Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:40:50 -0500 Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts Fine Woodworking - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson, Second Edition]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0500 UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson, Second Edition Posted by BetsyE
See who won copies of Making Wood Tools - 2nd Edition ]]>
<![CDATA[Showing Grain Direction without Spoiling the Drawing]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:55:13 -0500 Showing Grain Direction without Spoiling the Drawing Posted by Killenwood
I'm currently working this Small New England Six-board Chest for school. Grain direction is somewhat tricky in this rather simple piece. For example, if the grain direction in the End components is... ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 92: Please CLOSE the Bathroom Door]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:05:00 -0500 STL 92: Please CLOSE the Bathroom Door Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Big questions on tablesaw alignment are answered by Roland Johnson. Plus weird stories from the road concerning workbenches, potty breaks, and a whole lot more. ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing a Compression Spring]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:50:05 -0500 Drawing a Compression Spring Posted by DaveRichards
A friend of mine e-mailed me asking for some help on how to draw a small compression spring. He's working on a detail sketch of a small latch and wanted to add the spring. The basic process is to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Beautiful Works of Art]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0500 Beautiful Works of Art Posted by BetsyE
Check out these wild sculptures (and furniture) made by South Korean artist JaeHyo Lee from discarded wood. ]]>
<![CDATA[Using a Keyhole Router Bit ]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:37:28 -0500 Using a Keyhole Router Bit Posted by Ed_Pirnik
A simple solution to firmly affix a mirror or frame to a wall ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing a Live Edge Slab]]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:32:41 -0500 Drawing a Live Edge Slab Posted by DaveRichards
The other day a woodworker sent me a photograph of a live edge slab of walnut. He wanted to know if it could be drawn in SketchUp. Here's what I came up with.   The image he sent me was a JPG file... ]]>
<![CDATA[A "Kissing Gate" at Hadrian's Wall]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:35:55 -0500 A Posted by Killenwood
We just returned from a hiking trip along Hadrian's Wall in England at the border of Scotland. This is a stone wall built long ago during the reign of the Romans. We only did about 25 miles of the... ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 91: Best Way to Destroy Furniture]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:00:00 -0500 STL 91: Best Way to Destroy Furniture Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Norwegian officials teach a harsh lesson regarding a protected chair design ]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Mess with the Maker]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:21:21 -0500 Don't Mess with the Maker Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Chinese knock-offs of an iconic Danish-modern chair are intercepted by customs officials. What happened next was quite unexpected. ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 90: Gorilla Glue for Fine Furniture]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:55:00 -0500 STL 90: Gorilla Glue for Fine Furniture Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Is Gorilla Glue a viable option for furniture makers? Or will it amount to a sticky, foamy, nightmare-of-a-mess? ]]>
<![CDATA[UPDATE: The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray: A Journey of Fantasy by Vince Cianfichi]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0500 UPDATE: The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray: A Journey of Fantasy by Vince Cianfichi Posted by BetsyE
See who won a copy of The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray ]]>
<![CDATA[Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:20:00 -0500 Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing Posted by JonBinzen
This audio slide show presents a bounty of woodwork by the Rhode Island furniture legend Hank Gilpin, whose waterfall armchair is on this month's back cover. ]]>
<![CDATA[Furniture Drawing Styles - Old vs. New]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:01:31 -0500 Furniture Drawing Styles - Old vs. New Posted by Killenwood
I'm continually interested in furniture drawing styles. I admire many of the older styles (pre-computer) for their beauty and efficiency. It's hard to imagine how they were able to get so much... ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing Roundovers on Intersecting Parts]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:59:00 -0500 Drawing Roundovers on Intersecting Parts Posted by DaveRichards
This is a model based on a stool designed by Pierre Jeanneret and manufactured in the 1950's in both France and India. I came across a couple of photos of an original and decided to use it for my... ]]>
<![CDATA[Turned Cylinder or Paper Towel Roll?]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:03:56 -0500 Turned Cylinder or Paper Towel Roll? Posted by Killenwood
I rarely use Materials and Textures in my SketchUp files. While these are critical features for many SketchUp users, I'm not so motivated to make the hardware and wood look more realistic. Im... ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 89: Workbench Wisdom]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:00:00 -0500 STL 89: Workbench Wisdom Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
This week on Shop Talk Live—plenty of questions on workbench construction and bench vise basics ]]>
<![CDATA[Using Follow Me--Some Setup Considerations]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:15:41 -0500 Using Follow Me--Some Setup Considerations Posted by DaveRichards
Follow Me is one of the most useful native tools in Sketchup for creating complex shapes. If the tools in SketchUp have analogues in the shop, Follow Me can be thought of as a router or shaper as... ]]>
<![CDATA[Angled Dovetails - Knife Tray - Third Phase]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:37:02 -0500 Angled Dovetails - Knife Tray - Third Phase Posted by Killenwood
This is the third in a series on modeling this 18th C. Williamsburg Knife Tray. In this episode I show the making of the angled dovetails in the corners. As you might expect, the splayed angle in... ]]>
<![CDATA[STL 88: Marquetry Master Craig Thibodeau]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:04:27 -0500 STL 88: Marquetry Master Craig Thibodeau Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Furniture maker Craig Thibodeau sits in for an interview on this week's edition ]]>