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VIDEO: Turn Your Planer into a Jointer with Dillon Ryan
If you have a board that's too wide for your jointer, you can use a planer sled for flattening. Assistant editor Dillon Ryan shows you how simple it is to do.
VIDEO: FWW Drawing Board - Straight Talk on Straight Bits
Something as simple as a straight router bit can get confusing fast. Web producer Ben Strano helps you choose the right router bit for the job.
VIDEO: Can the Can(ned) Shellac
Canned shellac is convenient, but if you want more control over your finish you'll need to mix your own. In this video, executive art director Mike Pekovich shows you how easy it is to make a batch of shellac from flakes.
VIDEO: Tenons on the Bandsaw
In this issue, Tim Rousseau uses a tablesaw to cut the double tenons on his frame-and-panel cabinet. In an excerpt from his Video Workshop, Rousseau shows you how to do the job with a bandsaw and a clever spacer-block trick.
GAME: How well do you know our authors?
You know their furniture and their articles, but do you know their faces? Test yourself and see how well you really know the authors of Fine Woodworking.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Lacework in Wood
Pascal Oudet produces oak turnings that are as surprising as they are beautiful. By turning very thin and then sandblasting away the spring growth rings, he creates stunning pieces that are mostly air. This slide show presents a wide range of his astonishing work and a peek into his shop to see how he makes it.
VIDEO: Behind the Design - Duncan Gowdy
Furniture maker Duncan Gowdy walks you through his design process—from inspiration to sketching, scale mockups, full-size mockups, and finally the finished piece.
VIDEO: FWW Drawing Board - Does Your Tape Measure Up?
Tape measures have a hook at the end that moves in and out to compensate for inside and outside measurements. However, after years of constant use, the holes wear out and can move 1⁄16 in. or more. In this Drawing Board video, you’ll learn how to make sure that your tape measure is still reliable.
VIDEO: Tracksaw Crosscut Table
Track saws are equally at home in the workshop and on the job site. Ben Strano shows how to build a table that will make the track saw your go-to tool for crosscutting panels that are too big for your tablesaw.
VIDEO: Mixing and Applying Waxes
As a professional furniture finisher, Peter Gedrys is no stranger to using wax. In this video, Gedrys demonstrates how he uses wax to take his finishes to the next level, mixing clear furniture wax with dry pigments and artist’s oil color to create decorative finishes, manmade patinas, and color-matched protective finishes for furniture.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Masters of Metal and Wood- Coming soon
VIDEO: Get Sharp Fast
For instructor and furniture maker Bob Van Dyke, getting sharp is the first step to doing great work. Watch as he demonstrates his step-by-step routine, which yields razor-sharp eges in minutes.
Install a Bullet Catch
A solid-brass catch is a classy addition to any cabinet, but installing one can be tricky. Mike Pekovich takes the headache out of the process with a simple method that guarantees perfect alignment every time.
Master the Scratch Stock
A scratch stock is a great tool for dressing up your work. Use it to cut a bead along an edge, or to cut grooves for inlaid stringing. Veteran furniture maker and contributing editor Garrett Hack shows you how easy it is to make your own scratch stock and put it to use.
Get Unstuck from Super Glue
Super Glue is handy to have around the shop, but as many woodworkers know, you must be careful because it bonds to skin instantly. In this video, FineWoodworking.com web producer Ben Strano shows you what to do should you accidentally wind up in a sticky situation.
VIDEO WORKSHOP: Arts and Crafts Coffee Table
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Matthias Pliessnig- Coming soon
This artist's process for steam bending white oak produces some of the most beautiful forms in contemporary furniture today.
VIDEO: Vacuum Veneering Unplugged
Dillon Ryan shows that you don't have to spend a bundle to try vacuum veneering. Watch how a simple hand-pump method can make quick work of small curves like the ones Chris Gochnour incorporates into his skateboards.
Forty Years, Forty Tools to give away!
Fine Woodworking is giving away 40 great prizes to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Prizes will be rolled out throughout the year, so check back often to enter for your chance to win each prize.
Tablesaw Joinery - Dovetails
Mike Pekovich shows you how to make fast and accurate dovetails using a special blade on the tablesaw.
Tablesaw Joinery - Box Joints
Ed Pirnik demonstrates how a special set of blades helps make perfect box joints with very little fuss.
John Tetreault's firewood box plans
Time to cozy up to the fire? Help keep your fire burning with this beautiful kindling box at the ready. Plus, dress it up with mitered dovetails.
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpertation on a classic Limbert design.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: A New Home For Old Hardware: Tomas Braverman
Sometimes it takes years to build the piece you've envisioned for a special set of hardware.
Taming Big Slabs
Flattening massive boards can be a challenge, but Nick Offerman has a simple solution. Read about his clever router sled in a free online article.
VIDEO: The Simple Art of Spoon Carving
Windsor chairmaker Peter Galbert blows off steam by picking up a carving knife and whittling spoons. See how he creates his elegantly simple designs from start to finish in an online video.
Win Free Woodworking Tools!
VIDEO WORKSHOP: Beefy Bench with Storage
When building this workbench, staffers Matt Kenney and Mike Pekovich turned to the Shakers for guidance. Follow along from start to finish for tips on building a rock-solid post-and-beam base, adding drawers to a workbench and installing a twin-screw vise.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Metamorphosis: Ron Layport's Carved Vessels
Jim describes all of his workshop's features.
VIDEO: Installing a Vise
A cast-iron vise is easy to install and a great addition to any bench. Watch this video to learn how to mount one to your bench.
Shop Talk Live: Tablesaws Put to the Test
Resident tool guru Roland Johnson takes a close look at midsize cabinet saws in this issue. Listen in on a Shop Talk Live podcast where he talks about the most important features to look for in a new saw.
Marvelous Shopmade Machines
FWW editor Tom McKenna has unearthed a bevy of ingenious homemade woodworking machines in this issue’s Looking Back department. Read the original articles in their entirety, and you may just be inspired to make your own.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: A Complete Tour of Jim Tolpin's Shop
VIDEO: How to Use Traditional Milk Paint
Milk paint is more than just a traditional finish—it’s a hallmark of Shaker design. Learn how to lay on a super-smooth coat of this 19th-century staple in our step-by-step video.
VIDEO: Redesigning Furniture Classics
Build beautiful furniture reproductions that aren’t beholden to old-world anachronisms. Listen to our in-depth interview with Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney.
VIDEO: Understanding Tablesaw Safety Systems
Today’s tablesaws are safer than ever. Learn how to leverage modern safety systems and get the most out of this workshop workhorse.
VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES: Secrets for Sanding and Surface Prep
Sanding is the single most common surface-prep method available to furniture makers. But there’s more to it than simply navigating from grit to grit. Don’t miss our top tips for getting the most out of sandpaper.
"40 Years of Inspiration" articles:
Read the original articles that inspired our contributors. They are available for a limited time.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Michael Cullen: The Beautiful Bandsawn Box
See dozens of this furniture-maker's boxes and how they were created on the bandsaw.
PODCAST: Furniture Maker Craig Thibodeau
FWW contributing author Craig Thibodeau blends a modern aesthetic with old-world marquetry and parquetry techniques. Catch him on an all-new Shop Talk Live podcast.
VIDEO: Bench Chisel Basics
Get tips on how to wield this essential workbench companion to your advantage.
VIDEO: High-Power Hinge Jig
Learn how to build and use a versatile jig for routing dead-on hinge mortises in boxes or cabinets.
VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES: Pedestal Dining Table
Furniture maker Timothy Rousseau demonstrates how to build a pedestal dining table from start to finish.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing
A four-decade contributor to Fine Woodworking presents a bounty of woodwork.
PODCAST: Furniture Maker Chris Gochnour
FWW contributing author Chris Gochnour sits down for an exclusive interview on Shop Talk Live.
