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Woodworking in an Old Shop

Do you remember the story about 18th century woodworking shop they found in Massachusetts a few years ago? Well, the shop was found on school property and had been used as a storage shed for years...

Book Giveaway: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin

Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of The Creative Woodturner

UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

See who won a copy of our newly released Special Interest Publication: Finishing Wood

Vancouver Gallery to Open

Oden Gallery is an online only gallery representing 12 talented woodworkers. They are so talented in fact that most have been in Fine Woodworking magazine at one time or another. Anyway, Oden Gallery...

UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

See who won a copy of Tables and Chairs

College of the Redwoods Furniture Exhibition May 23 - 31, 2014

Coming to San Francisco: The students of the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking program will be bringing their work to San Francisco for a special show at the end of May. Handmade/Mindmade will...

UPDATE: Outdoor Wood Projects by Steve Cory

See who won a copy of Outdoor Wood Projects

UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

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UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

See who won a copy of these 3 new paperback editions.

Looking for something to do this spring (and beyond)?

Looking for something to do this spring (and beyond)? Check out our Woodworking Events listing for exhibitions, symposiums, shows and other woodwork-y things to do. If you'd like to get your event...

UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

See who won a copy of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

See who won a copy of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening

UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

See Tool_box's recent review of the the book. His post is just below...

UPDATE: Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

See who won a copy of Turning Toys

UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

See who won a copy of Blanket Chests

Win the Trip of a Lifetime!

Teknatool/NOVA Woodworking is once again running their Win a Woodturner's "Cruise of a Lifetime" sweepstakes.The lucky grand prize winner and a friend will get round trip airfares to and from the...

UPDATE: Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives

UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Spend an Evening in the Clouds

Fine furniture lovers are invited to join the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association for an "Evening with the Masters" at the Castle in the Clouds in New Hampshire. On Sunday, August 18 four...

UPDATE: Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor

See who won a copy of Wood Bender’s Handbook

Are you a Leeds Alum?

Reunion planned for Leeds Design Workshops

UPDATE: French Polish an Ukulele with Vijay Velji

See who won a copy of French Polish an Ukulele

PhD Candidate from Massachusetts wins Fine Woodworking Live Pass

Meet the winner of an all access pass to Fine Woodworking Live

UPDATE: Turning Wood with Richard Raffan, 3rd edition

See who won a copy of Turning Wood with Richard Raffan, 3rd edition

Cook Woods Wins Wood-Mizer's 2012 Business Best Contest

Specializing in exotic domestic and foreign lumber, Cook Woods supplies furniture makers, turners and others with a large variety of lumbers.

The Future of Woodworking is Looking Good

This is a good sign for the life of woodworking. A few weeks ago I received emails from 3 different people proudly showing off the work of some young woodworkers they know. The kids range in age from...

UPDATE: Best Workshops from the editors of Fine Woodworking

See who won a copy of Best Workshops

UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

See who won a copy of Renaissance Intarsia

2012 Tool Guide Sweeps Winner Announced

Mark Kornell is the lucky winner of the 2012 Tool Guide Sweeps. His entry was among over 22,000 received and was chosen at random.  The prize package included the following goodies:

UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

See who won a copy of Carving in the Round and How to Carve Wood

UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

See who won a copy of The Foundations of Better Woodworking

UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

See who won a copy of Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac

UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Hand Planing Techniques

The Newest Fine Woodworking Reader?

We recently received this photo of Emmalyn from Michigan - perhaps the youngest Fine Woodworking reader. Her dad Blake wanted to share the photo of his little girl, who was born in mid Oct, getting...

UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

See who won a copy of Routers & Router Tables

UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels

UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

See who won a copy of Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

UPDATE: Making a Welsh Stick Chair with Hugh Roberts

See who won a copy of Making a Welsh Stick Chair

UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

See who won a copy of Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table

UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

See who won a copy of Making Wood Tools

UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

See who won a copy of Practical Furniture Design

UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

See who won a copy of Dovetail Techniques

UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

See who won a copy of Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics

UPDATE: Windsor Chairmaking by James Mursell

See who won a copy of Windsor Chairmaking

Magnificent Miniatures

Check out these rooms!

