Some go so far as to claim that failure is the key to success, but things are a little trickier when you’re faced with failure of your own.
The kerf left by a Western-style handsaw, located in the center of the dovetail waste, makes it easier to chop out between narrow pins.
Festool’s new CT-VA-20 Cyclone Dust Collection Pre-Separator, promises to cut down on the number of bags you have to buy
A removable parquetry tray transforms a simple, three-legged table
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…
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
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…
With a stout base, thick top, and abundant tool storage, this is one bench you’ll never outgrow
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Will Neptune shows how to add dovetails to keep dividers square when the case has inset drawers with cock beading
Three options for these classic components of casework
Heide Martin uses a vat-dying technique with its roots in fabric dying to give vibrant indigo color to her furniture
Tim Coleman’s creative use of decoration in his furniture is legendary. See how he creates some of his dazzling details using the humble scroll saw.
Now that Anissa and Ben know how to shape parts, they need to be able to size them correctly and create accurate joinery
A Fine Balance
Things start to get real as David Douyard teaches Anissa and Ben how to use the skew chisel to start adding decorative v-grooves and beads
The skew chisel is another woodturning multi-tool in the hands of an experienced turner. But what about in the hands of Ben and Anissa?
David demonstrates how to find centers on a riven blank and start the process of safely shaping a rough piece of wood
David Douyard shows Anissa and Ben how to use the workhorse of lathe work, the roughing gouge
Phillip Morley creates a table with subtle lines and details for any home
Maple and cherry don’t have a high tannin content, so they won’t get as dark as oak. But the process yields beautiful grays, blues, and purples.
Create a dark, graphic look that emphasizes the form of a piece
A few key techniques handle every letter in the alphabet
No-hassle coopering is the core of this low-tech method
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