A kitchen tansu seen in Japan inspired Fox to combine sliding doors and drawers in his tall dresser. The design process starts with a sketch, then evolves to a full-scale mockup and eventually the dresser itself.
You don’t have to use bent lamination when making a curved table apron. Instead, you can rely on a technique that’s been used for centuries: Make a brick-laid, circular core and veneer it.
Great dovetail saws are easier to find these days than they used to be, but sometimes that makes a buyer’s choice harder. We pick seven of the best and explain what sets them apart, from ease of start to tracking, ergonomics, and speed.
Christian Becksvoort gives you four ideas for handmade gifts that will please your friends and family and use up the scraps lying around your shop: a versatile flatware carrier, a two-piece desk set with tray and pencil holder, a tea light holder, and a hanging mirror.
Low-profile clamps and blue tape combine to eliminate buckling during the glue-up.
A profiled top and splayed base add style to this piece, and the aprons and feet pack a lot of curves into a small space.
The key to success for Michael Cullen is mastering the splined miter
ZipFlex, a laminated shell material brings sparkle to your work
Even the smallest chisel you can buy is sometimes too big for inlay and stringing, so make your own, using jeweler’s files for the blades.
What you need—and need to know— once you’ve built the picture frame
I have been using these two jigs for hand-cut dovetails. Because it’s so easy to saw past the baseline when cutting tails and pins, I made a simple stop from…
I enjoy wood turning, and have always cleaned up the piles of chips with my trusty shop vacuum. But sanding on the lathe is troublesome, as a large volume of…
While gluing up mortise-and-tenoned legs and rails for a side table, I realized my self-healing cutting mat had an accurate grid printed on it, which I could use for alignment.…
I’ve discovered a simple way to fill voids in medium-to-dark woods that costs next to nothing. I grind charcoal from my woodstove or fire pit into a powder, and then…
Tool review: The combination plane done right
Compressor whispers rather than roars
A jig for big box joints
Slated for a August 2017 release, the Veritas combination plane is their take on the Stanley 45. We just got one in the office for testing, so we thought we'd show it off and have some fun.
See how Bob Van Dyke uses a 45º blade in his low-angle bevel-up planes to tame highly figured wood and to break hard edges without worrying about grain direction
Just another dovetail video? Not really, when you can watch Christian Becksvoort dovetail a drawer packed into a 7-minute edit
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