While working with some new online students over the last several weeks, the discussion has turned to layers. New users often find layers in SketchUp to be a little confusing…
Mike Pekovich, Anissa Kapsales and Ben Strano debate whether to use wax, kerosene or an aerosol woodworking lubricant on jointer beds
Bob, Mike, and Ben discuss tear-out prone woods, milling long vs. short pieces, jointer blade height, and Mike and Ben prove that they know Bob a bit too well
When I’m away from my workshop with a minimal tool kit, I use this improvised vise to hold workpieces tightly for joinery and other tasks. The wide rear jaw can…
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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At first glance, Charles Limbert’s designs might look similar to other Arts and Crafts furniture, but his work has distinct details that make his pieces stand out from other designs of the genre. Jonathan Binzen breaks out what makes Limbert’s designs unique.
Specialty plane helps cut this self-locking joint
This classic Limbert design offers a unique twist on a traditional style
Unsurprisingly, the journey of a windsor chairmaker is rarely a straight line
Inlays transform a flawed slab into a sturdy work of art.
Mike Pekovich explains how he gets from that blip on a page to a finished piece of furniture
Christian Becksvoort's wall lamp swivels on a wooden bracket and can be made to hold different types of shades
In this, the final episode, Chris delicately mounts the hinges to the door and case, finishing the Enfield cupboard project
Chris uses rabbet and shoulder planes to create the solid-wood panels for the door, then assembles the door with drawbored mortise and tenons
In this episode, Chris completes the door joinery and dials in the fit to create a perfectly flat door
In this episode, Chris plows a groove in the doorframe and then creates the door's through-mortises, working half way through on each side, meeting in the middle
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