Synopsis: You can remove the color from wood without taking away its personality. Michael Robbins shows how on a white oak cabinet, where bleached panels contrast nicely with the natural…
Clark Kellogg shows how he made his version, which is based on James Krenov’s classic bench plane design
This table could easily serve as a sewing table, a side table, a small writing desk, or even a TV tray
These inexpensive accessories increase control and make the router even more versatile
Clever construction tips for both
A combination of old techniques and new machinery makes working with curves less painful
Old-fashioned cut nails make furniture that’s strong, stylish, and a pleasure to build
Pleasure in the making—and every day thereafter
The piece-de-resistance on David Fisher’s hand-carved bowl is the decorative chip carving around the rim
Silhouette of the Past within the Present
Gary Franklin is a fifth-generation nailer at the Tremont nail factory in Mansfield, Mass. His great-great-grandfather started working there shortly before the Civil War, and he carries on the tradition to this day.
Take a look around (literally) the last factory producing cut nails in the United States.
Bowl carving is becoming very popular with green woodworkers, but it's hard to know where to start when looking for axes and adzes. Dave Fisher shows you exactly what he looks for in his go to tools for making chips fly.
To make the wrapping of the handle on his table flawless, Mike Pekovich uses some tricks borrowed from his days building fly rods in California.
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