Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Woodworking - AsaC's posts Fine Woodworking - AsaC's posts http://www.finewoodworking.com/profile/AsaC Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:11:27 -0500 Fine Woodworking - AsaC's posts Fine Woodworking - AsaC's posts http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finewoodworking.com/profile/AsaC <![CDATA[How a big shop speeds up furnituremaking without compromising quality]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:25:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112220/how-a-big-shop-speeds-up-furnituremaking-without-compromising-quality http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112220/how-a-big-shop-speeds-up-furnituremaking-without-compromising-quality AsaC
This short video from a 30-person custom furniture shop, The Joinery, in Portland, OR, shows how industrial machinery can speed up fine furnituremaking. It's really cool to see their setup in action. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112220/how-a-big-shop-speeds-up-furnituremaking-without-compromising-quality
<![CDATA[Repair a power tool with a simple brush change]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:08:16 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112221/repair-a-power-tool-with-a-simple-brush-change http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112221/repair-a-power-tool-with-a-simple-brush-change Repair a power tool with a simple brush change Posted by AsaC
Over time I knew something was going wrong with my old chopsaw. First the automatic blade brake stopped working, then the motor wouldn't turn on sometimes, and then it quit altogether. I suspected that it was the motor's brushes, and I was right. Changing them turned out to be easy. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112221/repair-a-power-tool-with-a-simple-brush-change
<![CDATA[Capture a favorite face in marquetry]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:03:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111887/capture-a-favorite-face-in-marquetry http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111887/capture-a-favorite-face-in-marquetry Capture a favorite face in marquetry Posted by AsaC
FWW author Craig Thibodeau used a photo-editing program to turn his daughter's face into a lovely marquetry panel. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111887/capture-a-favorite-face-in-marquetry
<![CDATA[Turn a Block of Wood into a Box of Money]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:47:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111159/turn-a-block-of-wood-into-a-box-of-money http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111159/turn-a-block-of-wood-into-a-box-of-money Turn a Block of Wood into a Box of Money Posted by AsaC
Craftsman combines carving and trompe l'oiel painting to make a box of bills that could fool the sharpest eye. Check out the step-by-step photos. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111159/turn-a-block-of-wood-into-a-box-of-money
<![CDATA[Looking for a woodworking school? Consider Scotland]]> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:08:03 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110966/looking-for-a-woodworking-school-consider-scotland http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110966/looking-for-a-woodworking-school-consider-scotland Looking for a woodworking school? Consider Scotland Posted by AsaC
The Chippendale International School, near Edinburgh, Scotland, offers an intensive 30-week program, with a very progressive focus. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110966/looking-for-a-woodworking-school-consider-scotland
<![CDATA[If this guy can make guitars in a refugee camp...]]> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:36:53 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110969/if-this-guy-can-make-guitars-in-a-refugee-camp http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110969/if-this-guy-can-make-guitars-in-a-refugee-camp If this guy can make guitars in a refugee camp... Posted by AsaC
Patron Mushamuka makes guitars in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi, Africa. He proves that woodworking is much more about desire and creativity than it is about tools. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110969/if-this-guy-can-make-guitars-in-a-refugee-camp
<![CDATA[Stacking tansu dressers]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:02:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110221/stacking-tansu-dressers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110221/stacking-tansu-dressers Stacking tansu dressers Posted by AsaC
This pair of stacking tansu cabinets are designed to be his and hers. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110221/stacking-tansu-dressers
<![CDATA[Template calms fears when installing hardware]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:31:40 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110188/template-calms-fears-when-installing-hardware http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110188/template-calms-fears-when-installing-hardware Template calms fears when installing hardware Posted by AsaC
I worked on a set of four stacking tansu dressers for over a year, and paid about $500 for authentic Japanese hardware, so the last thing I wanted to do was screw up right at the end. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110188/template-calms-fears-when-installing-hardware
<![CDATA[Inspiring furniture from annual Texas competition]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:24:37 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109128/inspiring-furniture-from-annual-texas-competition http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109128/inspiring-furniture-from-annual-texas-competition Inspiring furniture from annual Texas competition Posted by AsaC
Texas furniture is not all mesquite and cactus flowers. A vibrant annual exhibit in Kerrville rivals the best furniture shows in the U.S., boasting rich variety and a very high level of execution. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109128/inspiring-furniture-from-annual-texas-competition
<![CDATA[Why I love shellac]]> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:58:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109129/why-i-love-shellac http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109129/why-i-love-shellac Why I love shellac Posted by AsaC
Shellac is the wonder finish. Dries quick, sands beautifully, looks even better, comes in a variety of tones, and works as a sealer under anything else, too. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109129/why-i-love-shellac
<![CDATA[What you missed at FWW Live 2013]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108710/what-you-missed-at-fww-live-2013 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108710/what-you-missed-at-fww-live-2013 What you missed at FWW Live 2013 Posted by AsaC
The second annual FWW Live conference took the fun, inspiration and camaraderie to a new level. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108710/what-you-missed-at-fww-live-2013
<![CDATA[AWFS: Steel City benchtop tools cost less and save space]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:34:20 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108542/awfs-steel-city-benchtop-tools-cost-less-and-save-space http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108542/awfs-steel-city-benchtop-tools-cost-less-and-save-space AWFS: Steel City benchtop tools cost less and save space Posted by AsaC
Steel City rolled out a "Blue Line" of cost-saving benchtop tools, planning to add more models soon. Tools like these make woodworking accessible to almost anyone, regardless of cash or space. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108542/awfs-steel-city-benchtop-tools-cost-less-and-save-space
<![CDATA[AWFS: Wide drum sander will tame big slabs and more]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:42:40 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108477/awfs-wide-drum-sander-will-tame-big-slabs-and-more http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108477/awfs-wide-drum-sander-will-tame-big-slabs-and-more AWFS: Wide drum sander will tame big slabs and more Posted by AsaC
SuperMax's new 25-50 open-sided drum sander is the widest on the market, with enough muscle to support a 49-in.-wide slab up to 4 in. thick, and enough finesse to sand 1/32-in.-thick veneers. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108477/awfs-wide-drum-sander-will-tame-big-slabs-and-more
<![CDATA[AWFS: A Super-Glue for Furniture Makers?]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108474/awfs-a-super-glue-for-furniture-makers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108474/awfs-a-super-glue-for-furniture-makers AWFS: A Super-Glue for Furniture Makers? Posted by AsaC
A group of chemists have developed a new cyano-acrylate glue that sets up slower, for woodworking, but promises to change the craft. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108474/awfs-a-super-glue-for-furniture-makers
<![CDATA[AWFS: New Veritas plane for shooters]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:35:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108448/awfs-new-veritas-plane-for-shooters http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108448/awfs-new-veritas-plane-for-shooters AWFS: New Veritas plane for shooters Posted by AsaC
If you are a big fan of shooting boards, used to precisely fit parts, you'll like Veritas' big shooting plane, engineered for the job. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108448/awfs-new-veritas-plane-for-shooters
<![CDATA[AWFS: Laguna tablesaw, bandsaw hit the value sweet spot]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:40:04 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108438/awfs-laguna-tablesaw-bandsaw-hit-the-value-sweet-spot http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108438/awfs-laguna-tablesaw-bandsaw-hit-the-value-sweet-spot AWFS: Laguna tablesaw, bandsaw hit the value sweet spot Posted by AsaC
Laguna's new 14-in. bandsaw looks to be a perfect blend of capacity, features, and price for most woodworkers. And they've upgraded their hybrid tablesaw to hit that same target. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108438/awfs-laguna-tablesaw-bandsaw-hit-the-value-sweet-spot
<![CDATA[AWFS: Bench Dog shelf-pin jig is an unbeatable value]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:54:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108416/awfs-bench-dog-shelf-pin-jig-is-an-unbeatable-value http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108416/awfs-bench-dog-shelf-pin-jig-is-an-unbeatable-value AWFS: Bench Dog shelf-pin jig is an unbeatable value Posted by AsaC
If you only occasionally need a shelf-pin drilling jig, but are serious about your furniture, you can not beat Bench Dog's $20 system. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108416/awfs-bench-dog-shelf-pin-jig-is-an-unbeatable-value
<![CDATA[AWFS: Rikon rolls out two market-leading machines]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:36:04 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108410/awfs-rikon-rolls-out-two-market-leading-machines http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108410/awfs-rikon-rolls-out-two-market-leading-machines AWFS: Rikon rolls out two market-leading machines Posted by AsaC
Rikon is about to roll out a big-capacity bandsaw and a segmented-cutterhead jointer-planer at market-leading prices. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108410/awfs-rikon-rolls-out-two-market-leading-machines
<![CDATA[AWFS: Space-saving router table makes no compromises]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:33:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108407/awfs-space-saving-router-table-makes-no-compromises http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108407/awfs-space-saving-router-table-makes-no-compromises AWFS: Space-saving router table makes no compromises Posted by AsaC
Router tables that bolt onto the edge of your tablesaw are nothing new, but Excalibur's cast-iron version makes no compromises. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108407/awfs-space-saving-router-table-makes-no-compromises
