Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Woodworking - MKenney's posts Fine Woodworking - MKenney's posts http://www.finewoodworking.com/profile/MKenney Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:22:13 -0500 Fine Woodworking - MKenney's posts Fine Woodworking - MKenney's posts http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finewoodworking.com/profile/MKenney <![CDATA[Make a sled that handles both square and miter cuts]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:16:44 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111755/make-a-sled-that-handles-both-square-and-miter-cuts http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111755/make-a-sled-that-handles-both-square-and-miter-cuts Make a sled that handles both square and miter cuts Posted by MKenney
Make a zero-clearance sled that makes both square and miter cuts. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111755/make-a-sled-that-handles-both-square-and-miter-cuts
<![CDATA[Another peek at my traveling tool cabinet]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:50:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108937/another-peek-at-my-traveling-tool-cabinet http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108937/another-peek-at-my-traveling-tool-cabinet Another peek at my traveling tool cabinet Posted by MKenney
Progress on the traveling tool cabinet is great. Here's my solution to securing the planes in place on the till ramp. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108937/another-peek-at-my-traveling-tool-cabinet
<![CDATA[Wedge is the secret to perfect angled mortise-and-tenon joints]]> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:27:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110401/wedge-is-the-secret-to-perfect-angled-mortise-and-tenon-joints http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110401/wedge-is-the-secret-to-perfect-angled-mortise-and-tenon-joints Wedge is the secret to perfect angled mortise-and-tenon joints Posted by MKenney
A simple wedge is the solution to cutting angled mortises and tenons to fit them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110401/wedge-is-the-secret-to-perfect-angled-mortise-and-tenon-joints
<![CDATA[A planing stop for long and thin boards]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:05:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108812/a-planing-stop-for-long-and-thin-boards http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108812/a-planing-stop-for-long-and-thin-boards A planing stop for long and thin boards Posted by MKenney
Planing thin boards can be difficult. Clamp them between a pair of dogs and their likely to bow up. A stop attached to a plywood base is the perfect way to hold thin boards for planing. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108812/a-planing-stop-for-long-and-thin-boards
<![CDATA[My brand new 100 year old jointer]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108427/my-brand-new-100-year-old-jointer http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108427/my-brand-new-100-year-old-jointer My brand new 100 year old jointer Posted by MKenney
I recently bought a nearly 100 year old Oliver jointer. Check out what I've done to restore it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108427/my-brand-new-100-year-old-jointer
<![CDATA[Making time in the shop]]> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:03:46 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107600/making-time-in-the-shop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107600/making-time-in-the-shop Making time in the shop Posted by MKenney
Ukrainian carpenter Valerii Danevych makes wrist and pocket watches from wood. The entire watch, except the spring, is wood. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107600/making-time-in-the-shop
<![CDATA[3 questions with Phil Lowe]]> Mon, 13 May 2013 14:27:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107000/3-questions-with-phil-lowe http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107000/3-questions-with-phil-lowe 3 questions with Phil Lowe Posted by MKenney
Master furniture maker Phil Lowe discusses block planes, pencils, and sail boats. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107000/3-questions-with-phil-lowe
<![CDATA[Shop sawn veneer without a drum sander]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:16:02 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107069/shop-sawn-veneer-without-a-drum-sander http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107069/shop-sawn-veneer-without-a-drum-sander Shop sawn veneer without a drum sander Posted by MKenney
Learn one way to make shopsawn veneer without the use of drum sander, something most folks don't have in the shop. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107069/shop-sawn-veneer-without-a-drum-sander
<![CDATA[Use an offcut to make a perfectly fitted rabbet joint]]> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:46:27 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107001/use-an-offcut-to-make-a-perfectly-fitted-rabbet-joint http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107001/use-an-offcut-to-make-a-perfectly-fitted-rabbet-joint Use an offcut to make a perfectly fitted rabbet joint Posted by MKenney
This past weekend I was called into action to help my daughter make a prototype of her invention for her schools "Invention Convention." She had designed a box with compartments to hold craft... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107001/use-an-offcut-to-make-a-perfectly-fitted-rabbet-joint
<![CDATA[Looking for a new adventure in the shop? Give upcycling a try.]]> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:38:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106264/looking-for-a-new-adventure-in-the-shop-give-upcycling-a-try http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106264/looking-for-a-new-adventure-in-the-shop-give-upcycling-a-try Looking for a new adventure in the shop? Give upcycling a try. Posted by MKenney
I recently used an old metal filing cabinet from a factory to make a cool cabinet. Take a look at the completed piece and learn about how I did it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106264/looking-for-a-new-adventure-in-the-shop-give-upcycling-a-try
<![CDATA[9 reasons why I don't sharpen my plane blades as well as I thought]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:48:55 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106038/9-reasons-why-i-dont-sharpen-my-plane-blades-as-well-as-i-thought http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106038/9-reasons-why-i-dont-sharpen-my-plane-blades-as-well-as-i-thought 9 reasons why I don't sharpen my plane blades as well as I thought Posted by MKenney
So, you think you can really sharpen your plane iron? I used to think that too, until I watched a Japanese planing contest. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106038/9-reasons-why-i-dont-sharpen-my-plane-blades-as-well-as-i-thought
<![CDATA[My first (and next) workbench]]> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:44:50 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105932/my-first-and-next-workbench http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105932/my-first-and-next-workbench My first (and next) workbench Posted by MKenney
Check out the first real workbench I made. And get a peek at the next one I'll make. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105932/my-first-and-next-workbench
<![CDATA[Make a rabbet with a handplane]]> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:48:38 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105759/make-a-rabbet-with-a-handplane http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105759/make-a-rabbet-with-a-handplane Make a rabbet with a handplane Posted by MKenney
I picked up this technique from Mack Headley, master cabinet maker at Colonial Williamsburg's Hay Shop. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105759/make-a-rabbet-with-a-handplane
<![CDATA[Chopping mortises in absurdly narrow stock]]> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:18:48 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105752/chopping-mortises-in-absurdly-narrow-stock http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105752/chopping-mortises-in-absurdly-narrow-stock Chopping mortises in absurdly narrow stock Posted by MKenney
Kaare Loftheim, a journeyman cabinet maker at Colonial Williamsburg, offers some good tips on how to mortise thin stock without blowing out the sides of the mortise or the end grain. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105752/chopping-mortises-in-absurdly-narrow-stock
<![CDATA[Colonial Williamsburg, Day 1]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:18:18 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105694/colonial-williamsburg-day-1 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105694/colonial-williamsburg-day-1 Colonial Williamsburg, Day 1 Posted by MKenney
It was a busy day at the Working Wood in the 18th Century conference: a lot of joinery was cut with several different techniques. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105694/colonial-williamsburg-day-1
<![CDATA[It's impossible to cheat at woodworking]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:54:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105482/its-impossible-to-cheat-at-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105482/its-impossible-to-cheat-at-woodworking It's impossible to cheat at woodworking Posted by MKenney
If anyone ever tells you that some woodworking technique (probably one for joints) is cheating, ignore that person. It's ridiculous. There is no cheating in woodworking. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105482/its-impossible-to-cheat-at-woodworking
<![CDATA[How to make a "solid wood" top from plywood]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:33:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104534/how-to-make-a-solid-wood-top-from-plywood http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104534/how-to-make-a-solid-wood-top-from-plywood How to make a Posted by MKenney
Learn how I used shopsawn veneers to make a table top that won't expand, contract, or warp. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104534/how-to-make-a-solid-wood-top-from-plywood
<![CDATA[Inside the Shaker Workshop]]> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:14:22 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57920/inside-the-shaker-workshop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57920/inside-the-shaker-workshop Inside the Shaker Workshop Posted by MKenney
When it came to woodworking technology, the Shakers were right at the forefront ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57920/inside-the-shaker-workshop
<![CDATA[Help me choose what to build for a video workshop]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:45:49 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57788/help-me-choose-what-to-build-for-a-video-workshop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57788/help-me-choose-what-to-build-for-a-video-workshop Help me choose what to build for a video workshop Posted by MKenney
In my next video workshop, I'm going to make a bow front wall cabinet. I've come up with two designs. Tell what you think about them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57788/help-me-choose-what-to-build-for-a-video-workshop
<![CDATA[From Raw Steel to Righteous Tool]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57706/from-raw-steel-to-righteous-tool http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57706/from-raw-steel-to-righteous-tool From Raw Steel to Righteous Tool Posted by MKenney
Watch tool maker John Neeman at work forging a timbler slick with a traditional socket handle. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57706/from-raw-steel-to-righteous-tool
<![CDATA[Watch someone turn a lamp shade (it's better than that sounds, really)]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:25:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57639/watch-someone-turn-a-lamp-shade-its-better-than-that-sounds-really http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57639/watch-someone-turn-a-lamp-shade-its-better-than-that-sounds-really Watch someone turn a lamp shade (it's better than that sounds, really) Posted by MKenney
