December 1, 2017
I recently invented a jig that makes great through-dovetails on the bandsaw—both pins and tails. It cuts the cheeks and also lets you remove some of the waste, leaving just…
Mortise gauge and mortise chisel are keys to helping make this time-tested joint
November 30, 2017
Add some magic to dowel joints
October 16, 2017
There are dozens of clever and often complex ways to join two pieces of wood and each has its advantages and disadvantages. But nothing supplants the humble screw.
September 22, 2017
Just another dovetail video? Not really, when you can watch Christian Becksvoort dovetail a drawer packed into a 7-minute edit
August 25, 2017
Tom McKenna shows you how to dial in the fit of your tenons with a hammer and vise
August 1, 2017
Compressing tenons with a hammer and vise makes assembly easier and prevents the mortise from scraping off all the glue during assembly, which can starve the joint. I learned this…
July 26, 2017
This table could easily serve as a sewing table, a side table, a small writing desk, or even a TV tray
Old-fashioned cut nails make furniture that’s strong, stylish, and a pleasure to build
Gary Franklin is a fifth-generation nailer at the Tremont nail factory in Mansfield, Mass. His great-great-grandfather started working there shortly before the Civil War, and he carries on the tradition to this day.
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