<![CDATA[FWW award goes to young San Diego woodworker]]> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:31:57 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107668/fww-award-goes-to-young-san-diego-woodworker http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107668/fww-award-goes-to-young-san-diego-woodworker FWW award goes to young San Diego woodworker Posted by AsaC
FWW gives an award each year at the prestigious Design in Wood show, which runs for a full month at the huge San Diego County Fair. This year's award went to a young woodworker who sdhows real promise. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107668/fww-award-goes-to-young-san-diego-woodworker
<![CDATA[Nick Offerman gives handcrafters a home, and you can help]]> Fri, 10 May 2013 08:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107377/nick-offerman-gives-handcrafters-a-home-and-you-can-help http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107377/nick-offerman-gives-handcrafters-a-home-and-you-can-help Nick Offerman gives handcrafters a home, and you can help Posted by AsaC
Nick Offerman gives a group of up-and-coming woodworkers a home in his LA shop, and OffermanWoodshop.com gives them a way to support themselves. There is something here for everyone. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107377/nick-offerman-gives-handcrafters-a-home-and-you-can-help
<![CDATA[Announcing the FWW Live Buildoff]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:33:33 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107339/announcing-the-fww-live-buildoff http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107339/announcing-the-fww-live-buildoff Announcing the FWW Live Buildoff Posted by AsaC
The first-ever FWW Live Buildoff, scheduled for Friday night (Aug. 9) at the second annual FWW Live event, in New Haven, Conn., is open to all show-goers, and will feature awards and prizes. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107339/announcing-the-fww-live-buildoff
<![CDATA[Is fitting drawers the best task in woodworking?]]> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:33:42 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106494/is-fitting-drawers-the-best-task-in-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106494/is-fitting-drawers-the-best-task-in-woodworking Is fitting drawers the best task in woodworking? Posted by AsaC
Fitting five drawers recently, planing each one for smooth action and perfect gaps, I realized that this is my favorite woodworking moment. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106494/is-fitting-drawers-the-best-task-in-woodworking
<![CDATA[Reserve your spot at FWW Live 2013]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105943/reserve-your-spot-at-fww-live-2013 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105943/reserve-your-spot-at-fww-live-2013 Reserve your spot at FWW Live 2013 Posted by AsaC
The first-ever Fine Woodworking Live was a roaring success, and we are back for round two, with an even-better venue and lots of upgrades. The website is up and taking registrations. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105943/reserve-your-spot-at-fww-live-2013
<![CDATA[Easy handles for a sliding doors]]> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:55:26 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106202/easy-handles-for-a-sliding-doors http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106202/easy-handles-for-a-sliding-doors Easy handles for a sliding doors Posted by AsaC
I like sliding doors and lids, partly because I get to make this nice handle in one simple step on the tablesaw. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106202/easy-handles-for-a-sliding-doors
<![CDATA[Want to be a FWW editor?]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:55:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106066/want-to-be-a-fww-editor http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106066/want-to-be-a-fww-editor Want to be a FWW editor? Posted by AsaC
We've got a position open on the FWW staff. It's perfect for a woodworking fanatic with writing experience. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106066/want-to-be-a-fww-editor
<![CDATA[Mike Pekovich to Teach at Marc Adams School]]> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105995/mike-pekovich-to-teach-at-marc-adams-school http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105995/mike-pekovich-to-teach-at-marc-adams-school Mike Pekovich to Teach at Marc Adams School Posted by AsaC
Talented FWW editor Mike Pekovich will teach two classes in late July at Marc Adams School of Woodworking ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105995/mike-pekovich-to-teach-at-marc-adams-school
<![CDATA[Legendary teacher Will Neptune wins Cartouche Award]]> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:30:40 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105805/legendary-teacher-will-neptune-wins-cartouche-award http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105805/legendary-teacher-will-neptune-wins-cartouche-award Legendary teacher Will Neptune wins Cartouche Award Posted by AsaC
Legendary North Bennet teacher Will Neptune wins the most prestigious award for period furniture making. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105805/legendary-teacher-will-neptune-wins-cartouche-award
<![CDATA[Easy dadoes with basic hand tools]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:20:43 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105793/easy-dadoes-with-basic-hand-tools http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105793/easy-dadoes-with-basic-hand-tools Easy dadoes with basic hand tools Posted by AsaC
The Williamsburg cabinetmakers show a simple way to make stopped dadoes, with just a chisel and marking gauge. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105793/easy-dadoes-with-basic-hand-tools
<![CDATA[Williamsburg 2013 focuses on small boxes]]> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:01:26 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105766/williamsburg-2013-focuses-on-small-boxes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105766/williamsburg-2013-focuses-on-small-boxes Williamsburg 2013 focuses on small boxes Posted by AsaC
At Colonial Williamsburg's annual conference, Working Wood in the 18th Century, this year's theme is "Small Things Considered." FWW is back again to lend support and bring you the highlights. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105766/williamsburg-2013-focuses-on-small-boxes
<![CDATA[Hate sanding? Try this super-block]]> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:12:51 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105647/hate-sanding-try-this-super-block http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105647/hate-sanding-try-this-super-block Hate sanding? Try this super-block Posted by AsaC
I used to hate hand sanding, until I discovered the Preppin Weapon, the ultimate sanding block, a steal at $20. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105647/hate-sanding-try-this-super-block
<![CDATA[Incredible table tricks the eye]]> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:50:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105103/incredible-table-tricks-the-eye http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105103/incredible-table-tricks-the-eye Incredible table tricks the eye Posted by AsaC
Trompe l'oeil is French for "fool the eye," and that is exactly what FWW author Craig Thibodeau has done with his best piece to date, an Art Deco-style table with incredible marquetry and secret compartments. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105103/incredible-table-tricks-the-eye
<![CDATA[A bed fit for a princess]]> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 19:48:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105047/a-bed-fit-for-a-princess http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105047/a-bed-fit-for-a-princess A bed fit for a princess Posted by AsaC
Marc Adams models his school on the Disney philosophy of "plussing," or taking each new effort higher than the last. He is just completing an amazing bed that comes straight out of "Beauty and the Beast." ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105047/a-bed-fit-for-a-princess
<![CDATA[Fine Woodworking on a prime time sitcom!]]> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:24:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104737/fine-woodworking-on-a-prime-time-sitcom http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104737/fine-woodworking-on-a-prime-time-sitcom Fine Woodworking on a prime time sitcom! Posted by AsaC
FWW editor Asa Christiana and FWW longtime author Chris Becksvoort are slated to appear on this week's episode of Parks & Recreation, a Thursday-night sitcom on NBC. To find out how this crazy thing happened, read on. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104737/fine-woodworking-on-a-prime-time-sitcom
<![CDATA[Birth of a Lee Valley tool]]> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 12:25:57 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/58148/birth-of-a-lee-valley-tool http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/58148/birth-of-a-lee-valley-tool Birth of a Lee Valley tool Posted by AsaC
While I was up in Ottawa visiting Lee Valley, I got a chance to see the various design stages of a new Veritas tool, the pipe vise ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/58148/birth-of-a-lee-valley-tool
<![CDATA[Simple jig for planing the sides of finished boxes]]> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:49:49 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57551/simple-jig-for-planing-the-sides-of-finished-boxes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57551/simple-jig-for-planing-the-sides-of-finished-boxes Simple jig for planing the sides of finished boxes Posted by AsaC
You always want to plane parts before joining them, but sometimes you need to do serious planing on the outside of an assembled case or drawer. Here's how to do it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57551/simple-jig-for-planing-the-sides-of-finished-boxes
<![CDATA[SawStop benchtop model delayed a year]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:04:40 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57351/sawstop-benchtop-model-delayed-a-year http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57351/sawstop-benchtop-model-delayed-a-year SawStop benchtop model delayed a year Posted by AsaC
When last we spoke to SawStop inventor and owner Stephen Gass, he promised a jobsite version of the copany's finger-saving saw at IWF 2012. But the product was a no-show, delayed a year, said a company spokesman. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57351/sawstop-benchtop-model-delayed-a-year
<![CDATA[Multi-Router turns 25 and still can't be beat]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:12:41 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57348/multi-router-turns-25-and-still-cant-be-beat http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57348/multi-router-turns-25-and-still-cant-be-beat Multi-Router turns 25 and still can't be beat Posted by AsaC
I know I'm supposed to be reporting on new tools at IWF 2012, but I can't help but write a short ode to one of my all-time favorite tools, which I found sitting at the front of the JDS booth, where... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57348/multi-router-turns-25-and-still-cant-be-beat
<![CDATA[New Felder/Hammer segmented cutterhead might be best on market]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:52:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57340/new-felderhammer-segmented-cutterhead-might-be-best-on-market http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57340/new-felderhammer-segmented-cutterhead-might-be-best-on-market New Felder/Hammer segmented cutterhead might be best on market Posted by AsaC