ARTICLE: Hot-rod a Handplane for Sliding Dovetails
With this handy plane in hand, you can trim any sliding dovetail, straight or tapered, for a perfect fit.
VIDEO SERIES: Introduction to Veneering
Learn the basics of how to veneer wood in this three-part video series.
VIDEO: How to Cut Mortises with a Plunge Router
Refinements to a Fine Woodworking contributor’s jig yield faster mortises.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker
Journey into the workshop of a master builder in Baltimore.
VIDEO: Domino System Makes Joinery Fast and Easy
Festool's Domino joinery system is able to crank out hybrid mortise-and-tenon joinery faster than you can mount your dado stack.
ARTICLE: How to Edge Veneered Parts for a Clean Look
Learn a pro’s secrets for veneered furniture parts so you can unleash the endless design
potential of this time-honored technique.
VIDEO: How to Bend Wood for Shaker Boxes
Learn how to use boiling water and simple bending forms to create traditional Shaker oval boxes.
ARTICLE: Fraction-to-Decimal Conversion Chart
Download a simple chart for the conversion of fractional measurements.
VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES: Woodturning Basics
Learn how to transform your firewood pile
into gorgeous works of art with acclaimed
wood turner Mike Mahoney.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Aaron Levine
See and hear about the dynamic furniture Aaron Levine
WOODWORKING PLANS: Arts & Crafts Sideboard
Purchase the printed plans for Gregory Paolini's sideboard.
WOODWORKING PLANS: Nightstand
Purchase the digital or printed plans for Michael Cullen's nightstand.
VIDEO: Shopmade Templates Simplify Dovetail Layout
Aluminum flashing is transformed into simple patterns for laying out multiple dovetail joints with ease.
VIDEO: Smart Woodworking Joinery Techniques
Learn an efficient approach to cutting woodworking joinery.
VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES: Federal Side Table
Steve Latta introduces you to the period elements of this Federal Side Table. From the cock beading and stringing on the drawer, to the shopmade banding on the legs and aprons, this small table serves up great lessons on a variety of period furniture.
SHOP TALK LIVE 77: A Woodworker's Dream Job
This week on Shop Talk Live, Lee Valley Tools technical advisor Vic Tesolin sits down to talk shop.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Jason Andrew Hernandez
Details on the table in this issue and more of Hernandez’s furniture
WOODWORKING PLANS: Mitered Box with Trays
Purchase the print or digital plans for Matt Kenney's mitered box.
WOODWORKING PLANS: Federal Side Table
Purchase the print or digital plans for Steve Latta's side table.
VIDEO: Router Jigs Make Mortised Locks Easy
A router and three jigs are all that's required to fit lock-sets precisely.
VIDEO: Simple Cabinetry with Pocket Hole Joinery
Low-cost jig produces basic cabinetry joinery that's easy and strong.
VIDEO: How to Sharpen a Spokeshave
Build a shopmade honing jig for a supersharp spokeshave.
VIDEO: How to Engineer an Expanding Tabletop
A clever mechanism makes it easy to outfit any table with an expanding top.
VIDEO WORKSHOP: Single Board Side Table
Learn about the design and techniques used to create a contemporary side table that serves as an amalgamation of Shaker and 18th-century period furniture techniques.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture
Pulver describes the path of his career and some of the influences on his work.
VIDEO: Mini Workbench Makes Detail Work Easier
Raise detail work closer to eye level and make life in the shop that much easier.
VIDEO: The Right Way to Change a Bandsaw Blade
Learn how to properly install the right type of blade and say goodbye to blade drift forever.
VIDEO: Romancing the Shop
Journey into one woodworker's dream shop and watch him crank out gorgeous tool handles straight from the log
VIDEO: How to Shim a Jointer
Learn how to fix a sagging outfeed table on your jointer.
Article: Easy levelers for shop work stands
Hot-rod your leveling feet for easier adjustment.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces
A variety of shop spaces in converted buildings
VIDEO WORKSHOP: Queen Anne Lowboy
Philip C. Lowe demonstrates how to build a traditional Queen Anne Lowboy from start to finish.
VIDEO: Flawless Finish for Greene and Greene
Unlock the secrets of Darrell
Peart’s simple finish for Greene
and Greene furniture.
the Cabriole Leg
Learn how Michael Pekovich reimagined the
classic cabriole leg, transforming it into a modern
masterpiece with simple lines.
VIDEO: Chisel Tricks for Handcut Joinery
A period furniture master demonstrates the right way to use your chisel
VIDEO WORKSHOP: Veneered Boxes with a Twist
Follow along as furniture maker Adrian Ferrazzutti creates
dazzling patterns in veneer while making a custom box that’s
sure to earn its stripes.
Article: The Right Angles for a Comfortable Windsor
A detailed look at the angles on a Windsor chair
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master
See a range of Buchanan’s chairs and hear him
VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES: Country Pine Hutch
Join hand tool expert Andrew Hunter as he walks you through the process of building a beautiful display hutch without the help of power tools.
VIDEO: Versatile Tablesaw L-Fence
Build a simple tablesaw fence accessory that handles a wide variety of joinery cuts.
VIDEO: Multi-Use Tablesaw Rip Fence
This clever base might just be the ultimate tablesaw rip fence accessory.
VIDEO: How to Install a Router Bit
Learn the right way to install a router bit for safer woodworking.
VIDEO: How to Hold Work for Routing
Learn a variety of ways to secure your workpieces for safer handheld routing.
VIDEO: How to Clean a Router Bit
Improve your cuts with a simple cleaning.
VIDEO: How to Cut Compound Angled Joinery
Demystify this seemingly complex woodworking joint with a simple set-up block.
WEB EXTRA: Centering the Festool Domino on Imperial Based Materials
Learn how to use the Domino
with Imperial measurements.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist
See more of Lee’s extraordinary
VIDEO: Drawbore Your Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery
Learn how drawboring can bring
mortise-and-tenon joinery together tight as a
VIDEO: How to Sharpen Hollow Chisel Mortising Bits
Tune up your hollow-chisel mortising bits for silky-smooth operation with our step-by-step video tutorial.
VIDEO: Baby Your Block Plane
A dash of TLC goes a long way when it comes to
block planes. Learn how to turn a mediocre
tool into a star performer with our tune-up tips.
VIDEO: Pattern Routing Jig is Safer and Faster
Take the fear out of pattern routing with our video
tour of a tip-top routing jig that delivers
great results while keeping your fingers out of the
VIDEO SERIES: Garden Chair
Michael C. Fortune offers an overview of his Garden Chair project and demonstrates how to build tricky bending forms.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Greg Brown Carves Out a Career
See more of Brown’s furniture and hear him
VIDEO SERIES: Federal Side Table
Master craftsman Steve Latta demystifies a variety of techniques as he demonstrates how to construct a Federal Side Table chock-full of period details.
Michael C. Fortune offers an overview of his Garden Chair project and demonstrates how to build tricky bending forms.
Catch Part II on June 4, 2014—in print and online—as Fortune puts his forms to work, building a graceful garden chair. Purchase the plan in June 2014.
