John, Barry, and Ben discuss workbench stretchers, basement shop vs. garage shop, and a new chapter begins in the round vs. square mortise debate
Vic Tesolin argues that even if you're not into spoon carving, there are many lessons that carving a spoon can teach any woodworker
To help clamp miters, Craig Thibodeau uses small triangular offcuts from the mitering process as clamping cauls
For Mike Farrington, sometimes planning a project is the most difficult part of woodworking
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
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…
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…
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Learning to use a Japanese plane takes time and dedication, but as Andrew Hunter demonstrates, the reward of the shimmering surface it leaves is well worth it
Tim Rousseau takes on the first glue-up of the modern desk build, covering surface preparation and the custom cauls that make things go smoothly
In this episode, Tim Rousseau discusses why he chose the joinery used in his desk, and heads back to the shaper and tablesaw to shape and contour the last of the desk components
In this episode, Tim adds a tenon to the desktop with a tool most often found in pro shops, the shaper
It may be noisy. It may be dusty. But in a pro shop like Chris Becksvoort's, where time is money, it's hard to beat the belt sander for producing great results quickly.
In this episode, Tim creates the stretchers that connect the two side assemblies
In this video, Michael takes you through his design process step by step, sharing his tips for drawing and brainstorming along the way
In this episode, Tim Rousseau heads over to the tablesaw to taper the legs. Then, it's back to more pattern routing
Follow a cabinetmaking master step-by-step as he cuts half-blind mitered dovetails
Tim tackles the angled leg tenons using a fence-mounted tenoning jig and his new friend wedgie!
Craig Thibodeau demonstrates how to get a durable, beautiful edge and a flawless fit
In this video, Andrew shares some of his techniques for ripping, crosscutting, posture and workholding, and buying Japanese saws
Chris Gochnour's sideboard combines usefulness, strength, and beauty in a contemporary case piece
Tim uses his horizontal mortiser to create the leg mortises at what could be a daunting 13º and 1.5º
Tim tackles the groove that will accept the desk top using a router equipped with an edge guide. The difficulty is in finding a reference surface to use as a guide.
Using the three sleds made in the previous episode, Tim methodically pattern routes the sides in a way that guarantees perfect pieces with no tear out
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