They are calling it "Silent Power," rolling it out on their entire line of Felder and Hammer machines. The new cutterhead design promises to be 50% quieter yet use less power, and leave zero tracks. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57340/new-felderhammer-segmented-cutterhead-might-be-best-on-market
<![CDATA[Kreg and Triton team up with a handy bench clamp and a high-performance sander]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:10:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57320/kreg-and-triton-team-up-with-a-handy-bench-clamp-and-a-high-performance-sander http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57320/kreg-and-triton-team-up-with-a-handy-bench-clamp-and-a-high-performance-sander Kreg and Triton team up with a handy bench clamp and a high-performance sander Posted by AsaC
Kreg recently became th sole distributor for Triton power tools, allowing Kreg to roll out an innovative line of power tools to go with their accessories. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57320/kreg-and-triton-team-up-with-a-handy-bench-clamp-and-a-high-performance-sander
<![CDATA[Bosch chopsaw and pin nailer pack in the value]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:38:37 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57312/bosch-chopsaw-and-pin-nailer-pack-in-the-value http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57312/bosch-chopsaw-and-pin-nailer-pack-in-the-value Bosch chopsaw and pin nailer pack in the value Posted by AsaC
While others race to fill out their product lines with me-too products, Bosch watches and waits. Their new pin nailer is a good example. Seeing a hole in the marketplace, between expensive... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57312/bosch-chopsaw-and-pin-nailer-pack-in-the-value
<![CDATA[Rockler has 5 great ideas under $25]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:14:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57293/rockler-has-5-great-ideas-under-25 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57293/rockler-has-5-great-ideas-under-25 Rockler has 5 great ideas under $25 Posted by AsaC
Rockler launched more product innovations than any other manufacturer at IWF, and our faves are all under $25! ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57293/rockler-has-5-great-ideas-under-25
<![CDATA[FWW Live: The sessions]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:37:41 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57128/fww-live-the-sessions http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57128/fww-live-the-sessions FWW Live: The sessions Posted by AsaC
The heart of the event was the content, more than a dozen power-packed seminars and demos, full of practical tips and techniques designed to take your woodworking to the next level. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57128/fww-live-the-sessions
<![CDATA[FWW Live: The fun stuff]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57112/fww-live-the-fun-stuff http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57112/fww-live-the-fun-stuff FWW Live: The fun stuff Posted by AsaC
We had lots of laughs at FWW Live, from Nick Offerman's original woodworking songs to game night to a risky design seminar, titled, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57112/fww-live-the-fun-stuff
<![CDATA[The first-ever FWW Live, as it happened]]> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:12:20 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57069/the-first-ever-fww-live-as-it-happened http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57069/the-first-ever-fww-live-as-it-happened The first-ever FWW Live, as it happened Posted by AsaC
Our most passionate readers and popular authors descended on lovely New Paltz, NY, for Fine Woodworking's first-ever conference. I left inspired and informed, with a few hundred new friends. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57069/the-first-ever-fww-live-as-it-happened
<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitar-Maker Ever?]]> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:45:48 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48366/the-greatest-guitar-maker-ever http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48366/the-greatest-guitar-maker-ever The Greatest Guitar-Maker Ever? Posted by AsaC
Toronto guitar and music maker Grit Laskin just received one of his country's highest honors for citizenship. All woodworkers will find his life and work deeply inspiring. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48366/the-greatest-guitar-maker-ever
<![CDATA[Kansas cabinetmaker wins pass to Fine Woodworking Live]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:19:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48042/kansas-cabinetmaker-wins-pass-to-fine-woodworking-live http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48042/kansas-cabinetmaker-wins-pass-to-fine-woodworking-live Kansas cabinetmaker wins pass to Fine Woodworking Live Posted by AsaC
Our random drawing netted us a longtime pro cabinetmaker from Manhattan, Kansas. He'll be among friends at Fine Woodworking Live. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48042/kansas-cabinetmaker-wins-pass-to-fine-woodworking-live
<![CDATA[Time to end the hand vs. power battle]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:43:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47821/time-to-end-the-hand-vs-power-battle http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47821/time-to-end-the-hand-vs-power-battle Time to end the hand vs. power battle Posted by AsaC
Some have created a false divide between hand tools and power tools. The best woodworkers I know simply pick the best tool for the task at hand. It's the same thing the old masters did. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47821/time-to-end-the-hand-vs-power-battle
<![CDATA[Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live!]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:54:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47720/win-an-all-access-pass-to-fine-woodworking-live http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47720/win-an-all-access-pass-to-fine-woodworking-live Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live! Posted by AsaC
Just post a comment to win a pass to Fine Woodworking Live. You'll get every power-packed class and demo, plus the special Saturday-night banquet with Nick Offerman! ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47720/win-an-all-access-pass-to-fine-woodworking-live
<![CDATA[Nakashima-style dining table]]> Tue, 29 May 2012 15:59:18 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47562/nakashima-style-dining-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47562/nakashima-style-dining-table Nakashima-style dining table Posted by AsaC
This is my attempt at a Nakashima-style table. I find most of his designs to be timeless. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47562/nakashima-style-dining-table
<![CDATA[Make perfect square pegs with real strength]]> Wed, 23 May 2012 22:30:43 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47479/make-perfect-square-pegs-with-real-strength http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47479/make-perfect-square-pegs-with-real-strength Make perfect square pegs with real strength Posted by AsaC
I recently found a way to quickly make and install square pegs that transition to a round body, for the best combination of strength and good looks ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47479/make-perfect-square-pegs-with-real-strength
<![CDATA[What I've Learned About the Online Woodworking Community]]> Thu, 17 May 2012 10:40:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47376/what-ive-learned-about-the-online-woodworking-community http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47376/what-ive-learned-about-the-online-woodworking-community What I've Learned About the Online Woodworking Community Posted by AsaC
My recent dumb comments on our podcast, Shop Talk Live, led me to a new understanding of the online community and what it means to be a good citizen there ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47376/what-ive-learned-about-the-online-woodworking-community
<![CDATA[Adam Carolla finds the funny in Fine Woodworking]]> Mon, 14 May 2012 15:58:39 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45943/adam-carolla-finds-the-funny-in-fine-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45943/adam-carolla-finds-the-funny-in-fine-woodworking Adam Carolla finds the funny in Fine Woodworking Posted by AsaC
I went on one of Adam Carolla's hugely popular podcasts last week in Los Angeles, and he dedicated the whole episode to the joy of woodworking. Check it out, unless you mind coarse language and occasionally blue material! ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45943/adam-carolla-finds-the-funny-in-fine-woodworking
<![CDATA[Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:09:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45921/inspiration-from-arizona-woodworkers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45921/inspiration-from-arizona-woodworkers Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers Posted by AsaC
I was a judge at the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers 8th annual Excellence in Woodworking show in February. Check out these great pieces and get inspired. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45921/inspiration-from-arizona-woodworkers
<![CDATA[FWW Live: Meet Michael Fortune, Renaissance Man]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32789/fww-live-meet-michael-fortune-renaissance-man http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32789/fww-live-meet-michael-fortune-renaissance-man FWW Live: Meet Michael Fortune, Renaissance Man Posted by AsaC
At Fine Woodworking Live, this summer in New Paltz, NY, you'll get to learn from and swap stories with many of our star authors, none brighter than Michael Fortune, of Toronto, Canada. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32789/fww-live-meet-michael-fortune-renaissance-man
<![CDATA[Make FWW projects your own]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33389/make-fww-projects-your-own http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33389/make-fww-projects-your-own Make FWW projects your own Posted by AsaC
Don't take the FWW projects, in print or online, at face value. I just finished two bow-arm Morris chairs, from issue 205, and put a Mackintosh twist on them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33389/make-fww-projects-your-own
<![CDATA[FWW Live, Aug. 2012: How our first-ever conference came to be]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:42:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45327/fww-live-aug-2012-how-our-first-ever-conference-came-to-be http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45327/fww-live-aug-2012-how-our-first-ever-conference-came-to-be FWW Live, Aug. 2012: How our first-ever conference came to be Posted by AsaC
It has been a long time coming, but our first-ever summer conference is sure to be a great experience for any woodworker, and one of many to come, we hope. Here's the story of how it came about. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45327/fww-live-aug-2012-how-our-first-ever-conference-came-to-be
<![CDATA[Greatest community shop on the planet?]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:00:24 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45253/greatest-community-shop-on-the-planet http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45253/greatest-community-shop-on-the-planet Greatest community shop on the planet? Posted by AsaC
Sun City West, a massive active-retirement community in the Phoenix area, has a 7,000-sq-ft. community woodworking shop, with 800 members and every bit of equipment a happy woodworker could want! At 45, I've got 10 years to wait... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45253/greatest-community-shop-on-the-planet
<![CDATA[Folding sawhorse stows away]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:13:54 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44876/folding-sawhorse-stows-away http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44876/folding-sawhorse-stows-away Folding sawhorse stows away Posted by AsaC
