“In each of my pieces I try to evoke the sense of tranquility that one often finds during a quiet walk in the woods. Many of my sculptural pieces create a restful place on which my turned work sits.”
Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss milling lumber without a joiner, tablesaw resawing, lumber questions, and the top two choices for... everything
For a new project in the shop, I picked a Windsor Chair and a style I had not done before. Of course, this required SketchUp modeling based on a Rod-Back…
To get the benefits of a slider at a more modest cost in space and cash, you might consider adding an aftermarket sliding table to your current tablesaw
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
Using only hand tools, Chris Gochnour builds a Shaker classic that is as solidly constructed as it is beautiful.
A router in a table is often simpler and more stable to use than a handheld router. Whether you choose a basic MDF square with a router attached to it…
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
Learn the basics of woodturning by crafting five unique projects
Michael Pekovich demonstrates advanced grain matching and milling techniques while building a beautiful side table from a single cherry board in this Video Workshop series.
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In this episode, Chris fits the dovetails together, after using a rabbet plane and shoulder plane to create the rabbets in the back of the case
In this episode, Chris moves on to the pin board and finishes the bulk of the dovetail work
In this episode, Chris takes on the through dovetails on the top of the case, starting with the tail board, and of course, all with hand tools
Built for living as well as working, a woodshop in Maine evolves with its maker
These premium machines are loaded with features that add precision and versatility
In this episode, Chris uses a dovetail plane to create the keys for the tapered sliding dovetails
In this episode, Chris begins creating the tapered sliding dovetails by sawing out the sockets, and cleaning them up with a router plane
Christian Becksvoort outfeed table is durable, versatile and easy to build
Make your own moldings, from simple to complex, with hollow and round planes
In the final episode of this series, Bob demonstrates how to cut tenons on the router table, which is a great solution for those who don't have a tablesaw
Megan Fitzpatrick explores the history behind the Knapp dovetailing machine, one of the first machines to efficiently manufacture first class drawers
A clever way to re-create a vintage joint
The angled joinery where the posts and seat rails meet is one of the challenges of making a Chippendale chair. Steve Brown tackles it with the aid of two ingenious jigs that simplify the process
The combination of angles and curves in a Chippendale-style chair can seem complex, but the techniques needed are not out of reach
Peter Lutz demonstrates jigs he uses so that he can work safely and accurately, building a coopered basket with sides that cant outward
Peter Galbert uses a curved card scraper as a shaping tool to fair curves and dial in complex shapes on chair seats
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