Using the back edge of the bandsaw blade to pivot through curves leads to less waste and more accurate cuts
Most of the lessons learned in shop class years ago are still shaping Walter Sivigny's work habits today.
In the conclusion of this series, John Coffey gives a brief overview of the different methods he uses when French polishing carved elements.
Step away from the tablesaw. Brian Boggs argues that his bandsawn bridle joints are simpler, more efficient, and can be cut entirely without layout.
Mike Pekovich has simplified the task of offsetting drawbore holes by using an undersize center punch. In this video, he shows his one-step process.
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November 20, 2019
The chip-carving knife, though simple in the extreme, employs some special geometry that makes it a versatile tool for removing faceted chips of varying shapes and sizes.
November 19, 2019
In the last part of the first polish, John continues filling the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
In part two of the first polish, John continues filling the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
John Coffey starts the first polish where he fills the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
November 14, 2019
Jason Stephens has been having trees milled for more than a decade. In this article, he shares what to look for, how to dry the boards, and how to avoid pitfalls when having lumber milled.
November 12, 2019
In a great introduction to shellac for any woodworker, John Coffey discusses different types of shellac, how to mix it, and how to apply it to create a long-lasting, beautiful French polish finish.
November 6, 2019
If you plan to turn chair or table legs, Tim Manney’s shopmade long tool rest allows you to make fluid, full-body motions that yield consistent, smooth, flowing turnings.
November 4, 2019
Michael Fortune demonstrates one of his favorite outdoor activities, using his sawmill to resaw wide veneers.
Working systematically, Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to remove mill marks and tearout with a scraper, break sharp edges and corners with a block plane, and sand to an even finish with sandpaper.
October 28, 2019
Bob Van Dyke demonstrates his process for sharpening a card scraper, including how to create smooth and square edges and faces, and how to draw out and form a burr to create the cutting edge.
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