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Country Furniture by George Buchanan

See who won a copy of Making Country Furniture

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Guitar Lessons by Bob Taylor

See who won a copy of Guitar Lessons

UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

See who won a copy of the Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

UPDATE: Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building from Bear Mountain Boats

See who won a copy of Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building

UPDATE: Using Your Router and Router Table Safely by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Using Your Router and Router Table Safely

Maine Wood 2012

This year’s Maine Wood 2012, is the third biennial show of its kind hosted by the Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The show highlights the...

UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

See who won an autographed copy of Building Small Cabinets

UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

See who won a copy of the 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 – 2011)

Craft in America: Family

Tune in to watch the newest Craft in America on Monday October 17, 2011 or set your DVR

UPDATE: Building Doors & Drawers by Andy Rae

See who won a copy of Building Doors & Drawers

UPDATE: Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw

Is there anything to do this weekend?

Check out our Woodworking Events list to find out

UPDATE: Back to Basics: Constructing Kitchen Cabinets and How to Make Kitchen Cabinets from Fox Chapel Publishing

See who won a copy of Back to Basics: Constructing Kitchen Cabinets and How to Make Kitchen Cabinets

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 4 "issues" of The Missing Shop Manual series

See who own a copy of 4 “issues” of The Missing Shop Manual series

Nora Hall, 1922-2011

Nora Hall, renowned master woodcarver and teacher, died July 19 after a short bout with cancer.

UPDATE: Turning Segmented Lamps by Ralph S. Buckland

See who won a copy of Turning Segmented Lamps

Baseball is Safer

Number of broken baseball bats down in MLB thanks to research at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Hand Planes in the Modern Shop by Kerry Pierce

See who won a copy of Hand Planes in the Modern Shop

US Marines are Woodworkers, too

At Camp Pendleton, the Marines do some nice woodworking.

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Working with Routers from Fine Woodworking

See who won a copy of Working with Routers

Start to Finish with Peter Gedrys

Here's an opportunity to learn from one of our contributors

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Wood from Fox Chapel Woodworking

See who won a copy of Woodworker’s Guide to Wood

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Fundamentals of Model Boat Building by John Into and Nancy Price

See who won a copy of Fundamentals of Model Boat Building

Chair Brings in Some Pretty Big Bucks

I recently offered “Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck” in one of my book giveaways. So when I saw the news of a recent charity auction where Russ sold one of his chairs, I was...

UPDATE: Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Sharpening from Fox Chapel Publishing

See who won a copy of Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Sharpening

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworking Techniques from Fine Woodworking

See who won a copy of Woodworking Techniques

Heart of the Craft

The difficulty of this Federal heartback chair is what attracted Steve Brown when he chose it for his final project at North Bennet Street School. The other attraction was the curves, which Brown...

Classic Shaker Cupboard

This large Shaker piece made by Christian Becksvoort, combines a cupboard and a chest of drawers. The carcase is straightforward dovetailed construction with a three-sided face frame added to the...

Windsor Rocker

This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. Traditional chair-making techniques are...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodturning Spindle Projects by Alan Holtham

See who won a copy of Woodturning Spindle Projects

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements by Tony Kubalak

See who won a copy of Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold

See who won a copy of Beginning Picture Marquetry

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover

See who won a copy of The Frugal Woodturner

FWW Holiday Tree

We had our company holiday party last week. It was nice. We closed the office at 2:00 and headed over to our old Distribution Center (nicely decorated for the holidays) for some cocktails...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Greene and Greene Furniture: Poems of Wood & Light by David Mathias

See who won a copy of Greene and Greene Furniture: Poems of Wood & Light

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Wooden Chess Sets by Jim Kape

See who won a copy of Making Wooden Chess Sets

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans by Tina Skinner

See who won a copy of Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans

Michael Pekovich's Shop (FWW art director)

Michael Pekovich set out to turn a dark, damp, cold garage into a warm, four-season workspace. With its drafty doors and concrete floor, Pekovich's uninsulated shop was limited to warmweather...

