Ed_PirnikEd Pirnik, CT, US
Senior Web Producer
Never one for the big city, Ed returned to Connecticut in 2009 to become a Web Producer at Taunton Press, where he has been able to combine his interest in media with his love for woodworking. Today you can find him at work on FineWoodworking.com.
18th-century desk forms take center stage at the 17th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference
Despite its bad reputation, I've fallen in love with a Stanley No. 55 universal handplane
Junk shops and flea markets are hitting me hard in the wallet--but boy is it worth it!
That scrawny little table that came with your drill press just isn't going to cut it
Just try to wrap your head around this engineering marvel
Making barber pole banding is a lot easier than you might think
Either I wear my heart on my sleeve or the production team that put this video together did one hell of a good job. Eric Hollenbeck is a 66 year-old Vietnam veteran and owner/operator of Blue Ox...
This Winsdor rocker is unlike anything you've seen before
If this furnituremaker's workshop doesn't inspire you to pick up a chisel, then perhaps nothing will.
Are your skills sharp enough to pull off this incredible jig?
Nothing except my ego was hurt, but this little incident is a heck of a good teaching aid
Box building tips for a soggy environment
Wood-bending master Michael C. Fortune shows you how to build a beautiful garden chair with classy curves.
Side rail hinges are a great choice for fine boxes
Learn how to craft custom chisel handles with leather accents and create your own matched set
An Austin-based furniture-maker crafts a casket befitting of his family's matriarch
A simple trick converts your planer into a jointer--sort of
This startling example of kickback just goes to show that Mother Nature always wins
Sometimes a little inspiration is all you need to get yourself into the workshop. Highlights from the 2013 AWFS Fresh Wood competition should serve just that purpose!
A vintage documentary features Maloof in the shop and at home
New program hopes to enlist woodworkers to craft memorial flag cases for fallen heroes
A rare opportunity to purchase a discounted lathe christened by Richard Raffan
FWW contributor Tim Rousseau cooks up some laughs during a recent video shoot
Woodworking legend Philip C. Lowe shows you how to build a workbench that doubles as a tool storage center.
It's time for me to put an end to voodoo science and silly guesswork when it comes to wood movement
90 minutes, eight 2x4's, and two basic power tools. Oh, and did I mention contestants had no idea what they'd be building until the last possible moment?
A ghostly woodworkers marks, cuts, glues, and finishes wood without ever being seen. How'd he do it?
Sometimes it's nice to turn off your tablesaw and do things the old-fashioned way
Grab a dash of inspiration from this California shop's gaggle of young, determined, back pat-worthy woodworkers
We report live from one of the biggest woodworking machinery shows in the nation, and get the inside scoop on SawStop's long-anticipated portable benchtop model.
The folks at Shopbot are dubbing their latest innovation a "universal digital power tool," ushering in a whole new tool category yet to be fully fleshed out. These are untested, exciting...
Rockler builds a "smarter" router table fence
FWW contributing author teams up with Rikon to release a safety conscious spur center
Nova introduces the era of warp speed jaw changes
Rockler expands its line of handy silicone glue brushes with an entire array of accessories
With the same turbine motor as their more costly brethren, Apollo's new line of HVLP rigs might just offer a solid entry into spray finishing
It's easy to misalign a bullet catch when building cabinet doors, but it's just as easy to fix the problem.
Find out how the Bombe style arrived in colonial America, and what it takes for a craftsman to pull off woodworking's Mount Everest
Need to duplicate table legs and other items on the lathe? This homegrown tool ought to get the job done!
Exploring the dusty past of a woodworking legend and preserving Nakashima's vision through music
Gear up for next year’s winter feasts now, with 5 free top-notch table designs
A well-built crosscut sled will reward you with accurate cuts for years to come
We answer the age-old question and fill our readership in on an upcoming live event with your favorite woodworkers
Learn a fast, simple technique for affixing a permanent signature to your woodworking projects
Catch a glimpse of the lighter side of our managing editor at work
A few of my favorite ways to secure a variety of workpieces to my benchtop for traditional handplaning
Period furniture master Philip C. Lowe's workshop is a fountain of inspiration
While they may be a bit disturbing to look at, actor/woodworker Nick Offerman's handcrafted hair and mustache are emblematic of a talented craftsman
A lazy woodworker mimics a ship-lapped back...without all the ship-lap.
Two simple jigs produce all your defining cuts quickly and easily at the bandsaw
FWW editor Asa Christiana and contributing editor Christ Becksvoort become actors?
It's been a long time coming, but FWW.com finally got a face lift
Ed Pirnik shows you how to build a moderately-sized workbench featuring a solid maple top and tons of tool storage.
Two upcoming events will raise funds to help complete the vision of George Nakashima
Turn scrap steel into a one-of-a-kind beading tool for fine furniture projects
Special guests Nick Offerman and Christian Becksvoort join us in this remote edition of Shop Talk Live, from the floor of Fine Woodworking magazine's very first live event.