This rock-solid sawhorse folds and stows away in a sliver of space, and you can make it from hardwood scraps and hardware-store hinges. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44876/folding-sawhorse-stows-away
<![CDATA[Williamsburg Day 3: Fitting moldings, drawers, and inlay]]> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:08:22 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44534/williamsburg-day-3-fitting-moldings-drawers-and-inlay http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44534/williamsburg-day-3-fitting-moldings-drawers-and-inlay Williamsburg Day 3: Fitting moldings, drawers, and inlay Posted by AsaC
Another great day at Williamsburg's "Working Wood in the 18th Century" conference, filled with entertaining woodworking demos and tons of tips and inspiration to carry home. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44534/williamsburg-day-3-fitting-moldings-drawers-and-inlay
<![CDATA[Williamsburg Day 2: Great tips for hand-tool users]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44523/williamsburg-day-2-great-tips-for-hand-tool-users http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44523/williamsburg-day-2-great-tips-for-hand-tool-users Williamsburg Day 2: Great tips for hand-tool users Posted by AsaC
The program kicked off in earnest today with the woodworking presentations. First up was Williamsburg's own Kaare Loftheim, reproducing a bureau table made in 1754 by Williamsburg... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44523/williamsburg-day-2-great-tips-for-hand-tool-users
<![CDATA[Williamsburg 2012: Furniture of Mount Vernon]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:05:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44514/williamsburg-2012-furniture-of-mount-vernon http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44514/williamsburg-2012-furniture-of-mount-vernon Williamsburg 2012: Furniture of Mount Vernon Posted by AsaC
Hundreds of woodworkers made their way to Colonial Williamsburg's 14th annual conference on "Woodworking in the 18th Century." This is my Day One report, with others to follow. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44514/williamsburg-2012-furniture-of-mount-vernon
<![CDATA[Williamsburg hand-tool conference almost sold out]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:38:48 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43376/williamsburg-hand-tool-conference-almost-sold-out http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43376/williamsburg-hand-tool-conference-almost-sold-out Williamsburg hand-tool conference almost sold out Posted by AsaC
If you are a fan of hand tools or period furniture, you should check out "Working Wood in the 18th Century" at Colonial Willimasburg. This January's conference is almost sold out, so you'll have to move fast to grab a seat. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43376/williamsburg-hand-tool-conference-almost-sold-out
<![CDATA[Great Christmas gift, done in an hour]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:46:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43373/great-christmas-gift-done-in-an-hour http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43373/great-christmas-gift-done-in-an-hour Great Christmas gift, done in an hour Posted by AsaC
Here's a great gift for any friend with an iPad or other tablet computer, and you can make 4 of them in an hour or so, not counting finishing. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43373/great-christmas-gift-done-in-an-hour
<![CDATA[Why does FWW cost more than other magazines?]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:25:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42450/why-does-fww-cost-more-than-other-magazines http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42450/why-does-fww-cost-more-than-other-magazines AsaC
The answer is simple: You get more, more content, and more quality. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42450/why-does-fww-cost-more-than-other-magazines
<![CDATA[Behold, the Speed Tenon]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:24:26 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42295/behold-the-speed-tenon http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42295/behold-the-speed-tenon Behold, the Speed Tenon Posted by AsaC
Is this the world's fastest tenon? Is this technique safe enough for the pages of Fine Woodworking magazine? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42295/behold-the-speed-tenon
<![CDATA[Appeals court upholds Osorio tablesaw verdict: Feds consider landmark safety standard]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41527/appeals-court-upholds-osorio-tablesaw-verdict-feds-consider-landmark-safety-standard http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41527/appeals-court-upholds-osorio-tablesaw-verdict-feds-consider-landmark-safety-standard Appeals court upholds Osorio tablesaw verdict: Feds consider landmark safety standard Posted by AsaC
Despite an outcry among woodworkers across the country over a verdict to pay a Massachusetts flooring installer $1.5 after negligence resulted in a tablesaw injury, the verdict still stands. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41527/appeals-court-upholds-osorio-tablesaw-verdict-feds-consider-landmark-safety-standard
<![CDATA[SawStop inventor Steve Gass defends the latest tablesaw verdicts]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:49:42 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41564/sawstop-inventor-steve-gass-defends-the-latest-tablesaw-verdicts http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41564/sawstop-inventor-steve-gass-defends-the-latest-tablesaw-verdicts SawStop inventor Steve Gass defends the latest tablesaw verdicts Posted by AsaC
SawStop inventor Steve Gass answers FWW's pointed questions the new tablesaw safety standard proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41564/sawstop-inventor-steve-gass-defends-the-latest-tablesaw-verdicts
<![CDATA[Win a 10-in. jointer-planer from Austria]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:53:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41566/win-a-10-in-jointer-planer-from-austria http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41566/win-a-10-in-jointer-planer-from-austria Win a 10-in. jointer-planer from Austria Posted by AsaC
Hammer is giving away a high-end jointer/planer. Sign up on Facebook. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41566/win-a-10-in-jointer-planer-from-austria
<![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[Tool companies shower awards on talented young furnituremakers]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:16:27 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41132/tool-companies-shower-awards-on-talented-young-furnituremakers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41132/tool-companies-shower-awards-on-talented-young-furnituremakers Tool companies shower awards on talented young furnituremakers Posted by AsaC
Prizes were awarded last night in Rockport, Maine, at the opening of "Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30," a juried exhibition co-sponsored by the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Fine Woodworking magazine, a special e ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41132/tool-companies-shower-awards-on-talented-young-furnituremakers
<![CDATA[Huge advances in woodworking technology]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:11:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40933/huge-advances-in-woodworking-technology http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40933/huge-advances-in-woodworking-technology Huge advances in woodworking technology Posted by AsaC
True watershed moments don't come along very often in woodworking, and there are two going on right now: segmented cutterheads, and a revolution in dust collection. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40933/huge-advances-in-woodworking-technology
<![CDATA[Asa's 2-car garage shop]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:26:31 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40455/asas-2-car-garage-shop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40455/asas-2-car-garage-shop Asa's 2-car garage shop Posted by AsaC
My shop is heated and insulated and no cars are allowed. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40455/asas-2-car-garage-shop
<![CDATA[Make a cart for your Dust Deputy]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:39:44 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40379/make-a-cart-for-your-dust-deputy http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40379/make-a-cart-for-your-dust-deputy Make a cart for your Dust Deputy Posted by AsaC
I love Oneida's Dust Deputy. It keeps my shop-vac filter clean and the suction super-strong. But bolted to the side of my vac, it is an awkward appendage. I fixed that problem for good with this simple shopmade cart that marries the two into one nimble unit. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40379/make-a-cart-for-your-dust-deputy
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool News: Jet, Powermatic, and Delta Retool their Brands]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39612/awfs-tool-news-jet-powermatic-and-delta-retool-their-brands http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39612/awfs-tool-news-jet-powermatic-and-delta-retool-their-brands AWFS Tool News: Jet, Powermatic, and Delta Retool their Brands Posted by AsaC
As you might imagine, the prolonged recession has been a nightmare for manufacturers of stationary machines. Buyouts have consolidated the industry, with Black & Decker/DeWalt buying... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39612/awfs-tool-news-jet-powermatic-and-delta-retool-their-brands
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool News: Combo Drum/Brush Sander Could be a Boon to Pros]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:07:28 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39592/awfs-tool-news-combo-drumbrush-sander-could-be-a-boon-to-pros http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39592/awfs-tool-news-combo-drumbrush-sander-could-be-a-boon-to-pros AWFS Tool News: Combo Drum/Brush Sander Could be a Boon to Pros Posted by AsaC
A drum sander solution for smaller pro shops. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39592/awfs-tool-news-combo-drumbrush-sander-could-be-a-boon-to-pros
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool News: Austrian Engineering Comes to the U.S.]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:32:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39570/awfs-tool-news-austrian-engineering-comes-to-the-us http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39570/awfs-tool-news-austrian-engineering-comes-to-the-us AWFS Tool News: Austrian Engineering Comes to the U.S. Posted by AsaC
Are American woodworkers finally ready for European sliding tablesaws? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39570/awfs-tool-news-austrian-engineering-comes-to-the-us
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool News: Rockler Rolls Out New Crop of Innovations]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:42:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39523/awfs-tool-news-rockler-rolls-out-new-crop-of-innovations http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39523/awfs-tool-news-rockler-rolls-out-new-crop-of-innovations AWFS Tool News: Rockler Rolls Out New Crop of Innovations Posted by AsaC
The brainiacs at Rockler have been hard at work rolling out a variety of new tool and hardware ideas. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39523/awfs-tool-news-rockler-rolls-out-new-crop-of-innovations
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool News: Rockler Releases Router Table for Trim Routers]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:49:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39518/awfs-tool-news-rockler-releases-router-table-for-trim-routers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39518/awfs-tool-news-rockler-releases-router-table-for-trim-routers AWFS Tool News: Rockler Releases Router Table for Trim Routers Posted by AsaC