This video is pure eye candy. Watch for enjoyment as a turner takes a big chunk of pine and creates a thin lampshade. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57639/watch-someone-turn-a-lamp-shade-its-better-than-that-sounds-really
<![CDATA[Easy jig for routing through dovetail pins]]> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:12:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57469/easy-jig-for-routing-through-dovetail-pins http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57469/easy-jig-for-routing-through-dovetail-pins Easy jig for routing through dovetail pins Posted by MKenney
One of the things I like about being an editor at Fine Woodworking is that every article I edit is like a one-on-one woodworking class. When it comes to articles that demonstrate a technique, I... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57469/easy-jig-for-routing-through-dovetail-pins
<![CDATA[Veritas Introduces New Tool Steel for Plane Blades and Chisels]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:34:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48119/veritas-introduces-new-tool-steel-for-plane-blades-and-chisels http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48119/veritas-introduces-new-tool-steel-for-plane-blades-and-chisels Veritas Introduces New Tool Steel for Plane Blades and Chisels Posted by MKenney
Veritas has introduced a new tool steel for plane blades and chisels. Is it the next big thing in hand tools? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48119/veritas-introduces-new-tool-steel-for-plane-blades-and-chisels
<![CDATA[Should Woodworkers Say Goodbye to Ebony?]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:45:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47684/should-woodworkers-say-goodbye-to-ebony http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47684/should-woodworkers-say-goodbye-to-ebony Should Woodworkers Say Goodbye to Ebony? Posted by MKenney
I stumbled across this video while reading the woodworking subreddit on reddit. Bob Taylor, a co-founder of Taylor Guitars, provides a unique perspective on the availability of ebony and explains what role he has in providing it to instrument makers. It's not clear if this is where our ebony comes from, too. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47684/should-woodworkers-say-goodbye-to-ebony
<![CDATA[Using end grain to make drawer front veneers]]> Mon, 21 May 2012 08:59:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46782/using-end-grain-to-make-drawer-front-veneers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46782/using-end-grain-to-make-drawer-front-veneers Using end grain to make drawer front veneers Posted by MKenney
Inspired by a sideboard that appeared on Fine Woodworking's back cover, I used end grain veneers on some small drawers for a cabinet I made recently. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46782/using-end-grain-to-make-drawer-front-veneers
<![CDATA[Turning bowls for hungry souls]]> Mon, 07 May 2012 13:23:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47216/turning-bowls-for-hungry-souls http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47216/turning-bowls-for-hungry-souls Turning bowls for hungry souls Posted by MKenney
Houston furniture maker Clark Kellogg is in the midst of a 100 day project. He's turning 1 bowl a day. The 100 bowls will be sold and the money goes to Houston Food Bank. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47216/turning-bowls-for-hungry-souls
<![CDATA[How to make a sacrificial rip fence that never wears out]]> Thu, 03 May 2012 09:45:27 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47177/how-to-make-a-sacrificial-rip-fence-that-never-wears-out http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47177/how-to-make-a-sacrificial-rip-fence-that-never-wears-out How to make a sacrificial rip fence that never wears out Posted by MKenney
On a recent trip to Michael Fortune's shop, I picked up a cool way to make a sacrificial fence that partially buries your dado set.The best part about it is that the blade never cuts into the fence. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47177/how-to-make-a-sacrificial-rip-fence-that-never-wears-out
<![CDATA[Wear your love for woodworking on your sleeve]]> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:58:42 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45562/wear-your-love-for-woodworking-on-your-sleeve http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45562/wear-your-love-for-woodworking-on-your-sleeve Wear your  love for woodworking on your sleeve Posted by MKenney
I recently bought a T-shirt from cafepress.com. I wore it to work today and it was a big hit with the other editors here. Take a look to see why. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45562/wear-your-love-for-woodworking-on-your-sleeve
<![CDATA[Get your internet hands on an old woodworking magazine]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:03:42 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45328/get-your-internet-hands-on-an-old-woodworking-magazine http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45328/get-your-internet-hands-on-an-old-woodworking-magazine Get your internet hands on an old woodworking magazine Posted by MKenney
You can now go read "The Deltagram," a woodworking publication put out by Delta from 1932 to 1972. They're mini-magazines containing plans, tips and techniques. They available for download (in PDF) from the website ThisOldWorkshop.com ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45328/get-your-internet-hands-on-an-old-woodworking-magazine
<![CDATA[Stephen Colbert Takes the Sizzle Out of SawStop]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:33:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45040/stephen-colbert-takes-the-sizzle-out-of-sawstop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45040/stephen-colbert-takes-the-sizzle-out-of-sawstop Stephen Colbert Takes the Sizzle Out of SawStop Posted by MKenney
The Sawstop controversy has made it to late night television. Noted conservative pundit Stephen Colbert takes on the saw and it's finger hugging inventor, Steve Gass. (Of course, it's all satire, so Colbert is implicitly endorsing the Sawstop.) ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45040/stephen-colbert-takes-the-sizzle-out-of-sawstop
<![CDATA[I built a lumber rack one morning - Now I have a lumber problem]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:16:19 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45007/i-built-a-lumber-rack-one-morning-now-i-have-a-lumber-problem http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45007/i-built-a-lumber-rack-one-morning-now-i-have-a-lumber-problem I built a lumber rack one morning - Now I have a lumber problem Posted by MKenney
It wasn't until I started to load up the lumber rack I recently built that I realized that I had a lot of lumber, most of it bought simply because it was a great piece of wood. That has forced me to accept that I have a small problem. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45007/i-built-a-lumber-rack-one-morning-now-i-have-a-lumber-problem
<![CDATA[Why do you work wood?]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:26:43 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44896/why-do-you-work-wood http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44896/why-do-you-work-wood Why do you work wood? Posted by MKenney
Lately, I've been thinking about why I make furniture. It's because I enjoy making and creating--and wood is the medium I enjoy most. Why do you like woodworking? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44896/why-do-you-work-wood
<![CDATA[Chris Gochnour's technique for inlaying stringing]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:34:54 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44563/chris-gochnours-technique-for-inlaying-stringing http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44563/chris-gochnours-technique-for-inlaying-stringing Chris Gochnour's technique for inlaying stringing Posted by MKenney
Learn how Chris Gochnour inlaid stringing into the top of his curved front desk featured in Fine Woodworking #225. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44563/chris-gochnours-technique-for-inlaying-stringing
<![CDATA[Yep, it's wood!]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:51:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44832/yep-its-wood http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44832/yep-its-wood Yep, it's wood! Posted by MKenney
R. Bruce Hoadley, legendary author of "Identifying Wood" and "Understanding Wood" and a former Fine Woodworking contributing editor, is now an internet meme. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44832/yep-its-wood
<![CDATA[Designing around the lumber you have]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:24:03 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44496/designing-around-the-lumber-you-have http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44496/designing-around-the-lumber-you-have Designing around the lumber you  have Posted by MKenney
I recently made a small wall shelf with drawers from some air-dried lumber I picked up from friends. Having a limited quantity forced me to design the materials at hand rather than designing the piece and looking for lumber afterward. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44496/designing-around-the-lumber-you-have
<![CDATA[The life and times of a Fine Woodworking photo prop]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:33:42 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42168/the-life-and-times-of-a-fine-woodworking-photo-prop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42168/the-life-and-times-of-a-fine-woodworking-photo-prop The life and times of a Fine Woodworking photo prop Posted by MKenney
I first made this cherry cabinet as a prop for an article about mortising for hinges. Since then, it's been in the magazine several times. And then I decided to put a finish on it and hang it in my house. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42168/the-life-and-times-of-a-fine-woodworking-photo-prop
<![CDATA[Simple fixture flattens curved drawer fronts for joinery]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42501/simple-fixture-flattens-curved-drawer-fronts-for-joinery http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42501/simple-fixture-flattens-curved-drawer-fronts-for-joinery Simple fixture flattens curved drawer fronts for joinery Posted by MKenney
A simple curved cradle lets me cut accurate rabbets in curved drawer fronts. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42501/simple-fixture-flattens-curved-drawer-fronts-for-joinery
<![CDATA[Routing grooves in curved drawers, part 2]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40905/routing-grooves-in-curved-drawers-part-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40905/routing-grooves-in-curved-drawers-part-2 Routing grooves in curved drawers, part 2 Posted by MKenney
I've shown how I rout the grooves in the back of drawer fronts that have a radius curve. But the fence I make to do that won't work with some curves, like asymmetric ones that have numerous radii, some much smaller than others. Check out how I handle those. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40905/routing-grooves-in-curved-drawers-part-2
<![CDATA[Blade brake inventor aims to compete with SawStop]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40477/blade-brake-inventor-aims-to-compete-with-sawstop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40477/blade-brake-inventor-aims-to-compete-with-sawstop Blade brake inventor aims to compete with SawStop Posted by MKenney
A woodworker and inventor in New England has developed a blade guard that doubles as a sensor for a table saw safety device. When it senses flesh, the blade stops in about 1/8 of a second. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40477/blade-brake-inventor-aims-to-compete-with-sawstop
