March 27, 2020
Chairmaker, David Douyard, joins Mike and Ben in studio, and they discuss using budget lumber, tools the covet, go-to chisels, and what one listener should do with his old pattern-maker's vise.
Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to precisely set your router table fence for perfectly centered groove.
March 25, 2020
Ammonia is usually found in three strengths—household, janitorial, and industrial. In this video, we compare the results using each type.
March 24, 2020
In this episode, Mike buttons up the case with a perfectly spaced shiplap back and mounts the french cleat from which the cabinet will eventually hang.
March 20, 2020
Patrick Edwards demonstrates how hide glue allows you to quickly add veneer to a piece without clamps or a vacuum bag.
In both antiques and modern furniture, you'll often find glue blocks under a top or base and around furniture feet. Hide glue's uniquely quick tacking makes it simple to add them.
Patrick Edwards demonstrates how simple it is to store hide glue indefinitely and rehydrate it to use at a later date.
Patrick Edwards discusses the different types of protein glues, why you should be using them, and how to mix hide glue
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…
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