VIDEO: How to Turn Pulls Without a Lathe
Create custom door and drawer knobs using your drill press
PODCAST: In Krenov's Shadow
Laura Mays sits down with Fine Woodworking to chat boxes, woodworking, and the legacy of James Krenov at College of the Redwoods
VIDEO: Simple Blue Tape Trick for Tight Fitting Through-Mortises
Learn a simple trick for tighter through mortise-and-tenon joints with the help of humble painter’s tape
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain
See a range of Klassen’s furniture and hear him discuss it
VIDEO: How to Mill Lumber with Handplanes
Learn how to mill lumber by hand, and you'll never be limited by your milling machinery
VIDEO: How to Set Up a Jointer
If you want to mill lumber yourself, jointer set-up is crucial
VIDEO: Jointing Boards for Dead-Flat Panel Glue-Ups
Even if your jointer fence is out of square, this simple tip will ensure perfect edge joints
VIDEO: Dentil Moldings for Fine Furniture - Part I
VIDEO: Dentil Moldings for Fine Furniture - Part II
Learn how to lay out Greek key and standard block dentil moldings in Part I of our two-part series
SLIDESHOW: Extraordinary Arts & Crafts Furniture
This audio slideshow presents the work of some of the less familiar-but quite extraordinary-designers and makers of the Arts and Crafts movement
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash
Other works by Danny Kamerath
VIDEO: Fitting Drawers with a Handplane
Learn how to assemble a drawer for easier handplaning
VIDEO: Mounting Knife Hinges in Curved Doors
Learn how to mortise and mount tricky knife hinges into a curved cabinet
VIDEO: Incredible Bendable Wood
A woodworking master demonstrates the flexibility of wood with some jaw-dropping steam bends
VIDEO: Advanced Stringing Techniques: Part I
Learn stringing techniques for more complex designs. From sequencing to filling a double line inlay, these tips can be applied to many different designs
VIDEO: Advanced Stringing Techniques: Part II
Steve Latta's lesson on advanced stringing techniques continues in part two as he shows you how to make a complete circle and how to inlay plugs
SLIDESHOW: Francis Cape: Utopian Benches
See more utopian benches from Francis Cape
VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES: Hanging Tool Cabinet
Watch Pekovich build this tool cabinet
from start to finish
VIDEO: The Valuable, Versatile No. 4
Learn tips and techniques on using the versatile No. 4 smoothing plane from a furniture master
VIDEO: Router Table Dust Collection
Keep wood dust and chips at bay with our step-by-step lesson
on ramping up router-table dust collection
Make Better Use of Your Shop Space: A Spare Room
In the smallest spaces, pick your compromises
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Rios Wong's Tools
Arts and Crafts Glass-Front Cabinet
Build an Arts and Crafts cabinet with
everlasting appeal and expand your skills
by tackling the classic leaded-glass door panel
VIDEO: Secrets of a Happy Handplane
Garrett Hack demonstrates his techniques for turning a flea-market find into a top performer
VIDEO: Forge Your Own Hinges
Learn how easy it is to forge period-perfect
snipe hinges, like those used in Andrew
Hunter’s blanket chest
Breaking Tool News (Shop Talk Live)
Get the inside scoop on new products from
some of your favorite manufacturers—
including SawStop, Lee
Valley Veritas, and
Shop Talk Live
VIDEO SERIES: Build a Basic Workbench with Built-in Storage
Period furniture pro Philip C. Lowe has
relied on the same rock-solid workbench for
more than 40 years. Follow along as Lowe
builds a versatile bench that’s packed with
Close Up and Hands on at FWW Live
Highlights from the Vegas Tool Show
Stretchers Add Strength
VIDEO: Welcome to Woodworking Heaven
Master of the Craft: Michael Fortune
VIDEO: How to Cut Coves on the Tablesaw
Learn how to use your tablesaw to safely cut cove moldings
VIDEO: Backsaw Exercises Help You Saw Like a Pro
When it comes to using a handsaw, practice really does make perfect
VIDEO: Biscuit Joiner Tips and Tricks
Going Pro as a Furniture Maker
More real-life examples of woodworkers who made their dream a reality
VIDEO SERIES: Tablesaw Techniques
VIDEO SERIES: Bowfront Wall Cabinet
A Shop to Inspire
Garrett Hack: Farmer and Furnituremaker
VIDEO: The Essential Tool Chest
Learn what makes this heirloom-quality tool chest tick
VIDEO: Vacuum Press Tips
Get tips on how to get the most from your vacuum press
How to Sharpen a Veneer Saw
VIDEO: Arts and Crafts Book Rack
Gregory Paolini offers an overview of his step-by-step video series on building a Stickley-inspired Arts and Crafts book rack
VIDEO: How to Make Cambered Cauls
Get clamping pressure where you need it with easy shopmade cauls
VIDEO: Build an Elegant Side Table
SLIDESHOW: A Visual History of Bombé
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Laël Gordon
VIDEO: How to Change a Bandsaw Blade
Learn how to properly install the right type of blade and say goodbye to blade drift forever
VIDEO: Distressed Finish for Built-in Furniture
Make your built-ins look like they've been in the family for generations by using this simple technique
VIDEO: The Coolest Cutting Board Ever?
See how one woodworker turned a potentially mundane project into a work of art
VIDEO: Tablesaw Techniques
Great Tips for Crosscut Sleds
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: John Cameron's Massachusetts Ming
VIDEO: How to Make a Simple Jig for Offset Knife Hinges
Learn a hassle-free technique for perfect offset knife hinge mortises, every time
VIDEO: How to Choose the Right Finish
Learn how to choose the appropriate finish for all your woodworking and furniture projects
Five Minute Guide to Glue-Ups
Learn the right way to prepare for, and glue up your woodworking projects—from start to finish.
VIDEO: Build a Shaker Chimney Cupboard
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio for Aled Lewis
VIDEO: How to Cut Dovetails on the Tablesaw
Learn how to cut better, faster through-dovetails using your tablesaw and a standard rip blade
Shop Talk Live 18: George Nakashima 2.0
Hit the road with Fine Woodworking's Ed Pirnik and Jon Binzen as they set off for the workshop of celebrated woodworker George Nakashima
Two Jigs That Help Sharpen a Skew Plane Blade
Learn how two easy jigs can help sharpen a skew plane blade
By Thomas McKenna
VIDEO: Workbench Tool Storage Solutions
Two Techniques for Bed-Bolt Alignment
Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze
By Matt Kenney
VIDEO: Robert Erickson's Chairs: Angle of Repose
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Honing a Skew Chisel
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Grind a Parting Tool
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Body Movement for Woodturners
Find your next project in our new online index of free and member-only plans
Scope out other great workspaces in our gallery of shops from around the world
VIDEO: The Not-So-Big Workbench
Ed Pirnik offers an overview on what's involved in building a moderately-sized cabinetmaker's workbench that's chock-full of tool storage
VIDEO: How to Set Up a New Handplane
VIDEO: Upgrade Your Jointer with a Segmented Cutterhead
Learn step-by-step techniques for upgrading a jointer with a state-of-the-art segmented cutterhead
VIDEO: Smart Workshop Storage Tour
Flattening a Benchtop
How to flatten your benchtop with a handplane by Jeff Miller
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Benchcrafted Vise is a Breeze to Use
Blog: Birth of a Lee Valley Tool
By Asa Christiana
VIDEO: Lee Valley Veritas Tool Tour
Learn how hand tools are made—from start to finish—in this exclusive video tour of Lee Valley's Ontario manufacturing facility
Spraying Solvents: Risk Versus Reality
By Geoff Guzynski
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Peter Galbert's House of Windsor by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Tablesaw Tapering Jig is Safer and Faster
Watch our editors demonstrate their favorite fixes
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Tablesaw Leg Tapering Jig
See the tablesaw leg tapering jig from Perfect Tapers on the Tablesaw from FWW #229
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Chamfering Proud Through Dovetails
Watch how one furniture maker used chamfered dovetails to dress up a rustic bookcase
VIDEO: Video Workshop: Build an Asian-Inspired Hall Table
Learn how to build an Asian-inspired hall table from start to finish in this member-only video series
VIDEO: Video Workshop: Build a Hanging Tool Cabinet
In this video series you'll learn how to create an eye-catching hanging cabinet to store all of your hand tools in style
VIDEO: Inside the Shaker Workshop
Catch a glimpse at the water-powered machinery used at the Hancock Shaker Village
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Silas Kopf's Dazzling Marquetry
Hear how woodworker Silas Kopf creates his elaborate marquetry in an exclusive audio slideshow by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: How to Fix Mistakes
What Can a Good Block Plane Do for You?
