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...

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...

Aged Cherry Finish:

Wipe on years of age in a few easy steps. Wipe on years of age in a few easy steps. If you want to make a woodworker gnash his teeth ask him to make new cherry look like cherry that has aged naturally to a rich brownish hue. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on...

20+ Shop Storage Tips

Get your woodworking shop organized with this essential woodworking tips collection. Organizing your shop has never been easier. With this collection of 20+ shop storage tips you’re sure to have your shop in order in no time. Not only will you be more productive...

Woodsmith Shop Season 7 – Tips

Get all 16 woodworking tips featured in Season 7 of the Woodsmith Shop… from shop storage to working with small parts. Season 7 of the Woodsmith Shop features valuable woodworking tips that will help you become a better woodworker. Included are tips that will...

10+ Layout and Measuring Tips

This collection of tips will help teach you a few tricks and techniques to use when laying out your next project. A look at the first tool you reach for in your shop. Learn why pencils may be your most important shop tool plus more tips and tricks for project layout!...

10+ Handy Hardware Tips

When it comes to installing hardware you’re almost done with the project… Here are some tips on getting great results. Don’t risk ruining the look of a great project. Take a look at a few secrets we’ve found for drilling and driving brass...