March 23, 2020
Two bandsaw cuts, some hot-melt glue, and some spray paint make for a fun time in the shop for both kids and their adults!
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…
January 30, 2020
Amy Costello's beautiful boxes feature a stepped-in bottom, which she is able to quickly make with a single setup on the tablesaw.
January 13, 2020
If you are a woodworker looking to improve your skills, Mike Farrington suggests that you intersperse some small projects into your work.
October 16, 2019
There are many techniques for removing a box lid, but Bob Van Dyke likes to cut through each wall completely in one pass using the tablesaw.
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