In our first master class episode, Tom McLaughlin demonstrates how he fine-tunes a design with sketches and mockups.
Finding and keeping employees is a huge and complex issue for woodworking shops.
A straight piece of scrap, a backsaw or handsaw, and you'll be cutting straight dadoes in no time.
Flexible rubber is designed for tool handles but helps shopmade push sticks grab workpieces more securely.
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…
He’s built dozens of round Shaker stands over four decades, so there is no one more qualified than Christian Becksvoort to demonstrate making this classic. In this seven-part video series,…
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…
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Gary Rogowski demonstrates his methods for this traditional yet strong breadboard end.
Mike Pekovich has a sled for each job: a sled for cutting dovetails, one with a sliding fence for box joints, a sled with a lower fence and stops for cutting dadoes, one with a tall fence for cutting tenons, and a dedicated sled for mitered boxes.
Chris Schwarz has worked out of his tool chests for decades, and finds them to be the perfect combination of protection, access, and flexibility.
Known for efficiency in his work, Mike Pekovich has built a few iterations of his sled for making mitered boxes. In this video, he shows the progression of sleds he built, and unveils the final version. Or is it?
Dawson Moore's spoon mule clamps workpieces low and from the sides, making it perfect for narrow parts, spoon bowls, and other workpieces.
Steve Fikar's space-saving mobile support can handle big jobs, too.
In this episode, Chris assembles the table in a way that keeps the tabletop flat, and assures that wood movement won't be an issue in the future.
From combination squares to handsaws to bench chisels and waterstones, we survey the hand tools that got the best reviews in head-to-head tests over the past 20 years. Use these to compile your tool kit, and you won't go wrong.
Models tested are: Grizzly G0785, Rikon 60-101, Rockler Dust Right 650 CFM, Rocker Dust Right 1250 CFM, Shop Fox W1844, Shop Fox W1826.
Chris makes the round tabletop at the bandsaw, then refines the shape at the disc sander. Then he takes us through the complete sanding regimen he's used for decades as a professional.
Chris spends more time at the lathe-mounted drum sander, adding a profile to the legs before he glues up the base of the Shaker candle stand.
Tim Coleman adapted a technique used with wooden dowels for a cleaner way to join legs to benchtops or tabletops without the need for aprons.
Clark Kellogg shows you how to dig out your attractive scraps and have some small-scale fun.
David Fisher explains how to choose, maintain, and use an adze to quickly hog away green wood and form pleasing curves, whether you are carving the inside of a bowl or shaping the crook of a spoon.
Chris cuts the legs to shape on the bandsaw, then uses the disk sander and one of his favorite tools, the lathe-mounted drum sander to shape them. Finally, he cuts the dovetails on the router table.
Blending the traditional four-post bed design with that of the modern platform bed, Peter Lutz designed an elegant bed with an elevated base, angled headboard, and turned legs set in from the corners.
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