Break out the blue tape one more time. In this episode, Mike systematically lays out both the mortises and tenons using clever spacer blocks.
Mike, Barry, and Ben discuss crosscutting wide panels, knowing when to sharpen, pinning joinery, and they add a new chapter to the debate–is woodworking art?
Dave Richards demonstrates how to scale drawers using various methods and how to adjust them to use in future projects.
Make a chisel plane using a sharp chisel or plane iron in a honing guide.
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…
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…
Watch as Michael Cullen shows you how to build his bandsawn boxes that are quick to make, requiring no measuring, no joinery, and almost no planning.
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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…
In this episode, Mike continues on the case dovetails cleaning up the baseline with a router, and paring the pins to a perfect fit.
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.
Former Krenov School instructor David Welter demonstrates how to make a wooden spokeshave that will quickly become one of your favorite hand tools.
Mike Korsak uses a series of jigs to produce faceted drawer pulls that are made almost exclusively with machines.
With its roots in a classic three-slat design, Tim Manney's modern ladderback is built from straight-grained maple with turned legs.
In the conclusion of this series, John Coffey gives a brief overview of the different methods he uses when French polishing carved elements.
Step away from the tablesaw. Brian Boggs argues that his bandsawn bridle joints are simpler, more efficient, and can be cut entirely without layout.
A twist on the Stickley style, Mike Pekovich's arched table features a dovetailed drawer box supported by a trestle base, tapered legs, and drawbored tenons.
In the second polish, John finishes filling the grain, and begins bodying, or building up a thin film of finish to achieve the look he's after
In the last part of the first polish, John continues filling the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
In part two of the first polish, John continues filling the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
John Coffey starts the first polish where he fills the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
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