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How to Make Inlaid Bees

A few years ago I had a commission to design and build a large coffee table for a client in Chicago. I inlaid scatterings of bees on the panels at the sides and back to add some joyful sweetness to the otherwise-serious design. A recent Instagram post showing the bees on...

Bevel planing. After the mortise is chopped and the groove is plowed, bevel the edge of the parts. Check the fi t as you go, and make small adjustments.

Mitered Mortise & Tenon – June 2018

A mitered mortise and tenon joint brings an English charm to a New England-style chest. by Peter Follansbee For me, the timing of writing for a magazine is hard to wrap my head around. The season that I write in is never the season my stuff gets read. As I write...

Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild

In April I taught a weeklong class at the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild. Everything I’d read and heard about the organization had left me with high expectations. As it turned out, my high expectations weren’t high enough. Sure, I’d heard about the 10,000 square foot shop and was dimly cognizant that...

Garden Projects: Patio Planter

by Tim Johnson If you can build a box, you can build this planter. It’s much sturdier than most commercial versions, so it should last for many years. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to try your hand at shingling. The opening accommodates a 30″ drop-in plastic window-box planter. They’re...

Mustafa Gök’s Resin and Wood Ensemble

These days, as spring has finally decided to knock on our doorstep and flowers of all colors and shapes are spectacularly commencing their bloom en masse, I, for the first time, was able to see the emerging graphic layout of my upcoming book. After months of negotiating words, illustrating individual drawings,...

Table Saw Basics – I Can Do That

Hey! In our last episode of I Can Do That, we introduced the table saw. This time, we’re covering three table saw basics that will take your woodworking to the next level. Subscribe to get notifications of new videos! http://bit.ly/2JMeK0W We start by angling the blade. By angling the blade, you’ll...

DIY Workbench Plans – Box Beam Bench

This workbench design is a simple and inexpensive DIY project that anyone can complete in their garage workshop. We are making the workbench plans available for download, check the link at the bottom of the post! The top of this DIY Workbench is made from three layers of MDF. Some might...