Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Woodworking - "Start Woodworking" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Start Woodworking" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/start-woodworking Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:59:19 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Start Woodworking" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Start Woodworking" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/start-woodworking <![CDATA[Website: A craftsman's marketing should adequately represent the quality of their work]]> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:57:05 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106400/website-a-craftsmans-marketing-should-adequately-represent-the-quality-of-their-work http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106400/website-a-craftsmans-marketing-should-adequately-represent-the-quality-of-their-work corrinithian
A craftsman's marketing should adequately represnt the quality of their work. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106400/website-a-craftsmans-marketing-should-adequately-represent-the-quality-of-their-work
<![CDATA[Build a simple fort with your kids]]> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:57 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41169/build-a-simple-fort-with-your-kids http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41169/build-a-simple-fort-with-your-kids Build a simple fort with your kids Posted by AsaC
This is not fine woodworking by any means, but it is a very easy way to build a fort, if you have some forested land on your property. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41169/build-a-simple-fort-with-your-kids
<![CDATA[Complete shop in one $200 tool]]> Thu, 19 May 2011 11:47:16 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37916/complete-shop-in-one-200-tool http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37916/complete-shop-in-one-200-tool Complete shop in one $200 tool Posted by AsaC
Rockwell's new Bladerunner can make all types of cuts, from curves to rips and crosscut, for under $180 ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37916/complete-shop-in-one-200-tool
<![CDATA[Weekend lantern project]]> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31396/weekend-lantern-project http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31396/weekend-lantern-project Weekend lantern project Posted by MakevilleStudio
Transform an inexpensive IKEA glass lamp with this simple, elegant and easily customized hardwood shroud. Makes a great intro to mortise and tenons for kids, so enlist your "apprentice" to cut the side panels and tenons. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31396/weekend-lantern-project
<![CDATA[How to Turn a Basic Bowl]]> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:53:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34553/how-to-turn-a-basic-bowl http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34553/how-to-turn-a-basic-bowl How to Turn a Basic Bowl Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Learn how to turn a small cherry bowl on a mini lathe. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34553/how-to-turn-a-basic-bowl
<![CDATA[Draw It Full Scale]]> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:53:26 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32041/draw-it-full-scale http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32041/draw-it-full-scale Draw It Full Scale Posted by corrinithian
A scale drawing shows a piece in the right proportions according to the correct dimensions. A full scale drawing does the same, only it helps to visualize the piece at it's actual size. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32041/draw-it-full-scale
<![CDATA[Build a Ryczka: Part Two]]> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:10:20 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31563/build-a-ryczka-part-two http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31563/build-a-ryczka-part-two Build a Ryczka: Part Two Posted by Stephany
The plan, cut list, and instructions for two variations of the ryczka, a Polish step stool. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31563/build-a-ryczka-part-two
<![CDATA[Pat Murrin: How I Got Started in Woodworking]]> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:21:33 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31068/pat-murrin-how-i-got-started-in-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31068/pat-murrin-how-i-got-started-in-woodworking Pat Murrin: How I Got Started in Woodworking Posted by pmurrin21
My name is Pat Murrin from Geneva, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago. I started woodworking in middle school and fell in love with it. My first job soon after was refinishing mahogany Chris Craft... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31068/pat-murrin-how-i-got-started-in-woodworking
<![CDATA[Shop Manager Bill Peck: How I Got Started in Woodworking]]> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:01:43 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31022/shop-manager-bill-peck-how-i-got-started-in-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31022/shop-manager-bill-peck-how-i-got-started-in-woodworking Shop Manager Bill Peck: How I Got Started in Woodworking Posted by Bill_Peck
How Fine Woodworking's shop manager Bill Peck got started in woodworking. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31022/shop-manager-bill-peck-how-i-got-started-in-woodworking
<![CDATA[Handplane Primer: What's the difference between bench and block planes?]]> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:29:46 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31024/handplane-primer-whats-the-difference-between-bench-and-block-planes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31024/handplane-primer-whats-the-difference-between-bench-and-block-planes Handplane Primer: What's the difference between bench and block planes? Posted by GEide
