By Christopher Schwarz During my three days at Woodworking in America I talked until my voice was hoarse, answering questions about router planes, workbenches, saws, chisels and scrapers. But what was most amazing about the conference was how much I learned when I shut my mouth.
Our editors provide answers to reader questions including the topics of sagging face vise concerns, problems planing hard maple, moving beyond "I Can Do That", a website to research Disston saws, a clarification on Jim Tolpin's article "Design by Eye", and a question on how the staff chooses story selection – based on techniques...
This issue we test the M.S. Bickford Moulding Planes, Buck Bros Bench Chisels, and Colt Five Star Brad-point Wood Drill Bits.
When proportioning legs to a furniture design the legs need to reflect and connect with the overall mass they support. I’ve been looking at legs on furniture and studying how they are proportioned. Because they play a key role in such a wide variety of forms, there are few rules that apply across the...
Learn several methods to prevent cross-grain splits in traditional solid wood case construction.
In part three of this series, Marc shows you how to match a panel in veneer using only mirrors, a cheap knife and a straightedge. A four-way match veneer panel looks harder to execute than it really is. Here are the steps for cutting, taping and getting it ready for the press.
In this second part of his “Aging Furniture” story, Michael shows you how to create a convincing story of “incidental” wear on your newly built piece of furniture.
The hands are the tools that mean the most.