<![CDATA[Little layout tools are the perfect size for furniture making]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:40:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38307/little-layout-tools-are-the-perfect-size-for-furniture-making http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38307/little-layout-tools-are-the-perfect-size-for-furniture-making Little layout tools are the perfect size for furniture making Posted by MKenney
Good joinery starts with good layout. That's why it's important to have great layout tools. I've found that the one's that work best for me are all small and the perfect scale for furniture. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38307/little-layout-tools-are-the-perfect-size-for-furniture-making
<![CDATA[Build a Tablesaw Sled for Precision Miters]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:12:22 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40080/build-a-tablesaw-sled-for-precision-miters http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40080/build-a-tablesaw-sled-for-precision-miters Build a Tablesaw Sled for Precision Miters Posted by MKenney
Case miters, the kinds used on mitered boxes, can be a pain to cut accurately, but this simple tablesaw sled cure. It's easy and fast to make and dead accurate. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/40080/build-a-tablesaw-sled-for-precision-miters
<![CDATA[Build a Super-Precise Tablesaw Crosscut Sled]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:20:24 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39002/build-a-super-precise-tablesaw-crosscut-sled http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39002/build-a-super-precise-tablesaw-crosscut-sled Build a Super-Precise Tablesaw Crosscut Sled Posted by MKenney
Learn how to build a simple crosscut sled that guarantees perfectly square crosscuts every time. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/39002/build-a-super-precise-tablesaw-crosscut-sled
<![CDATA[Butterfly tables by Michael Fortune]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:24:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38297/butterfly-tables-by-michael-fortune http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38297/butterfly-tables-by-michael-fortune Butterfly tables by Michael Fortune Posted by MKenney
Not only is a butterfly leaf a cool way to make an expanding table, it's also versatile. Check out some of the tables author Michael Fortune has made. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38297/butterfly-tables-by-michael-fortune
<![CDATA[Finally, I have a motorized plane]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:48:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38290/finally-i-have-a-motorized-plane http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38290/finally-i-have-a-motorized-plane Finally, I have a motorized plane Posted by MKenney
Check out the my latest plane acquisition. It has a motor! This could be the coolest tool I'll ever own. What is it? The Hitachi Super Surfacer. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38290/finally-i-have-a-motorized-plane
<![CDATA[Curved drawer fronts: how to cut them to length and rout drawer bottom grooves]]> Fri, 27 May 2011 08:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38152/curved-drawer-fronts-how-to-cut-them-to-length-and-rout-drawer-bottom-grooves http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38152/curved-drawer-fronts-how-to-cut-them-to-length-and-rout-drawer-bottom-grooves Curved drawer fronts: how to cut them to length and rout drawer bottom grooves Posted by MKenney
Curved drawer fronts can be a pain to work with, especially cutting them to length and routing a groove in their backs for the drawer bottom. See how a simple fence design lets me do both without any fuss. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/38152/curved-drawer-fronts-how-to-cut-them-to-length-and-rout-drawer-bottom-grooves
<![CDATA[Router Injury Sparks Reflection on Safety]]> Fri, 20 May 2011 13:05:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37963/router-injury-sparks-reflection-on-safety http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37963/router-injury-sparks-reflection-on-safety Router Injury Sparks Reflection on Safety Posted by MKenney
About two weeks ago, I was rounding over some edges with my trim router and I somehow put a finger directly into the spinning bit. The injury wasn't too bad, but I got a big reminder of woodworking's inherent danger. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37963/router-injury-sparks-reflection-on-safety
<![CDATA[Inside the shop at Old Street Tools]]> Fri, 20 May 2011 10:47:02 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37974/inside-the-shop-at-old-street-tools http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37974/inside-the-shop-at-old-street-tools Inside the shop at Old Street Tools Posted by MKenney
A recent trip to Eureka Springs, Ark. gave me the chance to visit the shop at Old Street Tools. Here is what I saw. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37974/inside-the-shop-at-old-street-tools
<![CDATA[Use wedges to edge glue thin boards]]> Thu, 05 May 2011 15:58:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37556/use-wedges-to-edge-glue-thin-boards http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37556/use-wedges-to-edge-glue-thin-boards Use wedges to edge glue thin boards Posted by MKenney
Edge gluing thin boards, like these 3/16 in. thick re-sawn veneers, is basically impossible with bar clamps. So, instead of breaking out the parallel jaw clamps, I rigged up a simple clamping jig that uses wedges to apply pressure to the joints. Read the step-by-step account to learn how I did it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37556/use-wedges-to-edge-glue-thin-boards
<![CDATA[Death at Yale University a Sad Reminder for Shop Safety Vigilance]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:13:22 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36684/death-at-yale-university-a-sad-reminder-for-shop-safety-vigilance http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36684/death-at-yale-university-a-sad-reminder-for-shop-safety-vigilance Death at Yale University a Sad Reminder for Shop Safety Vigilance Posted by MKenney
A Yale undergraduate died this past week when her hair became tangled in a lathe. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36684/death-at-yale-university-a-sad-reminder-for-shop-safety-vigilance
<![CDATA[Box design, with a little help from my friends]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36546/box-design-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36546/box-design-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends Box design, with a little help from my friends Posted by MKenney
I came upon a small design challenge when making a box recently. Fortunately, I have some great designers and makers here in the office, so I just asked for help. See how things turned out. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36546/box-design-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends
<![CDATA[Patient takes the Design Doctor's advice]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:02:52 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36531/patient-takes-the-design-doctors-advice http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36531/patient-takes-the-design-doctors-advice Patient takes the Design Doctor's advice Posted by MKenney
Brian Havens was one of three lucky readers to have Hank Gilpin critique a piece of furniture that he made. Havens to the advice to heart and made a second cabinet. Check out the improvements. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36531/patient-takes-the-design-doctors-advice
<![CDATA[10,000 tiny pieces of wood make one impressive bit of woodworking]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 09:57:34 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36540/10000-tiny-pieces-of-wood-make-one-impressive-bit-of-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36540/10000-tiny-pieces-of-wood-make-one-impressive-bit-of-woodworking 10,000 tiny pieces of wood make one impressive bit of woodworking Posted by MKenney
I stumbled across this amazing bit of woodworking in our Readers Gallery. There are more than 10,000 pieces of wood in it. Never mind the skill it took, what about the patience?! ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36540/10000-tiny-pieces-of-wood-make-one-impressive-bit-of-woodworking
<![CDATA[We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36135/were-giving-away-grooving-planes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36135/were-giving-away-grooving-planes We're Giving Away Grooving Planes! Posted by MKenney
Enter our latest caption contest for a change to bring home a matched set of handmade grooving planes. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36135/were-giving-away-grooving-planes
<![CDATA[Surprise landing: Stanley's new Sweetheart chisels have arrived]]> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35192/surprise-landing-stanleys-new-sweetheart-chisels-have-arrived http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35192/surprise-landing-stanleys-new-sweetheart-chisels-have-arrived Surprise landing: Stanley's new Sweetheart chisels have arrived Posted by MKenney
It's been a while since Stanley first notified the woodworking public that they were going to reintroduce the beloved 750 chisel line. A set of eight chisels, with leather roll, arrived in our office unannounced this week. Here is a sneak peek at them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35192/surprise-landing-stanleys-new-sweetheart-chisels-have-arrived
<![CDATA[Clark & Williams are now Old Street Tool, Inc.]]> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:09:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34692/clark-williams-are-now-old-street-tool-inc http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34692/clark-williams-are-now-old-street-tool-inc Clark & Williams are now Old Street Tool, Inc. Posted by MKenney
Clark & Williams has changed its name to Old Street Tool, Inc. after one of the partners, Bill Clark, left the company. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34692/clark-williams-are-now-old-street-tool-inc
<![CDATA[Maine Wood 2012: Woodworking exhibition for Maine woodworkers]]> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:30:05 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35019/maine-wood-2012-woodworking-exhibition-for-maine-woodworkers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35019/maine-wood-2012-woodworking-exhibition-for-maine-woodworkers Maine Wood 2012: Woodworking exhibition for Maine woodworkers Posted by MKenney
The Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is hosting a juried furniture exhibition. One of the criteria is that the piece needed to have been made in Maine and primarily from wood. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35019/maine-wood-2012-woodworking-exhibition-for-maine-woodworkers
<![CDATA[Tour an 18th-Century Cabinet Shop ]]> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:00:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34709/tour-an-18th-century-cabinet-shop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34709/tour-an-18th-century-cabinet-shop Tour an 18th-Century Cabinet Shop Posted by MKenney
On my last day at the 2011 Working Wood in the 18th Century conference. I took a walk over to the Anthony Hay cabinetshop and took some photos. Take a look. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34709/tour-an-18th-century-cabinet-shop
<![CDATA[Cutlists are a waste of space]]> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:47:38 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34899/cutlists-are-a-waste-of-space http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34899/cutlists-are-a-waste-of-space Cutlists are a waste of space Posted by MKenney
Cutlists are great when you're buying lumber and rough out parts, but after that they're more trouble than their worth. And they're definitely not a good way to spend precious space in a woodworking magazine. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34899/cutlists-are-a-waste-of-space
