This startling example of kickback just goes to show that Mother Nature always wins
Francis Cape measured and reproduced benches from a range of American utopian communities--from Shakers to the Oneida community. His book on the project, We Sit Together, includes drawings and photos of the benches. In this slideshow he talks about the project.
This is a modern style living room chair (albeit without the upholstery cushions). I'm doing two of these currently in the shop. It has some complex geometry and many bed-bolt mortise and tenon...
Last week I showed how to edit material images on the PC. Things are different on the Mac, though. Here's how it works.
First you'll need to tell SketchUp which app to open to edit the image file...
Ed cops to his most boneheaded shop move ever, and the guys answer questions on everything from handplanes and finishes—to the Golden Ratio.
Recently a friend send me an e-mail asking how if he could change the color of the wood grain material he had created for a model he was working on. It's actually an easy thing to do as I'll show...
Often woodworkers have a piece of furniture that they would like to replicate. A few photographs imported to SketchUp can enable this process, but it helps to know what pictures to take and at what...
We welcome our new editor onto the podcast, answer a bevy of woodworking questions and ponder the idea of taking the "fun" out of Fine Woodworking
I worked on a set of four stacking tansu dressers for over a year, and paid about $500 for authentic Japanese hardware, so the last thing I wanted to do was screw up right at the end.
Texas furniture is not all mesquite and cactus flowers. A vibrant annual exhibit in Kerrville rivals the best furniture shows in the U.S., boasting rich variety and a very high level of execution.
In the last few weeks I've recieved a number of questions in regard to drawing things with intersecting curves. Although the questions have been asked about a variety of different models, the...
The final video in the funeral chair series showing the leather seat variation.
Part seven of the funeral chair series. In this video, the chair is finished and assembled.
The previous discussion on the shop drawing package sparked my thinking about what we might expect in the future. Today, I think we can agree that "paper" is most often what we find useful in the...
We announce some big changes at Fine Woodworking magazine, offer up a new audio Shop Stumper, and tackle your woodworking questions.
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