This model was made by a friend, David Heim. I will be using his model to create a multi-page shop drawing for my students. David created the model from sketches by Lester Margon in his book...
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This short video from a 30-person custom furniture shop, The Joinery, in Portland, OR, shows how industrial machinery can speed up fine furnituremaking. It's really cool to see their setup in action.
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Washington State furnituremaker Greg Klassen describes his journey in woodworking--from working with scraps and two tools on his back porch to learning from superb teachers in California and Sweden. His work marks a journey, too, from formal cabinetmaking to a free-form style that celebrates the tree in its raw state.
This week we travel to James Krenov's College of the Redwoods as we interview lead instructor Laura Mays, and answer your woodworking questions.
When you don't have much time for turning, don't turn much.
I was asked about a method for drawing a bin pull type of of drawer pull. A long time ago I did a tutorial showing how to do that but that one seems to have evaporated into the ether so here we go...
Dave Richards and I frequently encourage modeling new components in the context of the overall furniture assembly. This most likely results in more efficiency and accuracy. In the following video...
Side rail hinges are a great choice for fine boxes
Over time I knew something was going wrong with my old chopsaw. First the automatic blade brake stopped working, then the motor wouldn't turn on sometimes, and then it quit altogether. I suspected that it was the motor's brushes, and I was right. Changing them turned out to be easy.
A new "spin" on wood turning: What happens when you translate wood into music?
Mike Pekovich comes clean about a recent tool chest disaster. Plus, your woodworking questions answered.
This week, we're on vacation. So sit back and enjoy one of our greatest hits: it's our 2012 interview with Lee Valley's very own Robin Lee. Learn how your hand tools are made!
Woodworkers help heal local veterans through the art of turning.
I've finished construction of the standup desk, and now need the stool to match. In this video I'll show how I created the shaped back piece in the stool. This will involve standard SketchUp tools...
I've written a number of times about strategies for working efficiently in SketchUp. One of those strategies is to use components. I've often demonstrated some of the power in using components such...
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