Category : Building with Wood

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

How to Finish a Table Made of Hickory

The hickory hall table the questioner wanted some advice on how to finish. Best to finish before starting on the wine. I got this question from a friend and thought I should share my answer on the blog because it addresses several issues. Here’s th...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Hanging and Wedging a Wooden Handle, Part 1

In this entry and the one that will follow, I’ll try to decipher the various methods in which a wooden handle is fitted into the eye of tools. I cannot claim to be an expert in the field, as I have hung only ten or so tools in my lifetime, but I pro...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

English Arts & Crafts: Decorative Gouging

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Nancy Hiller’s English Arts & Crafts Furniture: Projects and Techniques for the Modern Maker. You can get your copy at Shop Woodworking. Enjoy! Many pieces of English Arts & Crafts furniture, especiall...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Late 17th-Century Scallop Edge Table

By: Kerry Pierce An idea sketched on paper continues to evolve as it’s sketched with tools in the shop. Late 17th-Century Scallop Edge Table I envy those designers who can create new furniture idioms, building upon what is current in order to prod...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Next Generation Craftsman Tools

Remember Craftsman Tools? I do! Best hand tools in the world, and if you busted one you took it back to the store and they gave you a new one … no questions asked. And everyone had at least one toolbox from Craftsman – whether in their truck, shop...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Introducing the Daxophone

A recent daxophone by Daniel Fishkin, 2017, photo by Ben Tran. Hey! My name is Daniel, and this is the first of three posts about the daxophone, a very special and strange musical instrument that not many people know about outside communities of ex...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Let’s Make Everyone on the Job Look Good

So close, after nearly a year. Roll on, countertop fabricators! Every so often you run into someone who gets off on pointing out his or her superiority to others. I’m talking specifically about the guy who shows up on the job site and loudly critic...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Podcast Spotlight: Woodworkers Podcast

It’s not every day that a group of woodworkers with this much experience start a podcast. Ben, Ramon, and Philip are all professional woodworkers from different parts of the country, but they bring incredible knowledge to the table. You can check o...

Building with Wood / Text - 3 months ago

Accurize Your Tablesaw

Accurize your tablesaw for absolutely straight, smooth and burn-free cuts. When my contractor’s saw was new, it cut perfectly. Over the years, it gradually went out of whack. I’ll show you what I did to accurize it so that my blade cuts true again....