Rockler downsizes the traditional router table and produces a device that's easy to transport and use. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39518/awfs-tool-news-rockler-releases-router-table-for-trim-routers
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool News: Say Goodbye to Numb Hands from Sanding]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:21:04 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39513/awfs-tool-news-say-goodbye-to-numb-hands-from-sanding http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39513/awfs-tool-news-say-goodbye-to-numb-hands-from-sanding AWFS Tool News: Say Goodbye to Numb Hands from Sanding Posted by AsaC
Bosch unveils a new sander specially designed for "good vibrations." ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39513/awfs-tool-news-say-goodbye-to-numb-hands-from-sanding
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool Update: Rikon Pours its Best Bandsaw Features into a Super Saw]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:31:19 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39476/awfs-tool-update-rikon-pours-its-best-bandsaw-features-into-a-super-saw http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39476/awfs-tool-update-rikon-pours-its-best-bandsaw-features-into-a-super-saw AWFS Tool Update: Rikon Pours its Best Bandsaw Features into a Super Saw Posted by AsaC
Seems simple enough: take your most popular features and combine them in one tool. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39476/awfs-tool-update-rikon-pours-its-best-bandsaw-features-into-a-super-saw
<![CDATA[AWFS Tool Update: Festool Makes its Wonder-Drill More Affordable]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:03:19 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39470/awfs-tool-update-festool-makes-its-wonder-drill-more-affordable http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39470/awfs-tool-update-festool-makes-its-wonder-drill-more-affordable AWFS Tool Update: Festool Makes its Wonder-Drill More Affordable Posted by AsaC
Exclusive details on Festool's latest drill. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39470/awfs-tool-update-festool-makes-its-wonder-drill-more-affordable
<![CDATA[Best pieces from the biggest woodworking club in America]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:52:39 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38444/best-pieces-from-the-biggest-woodworking-club-in-america http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38444/best-pieces-from-the-biggest-woodworking-club-in-america Best pieces from the biggest woodworking club in America Posted by AsaC
Each year the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association holds its annual show at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., drawing as many as 400 pieces from all around the U.S. This year was another wonderful outpouring of woodworking passion and talent. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38444/best-pieces-from-the-biggest-woodworking-club-in-america
<![CDATA[Shooting a FWW article with NBC's Nick Offerman]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 01:10:18 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38411/shooting-a-fww-article-with-nbcs-nick-offerman http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38411/shooting-a-fww-article-with-nbcs-nick-offerman Shooting a FWW article with NBC's Nick Offerman Posted by AsaC
Nick Offerman, who plays the stodgy Ron Swanson on NBC's hit comedy, Parks & Rec, is a real-deal woodworker. I traveled this week to his roomy shop in LA to shoot an article about the clever router jig Nick developed to level the big slabs he uses in his Nakashima-style tables. After a 20 year-acting career, he remains a humble guy who would rather be woodworking. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38411/shooting-a-fww-article-with-nbcs-nick-offerman
<![CDATA[What is Furniture Lab?]]> Thu, 19 May 2011 12:40:11 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37878/what-is-furniture-lab http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37878/what-is-furniture-lab What is Furniture Lab? Posted by AsaC
We conceived Furniture Lab to find out where furniture-making is going, instead of the usual focus on where it has been. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37878/what-is-furniture-lab
<![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[The amazing Hollow Chair]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:41:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36806/the-amazing-hollow-chair http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36806/the-amazing-hollow-chair The amazing Hollow Chair Posted by AsaC
The Hollow Chair is another piece of genius from one of my favorite furnituremakers ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36806/the-amazing-hollow-chair
<![CDATA[Vote for the best woodworker under 30]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 21:17:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36497/vote-for-the-best-woodworker-under-30 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36497/vote-for-the-best-woodworker-under-30 Vote for the best woodworker under 30 Posted by AsaC
A new competition, Regeneration, has attracted 150 woodworkers under 30, and your vote will determine "The People's Choice," and earn that young craftsman a valuable set of tools. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36497/vote-for-the-best-woodworker-under-30
<![CDATA[Beautiful furniture from reclaimed materials]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:11:41 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36006/beautiful-furniture-from-reclaimed-materials http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36006/beautiful-furniture-from-reclaimed-materials Beautiful furniture from reclaimed materials Posted by AsaC
New Orleans' Green Project hosts an up-and-coming furniture contest every year, with every pieces made from reclaimed and salvaged materials. The results are beautiful ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36006/beautiful-furniture-from-reclaimed-materials
<![CDATA[My 5 minutes of Martha Stewart Show fame]]> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 21:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35591/my-5-minutes-of-martha-stewart-show-fame http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35591/my-5-minutes-of-martha-stewart-show-fame My 5 minutes of Martha Stewart Show fame Posted by AsaC
For those of you who didn't see the original broadcast, we finally have a clip of my appearance (brief though it was) on the Martha Stewart Show ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35591/my-5-minutes-of-martha-stewart-show-fame
<![CDATA[Calling all woodworkers under 30]]> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:34:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34739/calling-all-woodworkers-under-30 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34739/calling-all-woodworkers-under-30 Calling all woodworkers under 30 Posted by AsaC
Fine Woodworking is co-sponsoring a special gallery show at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The deadline to send in photos is April 1, and there are huge prizes. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34739/calling-all-woodworkers-under-30
<![CDATA[Williamsburg Day 3: Phil Lowe is a woodworking ninja]]> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:36:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34504/williamsburg-day-3-phil-lowe-is-a-woodworking-ninja http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34504/williamsburg-day-3-phil-lowe-is-a-woodworking-ninja Williamsburg Day 3: Phil Lowe is a woodworking ninja Posted by AsaC
On Day 3 of "Working Wood in the 18th Century" Phil Lowe took the stage, and stole the spotlight. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34504/williamsburg-day-3-phil-lowe-is-a-woodworking-ninja
<![CDATA[Williamsburg, Day 3: Three projects in one day]]> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:04:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34464/williamsburg-day-3-three-projects-in-one-day http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34464/williamsburg-day-3-three-projects-in-one-day Williamsburg, Day 3: Three projects in one day Posted by AsaC
On Day 3 of "Working Wood in the 18th Century," the presenters worked on three separate pieces, each showing the influence of Oriental imports on native furniture makers of the time. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34464/williamsburg-day-3-three-projects-in-one-day
<![CDATA[Williamsburg, Day 2: Mind-Blowing 3-Way Miter Joint]]> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:36:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34425/williamsburg-day-2-mind-blowing-3-way-miter-joint http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34425/williamsburg-day-2-mind-blowing-3-way-miter-joint Williamsburg, Day 2: Mind-Blowing 3-Way Miter Joint Posted by AsaC
Andrew Hunter continued his exploration of Asian tools and techniques with a mind-blowing three-way miter that he cuts surprisingly simply with a mix of power and hand tools. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34425/williamsburg-day-2-mind-blowing-3-way-miter-joint
<![CDATA[Feels good to be back at Colonial Williamsburg's hand tool conference]]> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:25:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34387/feels-good-to-be-back-at-colonial-williamsburgs-hand-tool-conference http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34387/feels-good-to-be-back-at-colonial-williamsburgs-hand-tool-conference Feels good to be back at Colonial Williamsburg's hand tool conference Posted by AsaC
FWW co-sponsors a wonderful event,"Working Wood in the 18th Century," every year at Colonial Williamsburg. The presenters started bending and cutting wood right away this year. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34387/feels-good-to-be-back-at-colonial-williamsburgs-hand-tool-conference
<![CDATA[Hardwood selector is free and fantastic]]> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:04:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33096/hardwood-selector-is-free-and-fantastic http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33096/hardwood-selector-is-free-and-fantastic Hardwood selector is free and fantastic Posted by AsaC
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association has a free, easy-to-use wood selector online, with all the info a woodworker needs, including working properties, design ideas, and images of each wood with various finishes on it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33096/hardwood-selector-is-free-and-fantastic
<![CDATA[A big turnip for Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:33:11 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33007/a-big-turnip-for-thanksgiving http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33007/a-big-turnip-for-thanksgiving A big turnip for Thanksgiving Posted by AsaC
FWW contributor Paul Schurch's veneering skills occasionally bear strange fruit, in this case a strange vegetable. Just as planned, his giant veneer turnip caught the desert wind at the annual Burning Man festival and spun like a top. Then Schurch sacrificed it to the gods in true Burning Man tradition. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33007/a-big-turnip-for-thanksgiving
<![CDATA[Can Brian Boggs change the world for pro furnituremakers?]]> Sat, 06 Nov 2010 21:20:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32471/can-brian-boggs-change-the-world-for-pro-furnituremakers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32471/can-brian-boggs-change-the-world-for-pro-furnituremakers Can Brian Boggs change the world for pro furnituremakers? Posted by AsaC
I attended a recent seminar with famed chairmaker Brian Boggs, where he unveiled the Boggs Collective, a new business model designed to be "nothing less than an incubator for genius," he said. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32471/can-brian-boggs-change-the-world-for-pro-furnituremakers
