Woodworking

A Master Carpenter's Take on Push Sticks

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The absence of an accident does not mean the presence of safety; push sticks are expendable; fingers are not.

Edgebanding Tip: Reveal the Joint with Rabbets

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Edgebanding without sanding: call attention to the joint rather than trying to hide it. Because you won't hide it.

Jobsite Jig for Cutting a Straight edge on a Crowned Board

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An accurate setup made from scraps can help you salvage lumber that is too crooked to frame with but could be great for blocking or furring strips

Unbelievable Process for a Pantry Door, but #WorthIt

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Frank Howarth needed a new door for his pantry, so he turned to some Sequoia slabs that he and a buddy cut up a few years ago. 

And then he made a film about it.

3 Woodworking Tricks

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Marking, cutting, and glue-up tips that you may have forgotten about

Tropical Timbers: From forest-to-framing

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Like farm to table for building materials—a tour of Amazon trees and lumber

Perfect-Width Dadoes: No Math, No Jigs

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Use scraps to offset the straight edge allowing you to cut each edge of the dado with opposite edges of a router bit

 

How to Coil a Band Saw Blade

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One of those things that you keep forgetting how to do, because you don't do it that often

Gang-Cutting Perfect Blocks

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Masking tape and a sharp knife are hard to beat for production precision

Cutting Perfect Decorative Ends to Pergola Joists

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Make a pattern using elliptical sticks, and then use a router with flush-cut bit to replicate onto the big stock

 

DIY Plywood Spiral Stairs: OMG

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A really simple template, a really repetitive process, and a lot of glue go into this not-so-weekend project.

Essential Woodworking Jigs

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Four jigs are all you need to set up a mobile cabinet shop

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

How to Glue Long Miter Joints

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Use tape to clamp and only glue where you have to.

Four Forgotten Woodworking Joints

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First-time attempts at joints this woodworker has never seen before

 

'Floating' Waterfall Coffee Table

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All you need to build this table is biscuits, bowties, Festools, and straight edges...

 

OldSchool Woodworker Chatting it up in his Shop

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"Seventh-grade shop was probably the most fun I had in all my school days. That was kind of the beginning of my woodworking career. Here I am, decades later, still sort of in seventh-grade shop."

—Edward Wohl

The Woodworker: 1940 Vocational Guidance Film

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A film on the many aspects of woodworking that go into building things with wood—including a pre-robot look at technology displacing workers