Hand tool guru Matt Kenney demystifies hand planes describing the differences between common varieties (bench, block, smoothing, jack, jointer, and shoulder) and explaining what each is used for. He also gives tips on what planes to buy first. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31024/handplane-primer-whats-the-difference-between-bench-and-block-planes
<![CDATA[Build a Ryczka: Part One]]> Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:33:18 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30243/build-a-ryczka-part-one http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30243/build-a-ryczka-part-one Build a Ryczka: Part One Posted by Stephany
This step stool is an ideal first project for new woodworkers, and a Polish family favorite. Part Two will include a plan to download and step-by-step building instructions. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30243/build-a-ryczka-part-one
<![CDATA[Brush Your Teeth!]]> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:22:15 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30776/brush-your-teeth http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30776/brush-your-teeth Brush Your Teeth! Posted by MakevilleStudio
Regular cleaning extends the life of your saw blades and router bits and keeps them cutting at their best. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30776/brush-your-teeth
<![CDATA[Start Woodworking: Build a Magnetic Wood Knife Holder]]> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:21:24 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26809/start-woodworking-build-a-magnetic-wood-knife-holder http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26809/start-woodworking-build-a-magnetic-wood-knife-holder Start Woodworking: Build a Magnetic Wood Knife Holder Posted by MakevilleStudio
Make a beautiful hardwood knife holder in just a few hours with a full workshop or a minimal number of tools. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26809/start-woodworking-build-a-magnetic-wood-knife-holder
<![CDATA[A Router Guide For Any Groove]]> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:07:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30852/a-router-guide-for-any-groove http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30852/a-router-guide-for-any-groove A Router Guide For Any Groove Posted by Troy_Bouffard
Accenting your work can make all the difference between "good" and "great." A traditional touch like flutes are aesthetically appealing, but can be difficult to pull off accurately. This post will show you how to make perfectly straight and parallel grooves, in particular, flutes. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30852/a-router-guide-for-any-groove
<![CDATA[Start Woodworking: How to make a Wooden Spice Jar Rack]]> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:45:37 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29972/start-woodworking-how-to-make-a-wooden-spice-jar-rack http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29972/start-woodworking-how-to-make-a-wooden-spice-jar-rack Start Woodworking: How to make a Wooden Spice Jar Rack Posted by cer
How to construct a simple wooden spice jar rack for the beginning woodworker. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29972/start-woodworking-how-to-make-a-wooden-spice-jar-rack
<![CDATA[How to Sharpen a Handplane Iron]]> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:02:52 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30309/how-to-sharpen-a-handplane-iron http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30309/how-to-sharpen-a-handplane-iron How to Sharpen a Handplane Iron Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Learn how to properly sharpen a plane iron by first flattening the back side of the iron before diving into the honing process. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30309/how-to-sharpen-a-handplane-iron
<![CDATA[What I Know Now: Letters to My Beginning Woodworker Self]]> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:53:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30239/what-i-know-now-letters-to-my-beginning-woodworker-self http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30239/what-i-know-now-letters-to-my-beginning-woodworker-self What I Know Now: Letters to My Beginning Woodworker Self Posted by Stephany
Dear Beginning Woodworker: While some of the following may seem obvious, they aren't... at least, not yet. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30239/what-i-know-now-letters-to-my-beginning-woodworker-self
<![CDATA[Garden tote is easy and useful]]> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3456/garden-tote-is-easy-and-useful http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3456/garden-tote-is-easy-and-useful Garden tote is easy and useful Posted by AsaC
I used this garden tote project to introduce my daughter to woodworking, but it is a good first project for anyone young or old. Fill it with gardening tools, and it makes a great gift, too. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3456/garden-tote-is-easy-and-useful
<![CDATA[Start Woodworking: Build a Hardwood Pizza Peel]]> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:14:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30170/start-woodworking-build-a-hardwood-pizza-peel http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30170/start-woodworking-build-a-hardwood-pizza-peel Start Woodworking: Build a Hardwood Pizza Peel Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Learn how to build a pizza peel from wood found in the scrap bin in this brand-new Start Woodworking project. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30170/start-woodworking-build-a-hardwood-pizza-peel
<![CDATA[7 Great Books for Getting Started in Woodworking]]> Wed, 04 Aug 2010 16:27:52 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30156/7-great-books-for-getting-started-in-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30156/7-great-books-for-getting-started-in-woodworking 7 Great Books for Getting Started in Woodworking Posted by GEide
A Taunton books editor helped compile a list of great books (and DVDs) for getting started in woodworking. What do you think? Any of these your favorites? Any books that you would add? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30156/7-great-books-for-getting-started-in-woodworking