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6 Methods of Plugging Pocket Holes

Who knew there were so many methods for filling and plugging pocket holes?
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Wet Sanding Gives Your Projects a Scratch-Free Finish

You’ve heard of sanding, now wait ’til you hear about wet sanding! It is a must for an ultra smooth finish.
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My Favorite Wood Finishes: One Fast, One Slow

Here’s one Maker’s go-to methods for finishing off a woodworking project: one to save time and one to highlight the wood’s natural beauty.
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How to Get a Weathered Metal Finish on Your 3D Printed Props

Here are Brian Westgate’s tips for creating a weathered metal finish on your next 3D printed prop.
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What I Learned 3D Printing My Own BB-8

One man recounts his quest to 3D print his own faithful reproduction of the BB-8 droid from Star Wars.
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Add Amazing Textures to Your Wood Projects

I can’t imagine too many Make: readers looking at these lovely wood textures and not thinking about how they much incorporate them into a future project. I never would have thought of using a nail head to make a texture, or taking a screw to a wo…

Six “Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Shop Tips

I’ve been working on a special project for Make: Books that has had me knee deep in the dusty stacks of the Make: archives. I’m going through the entire ten years of content looking for awesome and indispensable shop tips that we’ve p…

Book Review: Volpin Props Painting and Weathering Props is a Steal

I felt a little guilty (at first) about buying and reading Harrison’s Krix’s excellent ebook, Painting and Weathering for Props and Replicas. Part of being a maker is discovery by making, and this guy decided to take all his years of success (or r…