Woodworking

Woodworking Basics: Wood Expansion and Contraction

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Hey Samurai, Aren't you afraid of expansion and contraction? Samurai: "No, I am not afraid of expansion and contraction, and here's why..."

 

Basic Woodworking Jig for Production Joinery

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"For those of you who don't already know the benefits of using guide bushings on your router and simple templates made out of scrap MDF—here's how it goes."

 

Synthetic Decking for 'Fine' Exterior Woodworking Projects? Yes.

—Steve Maxwell is a home improvement contractor in Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. His website and YouTube page offer many informative videos, articles, and photos.

Composite decking machines smoothly, joins well, and resists weather with the best of 'em.

 

A 'Good-Enough' Way to Build Drawer Boxes

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One way to build drawer boxes fast, efficient, and repeatable

 

New Entry Door Trim Using Old Corbels

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Architectural salvage leads the design direction of a door in need of replacement

 

How to Drill a Curved Hole—Wait, What?

 

A flexible drill bit you can knock together in your shop

 

A blowtorch, flexible drive, sheet stock, and a spade bit make a mighty clever solution to running wire around corners in framed houses.

 

Japanese Carpenters Assemble a Beam with Incredibly Tight Joinery

Two Japanese carpenters demonstrate the mortise joinery used to assemble a built-up beam. The claim is that the joined beam is as strong as a solid one.

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Instant Joinery Tip for Woodworking and Trim Carpentry

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A secret weapon in the war on loose joints: 2P-10 a two-part glue that dries in ten seconds.

Use a Planer to Make Your Jointer Bigger

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Joint a step and use a plywood sled to plane a parallel surface, flip, repeat.

 

All American Shop Dog

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Happy Independence Day from Romeo, the shop dog, an important member of the team at Hull Historical in Fort Worth, TX

Cool Video of a Cool Bench Build

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Angled and tapered legs make a saddle for the tapered top

Finish a Pegged Mortise Like a Boss

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An icon of Craftsman joinery, the pegged mortise, faceted with a file and chisel

Totally Portable Woodworking Setup. Amazing.

A man, a plan, and some Baltic birch plywood becomes a stand-alone portable woodworking shop.