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.
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…
March 12, 2020
In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19 (the coronavirus), we’ve made the decision to cancel the Fine Woodworking Live 2020 event scheduled for April 17-19 in Southbridge, MA.
November 26, 2019
Editors and furniture makers remember the author of "Understanding Wood" on the occasion of his passing.
October 31, 2019
Just in time for the holidays, we’ve opened registration for Fine Woodworking Live 2020, this time with 100% more Roy Underhill.
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