June 3, 2020
If this were a normal year, Tom McKenna's editor's letter would be filled with stories about how much fun we had at Fine Woodworking Live 2020 last April. But this has not been a normal year.
May 11, 2020
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…
April 3, 2020
Fine Woodworking and the American Association of Woodturners launched a content partnership in February 2020.
March 31, 2020
Practicing these skills will help take your mind off of the news, and it's a great way to use up some scraps.
March 20, 2020
Pattern Routing Rough out a whale’s tail on the side pieces then refine the shape using a pattern-routing jig. Once the top is shaped and the mortises are cut, it’s…
Tenons and Tapering Once the whale's-tail profile is cut, finish the side pieces: cutting the tenons and tapering the sides. Cut the tenons Lay out the tenons using a marking…
Preparing for Wedges Once you complete the step-stool sides, it’s time to work on the stretcher. Dry assemble the sides and the top and check for square. Use the assembled…
Assembly and Glue Up Glue up the footstool, insert and trim the wedges, and apply a wipe-on finish. Chamfer the top Before the step stool can be put together, rout…
Pointers on squaring lumber and mortising with hand and power tools.
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