Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Wed, 27 May 2015 19:27:14 -0500 Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:04:47 -0500 Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker Posted by JonBinzen
Journey into the workshop of a master builder in Baltimore ]]>
<![CDATA[Hot-rod a plane for sliding dovetails]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:10:00 -0500 Hot-rod a plane for sliding dovetails Posted by AsaC
With this handy plane in hand, you can trim any sliding dovetail, straight or tapered, for a perfect fit. ]]>
<![CDATA[Adding Dual Dimensions to Your Drawings]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:48:56 -0500 Adding Dual Dimensions to Your Drawings Posted by DaveRichards
If you are using SketchUp to make dimensioned drawings and have a need to show two different dimension units, a new plugin called Dual Dims created by the plugin guru known as TIG will be a great... ]]>
<![CDATA[Carving a Wooden Spoon]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:06:15 -0500 Carving a Wooden Spoon Posted by DillonRyan
Follow along as I muddle my way through my first attempt at carving a wooden spoon. ]]>
<![CDATA[Adventures in Building a Tablesaw]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:21:30 -0500 Adventures in Building a Tablesaw Posted by Ed_Pirnik
One enterprising woodworker sets off to build his own tablesaw. Find out if it cuts the mustard. ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 85: Furniture Maker Chris Gochnour]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:01:43 -0500 STL 85: Furniture Maker Chris Gochnour Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
FWW contributor Chris Gochnour on his favorite tools, successes, and trials as a furniture maker ]]>
<![CDATA[52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 4]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 17:30:06 -0500 52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 4 Posted by MKenney
This is the fourth box I've made in my effort to make 52 boxes over the course of a year. ]]>
<![CDATA[SNL sheds a tear for the woodworker]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 14:39:28 -0500 SNL sheds a tear for the woodworker Posted by AsaC
Two new PSAs for the fictitious Woodworker's Association of America beg people to use toothpicks and avoid the Kindle in an effort to save the lumberjack. ]]>
<![CDATA[Book Giveaway: The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture by Christophe Pourny]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 05:00:00 -0500 Book Giveaway: The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture by Christophe Pourny Posted by BetsyE
Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of The Furniture Bible ]]>
<![CDATA[Master Craftsmen On Camera--and Behind It]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 10:02:23 -0500 Master Craftsmen On Camera--and Behind It Posted by JonBinzen
An extraordinary new short film by Ben Proudfoot spotlights the work and inspirations of woodturner Steven Kennard. ]]>
<![CDATA[52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 3]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 52 boxes, 52 weeks: Box 3 Posted by MKenney
Check out the third box I made in my attempt to make 52 boxes during the course of one year. ]]>
<![CDATA[Cope & Stick Kitchen Doors]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 17:32:01 -0500 Cope & Stick Kitchen Doors Posted by Killenwood
In my shop, doors are made with through mortise & tenon joints, typical of classic 18th C. procedure. So I was quite curious about the joinery seen on our new kitchen cabinets. I wanted the classic... ]]>
<![CDATA[Great Rockler projects for brand-new woodworkers]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 15:46:29 -0500 Great Rockler projects for brand-new woodworkers Posted by AsaC
The innovators at Rockler haven't forgotten the wishful woodworkers, on the outside looking into the craft. These five products make it easy for anyone to create a useful project, with very few tools. ]]>
<![CDATA[Check Out This Gilded Furniture Restoration ]]> Sun, 10 May 2015 05:00:00 -0500 Check Out This Gilded Furniture Restoration Posted by BetsyE
Frequent contributor and finishing expert, Peter Gedrys, recently restored the furniture collection from the Lowes Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The theatre, which originally opened in 1929... ]]>
<![CDATA[Burial Urns for Veterans]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 08:43:33 -0500 Burial Urns for Veterans Posted by DaveRichards
Recently I did a volunteer SketchUp job for a group of woodworkers in North Carolina. They are building simple burial urns for veterans using their donated time and materials. These urns are getting... ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 84: One Big Problem with Helical Cutterheads]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 09:05:44 -0500 STL 84: One Big Problem with Helical Cutterheads Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Helical cutterheads suck big power ]]>
<![CDATA[Turning a Better Honey Dipper]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 16:07:49 -0500 Turning a Better Honey Dipper Posted by Ben_Blackmar
Frustrated by a poorly designed turning, I set out to turn my own improved honey dipper. ]]>
<![CDATA[Simplify Dovetail Joinery with a Flip-Block]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 11:13:19 -0500 Simplify Dovetail Joinery with a Flip-Block Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Handy jig makes scribing dovetail joinery a bit easier ]]>
<![CDATA[52 boxes in 52 weeks]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 52 boxes in 52 weeks Posted by MKenney
Read how one editor has set himself a big design challege: make 52 boxes in 52 weeks. And see his first two boxes. ]]>
<![CDATA[Jumbo Jenga from 2x4's]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 16:01:43 -0500 Jumbo Jenga from 2x4's Posted by DillonRyan
Your favorite block stacking game, with a twist ]]>