Using a tablesaw sled, Mike creates the grid for the decorative kumiko which will then tell him the dimensions of the door.
Rollie Johnson reviews this powerful tool that creates perfect joinery.
In his blog, Mike Farrington takes a look at the UJK Parf Guide, a tool that makes 90° easy as pie–and pays tribute to one of his inspirations.
Anissa, Barry, and Ben laugh a lot while discussing frame and panels, backyard sawyers, working in shared shops, and what to do when a listener's partner isn't down with the A&C (Arts and Crafts)
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…
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…
Nothing exemplifies the quality of an accomplished and experienced woodworker better than the full command of handplanes. In this online video class, teacher and furniture maker Mike Pekovich leads you…
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Elia Bizzarri shows how to layer black milk paint over red to create a rich, layered look on his Windsor chairs.
Mike rabbet 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.
Aspen Golann was intensely curious and determined from the start. At 8 or 9, she remembers leaving early for school to sketch an interesting house on her street. Inspired by…
Break out the blue tape one more time. In this episode, Mike systematically lays out both the mortises and tenons using clever spacer blocks.
In this episode, Mike continues on the case dovetails cleaning up the baseline with a router, and paring the pins to a perfect fit.
I don’t remember the exact issue of Fine Woodworking I first came across, but I do know I was at the local public library when I was either a freshman…
To hold his cabinetmaking tools in a convenient and organized way, David Powell built this tool cabinet, making maximum use of its interior space.
Behold the power of blue tape! Mike's dovetailing master class continues as he demonstrates his now famous method for cutting consistent and precise pins by hand.
Mike Pekovich begins his dovetailing master class at the tablesaw, where he creates the tails quickly and efficiently using a sled and a custom-ground blade.
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