<![CDATA[The sad (and bloody) story of what happened when I made a saw]]> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:25:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34684/the-sad-and-bloody-story-of-what-happened-when-i-made-a-saw http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34684/the-sad-and-bloody-story-of-what-happened-when-i-made-a-saw The sad (and bloody) story of what happened when I made a saw Posted by MKenney
See what happened when I was a bit careless when pulling apart a dovetail joint that was part of a frame saw I once made. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34684/the-sad-and-bloody-story-of-what-happened-when-i-made-a-saw
<![CDATA[Anthony Hay Blog: Well, of course an 18th century cabinet shop has a blog]]> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:26:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34574/anthony-hay-blog-well-of-course-an-18th-century-cabinet-shop-has-a-blog http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34574/anthony-hay-blog-well-of-course-an-18th-century-cabinet-shop-has-a-blog Anthony Hay Blog: Well, of course an 18th century cabinet shop has a blog Posted by MKenney
The Anthony Hay Cabinet shop at Colonial Williamsburg has a blog now. Check it out. It is pretty cool. It's focused on what it's like to work in the shop (as a 21st century person). ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34574/anthony-hay-blog-well-of-course-an-18th-century-cabinet-shop-has-a-blog
<![CDATA[Seen at Colonial Williamsburg: Japanese tools force a new stance on woodworking]]> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:37:57 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34558/seen-at-colonial-williamsburg-japanese-tools-force-a-new-stance-on-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34558/seen-at-colonial-williamsburg-japanese-tools-force-a-new-stance-on-woodworking Seen at Colonial Williamsburg: Japanese tools force a new stance on woodworking Posted by MKenney
Here is what really struck me on the first day of session 2 at Colonial Williamsburg: Andrew Hunter, an expert with Japanese tools, doesn't work wood like I do. Why? Because his tools require him to work differently. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34558/seen-at-colonial-williamsburg-japanese-tools-force-a-new-stance-on-woodworking
<![CDATA[Fine Woodworking author interviewed on NPR]]> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:22:38 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34225/fine-woodworking-author-interviewed-on-npr http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34225/fine-woodworking-author-interviewed-on-npr Fine Woodworking author interviewed on NPR Posted by MKenney
Houston furniture maker and Fine Woodworking author Clark Kellogg was recently interviewed by his local NPR station. Why? Because a sitting bench he made received an Award of Merit (one of three given) at the Craft Texas 2010 show. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/34225/fine-woodworking-author-interviewed-on-npr
<![CDATA[Video: Clever Sled for Curved Bevels on the Tablesaw]]> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:17:32 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33189/video-clever-sled-for-curved-bevels-on-the-tablesaw http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33189/video-clever-sled-for-curved-bevels-on-the-tablesaw Video: Clever Sled for Curved Bevels on the Tablesaw Posted by MKenney
Learn Geoffrey Carson's method for cutting curved wide bevels using a modified panel-raising fence on the tablesaw. Watch the short video... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33189/video-clever-sled-for-curved-bevels-on-the-tablesaw
<![CDATA[Small box in cherry and spruce]]> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:27:22 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33566/small-box-in-cherry-and-spruce http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33566/small-box-in-cherry-and-spruce Small box in cherry and spruce Posted by MKenney
This is a variation on another box I made. It's 2 in. tall by 5 in. wide by 8 in. long. The sides are cherry, the top is reclaimed spruce, and the lifts are cocobolo. The inside is fitted out with a... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33566/small-box-in-cherry-and-spruce
<![CDATA[Another small box that was fun to make]]> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:41:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33480/another-small-box-that-was-fun-to-make http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33480/another-small-box-that-was-fun-to-make Another small box that was fun to make Posted by MKenney
Check out this nice little box I recently made and discover what I learned about box making exclusively with power tools. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33480/another-small-box-that-was-fun-to-make
<![CDATA[Share your finishing disasters for a chance to win a finishing DVD]]> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:04:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33453/share-your-finishing-disasters-for-a-chance-to-win-a-finishing-dvd http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33453/share-your-finishing-disasters-for-a-chance-to-win-a-finishing-dvd Share your finishing disasters for a chance to win a finishing DVD Posted by MKenney
We've all had some finishes go terribly wrong. Share your worst story and you might win a finishing DVD by Hendrik Varju. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33453/share-your-finishing-disasters-for-a-chance-to-win-a-finishing-dvd
<![CDATA[The best plane for a shooting board? One that's sharp, heavy, bevel-up and comfortable to use.]]> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:47:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33451/the-best-plane-for-a-shooting-board-one-thats-sharp-heavy-bevel-up-and-comfortable-to-use http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33451/the-best-plane-for-a-shooting-board-one-thats-sharp-heavy-bevel-up-and-comfortable-to-use The best plane for a shooting board? One that's sharp, heavy, bevel-up and comfortable to use. Posted by MKenney
One of the questions that I'm asked most often is which plane to use with a shooting board. Here's how I answer that question. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/33451/the-best-plane-for-a-shooting-board-one-thats-sharp-heavy-bevel-up-and-comfortable-to-use
<![CDATA[Are WoodRiver's new block planes good enough to knuckle down in the shop?]]> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:10:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32888/are-woodrivers-new-block-planes-good-enough-to-knuckle-down-in-the-shop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32888/are-woodrivers-new-block-planes-good-enough-to-knuckle-down-in-the-shop Are WoodRiver's new block planes good enough to knuckle down in the shop? Posted by MKenney
WoodRiver has released two full-size block planes based on Stanley's venerable #18 block plane with a knuckle-joint lever cap. I've had a quick look and now they're out for a tough test. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32888/are-woodrivers-new-block-planes-good-enough-to-knuckle-down-in-the-shop
<![CDATA[Help solve a hand tool mystery]]> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:59:50 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32765/help-solve-a-hand-tool-mystery http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32765/help-solve-a-hand-tool-mystery Help solve a hand tool mystery Posted by MKenney
A reader wants help with an old Stanley bench jig, but before I can help I need to know its name. I'm sure one of you will know, so take a look and pass along your knowledge. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32765/help-solve-a-hand-tool-mystery
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Shoulder Plane: Does this Kit Pass the Test?]]> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32668/build-your-own-shoulder-plane-does-this-kit-pass-the-test http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32668/build-your-own-shoulder-plane-does-this-kit-pass-the-test Build Your Own Shoulder Plane: Does this Kit Pass the Test? Posted by MKenney
I recently built a Hock shoulder plane kit. It was easy to make and offers great value. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32668/build-your-own-shoulder-plane-does-this-kit-pass-the-test
<![CDATA[Small box was fun (and quick) to make]]> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:29:24 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32656/small-box-was-fun-and-quick-to-make http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32656/small-box-was-fun-and-quick-to-make Small box was fun (and quick) to make Posted by MKenney
I was bored on a recent Friday night, so I went into the shop. A few hours later I had nice little box done. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32656/small-box-was-fun-and-quick-to-make
<![CDATA[Blue Spruce paring chisels: too pretty to use?]]> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 09:55:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32480/blue-spruce-paring-chisels-too-pretty-to-use http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32480/blue-spruce-paring-chisels-too-pretty-to-use Blue Spruce paring chisels: too pretty to use? Posted by MKenney
We recently received seven paring chisels from Blue Spruce Toolworks. My first reaction: My lord these are beautiful. My second reaction: I can't wait to use them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32480/blue-spruce-paring-chisels-too-pretty-to-use
<![CDATA[Interview with plane maker Steve Knight]]> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 12:18:55 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32320/interview-with-plane-maker-steve-knight http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32320/interview-with-plane-maker-steve-knight Interview with plane maker Steve Knight Posted by MKenney
Steve Knight used to make completed wooden planes for sale. Now he only makes kits. Read on to learn about his history as a plane maker and why he no longer makes completed planes. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32320/interview-with-plane-maker-steve-knight
<![CDATA[This is what happens when Roy Underhill meets a SawStop]]> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:03:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32096/this-is-what-happens-when-roy-underhill-meets-a-sawstop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32096/this-is-what-happens-when-roy-underhill-meets-a-sawstop This is what happens when Roy Underhill meets a SawStop Posted by MKenney
Evidently the folks at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta thought it a good idea to let Roy Underhill test the flesh sensing technology of a SawStop. Watch the video to see what happens. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32096/this-is-what-happens-when-roy-underhill-meets-a-sawstop
<![CDATA[Shop cabinet done right]]> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:12:37 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32076/shop-cabinet-done-right http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32076/shop-cabinet-done-right Shop cabinet done right Posted by MKenney
Take a look at the wall cabinet I made to store my routers and router bits. It's made from scrap plywood I had. I was tired of bare wood in my shop (a bench, a router table, etc.), so I decided to paint it. And maybe I put too much effort into the paint job. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/32076/shop-cabinet-done-right
<![CDATA[Everything you ever wanted to know about shooting boards]]> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:37:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31912/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-shooting-boards http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31912/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-shooting-boards Everything you ever wanted to know about shooting boards Posted by MKenney