A Case for Apprenticeship

This tool chest by Trevor Hadden carries a legacy of craftsmanship.  Hadden’s tutor was California furniture maker Michael Cullen, who based the program on his own training under...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop from Fox Chapel Publishing

See who won a copy of Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop

UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Surface Preparation and Staining by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Surface Preparation and Staining

Classic Corner Chair

This corner chair is loosely based on one that was made in New York around 1765. The cabriole legs, relief-shell carving, and curved front rails reflect the earlier Queen Anne period, while the...

Limbert-Style Coffee Table

An elliptical top, arched legs, and decorative piercings add grace and beauty to this Craftsman-style table modeled after a library table by Charles Limbert. This scaled-down version preserves the...

Creative Stringing

Inlay is one of Steve Latta's favorite ways to personalize his work, and he uses a technique that allows him to cut consistent grooves whether the inlay pattern is simple or complex. His approach...

Dream Rocker

David Haig's curved rocking chairs can be found in 15 countries on four continents. He's built so many that it has become his signature piece. Yet he never seems to tire of the challenge. Read more...

Comfortable Seat for Two

This curved bench is a study in elegant simplicity. The curved seat offers a comfortable place to sit, and the construction wastes very little wood. The seat is made from two planks of wood. All it...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck

See who won a copy of Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection

See who won a copy of Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 1st five "issues" of The Missing Shop Manual series

See who won a copy of the 1st five “issues” of The Missing Shop Manual series

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: How to Make Picture Frames, from American Woodworker

See who won a copy of How to Make Picture Frames

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Workshop Machines

See who won a copy of Workshop Machines

A Slice of Genius

Seth Rolland constructs the sunburst top of his demilune table from one 12/4 board, 10 in. wide by 30 in. long. Working alone in the shop he built in Port Townsend, Wash., Rolland likes to design...

How Veneer is Made

That beautiful veneer you used for your last project didn't just fall off a truck. Somebody had to discover the one log among hundreds that contained that stunning figure, and then it had to be...

Miter Your Dovetails

The joinery in this small dresser mirror combines dovetails and miters in an innovative way. The author explains how to do two versions -- a frame joint that has great mechanical strength and is...

Better Way to Attach Tabletops

Andrew Hunter explains why he uses the sliding dovetail joint to secure tabletops to their bases. This construction method keeps a solid-board top flat and allows for seasonal expansion and...

Take Great Furniture Photos

Learn how to take professional-quality photographs of your furniture using a basic point-and-shoot digital camera and a few inexpensive supplies. Fine Woodworking Art Director Michael Pekovich shares...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

See who won a copy of Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Installing Hardware by Robert J. Settich

See who won a copy of Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Using Hardware

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and Scrapers by John English

See who won a copy of How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and Scrapers

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tree Craft by Chris Lubkemann

See who won a copy of Tree Craft

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworking Techniques, from Fine Woodworking magazine

See who won a copy of Woodworking Techniques

Standing Frame Has Two Faces

This freestanding frame allows the display of two pieces of art simultaneously on a tabletop, desk, or other flat space. It is designed to be easily disassembled to change artwork. The sleek design...

3 Outdoor Chairs

Learn to build elegant furniture for your garden, deck, or patio with expert advice from three makers: Hank Gilpin, Michael Fortune, and Matt Kenney. Each offers a plan for outdoor seating that is...

The Contemporary Cabriole

The cabriole leg has been produced by furniture makers in thousands of variations since its heyday in the 18th century. This collection shows how the furniture makers of today are putting a new spin...