A customized drawer for my chisels helps keep my workbench neat and organized
A safety-conscious California Assemblyman sets his sights on tablesaw safety but comes up short
A serious workbench for woodworkers with limited shop space
In search of a Father's Day gift idea? We asked our own woodworking dads for some last-minute gift ideas.
Beautiful brass ring pulls are worth the extra time spent producing the perfect mortise
Lumber, materials, and hardware for a brand-new workbench have just arrived. Now it's time to film a new Fine Woodworking video series!
In part 3 of an ongoing series on building a violin from scratch. I cover the initial contouring of the instrument's top.
All the woodworking rules you thought you knew are about to be broken. Catch a glimpse of our next groundbreaking Video Workshop project.
Note to fans: This man is a woodworker who happens to act on the side.
With all the rib pieces glued up and faired smooth, the violin is ready for a spruce top and a maple bottom
Tiny handplanes, figured woods, and beautiful form: this woodworker just can't resist the temptation to build a violin.
Welcome to the second edition of Against the Grain, a brand-new game from FineWoodworking.com. ATG is meant to teach up-and-coming woodworkers some valuable lessons on safety and technique. For those...
Learn how Fine Woodworking magazine weaseled its way into a conversation about "paddle making, drilling with dynamite, and remote control bidets."
Two fantastic collections of original works by Duncan Phyfe just beg to be seen.
Everything was going great. I was just about to begin the finishing process when what do I notice? A chip in my beautiful rosewood veneer!
An unlikely tool comes into play during the repair of a checked tabletop
Maloof fans won't want to miss this extensive exhibit in southern California
Selecting the right color of glue is sometimes just as important as selecting the right "type" of glue.
To celebrate their 2011 Reader's Choice Award, Pygmy Boats is giving away a Coho kayak kit
Feed your woodworking addiction with a triple-dose of some of our favorite shops and sawmills.
Some simple tricks with a router and a drill press yield perfect pulls.
It takes a tough man to challenge Fine Woodworking contributing editor Chris Becksvoort to a dovetail face-off. Find out if David Yepez "has the gumption!"
You don't need an expensive wet grinder to obtain a perfect hollow grind on your finest chisels. An inexpensive bench grinder will get the job done just as well—if you know how.
Silly, absurd, ridiculous shenanigans at the conclusion of a Video Workshop shoot
Learn how to deal with sappy pine boards using a common kitchen item!
If you've already flipped through the pages of Fine Woodworking #222, you may have noticed a promotion near the front of the issue for an upcoming Video Workshop series with Garrett Hack. His fir and...
David Letterman has a look at Fine Woodworking magazine on the Late Show.
Ever struggled over the definition of a "jignoramous," or wracked your brain trying to figure what the heck a "chiselephant" is? Yeah. Us, too.
Learn how to execute seemingly tricky curved stringing for your finest furniture.
Woodworking inspiration via a new site dedicated to the craft of inlay and marquetry.
A recent video workshop shoot sparked a brand-new caption contest, and we've finally got our winner.
This simple technique takes only a minute to perform, yet it will greatly improve the fit of your mortise-and-tenon joinery.
Festool's latest tool announcement gives your wallet a bit of a break.
With a word like "ultimate" in the model name, this bandsaw better pack a powerful punch!
Is it safe to climb cut on a router table? Opinions abound and I'm curious as to what our readers' take is.
Notes on the publishing industry's love/hate relationship with the iPad and how FWW is addressing evolving technologies
Building a 23K gold gilded picture frame befitting of a founding father.
See how an 18th-century French woodworker incorporated a dizzying array of gears and ratchets into a stunning marquetry table.
Federal government is one step closer to mandating new tablesaw safety regulations
I recently began using leather for accents in some of my furniture but needed a way to chop the material cleanly, rather than cut it with a knife. Learn how to build a simple tool for cutting leather clean and true.
Entertainment center features a cherry top and an antiqued milk paint finish for the cabinet base.
Find out what happens when a group of Fine Woodworking staffers pick their way through a treasure-trove of junk (or is it?) and head into the workshop.
Here's an initial attempt at trying to make a tiny space work!
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In response to lots of queries concerning FineWoodworking.com's potential for iPad integration, we're releasing three new woodworking Apps for everybody's favorite Apple product!
Find out why this new prototype tool just might prove to be the safety revolution we've all been waiting for.
Play the latest installment of our online woodworking game and you'll have a chance at bringing home a free book on outdoor woodworking projects.
This rosewood humidor has an interesting Cuban connection.
Learn vacuum press basics with a brand-new free chapter download!
This little rig is an example of homespun ingenuity at it's finest. Learn how one woodworker built their own slot mortising machine from scratch!
