February 15, 2017
When I drew the SketchUp model for Kevin Rodel's Arts and Crafts-Inspired Bed for the printed and digital plans, I found most of the bed was pretty straightforward. The poppy…
February 8, 2017
Tackle the inlaid head- and footboard of Kevin Rodel’s Arts and Crafts bed. The design is based on Glasgow-style motifs and requires several templates for the curved channels and the…
A plunge base for rotary tools
December 2, 2016
Sometimes we need a break from the noise and dust of machine work. Take a quiet moment and watch as Mike Pekovich assembles a beautiful kumiko panel.
Learn how to enhance your furniture with this Japanese latticework technique
September 29, 2016
David Lamb produces marquetry patterned after a winter frost. See how he chooses the wood, cuts it into billets, and then slices it into veneer. Then he uses a pattern…
July 27, 2016
When doing curved stringing, I lightly clamp a Teflon-coated curling iron in my vise and use it to bend the strings before gluing them into place. The curling iron works…
Once you master the basics, the only limit is your imagination
February 10, 2016
An inexpensive but effective way to get into veneering and bent laminations.
Make something fun while learning new skills
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