If this were a normal year, Tom McKenna's editor's letter would be filled with stories about how much fun we had at Fine Woodworking Live 2020 last April. But this has not been a normal year.
One reader asks Chris Becksvoort if sanding too fine will interfere with finishing.
A dado set on the tablesaw is Charles Durfee's go-to method for cutting tenons.
Max Brosi uses texture, contrast, and the distortion of the wood to bring his ideas forward. Once he knows what the piece is going to say, making it is an enjoyable and often automatic process.
Chris Becksvoort shows you how to build a gallery that's full of functionality and eye-catching details
Bob Van Dyke shows how to make and use some of his go-to pattern routing jigs: a reusable jig for gentle curves, a half-pattern for tight curves, and a template that attaches directly to the workpiece.
Craig Thibodeau has worked with veneer for years, and he has clever techniques that make it easier to achieve high-end results. Here he'll show you how to make a mitered, veneered box that he describes as simple but that looks anything but.
Chris Schwarz demonstrates how to improve any existing bench with a few inexpensive pieces of wood and steel.
Greenwood carver David Fisher eats his cereal each morning out of a bowl he carved himself. You can, too, with just a handful of tools and this quiet tutorial.
Aspen Golann was intensely curious and determined from the start. At 8 or 9, she remembers leaving early for school to sketch an interesting house on her street. Inspired by…
Sometimes, in teaching, you learn as much from your students as they learn from you. Michael Colca has learned this lesson more than once.
How to trim the excess banding flush without cutting through the thin veneer on plywood? The trick is to raise the fence.
The handle makes it easier to control the push block and leaves the other hand free to control the workpiece.
When you draw curves with flexible wood battens, blue tape is an easy way to hold them in place.
Double-tapered auxiliary jaw holds odd shapes securely.
A simple outrigger with a shoulder keeps tenoning jig from tipping during use
A block of wood and some playing cards help with tiny adjustments to the rip fence on your tablesaw.
An easy way to bore odd-size holes.
Rollie Johnson calls Oneida's new offering, "A boss of a dust collector."
Asa Christiana reviews a trio of excellent, affordable bases, pre-drilled to mount on many common routers.
Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri reviews these modern-day spoon bits
Rollie Johnson says that Wagner's new meter makes it dead-easy to determine if lumber is ready to use.
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