15 Tips for Sharpening

Hand tools are a pleasure to use–if they’re sharp. Brush up on your sharpening knowledge and get the most out of your tools.

Simple Live-Edge Slab Table

Slab, or live-edge furniture is all the rage, and I like it! If you think wood is one of the most amazing things ever created, then how can you not like a piece of furniture that retains so much [...]

Mortising on the Drill Press

Benchtop mortising machines aren’t the only option when it comes to cutting square-shouldered mortises. A drill-press mortising attachment can be just as effective and it costs a lot less.

Finishing Formulas

Glen Huey walks "step-by-step" through his finishes for furniture using aniline dye along with shellac or lacquer, discusses mixing an oil/varnish wipe-on finish and demonstrates a distressed [...]

Common Staining Problems and Their Fixes

The basics of staining are easy – it's when things don't go as planned that staining becomes a difficult, frustrating task. Here are ten of the most common staining problems and how you can avoid [...]

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