Fine Woodworking editor Matt Kenney is teaching a class on shooting boards at the Norwalk, CT Woodcraft on November 11. Join him and learn how to make one and ask as many questions as you can. It's a great chance to hands on experience with a versatile shop aid. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31912/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-shooting-boards
<![CDATA[Show us your shop-made hand tools]]> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 13:28:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31906/show-us-your-shop-made-hand-tools http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31906/show-us-your-shop-made-hand-tools Show us your shop-made hand tools Posted by MKenney
I've made a few hand tools and want to see the ones you've made. Post photos and give a quick story about them in our new gallery. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31906/show-us-your-shop-made-hand-tools
<![CDATA[Shop-made grooving planes]]> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:07:55 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31907/shop-made-grooving-planes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31907/shop-made-grooving-planes Shop-made grooving planes Posted by MKenney
I made this pair of planes to cut grooves to hold the drawers in small drawers and trays. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31907/shop-made-grooving-planes
<![CDATA[Have a design question? Ask it here.]]> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:32:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31894/have-a-design-question-ask-it-here http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31894/have-a-design-question-ask-it-here Have a design question? Ask it here. Posted by MKenney
Designing attractive furniture isn't easy. If you have a question about how to get it done, let us know for a chance to have your question answered by one of Fine Woodworking experts in the Q&A section of the magazine. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31894/have-a-design-question-ask-it-here
<![CDATA[Have you seen Tommy Mac's new woodworking show? Let us know what you think.]]> Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:02:38 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31673/have-you-seen-tommy-macs-new-woodworking-show-let-us-know-what-you-think http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31673/have-you-seen-tommy-macs-new-woodworking-show-let-us-know-what-you-think Have you seen Tommy Mac's new woodworking show? Let us know what you think. Posted by MKenney
The first episode of Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac has aired in at least some PBS markets around the country. Have you seen it? Did you like it? Could it use some improvement? Let us know what you think. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31673/have-you-seen-tommy-macs-new-woodworking-show-let-us-know-what-you-think
<![CDATA[Jonesing for a hand tool fix? We've got you covered.]]> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:02:20 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31581/jonesing-for-a-hand-tool-fix-weve-got-you-covered http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31581/jonesing-for-a-hand-tool-fix-weve-got-you-covered Jonesing for a hand tool fix? We've got you covered. Posted by MKenney
Fine Woodworking has introduced a new section of the magazine and a new blog devoted to hand-tool use. The emphasis is on practicality, so that it will be relevant to the modern woodworker. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31581/jonesing-for-a-hand-tool-fix-weve-got-you-covered
<![CDATA[Here's why your plane doesn't keep cutting into your shooting board]]> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:36:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31055/heres-why-your-plane-doesnt-keep-cutting-into-your-shooting-board http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31055/heres-why-your-plane-doesnt-keep-cutting-into-your-shooting-board Here's why your plane doesn't keep cutting into your shooting board Posted by MKenney
I get one question over and over again: Why doesn't a plane continue to cut into a shooting board when you're using it? That's a good question. The plane itself prevents it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/31055/heres-why-your-plane-doesnt-keep-cutting-into-your-shooting-board
<![CDATA[Glory, thy name is Unifence]]> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 11:07:24 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30956/glory-thy-name-is-unifence http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30956/glory-thy-name-is-unifence Glory, thy name is Unifence Posted by MKenney
I recently upgraded the rip fence on my Unisaw, installing a Delta Unifence with 50 in. of rip capacity. The fence has made such a huge improvement, it's like I bought a new saw. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30956/glory-thy-name-is-unifence
<![CDATA[CNC is Knocking on Your Shop Door. Will You Answer?]]> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:10:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30807/cnc-is-knocking-on-your-shop-door-will-you-answer http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30807/cnc-is-knocking-on-your-shop-door-will-you-answer CNC is Knocking on Your Shop Door. Will You Answer? Posted by MKenney
Four tool makers have introduced CNC machines sized for the small shop. They're cool, but do they make sense in a hobby or small professional shop? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30807/cnc-is-knocking-on-your-shop-door-will-you-answer
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Ready-to-assemble furniture contest awards student creativity]]> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:08:33 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30788/iwf-alert-ready-to-assemble-furniture-contest-awards-student-creativity http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30788/iwf-alert-ready-to-assemble-furniture-contest-awards-student-creativity IWF Alert: Ready-to-assemble furniture contest awards student creativity Posted by MKenney
Woodlinks USA hosted a student contest at the 2010 IWF in Atlanta that challenged student woodworkers to design and make a piece of RTA furniture. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30788/iwf-alert-ready-to-assemble-furniture-contest-awards-student-creativity
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Fine Woodworking interviews Tommy MacDonald]]> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30707/iwf-alert-fine-woodworking-interviews-tommy-macdonald http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30707/iwf-alert-fine-woodworking-interviews-tommy-macdonald IWF Alert: Fine Woodworking interviews Tommy MacDonald Posted by MKenney
Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana interviews Tommy MacDonald at the 2010 IWF. They discuss how Tommy got into woodworking, his new show, Rough Cuts, and Norm Abram. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30707/iwf-alert-fine-woodworking-interviews-tommy-macdonald
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Video: New Rikon jointer/planer is a quick change]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:35:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30704/iwf-alert-video-new-rikon-jointerplaner-is-a-quick-change http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30704/iwf-alert-video-new-rikon-jointerplaner-is-a-quick-change IWF Alert: Video: New Rikon jointer/planer is a quick change Posted by MKenney
Rikon's 12 in. jointer/planer combination machine has big capacity and faster turn over. Watch contributing editor Rollie Johnson review its highlights. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30704/iwf-alert-video-new-rikon-jointerplaner-is-a-quick-change
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: WoodRiver planes, take three]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:53:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30695/iwf-alert-woodriver-planes-take-three http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30695/iwf-alert-woodriver-planes-take-three IWF Alert: WoodRiver planes, take three Posted by MKenney
When they first came out, WoodRiver planes had a few problems. But Woodcraft, the company behind them, has made an effort to improve the manufacturing process. We'll have a review of them soon. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30695/iwf-alert-woodriver-planes-take-three
<![CDATA[IWF Alert: Tiny router bits do delicate work for boxmakers]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:25:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30692/iwf-alert-tiny-router-bits-do-delicate-work-for-boxmakers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30692/iwf-alert-tiny-router-bits-do-delicate-work-for-boxmakers IWF Alert: Tiny router bits do delicate work for boxmakers Posted by MKenney
Amana has a new set of very small bearing-guided router bits (the bearing is just 3/16 in. diameter) that cut profiles proportioned for boxes and other small pieces. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30692/iwf-alert-tiny-router-bits-do-delicate-work-for-boxmakers
<![CDATA[Steam bending simplified]]> Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:23:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30563/steam-bending-simplified http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30563/steam-bending-simplified Steam bending simplified Posted by MKenney
Recently, I was making new counters for my kitchen and ran into a problem. The cherry edging wouldn't bend around two tight curves at one end, so off I went into the shop to give steam bending a try (for the first time). Watch the video to see how things went. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30563/steam-bending-simplified
<![CDATA[Watch the preview of Tommy Mac's new woodworking show]]> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29717/watch-the-preview-of-tommy-macs-new-woodworking-show http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29717/watch-the-preview-of-tommy-macs-new-woodworking-show Watch the preview of Tommy Mac's new woodworking show Posted by MKenney
WGBH has posted a preview of Tommy MacDonald's new woodworking series, Rough Cuts. Watch the video here at FineWoodworking.com ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29717/watch-the-preview-of-tommy-macs-new-woodworking-show
<![CDATA[Practice your dovetails while making dinner]]> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29522/practice-your-dovetails-while-making-dinner http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29522/practice-your-dovetails-while-making-dinner Practice your dovetails while making dinner Posted by MKenney
Former Center for Furniture Craftsmanship student Georgia Dent practices her dovetails in the kitchen using apples and sweet potatoes, and her mortise-and-tenons with watermelon. This is a great video. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29522/practice-your-dovetails-while-making-dinner
<![CDATA[Mildly humorous parody of The New Yankee Workshop]]> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:25:18 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29514/mildly-humorous-parody-of-the-new-yankee-workshop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29514/mildly-humorous-parody-of-the-new-yankee-workshop Mildly humorous parody of The New Yankee Workshop Posted by MKenney
I stumbled across a parody of The New Yankee Workshop on YouTube. It's called The Old Crankee Workshop, and I found it mildly humorous. I hope it brings a smile to your face. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/29514/mildly-humorous-parody-of-the-new-yankee-workshop
<![CDATA[Do woodworkers hold the key to a quick clean-up of the gulf oil spill?]]> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:11:33 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28387/do-woodworkers-hold-the-key-to-a-quick-clean-up-of-the-gulf-oil-spill http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28387/do-woodworkers-hold-the-key-to-a-quick-clean-up-of-the-gulf-oil-spill Do woodworkers hold the key to a quick clean-up of the gulf oil spill? Posted by MKenney
