Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss clamp-up times, getting a consistent matte finish, low V.O.C. oil finishes, designing with CAD and Fusion360, and of course, they swap this week’s All Time Favorite Techiques
Tim Rousseau's desk has a lot of curves in it, and just about all of them are routed off of a pattern. In this video, Tim demonstrates how he makes his perfect patterns.
Vic Tesolin is really picky about what pencils he uses in the shop, and he's narrowed it down to three that cover all of his marking needs
I’m working on a set of built-in cabinets in cherry for a late 1920s house in one of our town’s loveliest historic districts. There are two cabinets flanking a large…
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
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…
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…
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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
The influence of Fine Woodworking magazine on my journey as a craftsman can’t be overstated. After getting into some trouble as a dyslexic 15-year-old, I made the decision to focus…
How many articles about dovetails can a magazine actually publish? And how many of those dovetail articles can and should one person actually read? I was around 12 years old…
Simple template offers accuracy and repeatability
Will Neptune shows how to add dovetails to keep dividers square when the case has inset drawers with cock beading
A removable parquetry tray transforms a simple, three-legged table
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?
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