Hendrik Varju

Recent Articles and Blog Posts

Trestle table

One of our top 10 projects of all time! This table is heavy, solid and formal—great qualities to hold your many dinner parties. In addition, the table's trestle design is greatly enhanced by the use of mahogany with black...

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International Woodworking Fair: Day 4

This is my last day at the show, so I'm spending some time revisiting the booths where I wanted to take a closer look. I spent some time both yesterday and today looking not just at the tools and machines used to build furniture,...

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International Woodworking Fair: Day 3

As planned, I did make it over to the Lee Valley/Veritas booth Thursday afternoon and again Friday morning. Wally Wilson gave me the grand tour of all the new Veritas products hitting the market around now or very shortly. I found...

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International Woodworking Fair: Day 2

It's Day 2 here at the IWF, and I think by the close of the show today I might just get through the first of the two buildings. The reason it's taking so long is that I'm going up and down every single aisle to make sure I don't...

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International Woodworking Fair: Day 1

I'm down at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. If you've never been to it before, you might be surprised how large it is. Put it this way: I've been continually walking (and chatting) since 8:30 a.m. and it is...

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Tablesaw tune-up

I am often hired by other workshoppers to make their tablesaws perform better. There are many steps to tuning up a tablesaw, but I can outline three of the most important tips here. First, I adjust the trunnions of the saw so...

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What will winter do to your wood?

It's not the measuring, cutting or finishing that makes designing and building hardwood furniture so challenging; it's the phenomenon of seasonal wood movement, which would be irrelevant if wood expanded and contracted by the...

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