I just received my advance copy of Jim Tolpin’s new book, The New Traditional Woodworker, and even though I was very involved with putting the book together, it’s always a pleasant surprise to see the finished product. I’m proud of this one! Beyond the fact that Jim has put together an excellent teaching platform for … Read more
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Adding a dimmer switch can quickly change the mood and comfort level of any room. With basic tools, fifteen minutes and these step-by-step instructions you’ll be able to control your environment with the flick of a switch.
When it comes to building birdhouses, there are just a few rules to follow: The projects should be simple, fun and quick to build. And the finished result should easily attract your flying friends. "Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day" is filled with 51 complete plans for projects that meet all of these requirements–a rare find in the crowded world of birdhouse books. Here are two free project plans from the book: a house sparrow log cabin and a sparrow bungalow. Read more
In this excerpt from the book "Kitchen Makeovers for any Budget," Author Chris Gleason takes us through the concept, design and construction of two pull-out pantry variations. Read more
Visit the basement woodshop of Tom Rosati. Read more
This PDF offers instructions for using joinery tools, fastening tools and workholding.
This PDF shows you how to create a pickled finish on oak or pine.