Frequent contributor Doug Stowe has found that sawdust absorbs water-borne oil, making it easy to scoop out of the water. Is this the solution BP needs to clean up the mess they've made in the Gulf of Mexico? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28387/do-woodworkers-hold-the-key-to-a-quick-clean-up-of-the-gulf-oil-spill
<![CDATA[Who needs a saw? Just blow up the next tree you need to fell]]> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:24:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28385/who-needs-a-saw-just-blow-up-the-next-tree-you-need-to-fell http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28385/who-needs-a-saw-just-blow-up-the-next-tree-you-need-to-fell Who needs a saw? Just blow up the next tree you need to fell Posted by MKenney
In this video, which I first saw on Charles Neil's blog, is a riot. Two guys use explosives (denoted with a rifle) to take down two trees in the Texas wilds. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/28385/who-needs-a-saw-just-blow-up-the-next-tree-you-need-to-fell
<![CDATA[Woodcraft signs on to sponsor Tommy MacDonald's WGBH woodworking show]]> Wed, 26 May 2010 11:41:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27512/woodcraft-signs-on-to-sponsor-tommy-macdonalds-wgbh-woodworking-show http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27512/woodcraft-signs-on-to-sponsor-tommy-macdonalds-wgbh-woodworking-show Woodcraft signs on to sponsor Tommy MacDonald's WGBH woodworking show Posted by MKenney
Woodcraft has agreed to be the sole sponsor of the show for three years. Filming has already begun and should debut (nationwide) in the Fall. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27512/woodcraft-signs-on-to-sponsor-tommy-macdonalds-wgbh-woodworking-show
<![CDATA[Furniture made by FineWoodworking.com readers]]> Thu, 20 May 2010 11:08:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27348/furniture-made-by-finewoodworkingcom-readers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27348/furniture-made-by-finewoodworkingcom-readers Furniture made by FineWoodworking.com readers Posted by MKenney
There are over 3700 pieces in our online Readers Gallery. It''s a good place to go for inspiration. Here are some of my favorites. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27348/furniture-made-by-finewoodworkingcom-readers
<![CDATA[Homemade Horizontal Router Table]]> Tue, 18 May 2010 12:36:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27161/homemade-horizontal-router-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27161/homemade-horizontal-router-table Homemade Horizontal Router Table Posted by MKenney
We get some pretty interesting items in the mail, but this homemade horizontal router table really takes the cake! ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27161/homemade-horizontal-router-table
<![CDATA[Furniture show in NYC this weekend (May 15-18)]]> Fri, 14 May 2010 09:43:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27268/furniture-show-in-nyc-this-weekend-may-15-18 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27268/furniture-show-in-nyc-this-weekend-may-15-18 Furniture show in NYC this weekend (May 15-18) Posted by MKenney
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is this weekend at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The Furniture Society will be there. So too will upcoming Fine Woodworking author Judson Beaumont. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27268/furniture-show-in-nyc-this-weekend-may-15-18
<![CDATA[My son's first woodworking project]]> Mon, 10 May 2010 10:30:16 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27104/my-sons-first-woodworking-project http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27104/my-sons-first-woodworking-project My son's first woodworking project Posted by MKenney
I helped my son (4 yrs. old) make his first woodworking project over the weekend. What was it? A workbench for his favorite baby. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27104/my-sons-first-woodworking-project
<![CDATA[BOOK GIVEAWAY: 500 Tables (Updated with winner)]]> Thu, 06 May 2010 09:26:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11820/book-giveaway-500-tables-updated-with-winner http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11820/book-giveaway-500-tables-updated-with-winner BOOK GIVEAWAY: 500 Tables (Updated with winner) Posted by MKenney
Whoever writes the best caption for a photo of FWW author Gregory Paolini (as decided by me) wins a copy of "500 Tables: Interpretations of Function and Style." ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11820/book-giveaway-500-tables-updated-with-winner
<![CDATA[Updated: Build-Your-Own Power Tool Plans]]> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:48:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26826/updated-build-your-own-power-tool-plans http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26826/updated-build-your-own-power-tool-plans Updated: Build-Your-Own Power Tool Plans Posted by MKenney
Take a stroll down memory lane with vintage FWW articles outlining how to build your own power tools. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26826/updated-build-your-own-power-tool-plans
<![CDATA[Help name Tommy MacDonald's new woodworking show]]> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:31:28 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26804/help-name-tommy-macdonalds-new-woodworking-show http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26804/help-name-tommy-macdonalds-new-woodworking-show Help name Tommy MacDonald's new woodworking show Posted by MKenney
My recent blog about the possibility of a new woodworking show provoked a lot of comment. Here's your chance to have a say about what the show should be named. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26804/help-name-tommy-macdonalds-new-woodworking-show
<![CDATA[Shopmade bandsaw gets the job done]]> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:01:54 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26613/shopmade-bandsaw-gets-the-job-done http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26613/shopmade-bandsaw-gets-the-job-done MKenney
Mattias Wandel strikes again. You've seen his amazing jigs, now see the 18in. bandsaw he made. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26613/shopmade-bandsaw-gets-the-job-done
<![CDATA[Need a bandsaw? Make it!]]> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:57:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26522/need-a-bandsaw-make-it http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26522/need-a-bandsaw-make-it Need a bandsaw? Make it! Posted by MKenney
Through the years, Fine Woodworking has published many articles detailing how to make some common woodworking machines, from bandsaws to drum sanders to tablesaws to jointers. Here's a chance to learn how to make a bandsaw. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/26522/need-a-bandsaw-make-it
<![CDATA[Gallery to showcase furniture by up and coming makers]]> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25544/gallery-to-showcase-furniture-by-up-and-coming-makers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25544/gallery-to-showcase-furniture-by-up-and-coming-makers Gallery to showcase furniture by up and coming makers Posted by MKenney
The Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine will display work by students of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship from April 16 until May 27. The opening reception is April 16 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm and it's open to the public. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25544/gallery-to-showcase-furniture-by-up-and-coming-makers
<![CDATA[In awe of ancient trees]]> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:29:27 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25548/in-awe-of-ancient-trees http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25548/in-awe-of-ancient-trees In awe of ancient trees Posted by MKenney
Wired magazine has a photo gallery of the 12 oldest trees on earth. As a woodworker, I find the trees impressive and humbling. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25548/in-awe-of-ancient-trees
<![CDATA[Tommy MacDonald and WGBH pursue a new woodworking show]]> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 15:57:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25050/tommy-macdonald-and-wgbh-pursue-a-new-woodworking-show http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25050/tommy-macdonald-and-wgbh-pursue-a-new-woodworking-show Tommy MacDonald and WGBH pursue a new woodworking show Posted by MKenney
Tommy MacDonald, host of the T. Chisel web videos, has struck a deal with WGBH in Boston to host a new woodworking show. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/25050/tommy-macdonald-and-wgbh-pursue-a-new-woodworking-show
<![CDATA[New Englanders: Here's a chance to learn about period furniture making]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:24:51 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24684/new-englanders-heres-a-chance-to-learn-about-period-furniture-making http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24684/new-englanders-heres-a-chance-to-learn-about-period-furniture-making New Englanders: Here's a chance to learn about period furniture making Posted by MKenney
The New England chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) will meet at the Connecticut Valley of Woodworking in Manchester, Conn. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24684/new-englanders-heres-a-chance-to-learn-about-period-furniture-making
<![CDATA[3 exotic woods: English elm, Claro walnut, and English brown oak]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:37:08 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23976/3-exotic-woods-english-elm-claro-walnut-and-english-brown-oak http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23976/3-exotic-woods-english-elm-claro-walnut-and-english-brown-oak 3 exotic woods: English elm, Claro walnut, and English brown oak Posted by MKenney
I'm about to make some boxes from some fantastic wood I found while hunting at two local lumber yards. Watch a short video that shows the beauty of these pieces of English elm, Claro walnut, and English brown oak. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23976/3-exotic-woods-english-elm-claro-walnut-and-english-brown-oak
<![CDATA[Two blogs focus on design]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:02:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23552/two-blogs-focus-on-design http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23552/two-blogs-focus-on-design Two blogs focus on design Posted by MKenney
I recently discovered two blogs, both by Jamon Schlimgen (a furniture maker). In one, he is post a new design every day for a year. The other is a community blog, where all are welcome to post their designs and get feedback. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23552/two-blogs-focus-on-design
<![CDATA[One editor's day on the road - in 28 seconds]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 11:18:03 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23344/one-editors-day-on-the-road-in-28-seconds http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23344/one-editors-day-on-the-road-in-28-seconds One editor's day on the road - in 28 seconds Posted by MKenney
Since the beginning, the editors of Fine Woodworking have done all of the photography for the articles that appear in magazine. Get a glimpse of what a photo shoot is like in this time-lapse video. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23344/one-editors-day-on-the-road-in-28-seconds
<![CDATA[Bamboo bikes? You bet.]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:38:51 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23054/bamboo-bikes-you-bet http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23054/bamboo-bikes-you-bet Bamboo bikes? You bet. Posted by MKenney
We've all seen bamboo cutting boards and bamboo flooring. The wonder grass is also strong enough to be used for bicycle tubing. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/23054/bamboo-bikes-you-bet
