April 5, 2009
A look at global and component axes in SketchUp
April 4, 2009
A great book about an understudied area of furniture craftsmen during 1710-1850
April 3, 2009
We hear it repeated a lot: Fewer young people are attracted to woodworking as a hobby. That might be generally true, but certainly not everywhere. I’m pleased to report that…
Mark Edmundson has a pretty typical shop inside a two-car garage, but the land outside his shop offers a unique escape from the noise and dust inside
April 2, 2009
Although still young, these two furniture makers produce stunning pieces. One does period and period inspired work, the other contemporary.
Last week I showed how to mirror table legs using the Flip Along feature of SketchUp. As pointed out in comments to the post, there are conditions which will affect…
April 1, 2009
A handheld router and a router table are arguably the most versatile tools in the shop, but they are also dangerous and require keen attention to safety
The miter saw, also known as a chop saw, is used to cross cut lumber. Learn the safest approaches to cutting with a miter saw.
The bandsaw is used to cut straight and curved lines, resaw thick lumber, and accomplish other custom cutting operations. Here are the ground rules for mastering all of those techniques…
A benchtop planer is used to smooth rough lumber and reduce its thickness. Learn best practices for operating this essential woodworking tool.
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