Gang-Cutting Perfect Blocks


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

Cutting Perfect Decorative Ends to Pergola Joists


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


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

Essential Woodworking Jigs


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

All American Shop Dog


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


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


'Floating' Waterfall Coffee Table


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


OldSchool Woodworker Chatting it up in his Shop


"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


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


Perfect-Width Dadoes: No Math, No Jigs


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


Woodworking Basics: Wood Expansion and Contraction


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


"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


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