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You can layout and draw dovetails manually in SketchUp, it’s more like cutting them by hand in the shop. To save time Dave Richards uses some creative techniques and some ingenious plugins.
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Which bandsaw blades do you really need? Waterstones: to soak or not to soak. Plus all time favorite techniques and tools (hint: Matt has discovered tape, but it’s not blue!).
In this episode, Matt begins on the drawers, fitting the fronts and laying out for the half-blind and through dovetails
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…
In this episode, Matt finishes the dovetailed partition, and glues in the dividers finishing off the internal structural elements
In this video, Matt tackles the first part of the drawer partition, the dado, using only hand tools.
In this episode Matt adds haunches to the dividers and fits them to the case dados. He also shows how to create the bottom drawer runner.
Matt starts constructing the dividers using bridle joints and mortise and tenons. As always, he shows a methodical way of perfectly fitting tenons right off the tablesaw.
Matt enlists the help of NBSS student Grant Burger to tackle the case glue-up, demonstrating not only proper procedure for gluing up and clamping, but the mindset for such a daunting glue-up.
In this episode we head into the machine room as Matt tackles the stopped dadoes and rabbets of the case on the tablesaw. Then back to the bench room to finesse everything with hand tools.
Bringing the case dovetails to a close, Matt shows you how he creeps up to the perfect dovetail fit using a method he calls "chasing the smudge"
In this video Matt tackles the tails, starting out with one of the most important aspects of dovetailing, the transfer
A room full of built-ins doesn’t have to be symmetrical and standardized. The space can have plenty of shapes, tones, and textures to please the eye and attract the touch.…
White-oak bed is loaded with Stickley style and topped off with traditional inlay
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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.
Matt Kenney explains what’s involved in building an elegant bow-front wall cabinet using vacuum press veneer techniques.
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