<![CDATA[Don't Mess With Texas Furniture]]> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:45:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32459/dont-mess-with-texas-furniture http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32459/dont-mess-with-texas-furniture Don't Mess With Texas Furniture Posted by AsaC
This was my second time judging the Texas Furniture Makers Show, and the work keeps getting better and better. Click here to be inspired ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32459/dont-mess-with-texas-furniture
<![CDATA[Help us design a workbench for power-tool lovers]]> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31496/help-us-design-a-workbench-for-power-tool-lovers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31496/help-us-design-a-workbench-for-power-tool-lovers Help us design a workbench for power-tool lovers Posted by AsaC
There are a seemingly endless array of workbenches designed for hand-tool use, but we can't find a bench designed for folks who would rather plug in a power tool than push a handplane. Help us design one. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31496/help-us-design-a-workbench-for-power-tool-lovers
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: A chat with the brains behind CustomMade.com]]> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:05:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30756/iwf-alert-a-chat-with-the-brains-behind-custommadecom http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30756/iwf-alert-a-chat-with-the-brains-behind-custommadecom IWF Alert: A chat with the brains behind CustomMade.com Posted by AsaC
We caught up with two of the guys behind Custommade.com, to talk about what they do, how they started, and their new partnership with Fine Woodworking to bring business advice to woodworkers interested in selling their work. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30756/iwf-alert-a-chat-with-the-brains-behind-custommadecom
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Student furniture wows crowds]]> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:32:59 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30784/iwf-alert-student-furniture-wows-crowds http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30784/iwf-alert-student-furniture-wows-crowds IWF Alert: Student furniture wows crowds Posted by AsaC
Once again at IWF, the Design Emphasis show drew crowds with top examples of student work from around the U.S. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30784/iwf-alert-student-furniture-wows-crowds
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Porter-Cable jig makes pocket screws faster and easier]]> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:10:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30733/iwf-alert-porter-cable-jig-makes-pocket-screws-faster-and-easier http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30733/iwf-alert-porter-cable-jig-makes-pocket-screws-faster-and-easier IWF Alert: Porter-Cable jig makes pocket screws faster and easier Posted by AsaC
Porter-Cable's QuikJig is a thoughtfully engineered pocket-screw jig, at a surprisingly low price. It makes the process super quick and repeatable. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30733/iwf-alert-porter-cable-jig-makes-pocket-screws-faster-and-easier
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: 12v drill combo is best deal at the show]]> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:43:23 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30730/iwf-alert-12v-drill-combo-is-best-deal-at-the-show http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30730/iwf-alert-12v-drill-combo-is-best-deal-at-the-show IWF Alert: 12v drill combo is best deal at the show Posted by AsaC
Porter-Cable is offering a 12v lithium ion drill/impact driver combo for $139. I can't imagine much in a woodshop that these tools won't handle. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30730/iwf-alert-12v-drill-combo-is-best-deal-at-the-show
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: DeWalt's little router is a show-stopper]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30701/iwf-alert-dewalts-little-router-is-a-show-stopper http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30701/iwf-alert-dewalts-little-router-is-a-show-stopper IWF Alert: DeWalt's little router is a show-stopper Posted by AsaC
DeWalt's new trim router comes with a plunge base with built-in lights for inlay work. There is nothing like it on the market. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30701/iwf-alert-dewalts-little-router-is-a-show-stopper
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Finally, a tail vise that is easy to attach]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:34:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30688/iwf-alert-finally-a-tail-vise-that-is-easy-to-attach http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30688/iwf-alert-finally-a-tail-vise-that-is-easy-to-attach IWF Alert: Finally, a tail vise that is easy to attach Posted by AsaC
Veritas' new quick-release tail vise can be attached to any workbench. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30688/iwf-alert-finally-a-tail-vise-that-is-easy-to-attach
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Freud's thin-kerf combo blade does it all ]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:06:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30425/iwf-alert-freuds-thin-kerf-combo-blade-does-it-all http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30425/iwf-alert-freuds-thin-kerf-combo-blade-does-it-all IWF Alert: Freud's thin-kerf combo blade does it all Posted by AsaC
Freud's popular Premier Fusion tablesaw blade is now available in a thin-kerf version for saws under 3 hp. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30425/iwf-alert-freuds-thin-kerf-combo-blade-does-it-all
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Router table systems shine at the show]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:47:53 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30675/iwf-alert-router-table-systems-shine-at-the-show http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30675/iwf-alert-router-table-systems-shine-at-the-show IWF Alert: Router table systems shine at the show Posted by AsaC
New router-table systems from Woodpecker and Bench Dog bring convenience closer than ever to a full-fledged shaper. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30675/iwf-alert-router-table-systems-shine-at-the-show
<![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[Amazing space-saving furniture from Italy]]> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30131/amazing-space-saving-furniture-from-italy http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30131/amazing-space-saving-furniture-from-italy Amazing space-saving furniture from Italy Posted by AsaC
Check out this video on transforming, space-saving furniture from Italy. This is not your dad's Murphy bed. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30131/amazing-space-saving-furniture-from-italy
<![CDATA[A workbench anybody can build]]> Tue, 03 Aug 2010 21:21:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30117/a-workbench-anybody-can-build http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30117/a-workbench-anybody-can-build A workbench anybody can build Posted by AsaC
This innovative workbench from FWW in 2009 is worth another look. It is simply two long boxes and two sawhorses, but it can do everything the fanciest Scandinavian bench can do, plus it stacks and stores in a corner of your shop. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30117/a-workbench-anybody-can-build
<![CDATA[Do woodworkers need the Furniture Society? ]]> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:32:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29461/do-woodworkers-need-the-furniture-society http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29461/do-woodworkers-need-the-furniture-society Do woodworkers need the Furniture Society? Posted by AsaC
The recent Furniture Society Conference was an inspiring event, but membership is down, and the Society is suffering an identity crisis. What should they do next? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29461/do-woodworkers-need-the-furniture-society
<![CDATA[How Lie-Nielsen decides which tools to make]]> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29292/how-lie-nielsen-decides-which-tools-to-make http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29292/how-lie-nielsen-decides-which-tools-to-make How Lie-Nielsen decides which tools to make Posted by AsaC
In a workshop at the recent Furniture Society Conference in Cambridge, Mass., Thomas Lie-Nielsen explained the surprisingly informal way he chooses what to make next ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29292/how-lie-nielsen-decides-which-tools-to-make
<![CDATA[John Cederquist honored by Furniture Society]]> Sun, 20 Jun 2010 22:39:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28749/john-cederquist-honored-by-furniture-society http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28749/john-cederquist-honored-by-furniture-society John Cederquist honored by Furniture Society Posted by AsaC
His cartoony, trick-the-eye furniture isn't for everyone, but there's no doubting John Cederquist's talent. His techniques are cool, too. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28749/john-cederquist-honored-by-furniture-society
<![CDATA[Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history]]> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:41:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28595/garry-bennett-trestle-table-for-charity-buy-a-piece-of-woodworking-history http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28595/garry-bennett-trestle-table-for-charity-buy-a-piece-of-woodworking-history Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history Posted by AsaC
One of Garry Bennett's iconic trestle tables will be auctioned off this weekend at the Furniture Society Conference in Boston ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28595/garry-bennett-trestle-table-for-charity-buy-a-piece-of-woodworking-history
<![CDATA[Better than seeing The Lord in a grilled-cheese sandwich]]> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 04:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28410/better-than-seeing-the-lord-in-a-grilled-cheese-sandwich http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28410/better-than-seeing-the-lord-in-a-grilled-cheese-sandwich Better than seeing The Lord in a grilled-cheese sandwich Posted by AsaC
The 2010 Design in Wood show at the San Diego County Fair contains the most amazing piece of wood I've ever seen. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28410/better-than-seeing-the-lord-in-a-grilled-cheese-sandwich
<![CDATA[Where do editors come from?]]> Tue, 08 Jun 2010 11:48:31 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28247/where-do-editors-come-from http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28247/where-do-editors-come-from Where do editors come from? Posted by AsaC
I recently looked back at the winding path that led me to the best job of my life: being the editor of Fine Woodworking. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28247/where-do-editors-come-from
<![CDATA[Miracle Shield Blocks Kickback]]> Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25942/miracle-shield-blocks-kickback http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25942/miracle-shield-blocks-kickback Miracle Shield Blocks Kickback Posted by AsaC
New tablesaw technology promises to stop kickback in its tracks. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25942/miracle-shield-blocks-kickback
<![CDATA[Take Great Photographs of Your Work--With Any Digital Camera]]> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:28:56 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25545/take-great-photographs-of-your-work-with-any-digital-camera http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25545/take-great-photographs-of-your-work-with-any-digital-camera Take Great Photographs of Your Work--With Any Digital Camera Posted by AsaC