A Graceful Hall Table

This Edward Barnsley-inspired table incorporates many of that designer's trademark elements. In the course of building the table, Kevin Kauffunger demonstrates how to create these elements: the...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wood Finishing Fixes by Michael Dresdner

See who won a copy of Wood Finishing Fixes.

UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Wood Science & Design by Hendrik Varju

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Betsy Gets a New Chair

The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia recently remodeled its upholstery shop.

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Chairmaker's Workshop by Drew Langsner

See who won a copy of The Chairmaker's Workshop

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Civil War Woodworking by A.J. Hamler

See who won a copy of Civil War Woodworking

Arts and Crafts on Display

With its quartersawn oak, exposed joinery, fumed finish, and hand-hammered hardware, this case piece would not be out of place in an antique Stickley catalog. The through-mortises are a critical...

The Right Way to Use Contrast

Using different woods, grains, and color to add contrast is a great way to make your furniture stand out from the crowd. The trick is to do it effectively, understanding what type of contrast to use...

4 Ways to Make Panels Pop

Doors are dominant on most cabinet designs, so dressing up door panels is an easy way to make furniture stand out. And because they are flat and finite, panels are a great place to try out new...

How to Add Quarter Columns to Your Furniture

The fluted quarter columns that adorn the front corners of classical furniture are not as difficult to create as they look. Especially if you use Jeff Headley's method. Instead of turning a whole...

Back Cover: From Scrap to Sculpture

Every once in a while, Hank Gilpin takes time away from designing and making amazing furniture, landscapes - and even bridges - to see what's possible on a smaller scale. All of these trays...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Windsor Chairmaking by James Mursell

See who won a copy of Windsor Chairmaking

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Made By Hand by Tom Fidgen

See who won a copy of Made By Hand

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Make Your Own Walking Sticks by Charles Self

See who won a copy of Make Your Own Walking Sticks

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Wood Finisher's Handbook by Sam Allen

See who won a copy of The Wood Finisher’s Handbook

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wood Turning, from Tree to Table by Bill Bowers and Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw by Carole Rothman

See who won a copy of Wood Turning, from Tree to Table and Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw

Shaker Classic, 2 Ways

These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters the whole feel of the table. The...

Sea Chest

Doug Mooberry's sea-themed chest of drawers has the overall proportions, cock-beaded drawers, and reeded quarter-columns of a classic Chippendale. But Mooberry “kicked it up a notch” with...

Curved Panels Made Easy

Browse Michael Fortune's gallery of furniture and you'll quickly know that he's an expert on curved work. His method for creating a veneered curved panel uses a veneer press and a shopmade bending...

A Better Way to Build Wall Cabinets

Learn to make a strong, attractive wall-hung cabinet like this one by Garrett Hack. The smart sliding-dovetail case construction creates a very sturdy cabinet and makes it easy to attach decorative...

2 Fast Ways to Build a Box

Bill Nyberg uses two innovative methods to simplify a common project -- a decorative box with a rabbeted lid. The traditional way is to build a solid box, cut off the lid on the tablesaw, and then...

Update: DVD Giveaway: Working with Plywood by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Working with Plywood

Need a Holiday Gift Idea?

Wouldn’t it be fun to make a Xylophone with your kids or grandkids? Well, now you can...

Winners Announced at the 10th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show

The 10th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show awards ceremony was held on Nov 7, 2009 in Kerrville, Texas. The Judges’ Special Award sponsored by Fine Woodworking was won by Danny Kamerath of...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly by Bob Gilsdorf

See who won a copy of Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 500 Chairs and 500 Tables

See who won a copy of 500 Chairs and 500 Tables

I Might Have the Answer You Need

I answer the phones at the Fine Woodworking editorial office. It’s fun.

3 Paths to a Stand-Alone Shop

Anatole Burkin bought a house with a detached garage so he could dedicate the space to woodworking. Greg Paolini built a new two-car garage to house his shop, knowing that it could easily convert...

