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Women in Woodworking

Fine Art in Furniture: The Woodworking of Laura Kishimoto

photo of Laura Kishimoto working in her studio

It’s easy to create a false dichotomy between fine art and design, between form and function or even between art and science. But for Denver-based furniture and object designer Laura Kishimoto, it is the intersection and overlap of these worlds that allow her to create her bold, dramatic and beautifully organic pieces. READ MORE
 

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Our catalog of plans has hundreds of the best DIY woodworking project plans from Woodsmith, ShopNotes and Workbench magazines… all for immediate download. You will find furniture plans for every room in your home, plans for workbenches, shop storage, and easy-to-build gifts.

A sampling from our woodworking plans library:

table saw stand
Table Saw Stand
This stand is a solid yet mobile platform for a benchtop table saw.Tuck it out of the way when necessary.
router bit storage cabinet
Stow-away Router Table
A router table that is handy and doesn’t take up valuable shop space when it’s not in use.

Featured Woodworking Plan

This crosscut table saw sled was featured in the Woodsmith Shop, Episode 403: Table Saw Jigs & Accessories.
 

Get the step-by-step plans to build this Precision Crosscut Sled: HERE

The lightweight sled design makes cutting large workpieces on the table saw a snap. The rock-solid fence ensures square cuts every time — with easy-to-adjust controls to make setup quick and simple. The versatile design lets you add various accessories, like a flip stop, ruler, and a box joint jig, and the adjustable, zero-clearance base means cleaner cuts with less chip-out for standard kerfs or dadoes. We’ve also included plans for building an optional fence extension to help with extra-long boards.

 

Woodworking in the News

 
Meet Makoto Imai master Japanese Woodworker
The Seattle Times · Pacific Northwest Magazine · Seattle WA
Makoto (he’d prefer we call him Makoto) is a true master craftsman of traditional Japanese woodworking and construction. He uses no nails, no bolts, no screws — just precisely aligned, gorgeous joinery, and hand tools carrying 8,000 years of history that he brought from Japan.
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DEWALT Random Orbit Sander
Dewalt variable speed, 5-inch random orbital sander

5-inch Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander from Industry-leader DEWALT comes with a hook-and-loop pad to make changing sanding discs simple. A powerful 3-amp motor delivers between 8,000 and 12,000 OPM.

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