Learn how to harness the full potential of this workshop workhorse
Tool Review: Standard-Angle Block Planes
See how the standard-angle block planes stacked up in our recent tool test.
Sanding Jig is the Segmented Turner’s Secret Weapon
Learn how to build a sanding jig for perfect segments
Learn how to sharpen a veneer saw for perfect cuts every time
VIDEO: Furniture Makers Pay Tribute to Wharton Esherick
Watch a video showing everything from felling the tree to the artists art work
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Build a Spring-Loaded Drawer Stop
Learn how to build a wooden drawer stop that keeps toddlers safe without the hassle of a mortised locked set
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Leg Tapering Jig
Learn how to build a jig for safe and simple tapered legs
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Plywood Edging
Learn how to cut your own plywood edging for a perfect grain and color match
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Breadboard Ends Jig
Learn how to build a simple jig that ensures perfectly aligned shoulders on breadboard ends
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Peter Sandback Nails His Designs
See how furniture maker Peter Sandback uses aluminum nails to create stunning inlays in an exclusive audio slideshow by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: How to Turn a Tapered Shaker Leg
Used sanding pads and a neat trick using graphite make for one terrific taper
VIDEO: How to Sharpen a Card Scraper
Learn how to avoid the top two mistakes most woodworkers make when sharpening a card scraper
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Bandsaw Jig for Curved Parts
See how one furniture maker constructs a contemporary café chair using this bandsaw jig
VIDEO: See it in Motion: Three-Way Miter Joint
Watch one of the most complex joints you may ever cut in action
Master Template for Curved Moldings
Learn an easy method for drawing parallel curved lines
VIDEO: Getting Started in Woodworking: Walnut Nighstand
Watch this step-by-step eight-part video series to learn how to build this nighstand
VIDEO: Video Workshop Series: East Meets West
Build a graceful hall table chock-full of Asian flair in this seven-part Video Workshop Series
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Virtuoso Vessel Maker
See how Liam Flynn turns his irregular vessels in an exclusive audio slideshow by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Video Workshop Series: Arts and Crafts Dining Table
Learn how to build a dining table with a unique hayrake strecher in this seven-part Video Workshop Series
VIDEO: Dado Jig Tackles Shelves of Any Thickness
Super-simple adjustments, zero-clearance rails, and the ability to work with just about any bit size make this dado jig one for the long haul
VIDEO: Bench Grinder Basics
Learn how to use a conventional bench grinder for perfect bevels on all your woodworking tools
VIDEO: Video Workshop Series: Arts and Crafts Coffee Table
Learn how to build a coffee table using techniques from legendary furniture maker Gustav Stickley in this seven-part Video Workshop Series
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: The Uncompromising Craftsman
See how John Reed Fox blends Eastern and Western influences in an exclusive audio slideshow by Jonathan Binzen
Learn how to use inlay to take your tabletops to the next level.
VIDEO: Double Your Milling Power
Learn what to look for when shopping for a jointer/planer combination machine.
VIDEO: Two Tips for Better Boxes
Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney shares two of his favorite box-making joinery and finishing tips.
VIDEO: Cutting with a Scroll Saw
Cutting straight lines and going around corners are the toughest techniques to master.
VIDEO: Video Workshop Series: Dovetail Techniques
Learn how to combine hand and power tools to produce classic dovetail joinery more quickly and accurately in this five-part Video Workshop Series.
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Five Decades of Genius
See how Jere Osgood combines brilliant engineering and design in an exclusive audio slideshow. by Jonathan Binzen
Scope out other great workspaces in our gallery of shops from around the world
VIDEO: Pillow-Top Plugs
Learn how to hide your screws and dowels with style in a step-by-step video.
VIDEO: Sharpening Jointer Knives
Hesitating to change them out, most of us leave our jointer knives in place long after they are dull. See how to hone them in place, in minutes.
Sharpening Jig for Planer Knives
Learn how to sharpen planer knives without removing them from the machine.
The government wants tighter regulation of tablesaw technology. Read on to learn the who, what, when, where, and why of a growing controversy.
In our latest Video Workshop, you'll learn how to build a traditional Shaker chimney cupboard that boasts lots of storage in a small footprint.
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Magical Marquetry
Learn how furniture maker Ulrike Scriba uses a simple technique to create complex marquetry patterns. by Jonathan Binzen
Do the Math: You'll save in the long run
Read Roland Johnson’s detailed breakdown and formula for figuring out total costs and values involved with the different cutterhead scenarios.
Diary of a Workbench Build
Read Fine Woodworking shop manager Bill Peck's account of building a traditional cabinetmaker's workebench, step-by-step.
VIDEO: A Workbench Built for Power Tools
Traditional workbenches were never designed with power tools in mind; this one was.
Creative Cabinet Storage
Deck out your tool cabinet to the nines with custom storage tips.
Learn how to transform boring home-center hinges into antiqued treasures with a time-worn patina worthy of your finest cabinets.
VIDEO: Build the Perfect Router Table
Senior editor Matt Kenney walks you through the process of building a router table that’s straightforward, full of storage, and easy on the eyes.
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: A Workshop with No Walls
Learn how furniture maker Adrian McCurdy splits and rives massive logs out on the grass behind his house. by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Nick Offerman Shop Tour
Find out why Nick Offerman of NBC’s Parks & Recreation is more at home in the shop than on the set.
VIDEO: Extended Nick Offerman Shop Tour
Slab-Flattening Jig 2.0
VIDEO: How to Camber a Plane Iron
See how to hone the perfect camber on your handplane irons
Garrett Hack guides you through the construction of an elegant side table full of whimsical details, including a swing-out drawer that will put your skills to the ultimate test.
Build a Walnut Nightstand
Inspired by traditional Shaker designs, this walnut nightstand is built using strong, simple dowel joinery. Learn how to build it in an online video series on our sister site, StartWoodworking.com
VIDEO: Basic Box-Making
See how to hone the perfect camber on your handplane irons with Chris Gochnour
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Building from the Bottom Up
Furniture maker Geoffrey Warner successfully marries live-edge tabletops with stout bases that celebrate the craft of joinery. by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Flawless Finish from a Can
Learn how to achieve a glass-smooth finish without investing in a high-priced spray rig with Mark Schofield
VIDEO: Simple Cope and Stick
Watch this video to master the basics of cope-and-stick joinery with Michael Pekovich
Watch every step of a guitar project that walks you through the entire kit-building process
Build a Solid Humidor
FWW web producer Ed Pirnik highlights the finer points of humidor construction
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft:: A Woodworker is Born
From publisher to woodworker, find out how this furniture maker traded in his pencil for a handplane by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Scratching the Surface
Watch how David Moore makes and uses a scratch stock with David Moore
VIDEO: Sizing Up Trim Routers
Watch this video to find out which compact router is right for you with Gregory Paolini
VIDEO: Tackling Tearout
See five easy techniques for taming router tearout with Gregory Paolini
VIDEO: Fast Fix for Perfect Pressure
Learn how to put clamping pressue exactly where you need it
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Turning Blackwood Boxes
A Nova Scotia furniture maker shares his technique for creating turned wooden boxes by Jonathan Binzen
Use our Dream Shop Planner Tool and enter you creation. You could win a $500 prize package.
VIDEO: Shopping for a Smoothing Plane
Learn how to shop for a handplane and find out what separates a high quality tool from its bargain basement brethren
VIDEO: Sharpening a Veneer Saw
Learn how to sharpen this saw to get great cuts every time
VIDEO: Building Garry Knox Bennett's Trestle Table
Learn how Garry Knox Bennett's signature trestle table comes together in this video blog series.
We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!
