free projects begin by preparing sketches, working drawings, cutlists and bill of materials prior to building a piece of furniture.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 44

Tip for using a piece of MDF to square a large cabinet carcase during gluing up.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 32

How to make and use a lumber cutting list from a dimensioned drawing of a project.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 48

Twenty-one tips for accurate layout of a woodworking project.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 58

Glue and clamps. A dry run is the key to hassle-free glue-up.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 78

Production shop tips. Techniques for making identical parts quickly, accurately, and safely. (1) Sandwich clamp for routing. (2) Duplicating wooden scooped chair seats. (3) Pneumatic clamps. (4) Go/No-go gauges. (5) Template cutting on the table saw. (6) Duplicate spindles with semaphore jig. (7) Gang planing. (8) Template sanding. (9) Turning duplicates with a story stick. (10) Eccentric cam clamp. (11) Small off cut holding spring. (12) Vacuum clamps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 44

How to prevent moisture (warping, expansion, contraction, ...) from ruining your wooden projects, and what to do about it if it does.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2002 (v.25#3) pg. 22

The geometry of strength: Building things that hang together. How to avoid sagging, flexing and distortion in projects we build. The need for stiffening emphasized.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 42

Working with hand tools. Bring back the joy of woodworking by learning to use hand tools.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 18

Woodworking with children. Project readiness guide for ages 4-5, 6-8, 8-12, 12 and up.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 46

Noiseless woodworking. Tips on using hand tools to produce fine quality wood products, especially in an apartment or condominium situation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1987 (v.10#11) pg. 70

18 common woodworking mistakes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1988 (v.11#6) pg. 70

Accuracy in woodworking. Quality tools and knowing where accuracy counts are the keys.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1988 (v.11#7) pg. 27
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 6
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 6

Common sense and forethought can save hours of frustration in woodworking. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 39

Toxic turnings. Advice for wood turners on how to protect themselves from wood allergies, respiratory or skin problems. Includes a chart of toxic woods, reactions, their site, and degree of incidence.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 10

An ounce of prevention. Quick troubleshooting tips for woodworking bugaboos. Advice on planning, measurements, tool selection and maintenance, wood seasoning and choices, assembly, joinery, gluing up, fasteners, and finishing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1991 (v.14#11) pg. 11

Dealing with gaps. Using a gap wedge and other techniques to precisely fit pieces of wood into irregular gaps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 14

Outsmarting solid wood II. Disaster-proof designs that compensate for wood movement.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 19

Introduction to woodcraft. Part 3. Basic techniques and operations common to craft-size woodworking projects.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #76 Aug 1980 (v.7#4) pg. 29

Introduction to woodcraft. Part 4. A look at surface decoration ideas and finishing materials for craft projects.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #77 Oct 1980 (v.7#5) pg. 23

A collection of tips from experienced carpenters, plumbers, electricians and handymen.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #204 Dec 1979 (v.29#10) pg. 6

Teach your child the joys of woodworking.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #244 Dec 1983 (v.33#10) pg. 62

Lessons from wood. Problems and some solutions. (1) Expansion and contraction of a wood joint. (3) Shrinkage. (3) Uneven moisture content. (4) Ultraviolet rays' effect on wood finishes. (5) Cracking.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #317 Apr 1991 (v.41#4) pg. 19

Using the cabinetmaker's pyramid marking system to ensure the correct orientation of all the wood pieces which make up the project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 22

Scribing for a perfect fit. How to mark and cut a profile so that molding, cabinets, countertops, ... will fit snugly against a wall with no gaps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 19

Basic scribing techniques. A finish carpenter shares his secrets for fitting trim to uneven, unlevel, or unplumb surfaces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 6

Tip on using crossed nails to securely hold trim against unbacked drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 26

Ten rules for finish carpentry.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 78
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 10

How to do the triangle method of marking all the pieces of wood which make up a drawer, door frame or other component. This method lets you see at a glance which piece goes where, and which edge is the top edge.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 46

