The “extreme” power tool for many serious woodworkers is a wood lathe. A lathe is also one of the oldest woodworking tools. A bow-powered lathe was thought to have originated in ancient Egypt. I have a chest made by an ancestor, well before the advent of powered tools, and it features beautifully turned posts, evidence of the skills of early […]
Jigsaws are great tools for both basic home repairs and more advanced woodcraft projects.
Routers are a way of life for some woodworkers. They are probably the most fun woodworking tool, and the tasks they can perform are greatly varied. One of the most common router uses for the homeowner is edging plastic laminates on countertops and other projects. Routers can also be used to make molding and house trim, as well as create […]
Unless your taste leans entirely toward modern chrome, a lot of your furniture is wood. If you’re like most of us, it’s a mix of family heirlooms and hand-me-downs, resale shop finds and retail store fill-ins. Some of these may be affordable unfinished pieces you picked up to fill a need; others may be fine reproductions that have seen better […]
Think twice before discarding that dust mask.
Put a piece of wood in Patrick Spielman’s hands and magic happens.
Mortise and tenon joints are some of the oldest woodworking joints.
Looking to get “back to basics” with woodworking and furniture making?
Dovetail joints are extremely strong and attractive joints, and are traditionally used on boxes, chests, quality furniture and cabinet drawers.
Industry professionals fine-tune their woodworking skills.