Post your most creative photo caption on an outtake from our recent article on shopmade grooving planes for a chance to win grooving planes.
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Curve it Like Konig
A Vancouver furniture maker shares his technique for creating bent lamination and veneered forms by Jonathan Binzen
Master the Bandsaw
Furniture maker Michael Fortune shows you how to properly set up your bandsaw for flawless cuts, every time
VIDEO: Introduction to Faceplate Turning
Craft a beautiful platter of tiger maple using only four basic turning tool
VIDEO: How to Drill Windsor Chair Mortises
Learn how to drill Windsor chair mortises at the proper angle with an ingenious set-up using mirror
VIDEO: Reaming Windsor Chair Mortises
In part two of our video series on Windsor chair mortises, learn how to ream your mortises for a super-tight fit
VIDEO: How to Use a Height Gauge
Learn how to dial in more precise machinery set-ups by using a height gaug
Measurement Conversion Chart
A handy reference for fractional inches, decimal inches, and millimeters
Video: Arts and Crafts Dining Table
The hayrake stretcher in this rustic table isn't as complicated as it looks Learn how to build the entire table step by step in this members-only video workshop.
You Want What? Contest
Tell us your craziest client story (by posting a comment to this blog) for a chance to win a prize package valued at over $1500. Contest ends February 14, 2011.
Shaker Chest of Drawers
A pro's jigs and tips simplify joinery on chests of any size.
SLIDESHOW: Masters of the Craft: Steve Brown Takes the Measure of a Chair
A North Bennet Street School instructor shares his techniques for recording critical dimensions, shapes and construction details of a piece of furniture by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Build a Classic Cherry Bookcase
Against the Grain: Avoid Dovetail Disaster
Identify the five woodworking no-no's in the photo
VIDEO: Clever Sled for Curved Bevels on the Tablesaw
Learn an uncommon use for a common ji
Share Your Shop
Post photos of your own workspace in our gallery
SLIDESHOW: A Simple Way to Inlay Mother of Pearl
Shop Questions: Ask John White
Our shop guru is on tap to answer your questions about tools, maintenance, and even his new router table
VIDEO: Build a Shaker Lap Desk
VIDEO: Garage Shop Makeover
Tour Michael Pekovich's revamped garage shop
VIDEO: Frame Pictures Like a Pro
Whip out custom picture frames with these free tips—just in time for the holiday
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Tool Chest with an Arts and Crafts Legacy
New blog: Handwork
Against the Grain: Ripping at the Tablesaw
VIDEO: Build a Hybrid Roubo Workbench
This modern twist on a traditional workbench design features tail and twin-screw vises from Lie-Nielsen and a timber-frame base with John Tetreault
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: David Haig by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: David Haig at Work
Watch David Haig bend the wood and cut the joinery for his dream rocker (back cover)
Tablesaw Lawsuit: The Continuing Saga
Check out reader comments and breaking news on this case
by Patrick McCombe
Contest: Got Jigs?
Enter yours for a chance to win a set of Rockler Bench Cookies
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Build a Custom Drawer for Your Router Bits
Learn how to build a custom storage device that will protect and organize your router bit
VIDEO: Build a Sleek Entertainment Center
How to Handle Small Parts Without Losing any Fingers
See the saw hook and shooting board in action
VIDEO: Video Workshop: Build a Trestle Table
Catch every step of the action as Gary Rogowski crafts a versatile trestle table in front of our camera
SLIDESHOW: Howard Werner: Artist with a Chainsaw
Furniture sculpted from big chunks of wood
Animation: Dedicated Finger-Joint Sled
Watch an animated version of a tablesaw sled that cuts perfect finger joints by Dennis Theisen
Man Wins Big Money in Tablesaw Lawsuit
Check out reader comments and breaking news on this case by Patrick McCombe
Put Your Furniture Photos to Work
Find lighting tips and ideas for sharing your photos by Michael Pekovich
VIDEO: Built-in Build-Off
It's carpenter vs. woodworker as we go behinds the scenes of a tradesmen's challenge and capture tips for better built-in
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Dead-on Dadoes
See a super-simple fence that will let you rout a wide dado without a wide bi
Take a virtual tour of shops like the Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers shop (page 6) or upload photos of your own woodworking space to our brand-new shop gallery
SLIDESHOW: A North Bennet Street School Gallery
Hear from NBSS teachers and alumni and see photos of their work produced by Ed Pirnik
SLIDESHOW: Seth Rolland: Slicing Maestro
Seth Rolland (back cover) creates astonishing shapes, without touching a steambox or using laminations by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: The Surface-Prep Battle
Watch a replay of our hand- vs. power-tool due
Animation: Low-Tech Tablesaw Tune-Up
Four simple steps ensure square and accurate cuts by Richard Babbitt
VIDEO: Workshop: Two Ways to Build a Box
Boxes can be deceptively difficult, but clever techniques guarantee gorgeous result
SLIDESHOW: Adrian Potter: Thinking Furniture
An array of pieces by an Australian furniture maker and sculptor whose work brims with technical innovations
Fine Woodworking Issue #211
Build a Dedicated Sharpening Bench
Rock-solid joinery and a stable work surface combine to form a dedicated sharpening bench. Follow along with our blogger and download the free plan. by Tom Fidgen
Blades for Chip-Free Cuts
Includes a review of Delta’s new 80-tooth crosscut blade by Mark Schofield
VIDEO: Fast Fix: Say Good-bye to Squeeze-out
Quick, smart video shop tips offer simple solutions to common woodworking problems. This month, learn now to stop glue squeeze-out
VIDEO: Workshop: A Period Furniture Primer
Master furniture maker Philip C. Lowe takes you step by step throught he creation of three classic details:
Queen Anne Style Cabriole Leg
Sheraton-Style Leg with Reeding
A Scraptacular Challenge
Put your skills to the test with our latest gallery challenge, inspired by furniture maker Hank Gilpin's creative use of castaway cutoffs (back cover)
SLIDESHOW: Aaron Radelow's Reproduction Marquetry Table
See the tables and follow the building process by Aaron Radelow
SLIDESHOW: How to Make Leaded Glass Windows
See the details, step by step by Michael Pekovich
SLIDESHOW: Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest
See more work built from scrap wood by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #210
VIDEO: Turn a Shaker Leg
Expert guidance helps you breeze through this elegant turning
VIDEO: Workshop: Build a Small Tool Cabinet
Learn how to build a hanging cabinet perfect for your favorite hand tools or collectible
VIDEO: Fast Fix
Quick, smart video shop tips offer simple solutions to common woodworking problems. December's releases include a clever shop-block solution, a quick-to-make miter-saw "stand", and an easy way to drill for shelf pins.
Multiuse tablesaw jig animation
See the jig in action
Pin-type Moisture Meters for Under $200
A review of pin-type moisture meters by Roland Johnson
Moisture meter chart
Download and print out this equilibrium moisture content chart to compare to your moisture meter reading by Roland Johnson
Interview with James Krenov
More Work by Krenov Students
VIDEO: Tenons Shootout: Hand vs. Power Tools
Holiday Gift Contest
Enter now for a chance to win one of three prize packages from Stanley
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Doug Mooberry and Kinloch Woodworking
See more of Doug Mooberry's designs and hear him talk about his work by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #209
VIDEO: What Makes My Bench Work
A video tour of a workbench that was 30 years in the making
VIDEO: Build a Small Tool Cabinet
Sharpening the V-Tool
Learn how to sharpen this complex carving tool with a grinder and stones by Dan Faia
Sharpening a Skew Chisel
Learn how to sharpen this most important hand tool, used in carving for undercutting or cleaning out corners
VIDEO: Shootout: Surface Prep: Hand vs. Power Tools
Watch the replays from our live video event shot Nov. 1
For gift ideas, browse last year’s entries
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio
Tour Brad Smith's shop and get a close-up look at how he makes his furniture
Game: Spot the Difference
Take part in our monthly gallery challenges for a chance to win a prize
Finish Recipe: Display Cabinet on a Stand
A shellac polish finish can be a very attractive option for cabinets or other low-wear objects.
