As the holidays approach, my mind always turns to small, simple (yet elegant) projects that we can make for our family and friends. I have two of them in store for you this year. Check out the first: a collapsible magazine rack that’s lightweight but surprisingly sturdy.
If you know anything about marquetry then you probably also know about Silas Kopf, the premier marquetry artist of our time. Neil Lamens of Furnitology.com takes you into Kopf's workshop in this fact-filled video interview.
It looks like the folks over at ShopSmith can add one more trick to their multi-tasking tool set: Videos. Learn the basics of pressing veneer to a solid core like plywood in this video tip from the ShopSmith series.
We might have just found the coolest tablesaw cross-cut jig ever made. Take a look in this video profile of puzzlemaker Lee Krasnow who constructs some of the most sophisticated wooden puzzles this side of the Atlantic.
Go inside the home and workshop of celebrated furniture maker James Krenov in this video produced by the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle. Although only a week old on GlueTube, this one has become an instant Greatest Hit.
This musical think piece about a chair and its maker is undoubtably our all-time favorite video featured on GlueTube. In pure cinematic excellence, it follows the process that goes into making the Palo Alto chair, an iconic piece from furniture maker Jared Rusten. Turn up the volume and get comfortable.
We were first introduced to the prolific Web video woodworking star Charles Neil when we came across this video originally posted on YouTube. Neil has now gone on to publish dozens of woodworking video tips, but this tutorial on how to make a sanding block from Bondo remains one of our all-time favorites.
Things have come a long way since the 1940s, before the term "furniture maker" was en vogue and "carpenter" encompassed anyone working with wood. This educational film from the '40s is one time capsule worth opening.
The jointer is essential for milling rough lumber but its spinning cutterhead will chew up your fingers if you ignore safety precautions. Fine Woodworking magazine editor Asa Christiana shares basic...