It was hard carving away what I considered my best work—really hard—but now my best work is better
There are dozens of clever and often complex ways to join two pieces of wood and each has its advantages and disadvantages. But nothing supplants the humble screw.
Plus, the guys talk about the new issue, curved scrapers, prefinishing dos and don't, milling lumber for a workbench top, and dive into what perfection means
Outtakes from a photo shoot When I visited Len Cullum at his shop in Seattle this summer to shoot photos for his article on making Japanese-style sawhorses, I was knocked…
Shaker-inspired design is comfortable and practical
Precision jig eliminates gaps and headaches
Expert tips and tricks for cleaning up glue
When you get the hang of it, your skew will leave a surface so nice and slick that 600-grit sandpaper would mess it up.
A strong joint that’s widely used in door and face frames, the bridle joint is simple in its anatomy and execution. A tenon on the rail fits an open-ended mortise…
ZipFlex, a laminated shell material brings sparkle to your work
The key to success for Michael Cullen is mastering the splined miter
Low-profile clamps and blue tape combine to eliminate buckling during the glue-up.
Great dovetail saws are easier to find these days than they used to be, but sometimes that makes a buyer’s choice harder. We pick seven of the best and explain what sets them apart, from ease of start to tracking, ergonomics, and speed.
You don’t have to use bent lamination when making a curved table apron. Instead, you can rely on a technique that’s been used for centuries: Make a brick-laid, circular core and veneer it.
A kitchen tansu seen in Japan inspired Fox to combine sliding doors and drawers in his tall dresser. The design process starts with a sketch, then evolves to a full-scale mockup and eventually the dresser itself.
Even the smallest chisel you can buy is sometimes too big for inlay and stringing, so make your own, using jeweler’s files for the blades.
In the conclusion on this video workshop, Kevin puts on a show tackling a very difficult glue-up solo, and finishing it all of by assembling the bed with specialty bed hardware.
In this episode, Kevin finishes off the inlay by adding the pewter inserts, scraping and sanding them just like wood
In this episode, Kevin starts the continues the inlay cutting out the heart inserts.
In this episode, Kevin starts the process of the spade and heart inlay by creating a veneer "sandwich", cutting out the spade inserts, and finally creating the pocket to recieve the inserts.
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Modeled after a Stickley bed, Kevin Rodel’s version features a Glasgow-style inlay, pierced carving, and tapered posts
For many, the North Bennet Street School toolbox serves as a badge of honor, but for the instructors at the school, the toolbox is an important teaching tool that covers…
Nothing exemplifies the quality of an accomplished and experienced woodworker better than the full command of handplanes. In this online video class, teacher and furniture maker Mike Pekovich leads you…
Watch as Michael Cullen shows you how to build his bandsawn boxes that are quick to make, requiring no measuring, no joinery, and almost no planning.
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design.
Scrap the legs and learn to build a pedestal dining table that's just as strong
Learn how to build a Queen Anne Lowboy and earn your stripes as a period furniture maker
With a stout base, thick top, and abundant tool storage, this is one bench you’ll never outgrow
Learn the basics of woodturning by crafting five unique projects
Michael Pekovich demonstrates advanced grain matching and milling techniques while building a beautiful side table from a single cherry board in this Video Workshop series.
Learn how to build beautiful boxes sporting intricate geometric veneer patterns.
Put your power tools aside because this classic pine hutch is built entirely with hand tools.
Wood-bending master Michael C. Fortune shows you how to build a beautiful garden chair with classy curves.
Master craftsman Steve Latta demystifies a variety of techniques as he demonstrates how to construct a Federal Side Table chock-full of period details.
From the through-mortise-and-tenons to the leaded-glass panel there's lots to explore in this technique-packed Video Workshop.
Woodworking legend Philip C. Lowe shows you how to build a workbench that doubles as a tool storage center.
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