Built-In Contest Results
Meet the winners of last month's gallery contest
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Planks into Poetry
Work by Michael Hurwitz by Jonathan Binzen
Sam Maloof: A Retrospective
Sam Maloof: Reflections on a Master Maker
Memories from our online community
A never-before-published Q&A with Maloof
An archive of interviews with and stories about Maloof
VIDEO: Testing 18-Volt Cordless Drills
See how these we put these compact and powerful tools through a real-world torture tes
Design Your Own Patterns Using Striped Veneer
The best way to start? Tape two mirrors together by Adrian Ferrazzutti
VIDEO: Build a Garden Bench
Learn how to build this garden bench with step-by-step video instruction from a Fine Woodworking editor
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Labor of Love
Work by Judith Ames and Hank Holzer by Jonathan Binzen
Post photos of your work
Win a SawStop Tablesaw
Fine Woodworking's Guide to Safety
VIDEO: A Prescription for Sharpening Woes
Two readers hone their skills with help from our expert. Part one of a five-part video series
Finish Recipe: Shaker Chest of Drawers
Traditional oil-and-varnish finish is repairable and easy by Christian Becksvoort
Plane Wars: Who Begot Who
Comparing planes from Lie-Nielsen, Wood River, and Stanley by Tom Begnal
VIDEO: How to Build a Small Step Stool
Step-by-step video instruction, including a complete lesson in wedged mortise-and-tenon joinery
Create a High Gloss in Minutes
Use an electric polisher and automotive polishing compound to create a mirror finish in no time
VIDEO: Tuning and Using a Veneer Saw
Learn how to sharpen this saw to get great cuts every tim
A Convex Decorative Edge-Banding
An elegant border for a sunburst tabletop by Mark Arnold
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: A Musician in the Woodshop
Work by furniture maker John Cameron by Jonathan Binzen
Share your work to win a prize
VIDEO: Hot-Pipe Steam Bending
Fortune shows his easy technique for bending thin strips of wood to virtually any shape. Part one of a three-part video series.
Finish Recipe: Arts and Crafts Look Without Harsh Chemicals
Paolini mimics the look of a traditional Stickley finish on his bow-arm Morris chair without fuming the piece using industrial ammonia
VIDEO: How to Build a Bow-Arm Morris Chair
Watch how Paolini builds this recliner, sharing expert tips and tricks along the way. It’s our first ever woodworking project published simultaneously in print and on video.
Foolproof Brushing Techniques
Learn how to use the right brush for the right job
VIDEO: Quick Tip: Jointing Without a Jointer
Learn a jointer-free way to get an absolutely straight, square edge with a router. It's the perfect technique for panel glue-ups.
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: The Clever Chair
Michael Fortune builds efficiency into the process of making custom furniture. Learn about his process for designing and riffing on his trademark No. 1 Chair. process by Jonathan Binzen
Finish Recipe: Antique Oil Finish for a Bow-Front Hall Table
Give your project an antique finish in three easy steps by Charles Durfee
Segmented Stringing Dazzles and Unifies
How a veteran woodworker uses thin strips of holly and ebony to accent his furniture by Garrett Hack
The secret is a tapered groove and a tapered strip of inlay. Watch how the two come together.
A Jig for Bandsawing Small Logs
Turn your bandsaw into a mini sawmill by E. G. Lincoln
VIDEO: Sharpening Basics
Learn one affordable method for keeping your planes and chisels sharp
VIDEO: Build a Sturdy Workbench
Watch as assistant editor Matt Kenney builds a solid-wood workbench
VIDEO: A Clear Finish for Maple
See how to preserve maple's pure, pale look using a water-based finish
VIDEO: Sharpening Tips: How to Crown a Plane Iron
Eliminate plane tracks on your wood by cambering your plane blade
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Brian David Reid
Work by a Maine craftsman who takes traditional furniture concepts and gives them a playful spin by Brian David Reid
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: The Past Recaptured
Allan Breed recreates classic New England furniture by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #203
The New Reader Gallery
Upload your own work
VIDEO: Drawers that Breathe
See video of this amazing piece breathing and learn more about the unique leg construction techniques
with Peter Schlebecker
Finish Recipe: A Classic Step Stool
Pop the grain and protect your wood with this easy finish by Tommy MacDonald
Finish Recipe: Hickory and Ash Blanket Chest
Give your projects a great finish in two easy step
VIDEO: Joinery Shootout
See which joints performed the best in a stress test
VIDEO: Touring The Gamble House
Take a guided tour of the historic Arts and Crafts bungalow and furniture collection of Greene and Greene
A Greene and Greene Pilgrimage
Editor Asa Christiana reports on his visit The Gamble House and The Huntington Library, both meccas for Greene and Greene aficionados by Asa Christiana
Boulle Marquetry Basics
Get step-by-step instruction for executing this decorative technique from the late 17th century in this excerpt from Kopf’s new DV
VIDEO: Workshop: Easy to Make Entertainment Center
"The Wood Whisperer" shows you how to craft this beginner's project using a small collection of power tool
VIDEO: How to Install Butt Hinges
An easy method for installing these durable hinges using a combination of hand and power tool skill
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Subtropical Virtuoso
Australian Grant Vaughan carves sensational vessels on his veranda by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #202
Take a virtual trip to four different shops:
Chris Gochnour's Garage Shop
Anatole Burkin's Garage Workshop
Underground Workshop in Montreal
Quick, effective cures for a cold, concrete slab by Anatole Burkin
VIDEO: Fight Kickback with a Riving Knife
See kickback in action and learn how a riving knife can help prevent it
VIDEO: Build a Small Cabinet Frame-and-Panel Cabinet
Watch Tim Rousseau, an instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, build a small cabinet that would work well as a nightstand or a side table
VIDEO: How to Make a Cope-and-Stick Joint
Andy Rae shows you how to make a strong and easy cope-and-stick door, from router-bit setup through assembly and glue-up
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Micro Maestro
William R. Robertson builds an international reputation at 1/12th scale by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #201
VIDEO: Watch the Dovetail Doctor in Action
See how a reader quickly improves his dovetail technique in two days
SLIDESHOW: How to Hang Your Work
A closer look at the cleats and hangers you can use to hold cabinets and shelves on the wall by Anissa Kapsales
VIDEO: Learn to Use a Router Plane
Contributing editor Garrett Hack shows two ways that this venerable but often overlooked handtool can help you work faster
VIDEO: One Bookcase, Two Bases
Western Hardwood Suppliers
A list of lumberyards selling alder, bay laurel, claro walnut, madrone, or tanoak
VIDEO: Resawing and Grain-Matching
See two ways to resaw stock for boxes and how to match the grain across a mitered joint
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Duncan Gowdy
How Duncan Gowdy carves, bleaches, pickles, and stains wood to find landscapes in the grain by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #200
Side Table: Finishing Recipe
An arts-and-crafts-looking finish, but without the fuming
BLOG: Live from IWF 2008
Get our firsthand take on the cutting-edge tools and machines at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta
VIDEO: Five Essential Router-Table Jigs In Action
