Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to precisely set your router table fence for perfectly centered groove.
Featuring Jeremy Zietz, Michael Pekovich, David Welter, Tom McLaughlin, Gary Rogowski, and more.
Chairmaker, David Douyard, joins Mike and Ben in studio, and they discuss using budget lumber, tools the covet, go-to chisels, and what one listener should do with his old pattern-maker's vise.
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I teach quite a bit and this wall cabinet is probably one of my favorite things to teach. It's not that big of a piece, but it packs in a…
In this video series, professional finisher John Coffey demonstrates the French polishing method he’s perfected after 30 years of finishing new pieces and refinishing priceless antiques.
Tim Rousseau’s modern desk might look simple, but a lot goes into making such an elegant piece. While Tim tackles this project with a pro’s perspective using tools found in…
Using only hand tools, Chris Gochnour builds a Shaker classic that is as solidly constructed as it is beautiful.
How to Use a Router Table A router in a table is often simpler and more stable to use than a handheld router. Whether you choose a basic MDF square…
A well-tuned machine makes woodworking safer and more accurate, and makes your shop time more enjoyable
Upholstery might seem intimidating at first, but making a comfortable seat cushion is well within the skillset of any woodworker. In this video series, upholsterer Michael Mascelli takes you through…
Using tools usually relegated to firewood preparation, David Fisher starts with a log and turns it into a bowl that's refined and beautiful. Known as one of the masters of…
The traditional glue pot disappeared from woodshops and trade schools soon after World War I when synthetic adhesives took over, leaving later generations of woodworkers to learn this secret of…
Bob Van Dkye The founder and director of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking answers questions from readers about keeping hand-tool blades sharp–with demonstrations and explanations of time-saving techniques.
Welcome to the online series “Getting Started in Woodworking,” a multi-step program designed to guide you through the basics of woodworking and furniture making. No matter what drew you to…
If you're like Anissa and Ben, and have little to no experience turning, David Douyard will give you the knowledge and confidence to head out to the shop and give…
Learn the basics of how to veneer wood in this three-part video series, including softening and rough-cutting veneer, laying out veneer patterns with mirrors, and sawing, steaming, and gluing up…
Modeled after a Stickley bed, Kevin Rodel’s version features a Glasgow-style inlay, pierced carving, and tapered posts
For many, the North Bennet Street School toolbox serves as a badge of honor, but for the instructors at the school, the toolbox is an important teaching tool that covers…
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In part two of this episode, Mike builds a drawer for the cabinet, taking your through his ever-methodical methods for perfect half-blind dovetails.
In this three-part episode, Mike builds a drawer for the cabinet, taking you through his ever-methodical methods for perfect half-blind dovetails.
In this episode of his Hanging Wall Cabinet video workshop, Mike Pekovich adds muntins and proud pins to the door, adding even more detail to the cabinet. He also gives some insight into why he includes these subtle details in his designs.
Once the door is fit in the opening, Mike demonstrates his tricks for mounting the hinges to make sure the fit remains perfect.
A well-fitting door is something to be proud of. To ensure success, Mike starts off by mounting a hinge strip, and taking the time to make a proper jig for hinge mortising.
In this episode, Mike Pekovich glues up the frame-and-panel door, using shims to keep the panel square. There is even a little drama as Mike chases a gap that many would leave, and later regret.
With tapered legs, split aprons, and profiled top, Mason McBrien's table was designed to showcase the lightness and straight grain of the American white ash.
Elia Bizzarri shows how to layer black milk paint over red to create a rich, layered look on his Windsor chairs.
Mike rabbets the door panel and adds grooves for the decorative muntons. Then he uses a shoulder plane to finess the door joinery before dry fitting the door.
The door for Mike Pekovich's wall cabinet quickly comes together as Mike creates the frame with stub tenons and grooves at the tablesaw.
I walked into my first real workshop in tech school—a big industrial space where I spent half my time in high school learning the machinist trade. Like all good shops,…
Nancy Hiller builds a time-tested and versatile chest originally designed by Ernest Gimson.
Craig Thibodeau demonstrates how to create crossgrain banding that starts on the face of a panel and flows outward, away from center, and over the edge.
Before gluing up the hanging wall cabinet case with only two clamps, Mike prefinishes the case parts with his simple wipe-on shellac method.
In this episode, Mike Pekovich cuts the through-tenons in his hanging wall cabinet and demonstrates his methods for fitting them. He also shares his tips for accurate handsawing and his overall build strategies and how they affect accuracy in everything he builds.
Mike heads to the drill press to hog away most of the material before cleaning up the through-mortises at the bench.
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