Health hazards in woodworking. Simple precautions to minimize risk.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 54

Preparation of stock. How to go about the proper preparation of a face side and a face edge of a board. It is from this point that all other measurements will follow. How to determine the correct sides to plane, how to use hand planes or power jointer to prepare the faces, how to plane end grain and other techniques are covered.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 50

Precision. Accurate woodworking tips from steel-rule die makers. Includes proving a table saw, adjusting band saw and jigsaws, accurate measurement, cutting to precise dimensions with a table saw, precision crosscutting, step and repeat, use of ice-pick to safely cut small pieces on a table saw, and miter gauge adjustment.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 71

Tip: Use double-sided tape to band saw, drill and edge-sand several duplicate parts at once.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 16

Woodworking education. Directory of woodworking schools and comments on the state of the art in training woodworkers.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 88, 90, 92

Tips on installing breadboards (or endcaps) to conceal the end grain of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 24

Compiling a materials list. Save time and materials by studying construction drawings and preparing a detailed materials list before you begin work.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 55

Advice for woodworkers on controlling wood allergies.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 6

Tips on controlling static electricity in a woodshop.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 30

Chemical hazards of woodworking. What you don't know can hurt you. Includes charts of hazardous chemicals used in woodworking adhesives and finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 4

Arguments favoring the use of the metric system in woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 10

Dealing with woodworking mistakes. Ideas on "stretching" a board that is cut too short, removing dents, adding a knot to hide another defect, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 42

Technique for making two identical book-matched curved profiles in one operation.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 20

Organize your projects. Reduce errors and ease construction with a bill of materials and a cutting list.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 77
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 8

Tips on when and how to allow for wood movement.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 30

A guide to the wayward ways of wood grain. (1) Grain patterns describe the structure of wood. (2) Cutting with the grain. (3) Grain direction determines strength. (4) Grain determines how wood will move.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 88

"Lunt" carpentry. Beginner-level building skills: measuring, marking, cutting, nailing and a guide to basic tools.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #106 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 86

Becoming unplugged. Learning to use hand woodworking tools.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #150 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 26

A look at some of the most popular types of Victorian fancywork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1974 (v.2#9) pg. 9

An expert's 23 best woodworking tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 110

Ten shop tricks from a pro. Tips from Rosario Capotosto.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 110

Tip: How to mark the back of woodworking project pieces so they can be correctly assembled.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 97

Ten expert ways to surface boards. Methods shown include cabinet scraper, planes, sander, jointer, planer, router, circular saw and radial arm saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 110

36 woodworking tips. Includes tips on joinery, sanding, measuring, saws & saw blades, gluing, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1984 (v.161#11) pg. 138

Woodshop wisdom. 31 tricks of the trade will make you a better woodworker.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 146
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1986 (v.163#4) pg. 7

How to make your next woodworking project truly original by designing it yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1987 (v.164#11) pg. 95

Stock preparation. Getting rough-sawn lumber straight, square and smooth using only hand tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1989 (v.166#11) pg. 75

Woodworking guide to furniture making. (1) Woodworking tools. (2) Stock selection. (3) Tool sharpening. (4) Wood gluing. (5) Abrasive options. (6) Basic joinery. (7) Finishing techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1998 (v.175#11) pg. 101

The old hand ways. Beginning a new series of articles which looks at the pioneer professional woodworker who did everything using hand tools. Part 1. Felling a tree, squaring, layout, and hewing the logs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 68

The old hand ways. Part 2. Riving (splitting) wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #2 Nov-Dec 1984 (v.1#2) pg. 76

How to level a wobbly project (chair, table, etc.).
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 75

Time out for kids. Tips for introducing children to the workshop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 66
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 12

Be a better woodworker. Take a hobby vacation and attend a workshop to help you sharpen your skills. A look at what is available.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 70

Tips for left-handed woodworkers in a right-handed shop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 104
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 15

