With so many choices, Megan Fitzpatrick encourages folks to try out a few different smoothing planes before they buy one. But if pushed, she'll tell you to get a No. 3 with a 45° frog.
Replay Join FWW contributing editor Bob Van Dyke, for our first webinar on jigs for routing perfect curves.
Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss tablesaw accessories, shop rituals, testing sharpness, knockdown fasteners, and tall people.
Four FWW staffers show off their favorite whacking implements in their toolboxes.
I teach quite a bit and this wall cabinet is probably one of my favorite things to teach. It's not that big of a piece, but it packs in a…
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.
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…
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…
Built of walnut, this elegant step stool offers beginner woodworkers some great lessons in joinery that can be easily incorporated into larger projects as their skills progress. In this Video…
The traditional glue pot disappeared from woodshops and trade schools soon after World War I when synthetic adhesives took over, leaving later generations of woodworkers to learn this secret of…
Bob Van Dkye The founder and director of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking answers questions from readers about keeping hand-tool blades sharp–with demonstrations and explanations of time-saving techniques.
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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Don't let gnarly grain stand in your way. Gary Rogowski outlines his strategies for handplaning woods that are prone to tearout.
Max Brosi uses texture, contrast, and the distortion of the wood to bring his ideas forward. Once he knows what the piece is going to say, making it is an enjoyable and often automatic process.
In the conclusion of this series, Mike installs a bullet catch in a clever, frustration-free way–from the outside of the case.
Finishing up the cabinet, Mike installs the support for the shelf, and talks about hardware choices and how they affect the look of a piece.
Mike demonstrates one of his favorite finishing methods, which allows him to fully finish the cabinet in one sitting.
Finishing off the panel, Mike trims it to size, and adds a paper backer to the kumiko panel.
In part two of this episode, Mike begins placing the kumiko pieces into the grid, creating the beautiful latticework.
In part 1 of three part episode, Mike uses specialized paring blocks to create the parts that will fill in the decorative kumiko panel.
Jeremy Zietz gives this Shaker classic new panache with tapered facets, beveled cutouts, and ebonized ash.
Learn how Brian Newell creates his pieced panels using precision scrollsaw work and delicate carving.
Chris Gochnour explains what you need to do to fume wood with ammonia and how to make a vaporproof tent to house the fuming process.
Mike Pekovich's simple stand holds the work for every step of the dovetailing process.
In part two of this episode, Mike builds a drawer for the cabinet, taking your through his ever-methodical methods for perfect half-blind dovetails.
In this three-part episode, Mike builds a drawer for the cabinet, taking you through his ever-methodical methods for perfect half-blind dovetails.
In this episode of his Hanging Wall Cabinet video workshop, Mike Pekovich adds muntins and proud pins to the door, adding even more detail to the cabinet. He also gives some insight into why he includes these subtle details in his designs.
Once the door is fit in the opening, Mike demonstrates his tricks for mounting the hinges to make sure the fit remains perfect.
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