April 17, 2020
This beginner-level project is a great way to get ready for spring and summer. The plans are so simple that it can be finished in a day, and you won’t need any special tools to get it done.
April 9, 2020
A collection of articles that get you in the shop. In one day, you have a great sense of having made something cool.
April 1, 2020
You can easily spend $100 on 5 climbing holds, so Ren Kauffunger asked his dad to show him how to make wooden climbing holds.
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…
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