- Q & A: Another Use for a Panel-Raising Bit
- 10 Edge Treatments for Furniture
Learn to shape table edges, lipped doors, and more using a router, shaper, and hand tools in this excerpt from 'The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood'
- Q & A: Shaping a Bench Seat
- Sculpt Flowing Joinery with an Angle Grinder
Shaping a piece of furniture with an angle grinder can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Sculptor and woodworker Jere Williams does it all the time. He finds ...
- Video: Shaping Tapered Legs
Shape elegant tapered legs by hand
- All About Shaping Wood
- Video: Asymmetrical Coves on the Tablesaw
Check your setup by eye, or use a computer spreadsheet to establish blade tilt and fence angle
- Video: Shaping Curves with a Belt Sander
Stands, available as an accessory with some sanders, add versatility
- Cut Matching Curves
Cutting matching curves between panels and solid wood edging can be a problem. Even in the unlikely event that you are able to saw a perfect curve, the width of ...
- Templates Guide the Way
Professional furniture maker Doug Peterman details his fail-proof approach to shaping wood with router templates. Get step-by-step instruction on shaping templates ...
- Cutting Coves on the Tablesaw
This article brings professional furniture making home to woodworkers not outfitted with fancy industrial machines; the author describes how to make an infinite ...
- Pattern Cutting on the Tablesaw
There are times when a tablesaw can be used just as effectively as a router or shaper as a pattern-cutting tool, especially when the parts don’t involve curves. ...
- Shaping Cabriole Legs
Nothing symbolizes 18th-century furniture more than the cabriole leg, and it’s easy to make, says Lonnie Bird. In this article, he shows how to establish proportions, ...
- Coopering a Door
Garrett Hack explains what coopering is and how to achieve predictable results with a minimum of effort. He uses a pattern to figure the number of staves, their ...
- Forming Curves from Layers of Blocks
Kirt Kirkpatrick glues together segments of wood like a mortared wall for strong, stable curves. The method is called bricklaying, and it can be a full circle, ...