<![CDATA[Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Woodcraft part ways]]> Sat, 19 Dec 2009 09:05:51 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22352/lie-nielsen-toolworks-and-woodcraft-part-ways http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22352/lie-nielsen-toolworks-and-woodcraft-part-ways Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Woodcraft part ways Posted by MKenney
Lie-Nielsen tools will no longer be sold by Woodcraft, but the Maine toolmaker has begun to set up authorized dealers where customers will be able to use the tools before buying. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22352/lie-nielsen-toolworks-and-woodcraft-part-ways
<![CDATA[How to groove the back of a curved drawer front]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:55:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22347/how-to-groove-the-back-of-a-curved-drawer-front http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22347/how-to-groove-the-back-of-a-curved-drawer-front How to groove the back of a curved drawer front Posted by MKenney
I needed to groove the back of some curved drawer fronts. Check out the solution I came up with. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/22347/how-to-groove-the-back-of-a-curved-drawer-front
<![CDATA[How do you hang a handsaw?]]> Thu, 03 Dec 2009 09:27:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/21815/how-do-you-hang-a-handsaw http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/21815/how-do-you-hang-a-handsaw How do you hang a handsaw? Posted by MKenney
I built my tool cabinet with the intention of hanging saws in the doors. Now, many years after finishing the cabinet, I've finally hung my saws. Take a look at how I've done it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/21815/how-do-you-hang-a-handsaw
<![CDATA[Dovetailed drawers are overrated]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20551/dovetailed-drawers-are-overrated http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20551/dovetailed-drawers-are-overrated Dovetailed drawers are overrated Posted by MKenney
Most woodworkers consider dovetailed drawers the pinnacle of design and joinery. I like them too, but other joints are just as "fine" and you shouldn't be afraid to use them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20551/dovetailed-drawers-are-overrated
<![CDATA[Cool homemade carving machine]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:51:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11514/cool-homemade-carving-machine http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11514/cool-homemade-carving-machine Cool homemade carving machine Posted by MKenney
We were sent a link to this video of a homemade carving machine made by a fellow in Germany. It is set up to carve copies of an original, using a router as the carving tool. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11514/cool-homemade-carving-machine
<![CDATA[New addition to my tool collection]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:16:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/21068/new-addition-to-my-tool-collection http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/21068/new-addition-to-my-tool-collection New addition to my tool collection Posted by MKenney
I just bought my first jointer, a 6-in. Delta made in 1959. It's a real cast iron beauty. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/21068/new-addition-to-my-tool-collection
<![CDATA[How to make a bandsaw in a pinch]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:04:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20983/how-to-make-a-bandsaw-in-a-pinch http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20983/how-to-make-a-bandsaw-in-a-pinch How to make a bandsaw in a pinch Posted by MKenney
I needed to rough out some curves recently, but I don't have a bandsaw. See how I turned a jigsaw into a bandsaw using a few screws and piece of plywood. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20983/how-to-make-a-bandsaw-in-a-pinch
<![CDATA[Shop made grooving planes ]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:06:48 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19894/shop-made-grooving-planes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19894/shop-made-grooving-planes Shop made grooving planes Posted by MKenney
I don't like grooving small drawer and tray parts at the router table or tablesaw. So I made a pair of small grooving planes to do it instead. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19894/shop-made-grooving-planes
<![CDATA[Call for Submissions: Get design help from Fine Woodworking and Hank Gilpin]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2009 09:03:37 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19849/call-for-submissions-get-design-help-from-fine-woodworking-and-hank-gilpin http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19849/call-for-submissions-get-design-help-from-fine-woodworking-and-hank-gilpin Call for Submissions: Get design help from Fine Woodworking and Hank Gilpin Posted by MKenney
Four readers will have their designs critiqued by furniture designer and maker Hank Gilpin. Do you want to be one of them? If so, send us pictures of your work. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19849/call-for-submissions-get-design-help-from-fine-woodworking-and-hank-gilpin
<![CDATA[Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:33:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19336/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-4 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19336/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-4 Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4 Posted by MKenney
The box I've been working on is finally done. Take a look at how it turned out. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19336/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-4
<![CDATA[A glue bottle turns out to be quite useful]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:27:34 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19311/a-glue-bottle-turns-out-to-be-quite-useful http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19311/a-glue-bottle-turns-out-to-be-quite-useful A glue bottle turns out to be quite useful Posted by MKenney
I recently bought a needle nosed glue squeeze bottle and it's turned out to be more useful than I anticipated. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/19311/a-glue-bottle-turns-out-to-be-quite-useful
<![CDATA[Working with reclaimed lumber, part 3]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:48:39 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18987/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-3 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18987/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-3 Working with reclaimed lumber, part 3 Posted by MKenney
Construction the box and trays is done. See how I made all of the small parts for the trays, and get a preview of my latest shooting board. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18987/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-3
<![CDATA[Working with reclaimed lumber, part 2]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18823/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18823/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-2 Working with reclaimed lumber, part 2 Posted by MKenney
I've made the box and the first tray. Watch the tray float down into the box. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18823/working-with-reclaimed-lumber-part-2
<![CDATA[Working with reclaimed lumber]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2009 11:47:53 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18613/working-with-reclaimed-lumber http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18613/working-with-reclaimed-lumber Working with reclaimed lumber Posted by MKenney
Follow along as I make a box using lumber reclaimed from a stud in my 100 year old house. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18613/working-with-reclaimed-lumber
<![CDATA[My day with Roy Underhill]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:14:24 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18469/my-day-with-roy-underhill http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18469/my-day-with-roy-underhill My day with Roy Underhill Posted by MKenney
I recently spent a day with Roy Underhill, taking photographs for an upcoming article. And I got to use a treadle tablesaw. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/18469/my-day-with-roy-underhill
<![CDATA[Broken power tool: Junk it or fix it?]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:49:47 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17957/broken-power-tool-junk-it-or-fix-it http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17957/broken-power-tool-junk-it-or-fix-it Broken power tool: Junk it or fix it? Posted by MKenney
Let's say the brushes on your router's motor are shot. What do you do: replace the brushes or buy a new router? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17957/broken-power-tool-junk-it-or-fix-it
<![CDATA[Why Yes, I am a Dandy Woodworker]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:10:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17810/why-yes-i-am-a-dandy-woodworker http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17810/why-yes-i-am-a-dandy-woodworker Why Yes, I am a Dandy Woodworker Posted by MKenney
A reader sent us a letter complaining about the cover of Fine Woodworking #205. He thinks that the bloke pictured, me, is a dandy and not an accurate representation of woodworkers. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/17810/why-yes-i-am-a-dandy-woodworker
<![CDATA[Fred: A Joint by Hank Gilpin]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:55:03 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16807/fred-a-joint-by-hank-gilpin http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16807/fred-a-joint-by-hank-gilpin Fred: A Joint by Hank Gilpin Posted by MKenney
Take a look at this innovative trestle table joint that does the work of a wedged through tenon but is much easier to make ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16807/fred-a-joint-by-hank-gilpin
<![CDATA[Behind the scenes at a video workshop]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:35:48 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16809/behind-the-scenes-at-a-video-workshop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16809/behind-the-scenes-at-a-video-workshop Behind the scenes at a video workshop Posted by MKenney
Take a look at what happens behind the camera when we film a video workshop. In this case, it's for a garden bench of my own design. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16809/behind-the-scenes-at-a-video-workshop
<![CDATA[A rest stop for woodworkers]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2009 09:59:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16598/a-rest-stop-for-woodworkers http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16598/a-rest-stop-for-woodworkers A rest stop for woodworkers Posted by MKenney
The Vermont welcome center in Guilford (I-91) is the best one I've ever been to. It's clean, gorgeous, and has custom furniture on display. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16598/a-rest-stop-for-woodworkers
<![CDATA[Now This is a Big Slab of Wood]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2009 12:02:14 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16425/now-this-is-a-big-slab-of-wood http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16425/now-this-is-a-big-slab-of-wood Now This is a Big Slab of Wood Posted by MKenney
Check out this massive piece of Kauri. Not only is it 4 in. thick, 5 ft. wide, and 40 ft. long, it also is around 50,000 years old! ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/16425/now-this-is-a-big-slab-of-wood
<![CDATA[Old school woodworking: American style]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:28:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15524/old-school-woodworking-american-style http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15524/old-school-woodworking-american-style Old school woodworking: American style Posted by MKenney