I'll be teaching a weekend workshop at Marc Adams school in October for woodworkers who want to have their techniques and projects published. We'll do two hands-on workshops, one to improve your writing skills, and one to show everyone how to shoot fantastic pictures of their work using any digital camera. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25545/take-great-photographs-of-your-work-with-any-digital-camera
<![CDATA[Is a college professor any smarter than a skilled furniture maker?]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:09:54 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24059/is-a-college-professor-any-smarter-than-a-skilled-furniture-maker http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24059/is-a-college-professor-any-smarter-than-a-skilled-furniture-maker Is a college professor any smarter than a skilled furniture maker? Posted by AsaC
A powerful essay, defending the craftsman's deep and profound knowledge of the world, is just one of the treasures I found in an 1883 issue of Amateur Mechanics magazine (free on Google Books). It's amazing how little has changed in our craft. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24059/is-a-college-professor-any-smarter-than-a-skilled-furniture-maker
<![CDATA[Williamsburg show: Roy Underhill builds unique Jefferson bookstand]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:09:49 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23554/williamsburg-show-roy-underhill-builds-unique-jefferson-bookstand http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23554/williamsburg-show-roy-underhill-builds-unique-jefferson-bookstand Williamsburg show: Roy Underhill builds unique Jefferson bookstand Posted by AsaC
A few year's ago on his PBS show, the Woodright built the same Jefferson bookstand he recently demonstrated at Colonial Willamburg's Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, and you can watch that TV episode for free. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23554/williamsburg-show-roy-underhill-builds-unique-jefferson-bookstand
<![CDATA[Hand-tool lovers converge on Williamsburg]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:06:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23356/hand-tool-lovers-converge-on-williamsburg http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23356/hand-tool-lovers-converge-on-williamsburg Hand-tool lovers converge on Williamsburg Posted by AsaC
The furniture of Jefferson's Monticello is the topic of this year's Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, co-sponsored by Fine Woodworking and Colonial Williamsburg. Jefferson himself (in the person of Williamsburg's Bill Barker) showed up often at the show, to answer questions about Jefferson's life, work, and philosophy. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23356/hand-tool-lovers-converge-on-williamsburg
<![CDATA[Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:09:41 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22482/is-danish-modern-the-furniture-style-of-our-time http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22482/is-danish-modern-the-furniture-style-of-our-time Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time? Posted by AsaC
While Maloof and Krenov certainly created the template for the modern studio furnituremaker, I think they they also shared an furniture style: an offshoot of Danish Modern. And recent makers have taken up that mantle. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22482/is-danish-modern-the-furniture-style-of-our-time
<![CDATA[A good letter for holiday reading]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:15:14 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22137/a-good-letter-for-holiday-reading http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22137/a-good-letter-for-holiday-reading A good letter for holiday reading Posted by AsaC
We get lots of letters at FWW, but some stay with us. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22137/a-good-letter-for-holiday-reading
<![CDATA[A sure-fire sharpening method]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2009 11:36:03 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18970/a-sure-fire-sharpening-method http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18970/a-sure-fire-sharpening-method AsaC
Still struggling with dull hand tools? This free video, from the Getting Started in Woodworking series, shows the fastest and most foolproof way to get your tools razor sharp. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18970/a-sure-fire-sharpening-method
<![CDATA[Still don't have a workbench? This one is easy]]> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18985/still-dont-have-a-workbench-this-one-is-easy http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18985/still-dont-have-a-workbench-this-one-is-easy Still don't have a workbench? This one is easy Posted by AsaC
You'll only need a circular saw and a cordless drill to make this simple but rock-solid workbench, complete with a real woodworking vise. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18985/still-dont-have-a-workbench-this-one-is-easy
<![CDATA[Special Krenov focus in FWW is a strange coincidence]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:29:44 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18816/special-krenov-focus-in-fww-is-a-strange-coincidence http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18816/special-krenov-focus-in-fww-is-a-strange-coincidence Special Krenov focus in FWW is a strange coincidence Posted by AsaC
By a strange coincidence, FWW has three Krenov-inspired articles in the current issue. Together they form a fitting tribute to one of modern's woodworking's great luminaries, who passed away yesterday, just after we went to press. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18816/special-krenov-focus-in-fww-is-a-strange-coincidence
<![CDATA[Is it OK to sell furniture based on FWW articles?]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 19:22:23 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18501/is-it-ok-to-sell-furniture-based-on-fww-articles http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18501/is-it-ok-to-sell-furniture-based-on-fww-articles Is it OK to sell furniture based on FWW articles? Posted by AsaC
Fine Woodworking's generous authors present some of their finest designs in the magazine, and you can make as many as you want for your own home, or as a gift. But a serious ethical question arises if you plan to make money off a design in the magazine. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18501/is-it-ok-to-sell-furniture-based-on-fww-articles
<![CDATA[Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest ]]> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 00:44:27 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16876/students-make-strong-showing-in-awfs-design-contest http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16876/students-make-strong-showing-in-awfs-design-contest Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest Posted by AsaC
AWFS calls its design contest Fresh Wood, and it is designed to showcase the work of talented young high-school and post-secondary students. This year's showing was very inspiring. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16876/students-make-strong-showing-in-awfs-design-contest
<![CDATA[Your first sliding saw or cyclone might be a Grizzly]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:25:52 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16845/your-first-sliding-saw-or-cyclone-might-be-a-grizzly http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16845/your-first-sliding-saw-or-cyclone-might-be-a-grizzly Your first sliding saw or cyclone might be a Grizzly Posted by AsaC
If you've been in the market for a sliding tablesaw or a small cyclone dust collector, you might want to wait a few months for the latest Grizzly products and save some serious cash ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16845/your-first-sliding-saw-or-cyclone-might-be-a-grizzly
<![CDATA[Laguna cyclone is user-friendly]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:19:51 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16830/laguna-cyclone-is-user-friendly http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16830/laguna-cyclone-is-user-friendly Laguna cyclone is user-friendly Posted by AsaC
Laguna offers a powerful, user-friendly cyclone for under $2,000. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16830/laguna-cyclone-is-user-friendly
<![CDATA[DeWalt's compact 18-volt batteries fit old and new tools]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:24:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16792/dewalts-compact-18-volt-batteries-fit-old-and-new-tools http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16792/dewalts-compact-18-volt-batteries-fit-old-and-new-tools DeWalt's compact 18-volt batteries fit old and new tools Posted by AsaC
All the kings of the cordless category now offer much more compact 18-volt cordless batteries, based on Lithium-Ion technology, but DeWalt says it is the first to make its new batteries fit its older tools, without compromising performance in some way. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16792/dewalts-compact-18-volt-batteries-fit-old-and-new-tools
<![CDATA[$12 "Bench Cookies" are biggest news at AWFS]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16787/12-bench-cookies-are-biggest-news-at-awfs http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16787/12-bench-cookies-are-biggest-news-at-awfs $12 Posted by AsaC
In the why-didn't-someone-think-of-this-before category, Rockler rolled out the "bench cookie," a simple hockey-puck-shaped disc that grips and elevates projects on the bench. At $12 for a set of four, it seems like an instant classic. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16787/12-bench-cookies-are-biggest-news-at-awfs
<![CDATA[Easy-to-install spiral cutterheads for $250 ]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:07:37 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16771/easy-to-install-spiral-cutterheads-for-250 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16771/easy-to-install-spiral-cutterheads-for-250 Easy-to-install spiral cutterheads for $250 Posted by AsaC
Accu-Head makes it easy to get a spiral or helical cutterhead in your planer or jointer. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16771/easy-to-install-spiral-cutterheads-for-250
<![CDATA[New Delta midi-lathes have the power, mass, and capacity of larger lathes]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:15:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16756/new-delta-midi-lathes-have-the-power-mass-and-capacity-of-larger-lathes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16756/new-delta-midi-lathes-have-the-power-mass-and-capacity-of-larger-lathes New Delta midi-lathes have the power, mass, and capacity of larger lathes Posted by AsaC
Reacting to customer feedback, Delta has built full-size power, mass, and features into its new mid-sized lathes. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16756/new-delta-midi-lathes-have-the-power-mass-and-capacity-of-larger-lathes
<![CDATA[SawStop rolls out a more affordable cabinet saw, aimed at serious hobbyists]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:03:32 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16736/sawstop-rolls-out-a-more-affordable-cabinet-saw-aimed-at-serious-hobbyists http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16736/sawstop-rolls-out-a-more-affordable-cabinet-saw-aimed-at-serious-hobbyists SawStop rolls out a more affordable cabinet saw, aimed at serious hobbyists Posted by AsaC
The SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw does almost everything its big brother does, with better dust collection and a much-lower price. It is aimed squarely at small-shop pros and serious hobbyists. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16736/sawstop-rolls-out-a-more-affordable-cabinet-saw-aimed-at-serious-hobbyists
