Whether we're looking to save money, personalize a tool for a specific need, or put a little extra romance into the shop, so many of us love building our own…
New date! Join chairmaker Peter Galbert, Thursday, August 13, at 7 PM EST for a webinar on spokeshaves.
Kristina Madsen gets her carving inspiration from textiles, nature, tradition, and some amazing and distinguished mentors. See the results and get an inside view of the process.
Barry Dima takes a look at (and a listen to) Isotunes' new truly wireless bluetooth earbuds.
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…
From joinery to parts shaping, soap finish to seat weaving, David Johnson builds a Danish-inspired stool from start to finish in a five-part series.
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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Employing spacer blocks and setup pieces, the techniques Steve Latta uses in building this cabinet remove many of the pitfalls of case construction.
Contributing editor Christian Becksvoort builds a wall shelf that gives a nod to the Shakers while embracing a modern style.
Using grinders, drill bits, power carvers, and various types of smoothing tools, Danny Kamerath turns chunks of wood into vessels that are works of art.
Asa Christiana put 10 midsize belt sanders to work flat-sanding both panels and edges, sanding curves and tight corners, and using the tool as a stationary sander while clamped to a benchtop.
In the conclusion of this series, David fills in the left-to-right weave, or weft pattern, of the woven Danish cord seat.
The Danish cord seat begins to take shape as David works on the warp structure, which runs front to back.
Soap as a finish? Yes! Using soap flakes, David Johnson creates a thin, low-sheen finish that enhances the grain of the ash without adding color.
David gives his stool an elegant look with subtle curves and hand-carved texturing on the legs. Then he glues it all together with hot hide glue.
Replay Join Mike Korsak, for a webinar on how to think about structure and how to add strength to your own designs.
Craig Thibodeau has worked with veneer for years, and he has clever techniques that make it easier to achieve high-end results. Here he'll show you how to make a mitered, veneered box that he describes as simple but that looks anything but.
On a cold January day, just two weeks into his job in the Hay Cabinet Shop at Colonial Williamsburg, Jeremy Tritchler can’t believe his luck. “I’m still in a euphoric…
Chris Becksvoort shows you how to build a gallery that's full of functionality and eye-catching details
Bob Van Dyke shows how to make and use some of his go-to pattern routing jigs: a reusable jig for gentle curves, a half-pattern for tight curves, and a template that attaches directly to the workpiece.
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