Again, I attended the Colonial Williamsburg Conference Working Wood in the 18th Century. This year's subject was Desks and the conference leadership, Cabinetmakers, and Joiners presented five...
It's not unusual to use a four corner grain match when making a box. Check out how I created a 12 corner grain match when I made a pair of boxes that sit together on a small tray.
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A friend sent me a link yesterday to a blog post on the FWW website asking the question: "Is technology killing the craft of furniture?" Judging from the 35 comments there in the last two days, it...
In this, the third and final installment of the video series on this little round Hungarian table, I'll finish up the details and add some materials.
The first step will be to add the mortises in the...
STL 75: Return of the Tool Bomb
This week on Shop Talk Live, the gang recounts some of their worst tool purchases ever, in a brand-new edition of our Tool Bombs segment. Then it's off to the races as...
Plans and dimensions to make a timber framing slick handle
See who won a copy of Furniture Design & Construction
Vendors, instructors, and waves of woodworkers gather in Springfield, Mass.
A young furniture maker gets in touch with the past, and helps reconstruct Emily Dickinson's bedroom.
Technology accelerates the building process, and makes new forms possible, but how much is too much? Is handmade still better than machine-made?
Check out the winner's review of Making Frame and Panel Doors
18th-century desk forms take center stage at the 17th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference
The Messler Gallery show features everyday items that are beautiful, wooden, and made by hand.
In continuing the discussion on dimensions, I show in this video my standard methods and procedure. And I should point out that the dimensioning features I show, are all available in the Free or Make...
Happy New Year!
This is the second installment of the Round Table with a Glass Top. In the first part I got all the parts drawn. In this second part, I'll add the joinery. I admit I haven't the...
Despite its bad reputation, I've fallen in love with a Stanley No. 55 universal handplane
This blog post is in response to a reader's comment regarding the Dimension tool. He remarked that he couldn't find the Dimension tool and wondered if it is not available in the free version of the...
Recounting our worst tool purchases ever. Plus, your questions on tablesaws, router tables, handplanes, and more.
Power tools and machines are fast and accurate, but they don't always beat hand tools. A set of dadoes needed for a small shelf is a good example of when to pull out the hand tools for joinery.
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