Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:16:33 -0500 Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[STL 81: Weird Woodworking Tools]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:10:00 -0500 STL 81: Weird Woodworking Tools Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Come check out our carnival sideshow of weird woodworking tools on an all-new Shop Talk Live ]]>
<![CDATA[Bowsaw built in a weekend]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:10:00 -0500 Bowsaw built in a weekend Posted by Ben_Blackmar
A quick and fun project, this saw was easy to make and is going to be very handy in the shop ]]>
<![CDATA[Book and DVD Giveaway: Shaker Oval Boxes, Volume 1 by John Wilson]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Book and DVD Giveaway: Shaker Oval Boxes, Volume 1 by John Wilson Posted by BetsyE
Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of Shaker Oval Boxes ]]>
<![CDATA[Leveraging grain in resawing]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Leveraging grain in resawing Posted by MKenney
How a board is cut (flat-, rift-, or quartersawn) effects the quality of a bookmatch you can get from resawing it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Aaron Levine: Exciting the Surface]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:56:06 -0500 Aaron Levine: Exciting the Surface Posted by JonBinzen
Seattle woodworker Aaron Levine is equal parts Wharton Esherick and M.C. Escher. Using marquetry to create extraordinary repeating patterns, he creates mesmerizing surfaces on his beautifully crafted furniture. ]]>
<![CDATA[From Furniture to Flutes]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:00 -0500 From Furniture to Flutes Posted by JonBinzen
John Gallagher showed great talent as a furniture maker but years ago turned to making wooden concert flutes. This engrossing video puts you in his shop as he makes flutes and describes the process. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:14:08 -0500 Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III Posted by DillonRyan
Correcting some issues and adding an interior to this East-meets-West tool box. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Little Round Plant Stand]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:13:21 -0500 A Little Round Plant Stand Posted by DaveRichards
I sketched out this little plant stand the other day as a short diversion from a very large SketchUp project I've been working on. Sometimes I find it nice to be able to just make a quick model that... ]]>
<![CDATA[Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part II]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:57:08 -0500 Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part II Posted by MPekovich
Finishing up the grid work went faster than I thought it would. ]]>
<![CDATA[Miter Joints]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:31:01 -0500 Miter Joints Posted by Killenwood
Miter joints can be somewhat stressful in furniture making. They look easy enough, but in execution, that is design, construction, fastening, strengthening, and gluing, the task can be formidable. In... ]]>
<![CDATA[Chair Design Reinterprets Classic 80's Icon]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:12:33 -0500 Chair Design Reinterprets Classic 80's Icon Posted by Ben_Blackmar
With spalted cherry and uncomplicated joinery, this chair is one furniture maker's interpretation of a classic 80's icon ]]>
<![CDATA[Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part I]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:10:58 -0500 Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part I Posted by MPekovich
When it came to spicing up a door panel on a wall cabinet, I decided to try my hand at a traditional Japanese technique borrowed from shoji screen making. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bosch Releases a Flesh Detecting Tablesaw]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:24:25 -0500 Bosch Releases a Flesh Detecting Tablesaw Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Big news for the tablesaw industry as Bosch announces a new kid on the block ]]>
<![CDATA[My New Source for Great Reclaimed Furniture Lumber]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:22:09 -0500 My New Source for Great Reclaimed Furniture Lumber Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Renovation work leads to a nice find in old floor boards ]]>
<![CDATA[Making SketchUp Your Own on the Mac]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:22:47 -0500 Making SketchUp Your Own on the Mac Posted by DaveRichards
In my previous blog post I wrote about setting up SketchUp to suit your preferences. I showed how I make my setup on the PC. For the most part everything is exactly the same on the Mac. The key... ]]>
<![CDATA[Miter Blocks are a Great Tool for Cutting Tiny Trim]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:13:34 -0500 Miter Blocks are a Great Tool for Cutting Tiny Trim Posted by Ed_Pirnik
This quick-to-build workbench jig makes cutting tiny trim pieces a breeze ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 80: Workbench Troubles]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:11:57 -0500 STL 80:  Workbench Troubles Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Workbench troubles, understanding power tool and machinery speed settings, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation with an all-new Smooth Moves segment ]]>
<![CDATA[UPDATE: Woodcarving Basics by David Sabol]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 UPDATE: Woodcarving Basics by David Sabol Posted by BetsyE
See who won a copy of Woodcarving Basics ]]>
<![CDATA[Eye-Catching Upholstery for a Hand-Carved Chippendale Chair]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:12:24 -0500 Eye-Catching Upholstery for a Hand-Carved Chippendale Chair Posted by Ben_Blackmar
This side chair's slip-seat is upholstered with traditional materials- check out the entire process and see how it was done! ]]>
<![CDATA[Weaving an Ash Splint Seat for Shaker Ladderback]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:38:11 -0500 Weaving an Ash Splint Seat for Shaker Ladderback Posted by Killenwood
I've been building the Shaker Ladderback Armchair in the shop for a couple weeks. The most difficult construction was the ash splint seat. I cut the ash from a local tree about 1/16-in. thick and... ]]>