Learn how to build Garrett Hack's small splay-legged table and you'll emerge with some solid new skills.
This round-up of sweet workshops is sure to inspire the wood rat in you.
Fine Woodworking hits the road for an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show.
Learn a simple technique for inlay that will add a touch of class to your woodworking projects.
Cherry cabinet featuring dovetailed case and drawer with frame-and-panel door.
Furniture maker Craig Thibodeau takes a cue from the music world with his ingenious method for inlaying mother of pearl.
Is MDF ever appropriate for fine furniture? Find out what our editors think and sound off with your own advice.
Learn how to build an ingenious space-saving tool rack that compresses 32 sq. ft. of tool storage into manageable swinging panels.
Download a free chapter of Lon Schleining's seminal book on all things workbench.
Learn how to build a clever device for holding your waterstones secure in the latest episode of our Fast Fix video series.
Find out who took home the top honors in our latest gallery challenge.
Cast your vote for the winner of our latest gallery contest.
If you're at all interested in woodworking, furniture making, woodturning, blacksmithing, or old tools, visit the 2010 open house.
Fine Woodworking is teaming up with CustomMade.com to offer readers an easier route to selling their work, and we need your help!
Welcome to Tool Heaven: Our editors report live from the showroom floor of the 2010 International Woodworking Fair.
We're in search of a new tool jockey journalist. Could it be you?
Help prevent a common tablesaw accident in the latest edition of our online game. Plus, read one woodworker's story about "what went wrong."
If you're visiting the International Woodworking Fair and have an appetite, read on to find out how to snag a free lunch with our editor.
Learn how to slay the snipe dragon and surface short boards in a thickness planer.
Learn how to properly sharpen a plane iron by first flattening the back side of the iron before diving into the honing process.
Learn how to build a pizza peel from wood found in the scrap bin in this brand-new Start Woodworking project.
This tool kit from the biology lab fits right into my tool bag and works great for veneer repairs. The doctor is IN.
This nifty little storage unit will keep your router bits out of harm's way.
Learn how to build an edge grain cutting board.
The votes are in. Now it's time to award a brand-new spray rig!
Cast your vote and help select the winner of our Tip-Top Tables contest.
We're touring the shops of Fine Woodworking editors and staffers.
It's a call to arms as we gear up for a brand-new woodworking website!
Arts & Crafts coffee table of white oak and wenge.
Learn how to build a simple insert that will prevent wear-and-tear on your bench vise and offer a firmer grip to your workpieces.
These four projects make great gifts and can be built in less than three days.
Learn how to build and use a great jig for breadboard ends in the latest episode of Fast Fix
When it comes to glue ups, there are about as many techniques available to us as there are trees in a forest.
As we near the finish line in our mudroom buildoff between woodworker and carpenter, the differences in working methods are becoming more and more apparent.
Our big buildoff has officially begun. Be sure to tune in this Wednesday, February 17, for a live video podcast from the set!
Learn how to make leaded glass windows by watching this step-by-step audio slideshow with Fine Woodworking art director Michael Pekovich.
We're throwing down the gauntlet for a be-all, end-all buildoff between Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding.
Join furniture maker Aaron Radelow on a journey through some of the most precise, intricate, and beautiful marquetry work you're every likely to see.
Fine Woodworking Senior Editor Tom McKenna tackles dovetail keys in the latest episode of our members-only Fast Fix video series.
We receive an answer as to the cause of gas buildup in old shellac cans.
The question of how to repair a broken chair leg takes on new meaning when it comes to super-fine furniture.
Part II of an experiment in cutting, sawing, drying, and milling a not-so-common furniture wood.
An experiment in sawing, drying, and working with a not-so-common workshop wood.
Two reasons you should always check the date of manufacture when purchasing shellac.
Our first-ever live streaming event was a resounding success. See who took home the top spot!
Fine Homebuilding's latest gallery challenge is calling all woodworkers.
Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the opening of its latest exhibit with master carpenter Norm Abram.
Think you know your hand planes? The first reader to correctly identify this plane wins a free book.
For straightforward advice on how to build an inspiring entry table, Robert Ortiz comes to the rescue.
Epilog Laser teams up with WIRED magazine for a quirky new challenge inspired by director JJ Abrams.
Dovetail joints and a whimsical design earned this bookcase a place at the top.
This afternoon I headed back into the shop for Part II of my humble block plane's rehab. As you'll recall, yesterday was spent flattening the sole and sides of the plane, all of which were caked with...
Paint remnants, an uneven sole and years of oxidation make for one extensive rehab.
Keep tabs on the coolest new tool releases set to debut at this year's AWFS fair.
Mario Rodriguez's dovetail joinery, creative table stacking and life on the road.
Philadelphia University mounts exhibit on a master's original.
How a piano is made - from forest floor to shop floor.
The fine art of bamboo fly rod building.