Woodworking schools

Search for a woodworking school by state below.   ALAKAZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IAKS KY LA ME MD MA MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY…

Down the Rabbit Hole

Miniaturist David Brookshaw sent me a photo of a cabinetmaker’s tool chest in 1/12 scale that begs for your “zoom tool.” We’ve been exploring all the tiny tools in the [...]

Origami Chisel Protectors

Reaching underneath my tool rack can be like sticking my hand in a lion’s mouth. All of the dangling edge tools have alternately shaved, nicked and scared the bejeezus out of me over the [...]

Craftsman Frame

Craftsman Frame Pegged half-lap joints are the cabinetmaker’s way to build a beautiful frame. By Jock and Susan Holmen Picture frames are pretty easy to make, except when it comes to [...]

Benchtop Mortisers

For $250 and half an hour’s worth of simple improvements, you can cut precise mortises all day. Mortising machines first answered the prayers of mortise-cutting woodworkers over 120 years [...]

Tidy Stripping

When stripping a chair or table, place each leg in a coffee can. Any excess stripper drips right in, and when you take off the finish, you can simply push your scraper down the length of the leg. [...]

Instant Wheel-Dresser Support

I use my grinder almost exclusively for beveling my chisels, so I like to keep the tool rest set to produce the 25-degree bevel I prefer. Having to reset the angle after using my diamond wheel [...]

Easy-Grip Handles

  After 37 years of pushing pencils and typing on a keyboard at the office, my grip is not what it used to be. So I found an easy way to get a powerful yet comfortable grip on my clamp …

Deep-Reach Handscrew

Recently, a friend asked me to reglue the buckled veneer in a tabletop. The problem was located too far from the edge to clamp with my longest handscrew, so I added wooden fingers to nearly [...]

Power-Grip Clamp Handle

I love adjustable clamps, but I used to have trouble gripping and tightening the handles, especially at the end of a long day. Glued-on pieces of drawer liner ($5 per roll at most home centers) [...]

Vacuum Glue into a Crack

        Last fall while moving into a new house, I dropped my kitchen table off the back of my pickup truck.   The solid oak top suffered a serious crack near one corner. [...]

Start typing and press Enter to search