Furniture Farm

In a dream workshop that blends into Pennsylvania farm country, Brad Smith turns out furniture using parts from farm tools. Check out the latest back cover from Fine Woodworking

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Modern Cabinet Work by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper

Find out who won a copy of Modern Cabinet Work

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Step-By-Step Guitar Making by Alex Willis

See who won a copy of Step-By-Step Guitar Making

Texas Furniture Makers Show October 22- December 5, 2009

Looking for something to do next weekend (and beyond)?

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald

See who won a copy of New Masters of the Wooden Box

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Essential Guide to the Steel Square by Ken Horner

See who won a copy of Essential Guide to the Steel Square

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture by Robert W. Lang

See who won a copy of Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: American Furniture 2003, Edited by Luke Beckerdite

See who won a copy of American Furniture 2003

UPDATE:DVD Giveaway: Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Encyclopedia of Wood

See who won a copy of The Encyclopedia of Wood

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Turning Boxes with Threaded Lids by Bill Bowers

See who won a copy of Turning Boxes with Threaded Lids

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz

See who won a copy of Creating a Fine Art Entry Table

UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju

See who won a copy of Jointer and Planer Secrets

Making Sense of Mahogany by Matt Kenney

Mahogany is one of the finest furniture woods, but before you go out and buy it, there's a lot you need to know. (Fine Woodworking, issue # 207). Learn the difference between Cuban mahogany, the...

Looking Back on Sam Maloof by Jonathan Binzen

Furniture makers look back on the life and times of Sam Maloof, reflecting on his unique contributions to woodworking and how he touched their lives personally and influenced their furniture designs...

Back Cover: Working Marriage

Hank Holzer and Judith Ames have worked side by side since the early '80s. They share a marriage and a son, but their furniture styles are quite distinct. (Fine Woodworking, issue # 207)

A Box That Earns Its Stripes by Adrian Ferrazzutti

Making a patterned box using scraps of contrasting veneer is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Adrian Ferrazzutti (Fine Woodworking issue # 207)demonstrates how attention to detail can...

A Bench That Fits Every Room by Daniel Chaffin

The clean, contemporary style of this bench (Fine Woodworking issue # 207)makes it versatile enough to use in the dining room, foyer, hallway, porch, or even the back yard. The seat slats are tapered...

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Encyclopedia of Woodworking by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

See who won a copy of Encyclopedia of Woodworking

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The New Woodworker Handbook by Tom Hintz

See who won a copy of The New Woodworker Handbook

UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Traditional Molding Techniques: Cornice Moldings by Don McConnell

See who won a copy of Traditional Molding Techniques: Cornice Moldings

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Great Book of Wooden Toys, by Norm Marshall

See who won a copy of Great Book of Wooden Toys

Retirement in Florida (complete with a woodshop)

Read about the woodshop at Shell Point Retirement Community

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Jonathan Benson.

See who won a copy of Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Jonathan Benson

High-Gloss Finish Made Simple

Learn the secrets to applying a high-gloss finish that brings out the color, depth, and figure in wood. (FWW # 206, High-Gloss Finish Made Simple by Sean Clarke). Brushing or spraying alone won't do...

Designing With Grain

The artful use of grain patterns can enhance the design and functionality of a piece of furniture.

Success With Large Slabs

The slab shapes the project. The slab is the star.

Shaker Chest of Drawers

This low chest is a twist on the traditional Shaker blanket chest.

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Choosing & Using Hand Tools

Find out who won this book

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional American Rooms

Find out who won Traditonal American Rooms

And the Winner of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons is...

Find out who won this book and enter this week's giveaway

A Virtual Lesson on Dovetails

Another note from the Fine Woodworking Mailbag: We usually are embarrassed to talk about our “attaboys” but...

