Wedged Mortise and Tenon

Wedged Mortise and Tenon This joint will never loosen! By Tom Caspar   Tap, tap, tap. The wedges go home, the glue squeezes out and a big smile lights up your face. “This joint [...]

Thermally Modified Wood

A remarkable drying process gives wood a new character. By Chad Stanton Some day, you’ll be able to build an outdoor project with a new kind of wood, grown right here in America, which [...]

Custom-Made Crown Molding

Custom-Made Crown Molding By John English Here’s how to make the crown molding for the pantry. It’s all done on the tablesaw. The biggest challenge is figuring out which cut to make when. 1. Make [...]

Handles for Turning Tools

Handles for Turning Tools: Customize Fit for Comfort & Performance By Alan Lacer   Decades ago, woodturning tools came without handles, and turners would simply fashion their own. This [...]

Chemical Ebonizing

Chemical Ebonizing A sure-fire recipe for turning any wood deep black. By Richard Tendick Remember the old slogan, “better living through chemistry?” When it comes to turning wood black—a [...]

Spalted Wood

Spalted Wood By Alan Lacer When wood is captured somewhere between the extremes of being completely sound and fully rotten, it can display magnificent beauty. The discoloration, prominent black [...]

Install a Double-Screw Face Vise

Install a Double-Screw Face Vise Two screws clamp better than one. By Steven Bunn A vise with two screws clamps chair seats and other large workpieces more effectively than a standard vise. Such [...]

Traditional Woven Chair Seats

Weave Traditional Chair Seats Traditional techniques and modern materials produce attractive, durable results. by Tim Johnson Visit any antique or second-hand furniture store and you’ll [...]


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