Watch how these easy-to-make jigs let you do more with a router table
VIDEO: How to Pop the Curl in Cherry
See how a combination of Danish oil and lacquer brings out the figure in "blotchy" cherry
VIDEO: Build a Side Chair
Get step-by-step instruction and a downloadable project plan
VIDEO: An Easy Way to Check Tablesaw Alignment
John White shows how you can ensure that your tablesaw blade is parallel to the rip fence
VIDEO: How to Adjust a Jointer
John White shows how to fine-tune the height of a jointer for perfectly straight cuts with no snipe
SLIDESHOW: Furniture from Western Hardwoods
See woodwork in alder, bay laurel, claro walnut, madrone, and tanoak, with commentary from the makers by Anissa Kapsales
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Peter Southall
More about Peter Southall's arched-furniture designs by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #199
Jigs for Smooth Curves
A gallery of circle- and curve-cutting jigs from a master of the bandsaw, plus measured drawings so you can make your own by Michael Fortune
VIDEO: The FWW Video Podcast
Go behind the scenes with editor Asa Christiana to learn how the articles in this issue came togethe
VIDEO: Upholstering the Prairie Settle
Watch Kevin Rodel make simple but elegant cushions for his Arts and Crafts sof
VIDEO: Sharpening Tips
In an exclusive series of how-to videos, woodworker and teacher Bob Van Dyke answers readers' questions about all aspects of sharpenin
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Diving Deep into the Details
Long, complex projects in a range of styles keep a career exciting by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #198
VIDEO: How the Knives Were Tested
A closer look at how contributing editor Steve Latta conducted his test
VIDEO: A Fast-Drying Wiping Finish
Contributing editor Roland Johnson revs up his varnish-tung oil mixtur
VIDEO: Bandsaws: Your Questions Answered
A 9-part series with Roland Johnson, showing how to adjust the wheels, tires, blade, and guides to keep your bandsaw running smoothl
Weekend Project: Build a Shooting Board
Get step-by-step instructions and a free downloadable plan, plus a video of the shooting board in use by David Finck
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Behind the Scenes at the Irion Company
Tour a reproduction shop with a passion for period furniture by Jonathan Binzen
SLIDESHOW: Period Pieces
A series of slideshows featuring nearly all the period masterpieces reproduced by the Irion Company, plus your chance to comment on the selection in our online forum by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #197
VIDEO: Cut Through-Mortises with a Router
How to use a template and guide bushings to make through mortises with no tearou
VIDEO: Resawing and Mitering
In this excerpt from his DVD on box-making, Doug Stowe shows two ways to resaw stock and how to use a tablesaw sled to cut precise miters and match the grain across the joint
Two Versatile Miter Sleds
In this excerpt from his book Basic Box Making, Doug Stowe shows how to make two tablesaw accessories that let you cut accurate miters in any size of workpiece by Doug Stowe
VIDEO: Precise Dovetails: Tips for Laying Out Tails
Andy Rae shares his secrets for making a dovetailed drawer that's square, flush, and flat at the corner
Sleigh Bed: Finish Recipe
This hand-applied finish requires no specials skills and brings out the beauty in the wood by Charles Shackleton
Tool Test Continued: Forstner Bits
Performance data for nine additional brands by Roland Johnson
Woodworking Projects for Kids
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: A Vision in White
See stunning examples of work by a self-taught woodcarver who's the modern-day equal of 17th-century master Grinling Gibbons by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #196
VIDEO: Setting the Blade in a Wood Plane
Watch how a few gentle taps with a hammer set the blade in a Krenov-style plane for superior performanc
VIDEO: Sunburst Finishing Technique
See how two dyes worked together transform an already impressive piece of figured maple into something remarkabl
VIDEO: Technique for Inlaying Letters
Learn how to personalize your work with inlaid letter
Pennsylvania Spice Box: Finish Recipe
Step-by-step instructions for a rubbed-on and spray-on shellac finish by Steve Latta
Pennsylvania Spice Box: Inlay Pattern Download
Get the front and back designs for this project by Steve Latta
VIDEO: A Strong but Simple Joint on the Tablesaw
The locking rabbet joint is easy to set up and quick to cut; it yields strong drawers and boxe
Make a Traditional Mirror Frame
Get step-by-step assembly instructions and download a free project plan by Glen G. Guarino
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Arts and Crafts Explorer
See how Kevin Rodel has put his unique stamp on classic Arts and Crafts designs by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #195
VIDEO: Get the Most from Your Planer
Learn how to make a planer cut safely and smoothly, without tearout or snipe
VIDEO: A Sliding Crosscut Table for DeWalt's Hybrid Tablesaw
A unique accessory expands the capabilities of this new saw
Find a Sharpening Service
A list of companies to call on when cutting tools get dull by the editors of Fine Woodworking
Blog: The Smart Shop (temporarily unavailable)
Read Matthew Teague's account of building his garage workshop
VIDEO: Build a Multi-Drawer Cabinet
See two approaches to drawer-making, with lessons on full and half-blind dovetails
VIDEO: Inlay Made Easy
Learn a technique for precise cutting and fitting to create stunning inlay
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: A Cherry Briefcase That Holds 35 Tools
Inspired by the famed H.O. Studley tool chest, a young woodworker built a case to carry his hand tools by Thomas McKenna
Fine Woodworking Issue #194
VIDEO: 8 Questions on Handplanes
Woodworker Philip C. Lowe answers questions from readers about choosing handplanes, and demonstrates technique
VIDEO: Make a Danish-Cord Seat
Watch Mark Edmundson weave the cord seat on a bench inspired by a Danish design
Make a Simple Spray Booth
Inexpensive foldaway booth lets you safely spray indoors by Jeff Jewitt
Spraying Lacquer Finish Recipe
This quick and durable finish is a perfect fit for an everyday bookcase by Martin J. Milkovits
Wipe-on Oil Finish Recipe
Step-by-step process for applying three coats of wipe-on oil. by Mark Edmundson
SketchUp Blog: Design. Click. Build.
Read and learn more about SketchUp from Tim Killen and other bloggers
Two Designs for Carved Rosettes
How to create a three-tier rosette and a walnut-shell rosette by Tony Kubalak
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Adrian Ferrazzutti
A look at the evolution and growth of a furniture designer by Jonathan Binzen
Fine Woodworking Issue #193
VIDEO: The Wood Butcher Papers
Woodworker and humorist Saul Isler introduces his year-long audio series with the story of his first encounter with pen-pal James Kreno
VIDEO: Free-Form Steam Bending
Bend a workpiece in two directions in this technique for creating curved and twisted furniture part
VIDEO: Tour a Boutique Lumbermill
Follow along with a day in the life of a Pennsylvania custom mill to see how trees are harvested, cut, and dried to create furniture-grade lumbe
Directory of Mini Mills
Find contact information for sawyers and boutique lumberyards recommended by Fine Woodworking readers and authors
Make Your Own Banding
Router bits and hot sand create bandings with a striking 3D effect for decorating furniture by Mark Arnold
VIDEO: Evaluating 14-in. Bandsaws
See how we tested these essential shop machines for resaw capacity and general fit and finish
Is Someone Copying Your Design?