Book Giveaway: Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons

Leave your comment here for a chance to win a copy of this book

Harbor & Home

A great book about an understudied area of furniture craftsmen during 1710-1850

In the Fine Woodworking Mail Bag

A proud father sends us a letter with photos of a Queen Anne highboy that his two sons made based on an article in Fine Woodworking. These are the letters we look forward to.

New Masters of Woodturning

31 contemporary woodturning artists from around the globe are featured in this book

The Chairmaker's Workshop

from Country Workshops in North Carolina

Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening

"All you need to know to keep your tools sharp"

Carve Your Own Totem Pole

An illustrated guide

Old-School Woodshop Accessories

Great ideas from the 1930's and '40's - updated

Do you want to build a canoe?

This book tells you how

The Woodwright's Guide

The latest book from Roy Underhill

Small Box

This is my first woodworking project. When I saw an excerpt from Doug Stowe's recent book, "Basic Box Making" on FW.com, I printed it off and brought it home to my husband & told...



Recent comments


Re: Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz

It's awesome to see another kid bitten by the woodworking bug! Great work.

Re: Miniature No. 0 Shaker rocker

Nicest looking chair in the bunch!

Re: UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

Yup, CedarTim, you are right. S/b Thursday 10/18 - I'll fix it. Thanks, B

Re: Hawaiian Steel Guitar is ready to make music

Very nice!

Re: UPDATE: Windsor Chairmaking by James Mursell

IndyMac: I sent you an email so I could send you the book. Did you get it? --Betsy Engel, FWW editorial bengel@taunton.com

Re: Portable mill sawing up a local Cherry tree

Here's a link to a list of sawyers and mini mills that we've accumulated:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=29313

Re: Fine Woodworking On the Road: Come out and see us

For a list of woodworking events (not necessarily attended by FWW contributors) see this list: http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=28167

Re: Round Baby Crib

Very cool!

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

Halfprice: I'll get someone from Customer Service to contact you about your archive issues. --Betsy

Re: The Perfect Marking Knife, at Last!

Very cool!

Re: Small Red Oak Bench

I like the bench and the cat!

Re: Fine Woodworking On the Road: Come out and see us

Carpentarius:
I don't know if Maine has a larger percentage of woodworkers or not, but I do know that most of our Contributing Editors are from the East Coast. They are doing these events and classes on their own time and maybe they like to stay closer to home.

Re: The Grandfather Clock

Wow! Just the face alone is amazing. Well, the whole thing is amazing.

Re: Twin Bonnet Tops

Very nice. Where are they now?

Re: Cajun Cabin Diarama

Love it. My sister-in-law is a cajun.

Re: Fine Woodworking On the Road: Come out and see us

So far all I know about is Garrett Hack teaching in Washington state in Sept. Check back monthly for updates.

Re: Woodcarving flower Lilium

Really nice!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

Opps. Yes it was a typo! The contest ends on June 7th. Sorry for the confusion.

Re: Standing Frame Has Two Faces

Hi Mistrfix: You can get all the info you need to build the frame in the current issue of Fine Woodworking, # 212. (see link above). It looks like the original "blurb" got posted low on the page and maybe you didn't see it. --Betsy

Re: Monticello's Universal Table

And check out a recent blog about the model table one of our readers made while trying to figure out this table.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/20750/i-might-have-the-answer-you-need

Cool!

Re: Opening Gambits

What a great story. And even better tables!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Encyclopedia of Woodworking by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

Gmoney:
Thanks for the heads up! I was trying so hard to get the date right - I goofed on the month! It's fixed now.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Great Book of Wooden Toys, by Norm Marshall

Thanks, seajay. I've fixed the dates. I'm glad you were paying attention!

Re: And the Winner of Furniture Restoration: Step-by-Step Tips and Techniques for Professional Results is...

The winner is Redoy. Click on his name above to see his comment.

Re: Cooktop and Food for Connor

This is great! So cute! And I love it that your grandson loves to cook.It must have been fun to make it all.

Re: Small Box

Thanks, Serge!



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