With its roots in a classic three-slat design, Tim Manney's modern ladderback is built from straight-grained maple with turned legs.
An inexpensive farm feeder, intended to hang over a fence rail, creates a perfect tub for storing waterstones as well as a platform for using them.
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.
Using only hand tools, Chris Gochnour builds a Shaker classic that is as solidly constructed as it is beautiful.
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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…
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.
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design.
Scrap the legs and learn to build a pedestal dining table that's just as strong
Learn how to build a Queen Anne Lowboy and earn your stripes as a period furniture maker
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.
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…
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…
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In the conclusion of this series, John Coffey gives a brief overview of the different methods he uses when French polishing carved elements.
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
Israel Martin renovated an 18th-century stone house in the Cantabria region of northern Spain for his all-hand-tool workshop.
If you plan to turn chair or table legs, Tim Manney’s shopmade long tool rest allows you to make fluid, full-body motions that yield consistent, smooth, flowing turnings.
Rick Long, an avid tool collector, builds a chest for his favorite antique tools based on The Gent's tool chest, originally sold by Hammacher Schlemmer.
Working systematically, Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to remove mill marks and tearout with a scraper, break sharp edges and corners with a block plane, and sand to an even finish with sandpaper.
Tim Rousseau’s shop is filled with machinery that some hobbyist woodworkers might not see all that often, such as a shaper and a jointer/planer combo machine that also pulls duty as a slot mortiser.
Peter Follansbee gives a glimpse into his tool kit to show us what's there and why it's important
In this video, Tim Coleman shows some of his early stamped-pattern work made entirely with letters, as well as later patterns made of combinations of altered shapes, especially circles, ovals, and crescents.
In this video, contributing editor Michael Fortune will show you how to reinforce materials with epoxy to toughen up your screw joints.
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