Tricks of the Trade: Shooting Board for Veneer

There isn’t much to this essential jig but you’ll get a lot out of it. How do you get a perfect joint when book matching and gluing up veneer? You use this shooting board. Clamp the veneer between the top and bottom pieces of this jig and use a jointer plane on its...

Best Oak Money Can’t Buy

Learn how to produce stock for joinery projects. The Best Oak Money Can’t Buy by Peter Follansbee Learn how to produce stock for joinery projects. Peter Follansbee will guide you through looking for wood that is dead-straight and free of branches knots and other...

Four Good Ways to Build Drawers

Our staff offers simple strong and fast ways to make this important furniture component. Our staff offers simple strong and fast ways to make this important furniture component. Includes detailed instruction and step photos for building sliding dovetail drawers hand...

Sharpening Essentials

We’ve broken down three tried-and-true sharpening methods to help you choose the best one for your shop. Razor-sharp tools are essentials in any shop but keeping them sharp is another story. After reading this article you’ll be more confident and get...

Plane Essentials

This collection includes everything you need to know to make the hand plane the most versatile tool in your shop. From insider tips on sharpening your blade and tuning your plane to unexpected uses you’ll feel more confident and get better results the next time...

Drawer Joinery Essentials

The Drawer Joinery collection helps you hit the ground running and finish projects faster with strong great looking drawers. When you have multiple drawers to make it helps to have your process down to a science. Get the low down on half-blind dovetails and locking...

Classic Joinery Essentials

In this plan you’ll learn the secrets to a perfect-fitting mortise and tenon no-fuss bridle joinery and trouble-free half laps. As an experienced woodworker joinery is something you know very well. But you also know that technique can always be improved upon. In...

Finishing Essentials

In this collection we’ve gathered tips and techniques for prepping for finish and selecting and applying the right finish for a project. You’ll get 4 easy steps for a perfect surface prep 7 simple tricks for oil stains the details in water-based dyes and...

4 Proven Finishes for Oak:

A good finish should highlight the best characteristics of the wood it goes on. A good finish should highlight the best characteristics of the wood it goes on. Learn finishing techniques for mission oak golden oak deep dark red oak and simple but nice oak. What you...

Staining Pine:

Make this inexpensive wood look like a million bucks with simple professional staining techniques unique to pine wood. Make this inexpensive wood look like a million bucks with simple professional staining techniques unique to pine wood. Antique pine of ten has a dark...