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Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta by John Baichtal, Jimmy DiResta

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Chapter 2. Woodshop Mastery

My first and greatest love as a maker has always been working with wood. As long as I can remember I’ve stood in front of band saws and drill presses. I’ve created a lot of very fun projects, but also numerous practical and useful projects.

You can see both kinds of projects in this chapter. I’ll share four cool items I built in my woodshop, beginning with a large set of oak and mahogany tool drawers, then moving on to a dovetailed bench I created out of a massive piece of hardwood. From this practical and large-scale beginning I move on to two more whimsical projects. I describe transforming an ordinary shipping pallet into a toolbox, carefully extracting the boards from the pallet so as not to damage them, then ...

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