See Like a Designer

Look for the ‘bones’ to observe how form defines design. It happens during almost every furniture design workshop. At the start of day two, a carload of students shows up 20 minutes late. One [...]

Colonial Apprenticeship

A brief history of a not-so-romantic woodworking education system. Ever since the renewal of interest in woodworking in the 1970s, especially among amateurs and small-shop professionals, there [...]

Walke Moore Compass Guides

Tool: Compass Guides Buy Now Manufacturer: Walke Moore MSRP: $33-$90 Designed as solid anchor points for placing compasses and dividers on the edges and corners of boards to mark curves, two [...]

Stabilize Your Strop

When stropping my plane and chisel blades for that final honing, I always want to be sure that there is little to no chance that a freshly sharpened blade will slide off of the strop and [...]

Diamond Divided Lights

These doors are all about the angles – learn to bisect them using geometry and it’s a snap. When I walk into the American decorative arts Gallery at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., I am [...]

Paper Cord Weaving

Simple Danish ‘planflet’ weaving produces eyecatching results. Website: See more of the author’s furniture – and his wooden handplanes and other tools – on his website: calebjamesmaker.com. [...]

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