Using the back edge of the bandsaw blade to pivot through curves leads to less waste and more accurate cuts
Brian Boggs designs his two-part bending forms so that they mate exactly only after the laminates and cauls are in place; if they match with nothing between them, the fit will be imperfect once the laminates and cauls are loaded.
Large timbers can be cumbersome to square up for the sake of accurate joinery. When necessary, Andrew Hunter turns to an ancient layout method using centerlines.
Daniel Clay demonstrates the Swiss method of chip carving
Mike Korsak demonstrates his technique using a two-part bending form and shopmade bead stock from six layers of rosewood veneer
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September 26, 2019
Andrew Hunter demonstrates how to cut a scarf joint using hand tools
September 25, 2019
Thin layers of dye, glazes, and sealers create an aged Arts and Crafts look
September 24, 2019
Brian Boggs, a virtuoso of bending wood, explains the basics and far beyond
September 10, 2019
To help clamp miters, Craig Thibodeau uses small triangular offcuts from the mitering process as clamping cauls
September 4, 2019
Chris Gochnour explains how he installs side-hung drawers, from routing the dadoes in the case sides to making the runners to using spacers for a perfect fit
August 30, 2019
Craftspeople have been branding their work for ages, and it can be an important part of identifying a piece. Here are some tips for how to brand your work.
August 28, 2019
For Chris Becksvoort, the belt sander is a workhorse for smoothing drawer sides and for flattening the fronts of drawers to cases
August 14, 2019
It may be noisy. It may be dusty. But in a pro shop like Chris Becksvoort's, where time is money, it's hard to beat the belt sander for producing great results quickly.
August 12, 2019
Craig Thibodeau’s technique uses each curve to refine the other in a back-and-forth sanding process that matches them perfectly.
August 7, 2019
Michael Fortune demonstrates how to modify your drafting tools to bridge the gap between precise and artistic
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