Learn the science behind clamping, for perfect glue-ups
Learn to taper sliding dovetails for an easier glue-up
Power tools speed the process, banding adds style
Follow your imagination but don't lose sight of safety
A fast, flawless, finish costs less than you think
Inexpensive foldaway booth lets you safely spray indoors.
Straightforward joints, graceful curves, and a woven cord seat
Time-honored tool is still first choice for a variety of shop tasks
This powerful 3D drawing program is easy to use-and it's free
Two varieties differ in pore size, leaf shape, and clearly wood color
Gary Rogowski shares tips on cutting edge profiles and curves, and techniques and jigs for straight cuts.
Learn essential carving skills with this classic ornament
Know the science and make smarter choices
The simple, elegant lines of Adrian Ferrazzutti’s modern chair belie complex construction requiring an array of planing and belt-sanding jigs
A look at the evolution and growth of a furniture designer
Find out which products snagged our attention at the 2007 AWFS Fair
Gramercy Tools’ new ox-hair brushes lay down smooth, even coats
Q:I’m a novice at cutting dovetails and can get them only to the point of a rough fit. My problem is in cutting away the waste between both the tails…
Q: Is it possible to get further details about the sheet-goods rack shown in “Choosing and Using Casters” (FWW #190, pp. 76-81)? The article shows how to make the platform…
Q: David Heim’s article (FWW #189) on shop noise gives figures on noise levels for various tools and noise reduction by several types of earplugs and muffs. How do I…
Q: I want to keep my spalted maple looking as natural and non-yellow as possible. What finish should I use? Anna Thornton, Brookline, MA A: Maple has a tendency to…
In the first of our 8-question series on handplanes, Philip C. Lowe, the award-winning furniture-maker and teacher, discusses the basic planes for any shop
First in a three-part video series. See the finished bench and watch how the weaving begins.
This quick and durable finish is a perfect fit for an everyday bookcase
A step-by-step guide to tuning and sharpening this versatile smoothing tool.
Smart techniques for using this essential smoothing tool
Combine a 5-minute epoxy and black pigment to make a natural-looking filler
A complete overview on choosing the right drill bit and drilling accurate holes
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