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Finding affordable lumber is always top of mind for woodworkers, and when you tie our dwindling natural resources into the conversation the time is right to look at milling your own lumber. This seven-part video series takes you through how to find lumber, how to operate a sawmill, details on types of sawing methods, stickering and drying and ultimately advice on using a mill as part of a business.

2 Ways to Cut a 3-Way Miter

2 Ways to Cut a 3-Way Miter Create this impressive joint by hand or with power tools. By Garrett Glaser Admiring the complex 3-way mitered joint between the leg and aprons in an antique Chinese table is natural. But the thought of cutting and fitting this interlocking joint by hand is enough to make most…

Essential Table Saw Blades

Essential Table Saw Blades Choose complementary blades for perfect results. By Tim Johnson In the dark ages of woodworking, before carbide, you never used the same blade for ripping and crosscutting. Cutting plywood required yet another blade. Today, hybrid blades allow you to avoid blade changes entirely—unless you want absolutely perfect results. Then it’s better…

Recipe for Resawing

Recipe for Resawing by Dave Munkittrick For a woodworker, few things are more satisfying than resawing thin sheets of veneer off of a large block of wood or slicing a beautiful board in half to create two bookmatched pieces. I remember the enthusiasm I felt when I tried resawing for the first time. My excitement soon…

A House Painter’s Advice

Our finishing expert shares some tips gained from a house-painter friend.

I Can Do That!

Let’s make something together! Join your hosts, Andrew Zoellner and David Lyell. Our I Can Do That! series features long-format builds that are designed to be as instructional as possible. Each episode is around 30 minutes and walks you through the entire build.

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