Tip: Use double-faced tape to do a trial assembly of small wooden projects.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 16

Woodworking small. Tips and strategies that let you explore the world of small-scale woodworking.
WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 50

Tune in to workshop consciousness. How to avoid those not-so-good workshop experiences.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 88

Advice on starting and running a woodworking club.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 62

Advice on developing a cutting diagram from a bill of materials for a woodworking project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 78
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 6

Don't let wood irritate you. A guide to handling toxic stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 68

Use of plywood versus solid wood in furniture construction. A look at the pros and cons.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 12

Tip on using a brand-new recessed penny (coin) to date your woodworking projects.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 30

Seven ways home computers can help your woodworking.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 78
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 20

Twenty surefire strategies for coping with wood movement. Includes charts showing the potential wood movement for both softwoods and hardwoods.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 72

Advice on how to select wood grain to complement a woodworking project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 8

How to take a woodworking vacation by attending a workshop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 72

Commonsense woodworking. Advice on building a home woodworking library, tool acquisition and care, shop organization, workshop safety and tips on finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 37

Technique for clamping glue blocks in place, keeping them aligned and tight until glue dries.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 27

Nine production-shop tricks for making multiples of the same project with speed and efficiency.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 48

Tip suggests shrink-wrapping woodworking project parts to reduce chances of warping during storage.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 48

Tip: Draw a "carpenter's triangle" when you want to reassemble several boards in the same order, such as when laminating.
WOODSMITH #1 Jan 1979 pg. 6

Layout tips for selecting and purchasing enough hardwood lumber for a specific project with a minimum of waste.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 24

Working notes. A collection of planning and layout tips, cutting tips, and assembly tips that help a woodworking project to succeed.
WOODSMITH #91 Feb 1994 (v.16) pg. 22

An explanation of cutting diagrams and how they are used.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 19

Toxic timbers. An overview of the health hazards associated with woodworking and tips on avoiding problems.
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 24

Making to exhibition standards. Tips for woodworkers who want to enter their woodwork into judged exhibitions.
WOODWORKER #1036 Mar 1980 (v.84) pg. 148

Learning woodwork: A buyer's guide. Tips on selecting a woodworking course which will be of value.
WOODWORKER #1091 Oct 1984 (v.88) pg. 680

Guiding hands. Woodwork for disabled children. Includes tips on adapting tools, project ideas, etc.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 427

Tip: Use a mirror on your workbench when assembling small components.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 219

Tip on using a triangular-shaped marking scheme to maintain the correct orientation of parts when assembling a woodworking project.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 1023

Squaring up. Tools and techniques for making sure that a carcase, box, table or stool is clamped up square during the assembly process.
WOODWORKER May 1991 (v.95#5) pg. 480

The hazards of wood dust revisited. Includes a chart which illustrates undesirable respiratory and allergy effects of various woods.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 62

The ways of wood. Why wood moves and advice on how to avoid shrinkage and splits.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 83

The steps involved in the accurate squaring, measuring, and laying out of stock prior to cutting.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 2

Tips on laying out and cutting circles and curves. Looks at measuring tools, saws, the spokeshave, and large drill bits.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 2

Starting a woodworkers' organization. Selecting time and place, program, publicity, meeting agenda, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 28

Description of a woodworking cooperative in Northern California. Includes information on dues, tool ownership, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 33

Wood movement. What the woodworker needs to know.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 34

Thinking like a craftsman. Advice on design, joinery, cutting lists, selecting material, final dimensioning, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 32

Wood movement. How to deal with shrinkage, swelling and warp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 14

How to prepare a cutting diagram and list.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 18

Techniques and practices that improve woodworking accuracy.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 36

Rules of the game. Shop standards and guidelines for woodworking.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 26

Fancy woodworking with twisted pedestals.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1963 (v.19#3) pg. 48

Woodworking techniques and projects for children with learning difficulties.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 40

Setting a schedule and other tips to help you complete woodworking projects.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 8