Woodworking Videos

Perhaps the best way to learn or improve your woodworking skills is to look over the shoulder of a master as he works. Here you’ll find a wide selection of free woodworking videos including complete woodworking projects, SketchUp tutorials, and reliable woodworking advice and lessons from experts in the field. Whether you prefer hand tools or power tools, contemporary or 18th century furniture designs and woodworking woodworking techniques, you’ll find it here.

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Precision Drilling Repetitive Hole Patterns

Years ago, when I was woodworking as a full-time occupation, I remember a couple jobs in particular that required me to set up a drill press to drill a sequence of holes where accuracy was a must. One job was producing prototype cabinets for JBL, the company that makes speakers. The cabinets were intended...

Circle Sanding Jig

In the February 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, I use a simple jig to quickly and accurately make perfect circles. There are a couple of steps before using the jig. The circles are first marked with a compass and cut on the band saw, just outside the lines. The circles need to be...

Pulled In To Nazareth

Over the weekend, a link to this video appeared in my inbox, and I thought it worth sharing. It’s an inside look at the C.F. Martin Guitar factory from 1939. It fills me with shop envy more than anything else, I spent a lot of years under awful fluorescent lights with no view other...

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Router-enhanced Dovetails

Contributing Editor Glen D. Huey made this short video while working on the cover project for the upcoming November 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which should start arriving in subscriber mailboxes the week of Oct. 10). The piece of furniture is called a “Lady’s Desk,” and it’s among the 27 projects in in...

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Tool Test: New Mortiser from General International

I always say that the most-used machine in my shop is a table saw. Second to that is a floor model mortiser – I learned back in 2000 how important this machine was to a guy building period furniture. (I wore out two benchtop units before I ponied up the cash for the big...

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Video: Secret Compartments & Spice Box Drawers

From the August 2011 issue #191 Buy this issue now The August 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is making its way to subscribers (it will be on bookstore racks in a few weeks). As a result, I’m beginning to get questions about the Spice Box drawer layout and construction, as well as the...

Video: Making Tools with John Economaki

The TS-2 Master Try Square is one of two tools that started Bridge City Tools (the other was the SA-2 Scratch Awl), and for our next issue, John Economaki is writing a bit about his own history, the history of his company, and about how to make the TS-2 (which is no longer in...

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New Tools on the Festool Horizon

Friday of last week, Festool Product Manager, Rick Bush stopped by the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop with information about new tools coming from Festool. We got a look at the new systainers, we got up close and personal  with a CXS (a new drill coming later in the year that may become your daily...