I’m not a big fan of shiny hardware. So, most of the time, I don’t use hardware as it comes right out of the package if it is shiny and bright.
The cabinet door I’m making features some carved Gothic tracery. So in this video I show how I designed and carved these elements.
When you need to clamp something that’s 5′ wide, and your longest clamp has a capacity of 4′, you’re faced with a bit of a dilemma. But there are solutions other than buying longer clamps.
Orientation marks are not the same thing as reference marks, which are used to identify a flat, straight, and square face, edge and corner. So today, I want to go over the reference marks.
Some additional thoughts and perspective on reference marks and layout from reader Willard “Bill” Anderson and myself.
When working by hand, minor inconsistencies in thickness or parallelism between faces or edges can cause major problems with joinery if the reference face and edge are ignored.
In today’s video I’ll show you how to camber a plane iron without a grinder.
In this video, I demonstrate using a high speed grinder to camber the cutting edge of a jack plane blade.
In this video I’m making a simple waist molding that serves to draw the eye upwards from the floor and transition from a lower case to an upper case.
I just finished building a Welsh style stick chair, but when assembling the arm and spindles to the seat, a small crack opened up in the arm. Here’s a cool trick for repairing these small cracks when a glue brush or syringe won’t fit.
It’s inevitable. No matter how careful you are fitting your joinery, doing dry assemblies to check fit, and rehearsing your assembly process to make sure you have everything in place and ready to go, Murphy is going to show up from time to time and throw a little hiccup into things.
If you’ve been around woodworking hand tools for a while, you’ve likely heard of the hand saw hack that lets you saw perfectly square across a board without the aid of a pencil line to guide your cut. Wait! You haven’t seen this before? Here, hold my beer.