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Sleepy Time for Slugger: A Baseball Bat Bed

In episode 09 of Rough Cut Season 4, Tommy builds one of his all-time favorite projects: a baseball bat bed. Designed and intended as a kid’s bed, the project features for major-league wooden bats that serve as the corner posts, … Continue reading

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Holiday Giving with Easter Seals

As we move into Winter and through both the Holidays and the final days of the year, we take many moments to express gratitude, give gifts and enjoy the company of family and friends. This time of the year also … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Bonanza

The birdhouse is one of those wide appeal projects. Beginner woodworkers can tackle a simple birdhouse plan that builds new skills and develops confidence, while experienced woodworkers can find some curve-ball schemes and decorative designs that challenge joinery abilities and … Continue reading

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Marquetry Maestro

When Tommy takes on a frame and panel bookstand project in Rough Cut Episode 7, his plan involves adding some intricate marquetry details to the piece. In keeping with his “learn from the best” practice/policy, he road trips it across … Continue reading

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Shoji Room Divider

Japanese woodworker Chosuke Miyahira founded his company Miya Shoji in 1947. Since its move to Queens, NY in 1970, Miya Shoji has been hand-crafting minimalist, elegant pieces of traditional japanese furniture using old-world techniques. Based on an “undesign” principle, the … Continue reading

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