Join our online discussion about the ethical and legal implications of copying a furniture design
Pro Portfolio: Masterful Apprenticeship
College of the Redwoods grad Kevin Kauffunger talks about getting started as a furniture maker
VIDEO: Project Plan: Dead-Flat Assembly Table
The first installment of our exclusive Web-only project series hosted by FineWoodworking.com's new contributing edito
VIDEO: Pennsylvania Man Wins a Shop
High-school woodworking teacher takes home $5,000 in tools for his essay on why he deserves a new sho
VIDEO: Testing Wood Glues
A scientific approach to measuring the strength of various adhesives from yellow glue to epoxy
VIDEO: Assembling an Adirondack Chair
Watch the parts go together and learn a simple technique for cutting and shaping the arms
VIDEO: Radial-Arm Drill Presses
A look at three benchtop models that offer extra reach and tilting heads
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Turner, Carver, Realist
Maine wood artist Jacques Vesery creates deceives the eye with turned and sculpted objects inspired by nature
VIDEO: Drawbored Mortise and Tenon
Make this tight-fitting joint even stronger by driving a peg through off-set hole
VIDEO: Mixing and Applying Wax
Mix in dry pigments or artist's oil colors to create colored waxes for decorating or protecting wood surfaces
VIDEO: Using a Self-Centering Mortise Jig
Shop-built router jig is a smart solution to cutting mortises for floating mortise-and-tenon joiner
VIDEO: Turning Big Bowls
See how today's heavy-duty lathes are designed to handle large-scale work from bed posts to massive burl
SLIDESHOW: Pro Portfolio: Joint Wizardry
Japanese craftsman Kintaro Yazawa takes traditional joinery to a new level
Engineer Shelves With The Sagulator
Online calculator determines thickness and length to prevent shelves from sagging by Bill Kovalick
VIDEO: Making an Arts and Crafts Chair
Explore the design and construction of this project and see how the back splat is constructed and assemble
VIDEO: Jointer/Planer Combo Changeover
See how these combination machines change from one tool to another
VIDEO: Festool Domino Takes on Mortises
New joinery system combines the strength of mortise-and-tenon joints with the ease of a biscuit joiner
VIDEO: Easy Dovetail Layout
Lay out hand-cut dovetails with a ruler and simple mat
Marking System Keeps Track of Parts
Cabinetmaker's triangles ensure that the sides, back, and front of a dovetail assembly are properly oriented by Chris Gochnour
SLIDESHOW: Second Life as a Woodworker
VIDEO: Details of a Country Hutch
View a narrated tour of this project, with details on its construction and desig
SLIDESHOW: Make a Tapered Sliding Dovetail
A router, plywood fence, and shim make easy work of producing this sturdy mechanical joint for shelves and partitions by Matt Berger
SLIDESHOW: When East Meets West
Reviews of the latest books and videos about woodworking
Plan Download: Stow-and-Go Router Table
Build a full-featured router table that is portable, lightweight and easy to store
VIDEO: Spindle-Sander Basics
Explore the anatomy and uses of an oscillating spindle sande
VIDEO: New Tools for 2007: Video Coverage from IWF
See what new tools manufacturers are rolling out for 2007 in our video coverage from the International Woodworking Fair
Hand-tool scion Tom Lie-Nielsen talks about the evolution of his company in a one-on-one intervie
Make a Chisel Handle
VIDEO: Tune Up Your Crosscut Sled
Make it last and make it safe with a few simple upgrade
Pro Portfolio: Furniture Mill
Historic mill in Cumberland, Maine, is home to contemporary furniture maker Gregg Lipton and his shop
VIDEO: Details of a Huntboard
Take a tour of this updated classic for more information about its construction and design details
Huntboard Project Plan
Purchase a detailed project plan in the Taunton store
Make a Tapered Sliding Dovetail
A router, plywood fence, and shim make easy work of producing this sturdy mechanical joint for shelves and partition
Tool Test: Half-Blind Dovetail Jigs
These basic but dependable router jigs deliver half-blind dovetails with fixed spacing by Fred Sotcher
In-Depth Test Results: Waterborne Finishes
View the full test findings from our exhaustive look at waterborne finishes by Chris A. Minick
VIDEO: Tune Up a Shoulder Plane
Sharpen the blade and clean up the tool to ensure top performance
with Chris Gochnour
VIDEO: Letter Carving Basics
A long-time sign carver demonstrates his techniques for carving the letter
Work by the English furniture maker Richard William
Perfecting a Lap Joint
Two ways to repair a miscut lap join
SLIDESHOW: Routing With a Template
Shape furniture parts reliably with a template and a flush-trimming router bi
VIDEO: Details of a Queen Anne Side Chair
Get a close-up look at the making of this 18th-century classic
with Eugene Landon
Pro Portfolio: Design from Down Under
Nature and a vivid imagination inspire the designs of an Australian furniture maker by Jonathan Binzen
Shaping Furniture with Power Tools
Organic furniture designs come to life with angle grinder, rasps, and a sculptor's eye
VIDEO: Touring a Woodworker's Kitchen
Discover the design and construction considerations that go into building custom kitchen cabinetry
Blog: The Smart Shop
Online diary of a woodworker and author chronicles the process of designing and building a detached workshop by Matthew Teague
SLIDESHOW: Furniture from Western Hardwoods
Overlooked hardwoods can give your projects a distinctive look by Anissa Kapsales
Pro Portfolio: Gerald Curry
Maine woodworker evokes the classical style in his modern furniture designs by Jonathan Binzen
VIDEO: Take a tour of Lonnie Bird's four-poster bed
Explore the design and construction details of this reproduction 18th-century classic with a tour by the maker
View photos of Wayne Marcoux's "bridge" table
The inspiration for this sofa table was the arched base of a bridge by Wayne Marcoux
Slideshow: mantel designs
A mantel to complement the style of any home by Mario Rodriguez
Cam-Operated Carving Workstation
Learn how to use this versatile setup to hold your carving blanks securely by Frederick C. Wilbur
A look at the process of making traditional greenwood chairs
Pro Portfolio: Perfectly Irregular
From fantasy to classical design, one furniture maker describes what inspires his broad range of work by Michael Cullen
VIDEO: Two Ways to Make Cock Beading
Use a router or traditional hand tools to produce material for this drawer detail
VIDEO: Sharpening a Dovetail Saw
Tune up a dull saw to cut fast and straight in five steps
VIDEO: A Tool Kit for Sharpening Handsaws
Find out which tools are required to revive a dull handsaw
Steve Casey's Project Diary
Elegant tapered legs are shaped by hand
VIDEO: Shaping Tapered Legs
VIDEO: A Shop Built Around an Island
Space-saving design improves work support, storage, and dust collection
VIDEO: 8-in. Jointers Under $1,400
Many jointers look alike, but a closer inspection of the details separate some from the pack
VIDEO: Contractor Saw Tune-up
Adjust a saw for perfect rips and crosscuts
VIDEO: Cut Matching Curves
Router templates ensure a perfect fit between panels and solid-wood edging
VIDEO: Tablesaw Tapering Jig
Adjustability, safety, and ease of use are key elements of this shopmade sle
A Printable Cutlist
Use this blank chart to create a cutlist for your next woodworking project by Philip C. Lowe
A Safer Tablesaw
As one company prepares to take its safety-centered cabinet saw to the mass market, here's a look back at an early demonstration of the technology by the editors of Fine Woodworking
Cut List for Pennsylvania Tall Clock
Most of the clock is curly maple, but some parts that don't show are poplar by Lonnie Bird
More about Cherry
A further look at America's premier cabinetwood by Jon Arno
Viscosity Conversion Chart
For proper atomization, you must check the viscosity of your finish with a viscosity cup and then adjust your spray-gun settings accordingly by Jeff Jewitt
Talking Furniture Design
Atlanta exhibit includes sculpted chairs by Ed Moulthrop by Michael Gilmartin
Cove Angle Calculator
A few quick keystrokes yield tablesaw-blade and fence-angle settings by Stuart Sabol
World Wide Woodworking
An online portfolio can provide a virtual window into your woodshop by Darrell Peart
A Simple Way to Upholster Chairs
Slim, comfortable slip seat works for most chairs and uses common materials by Michael Fortune
Why a Combination Machine Works for Me
A veteran woodworker explains what changed his mind about combination machines and why he's still happy with his seven years later by Tony O'Malley
Squaring Up a Square
An edged needle file is all you need for tuning up a combination square by Steve Latta
Sources for Entertainment-Center Supplies
Sources for Steel Wool and Abrasive Pads
Making Three-Phase Machines Work in a One-Phase Shop
Most heavy machinery is designed to be run on three-phase electrical power, but a number of options are available to get the tools running in your one-phase home shop by John White
A complete parts list for Dick McDonough's workbench, featured in the May/June 2001 issue of Fine Woodworking (#149)
Parts for Chisel Plane
A complete parts list for the wooden chisel plane featured in Norm Pollack's article in the March/April 2001 issue of Fine Woodworking (#148)
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