Check out this movie that explains various fields in "woodworking." Seems to have been shown in shop classes well back in the day. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15524/old-school-woodworking-american-style
<![CDATA[The Faces of Woodworking]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:04:39 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15348/the-faces-of-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15348/the-faces-of-woodworking The Faces of Woodworking Posted by MKenney
Some of my favorite pictures never made it into the pages of Fine Woodworking. Take a look at a few of them. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/15348/the-faces-of-woodworking
<![CDATA[Fine Woodworking Author Quoted in New York Times]]> Thu, 28 May 2009 10:59:59 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14570/fine-woodworking-author-quoted-in-new-york-times http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14570/fine-woodworking-author-quoted-in-new-york-times Fine Woodworking Author Quoted in New York Times Posted by MKenney
A recent NY Times article discusses the importance of working with your hands, and Doug Stowe is quoted by the author. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/14570/fine-woodworking-author-quoted-in-new-york-times
<![CDATA[First project, last project]]> Wed, 13 May 2009 15:24:16 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13852/first-project-last-project http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13852/first-project-last-project First project, last project Posted by MKenney
Take a look at my first woodworking project, and then my latest. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/13852/first-project-last-project
<![CDATA[My Cuban mahogany adventure]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:35:27 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12321/my-cuban-mahogany-adventure http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12321/my-cuban-mahogany-adventure My Cuban mahogany adventure Posted by MKenney
While working on an article, I found a few guys selling Cuban mahognay. I bought two pieces and they arrived this week. This is a truly spectacular wood. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12321/my-cuban-mahogany-adventure
<![CDATA[Fine Woodworking comes to Twitter]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:14:56 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12017/fine-woodworking-comes-to-twitter http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12017/fine-woodworking-comes-to-twitter Fine Woodworking comes to Twitter Posted by MKenney
Editor Matt Kenney has opened a Twitter account to give an inside view of what it's like to work at Fine Woodworking, to get ideas for articles, and to discuss woodworking generally ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/12017/fine-woodworking-comes-to-twitter
<![CDATA[Swirling wood sculptures have me mesmerized]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:52:53 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11601/swirling-wood-sculptures-have-me-mesmerized http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11601/swirling-wood-sculptures-have-me-mesmerized Swirling wood sculptures have me mesmerized Posted by MKenney
I like my woodworking functional. No seats that can't be sat in for me, thank you. But these walls sculptures have opened a whole new arena of function for me: enjoyment. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11601/swirling-wood-sculptures-have-me-mesmerized
<![CDATA[Young woodworkers make beautiful furniture]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2009 09:48:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11418/young-woodworkers-make-beautiful-furniture http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11418/young-woodworkers-make-beautiful-furniture Young woodworkers make beautiful furniture Posted by MKenney
Although still young, these two furniture makers produce stunning pieces. One does period and period inspired work, the other contemporary. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/11418/young-woodworkers-make-beautiful-furniture
<![CDATA[Under a Road with Hank Gilpin]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:49:32 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/10405/under-a-road-with-hank-gilpin http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/10405/under-a-road-with-hank-gilpin Under a Road with Hank Gilpin Posted by MKenney
Hank Gilpin does more than design and make beautiful furniture. Take a look at this tunnel under a road he designed. That's right, a tunnel under a road. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/10405/under-a-road-with-hank-gilpin
<![CDATA[Truly old school woodworking]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:36:22 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9932/truly-old-school-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9932/truly-old-school-woodworking Truly old school woodworking Posted by MKenney
Check out this silent film of Swedish woodworkers making wooden shoes, a spoon, and a chair. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9932/truly-old-school-woodworking
<![CDATA[A man and his jointer]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:26:11 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9105/a-man-and-his-jointer http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9105/a-man-and-his-jointer A man and his jointer Posted by MKenney
Tony O'Malley's 1940s Oliver jointer is proof that woodworking machines can be works of art. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/9105/a-man-and-his-jointer
<![CDATA[New video workshop: My massive bench]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:10:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5211/new-video-workshop-my-massive-bench http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5211/new-video-workshop-my-massive-bench New video workshop: My massive bench Posted by MKenney
Take a peek at my new workbench. You can get a better look at how I built it in an upcoming Video Workshop on Fine Woodworking Online. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5211/new-video-workshop-my-massive-bench
<![CDATA[Tablesaw upgrades]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:22:30 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6967/tablesaw-upgrades http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6967/tablesaw-upgrades Tablesaw upgrades Posted by MKenney
Take a look at how I spent my weekend: rewiring my tablesaw, which is more a job than you might think. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6967/tablesaw-upgrades
<![CDATA[Tablesaw techniques I wouldn't recommend]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2009 11:02:23 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6654/tablesaw-techniques-i-wouldnt-recommend http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6654/tablesaw-techniques-i-wouldnt-recommend Tablesaw techniques I wouldn't recommend Posted by MKenney
Take a look at how this guy starts his tablesaw, and then crosscuts some plywood. It's scary. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6654/tablesaw-techniques-i-wouldnt-recommend
<![CDATA[Inexpensive furniture woods]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6325/inexpensive-furniture-woods http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6325/inexpensive-furniture-woods Inexpensive furniture woods Posted by MKenney
Tell the editors at Fine Woodworking about your favorite low-price furniture woods. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/6325/inexpensive-furniture-woods
<![CDATA[Big shock from new router]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:35:12 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5889/big-shock-from-new-router http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5889/big-shock-from-new-router MKenney
I bought a new router, and it's not as powerful as the box claims. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5889/big-shock-from-new-router
<![CDATA[Woodworking with Ugly Men]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:38:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5294/woodworking-with-ugly-men http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5294/woodworking-with-ugly-men Woodworking with Ugly Men Posted by MKenney
I've built things from wood most of my life, but it wasn't until I met Joe Mazurek, a self-proclaimed ugly man, that I really learned how to make furniture. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5294/woodworking-with-ugly-men
<![CDATA[Woodworking, Doughnuts, and Bacon]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2009 20:43:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5004/woodworking-doughnuts-and-bacon http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5004/woodworking-doughnuts-and-bacon Woodworking, Doughnuts, and Bacon Posted by MKenney
Sometimes, woodworking makes you so hungry you'll eat anything, perhaps even a doughnut with bacon on it. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/5004/woodworking-doughnuts-and-bacon
<![CDATA[My first turning]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2008 17:21:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/4298/my-first-turning http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/4298/my-first-turning My first turning Posted by MKenney
Take a look at this little vase I turned recently. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/4298/my-first-turning
<![CDATA[Fun reading for the lover of wood]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:24:15 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2746/fun-reading-for-the-lover-of-wood http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2746/fun-reading-for-the-lover-of-wood Fun reading for the lover of wood Posted by MKenney
Spike Carlsen's new book is a collection of interesting stories about wood. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/2746/fun-reading-for-the-lover-of-wood
<![CDATA[Old tools for a young man]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2008 14:03:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/1779/old-tools-for-a-young-man http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/1779/old-tools-for-a-young-man Old tools for a young man Posted by MKenney
Find out about some nice old tools I picked up on a recent trip to Maine. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/1779/old-tools-for-a-young-man
<![CDATA[Expanding Dining Table]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2008 10:03:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/173/expanding-dining-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/173/expanding-dining-table Expanding Dining Table Posted by MKenney
I made this table from my own design, but it's clearly Shaker influenced. In these photos, both leaves are in. I made the slides too (they're like big sliding dovetails). The base was my first... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/173/expanding-dining-table
<![CDATA[My daughter's crib]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:45:02 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/170/my-daughters-crib http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/170/my-daughters-crib My daughter's crib Posted by MKenney
I built this on the 2 ft. by 10 ft. balcony off the back of the apartment we used to live in. I used a plunge router and benchtop tablesaw. I designed it myself. I bought the maple surfaced on both... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/170/my-daughters-crib
<![CDATA[Tool Cabinet]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:37:29 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/166/tool-cabinet http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/166/tool-cabinet Tool Cabinet Posted by MKenney
After my daughter's crib, this was the first piece of furniture I ever built. It has my first dovetails and first verneer work. It's walnut, ash, and maple burl veneer. The secondary wood is poplar... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/166/tool-cabinet