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In this video, I'll show how I modeled up a classic outdoor bench for the school. The school decided on a picture that I import into SketchUp. I use the "Use as a Matched Photo" option for...
If you find inspiration in your clothing, you can also express that vision through a fine custom furniture piece for your home.
A nice clear pine board turns into a useful bench.
This was a custom design I fell into this past summer, 2011.
The Gorman bench. Tom Fidgen.
The music is something I wrote for the piece.
Each year the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association holds its annual show at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., drawing as many as 400 pieces from all around the U.S. This year was another wonderful outpouring of woodworking passion and talent.
"Chairbombing" is not what it sounds like. Making neighborhoods more liveable, one woodworking project at a time
A new competition, Regeneration, has attracted 150 woodworkers under 30, and your vote will determine "The People's Choice," and earn that young craftsman a valuable set of tools.
New Orleans' Green Project hosts an up-and-coming furniture contest every year, with every pieces made from reclaimed and salvaged materials. The results are beautiful
Fine Woodworking is co-sponsoring a special gallery show at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The deadline to send in photos is April 1, and there are huge prizes.
FWW co-sponsors a wonderful event,"Working Wood in the 18th Century," every year at Colonial Williamsburg. The presenters started bending and cutting wood right away this year.
Len Hovarter has created an awesome quick-action leg using the same technology he developed for his revolutionary face vise.
This was my second time judging the Texas Furniture Makers Show, and the work keeps getting better and better. Click here to be inspired
His cartoony, trick-the-eye furniture isn't for everyone, but there's no doubting John Cederquist's talent. His techniques are cool, too.
The Bennington Museum has mounted a fantastic new show if 50 years of craft in Vermont. Opened 5/22, runs through 10/31
A powerful essay, defending the craftsman's deep and profound knowledge of the world, is just one of the treasures I found in an 1883 issue of Amateur Mechanics magazine (free on Google Books). It's amazing how little has changed in our craft.
Single board top with quarter-sawn grain milled at a water wheel powered sawmill. Birds eye/flamed maple breadboard ends. Dovetailed maple "runners" hold two figured maple lower shelves.
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