<![CDATA[Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:04:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15755/furniture-society-honors-vladimir-kagan http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15755/furniture-society-honors-vladimir-kagan Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan Posted by AsaC
The Furniture Society gave its highest honor, the Award of Distinction, this year to Vladimir Kagan, who began as a studio furniture maker but converted his pieces into commercial designs, and made his name as a factory furniture designer. But he never lost his connection to the woodshop and to working for individual clients. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15755/furniture-society-honors-vladimir-kagan
<![CDATA[How good factory furniture is designed]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:23:03 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15500/how-good-factory-furniture-is-designed http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15500/how-good-factory-furniture-is-designed How good factory furniture is designed Posted by AsaC
One of my favorite demos at last week's Furniture Society Conference was "Concept to Market," in which a team of craftmen turned a nice design into a prototype for manufacturing. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15500/how-good-factory-furniture-is-designed
<![CDATA[Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus]]> Sun, 14 Jun 2009 22:11:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15490/furniture-society-conference-had-an-industrial-focus http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15490/furniture-society-conference-had-an-industrial-focus Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus Posted by AsaC
Although the focus of this year's Furniture Society Conference was the industrial furniture-making, there still were plenty of nuggets for small-shop woodworkers, and even more for aspiring pros. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15490/furniture-society-conference-had-an-industrial-focus
<![CDATA[San Diego guild show shines again]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:02:57 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15246/san-diego-guild-show-shines-again http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15246/san-diego-guild-show-shines-again San Diego guild show shines again Posted by AsaC
The San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association put on another great woodworking expo at the Del Mar County Fairgrounds this year. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15246/san-diego-guild-show-shines-again
<![CDATA[How I remember Sam Maloof]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:03:51 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14771/how-i-remember-sam-maloof http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14771/how-i-remember-sam-maloof How I remember Sam Maloof Posted by AsaC
I dialed Sam Maloof’s number timidly in 2005, just another writer calling for a piece of an icon. My idea was to do a twist on the typical Maloof homage, asking him instead to offer advice to... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14771/how-i-remember-sam-maloof
<![CDATA[Maloof on Design]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:23:02 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14758/maloof-on-design http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14758/maloof-on-design Maloof on Design Posted by AsaC
Editor Asa Christiana interviews Maloof in 2005 on the subject of design. We weren't able to fit this material in the article in issue #179, but these thoughtful answers will be illuminating for fans of Maloof's work. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14758/maloof-on-design
<![CDATA[Calling all benchtop warriors]]> Mon, 11 May 2009 07:10:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13599/calling-all-benchtop-warriors http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13599/calling-all-benchtop-warriors Calling all benchtop warriors Posted by AsaC
Take our poll about which benchtop tools you have and use, and tell us how you get the most out of them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13599/calling-all-benchtop-warriors
<![CDATA[Drill/impact driver kits are a good value]]> Sat, 09 May 2009 01:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12627/drillimpact-driver-kits-are-a-good-value http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12627/drillimpact-driver-kits-are-a-good-value Drill/impact driver kits are a good value Posted by AsaC
Porter-Cable, Hitachi, and Makita are offering impact drivers and drill-drivers that share batteries ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12627/drillimpact-driver-kits-are-a-good-value
<![CDATA[Essential workbench has lived up to its name]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 01:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/7685/essential-workbench-has-lived-up-to-its-name http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/7685/essential-workbench-has-lived-up-to-its-name Essential workbench has lived up to its name Posted by AsaC
Lon Schleining's workbench published in a 2003 issue of Fine Woodworking has proven popular. Share photos of your Schleining-inspired bench and view others in the Readers Gallery. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/7685/essential-workbench-has-lived-up-to-its-name
<![CDATA[Can Fine Woodworking and art furniture coexist?]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 18:39:02 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9016/can-fine-woodworking-and-art-furniture-coexist http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9016/can-fine-woodworking-and-art-furniture-coexist Can Fine Woodworking and art furniture coexist? Posted by AsaC
Discussion of recent quote by Tom Loeser in American Craft magazine ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9016/can-fine-woodworking-and-art-furniture-coexist
<![CDATA[The gloved woodworker]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 03:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3471/the-gloved-woodworker http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3471/the-gloved-woodworker The gloved woodworker Posted by AsaC
Lightweight work gloves are surprisingly handy in the shop ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3471/the-gloved-woodworker
<![CDATA[Japanese paper is a eureka moment]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2009 02:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3462/japanese-paper-is-a-eureka-moment http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3462/japanese-paper-is-a-eureka-moment Japanese paper is a eureka moment Posted by AsaC
Japanese paper is beautiful and dirt-simple to apply ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/3462/japanese-paper-is-a-eureka-moment
<![CDATA[Kerrville show corrals best furniture in Texas]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:01:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2388/kerrville-show-corrals-best-furniture-in-texas http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2388/kerrville-show-corrals-best-furniture-in-texas Kerrville show corrals best furniture in Texas Posted by AsaC
Before last week I had never set foot in Texas, at least not outside the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. So I was looking forward to a trip to San Antonio and the nearby "Hill Country" to judge a... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2388/kerrville-show-corrals-best-furniture-in-texas
<![CDATA[Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:47:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/1462/studio-furniture-of-the-renwick-gallery http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/1462/studio-furniture-of-the-renwick-gallery Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery Posted by AsaC
Defining studio furniture? Maybe not. Read a review of this new book, which celebrates the studio furniture collection at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/1462/studio-furniture-of-the-renwick-gallery
<![CDATA[Boggs side chair]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:14:56 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/243/boggs-side-chair http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/243/boggs-side-chair Boggs side chair Posted by AsaC
This turned out to be an extremely difficult chair to build, requiring some serious jigs for the steambent parts. The legs bend in two directions, and the back slats are bent progressively to fit the... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/243/boggs-side-chair
<![CDATA[Home office]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:07:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/241/home-office http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/241/home-office Home office Posted by AsaC
The cases are nicely figured cherry plywood, and the face frames and moldings are solid cherry. To find out how to build one like it, go to FWW 166... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/241/home-office
<![CDATA[Kitchen island]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2008 15:37:14 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/220/kitchen-island http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/220/kitchen-island Kitchen island Posted by AsaC
Kitchen island in butternut ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/220/kitchen-island
<![CDATA[Safety Week: Beware of Jointer Dangers]]> Mon, 12 May 2008 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12395/safety-week-beware-of-jointer-dangers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12395/safety-week-beware-of-jointer-dangers AsaC
The jointer is essential for milling rough lumber but its spinning cutterhead will chew up your fingers if you ignore safety precautions. Fine Woodworking magazine editor Asa Christiana shares basic... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12395/safety-week-beware-of-jointer-dangers
<![CDATA[Safety Week Videos: Protect Your Ears]]> Sun, 11 May 2008 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12393/safety-week-videos-protect-your-ears http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12393/safety-week-videos-protect-your-ears AsaC
Workshop noise can wreak havoc on your ears. Learn how to keep your hearing safe from the roar of shop machines with tips from magazine editor Asa Christiana. For more on hearing protection, read... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12393/safety-week-videos-protect-your-ears
<![CDATA[Safety Week: Avoid Kickback and More]]> Sat, 10 May 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12389/safety-week-avoid-kickback-and-more http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12389/safety-week-avoid-kickback-and-more AsaC
The tablesaw is an essential piece of shop machinery, but it can also be dangerous. Learn how keep your fingers safe and avoid kickback with a short video lesson from magazine editor Asa... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12389/safety-week-avoid-kickback-and-more
<![CDATA[Safety Week Videos: Tame the Dust]]> Fri, 09 May 2008 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12387/safety-week-videos-tame-the-dust http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12387/safety-week-videos-tame-the-dust AsaC
Woodworking machines cough up fine dust that is harmful to your lungs so it’s essential to develop a game-plan for dust control. Magazine editor Asa Christiana shares simple strategies for... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12387/safety-week-videos-tame-the-dust
<![CDATA[Safety Week Videos: Protect Your Eyes]]> Thu, 08 May 2008 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12378/safety-week-videos-protect-your-eyes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12378/safety-week-videos-protect-your-eyes AsaC
Safety glasses are imperative in woodworking. In this short video, magazine editor Asa Christiana explains how to protect your eyes from flying woodchips and dust. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12378/safety-week-videos-protect-your-eyes