May 31, 2017
A common motif in Federal furniture, the inlaid shaded fan is not difficult to make. Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to make a five-segmented quarter fan inlay.
March 9, 2017
Using traditional marquetry techniques, Rob Milam creates non-traditional portraits in wood.
February 15, 2017
When I drew the SketchUp model for Kevin Rodel's Arts and Crafts-Inspired Bed for the printed and digital plans, I found most of the bed was pretty straightforward. The poppy…
February 8, 2017
Synopsis: Tackle the inlaid head- and footboard of Kevin Rodel’s Arts and Crafts bed. The design is based on Glasgow-style motifs and requires several templates for the curved channels and…
A plunge base for rotary tools
December 2, 2016
Sometimes we need a break from the noise and dust of machine work. Take a quiet moment and watch as Mike Pekovich assembles a beautiful kumiko panel.
Learn how to enhance your furniture with this Japanese latticework technique
September 29, 2016
Synopsis: David Lamb produces marquetry patterned after a winter frost. See how he chooses the wood, cuts it into billets, and then slices it into veneer. Then he uses a…
Bandsawing your own veneers allows you to spread a beautiful board over an entire piece of furniture. You joint one face of the board before each bandsaw cut, but the…
July 27, 2016
When doing curved stringing, I lightly clamp a Teflon-coated curling iron in my vise and use it to bend the strings before gluing them into place. The curling iron works…
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