Spoon Carving

This kitchen workhorse presents a surprising and rewarding challenge. A wooden spoon – you can get one for a dollar in many places. It’s just a stick with a hollow shaped at one end. Why go to [...]

Free-form Sculpting

With a couple simple techniques you’ll augment your design skills and flexibility. What woodworker hasn’t dreamed of wielding sharp gouges and chisels, effortlessly transforming a giant, lifeless [...]

Arbortech TurboPlane & Mini-Turbo

Tool: TurboPlane and Mini-Turbo Manufacturer: ArborTech Tools MSRP: $119-129 If you are into sculpting wood or forming sculpted furniture parts, the Arbortech TurboPlane and Mini-Turbo are two [...]

Carve a Classic Linenfold Panel

Learn the techniques to carve this traditional flowing drapery design. Backpacking across Europe as a college student, I experienced the awe-inspiring splendor of magnificent cathedrals and [...]

A Trio of Trifids

Three variations on a carved foot offer high style. Access to information provides the modern woodworker with greater variety, and it challenges their skills more than their 18th-century [...]

The Trouble With Follow Through

It was the first idea I pitched to my boss: I’m going to carve a spoon and write about it. Andrew immediately approved, given the perennial popularity of spoon carving and the desire for me [...]

CNC is Cool. See for Yourself!

When Todd Damon (owner of Axiom Tool Group, Inc.) and I met to talk about our video series on CNC machinery there was one comment he made that stuck with me. He said his company had approached [...]

CNC, Bring it On!

I guess I need to admit that my woodworking background is long enough to have preconceptions. I work hard at staying current with trends and technology, but it’s still hard to fight years [...]

How to Carve Drawer Pulls by Hand

There comes a time in every project with doors and drawers called “pull-gatory,” when the struggle of sticking something onto the front of the beautiful piece you’ve just made grinds [...]

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