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Design Discussion: Evan Court’s Salmon Falls Chairs

Design Discussion: Evan Court’s Salmon Falls Chairs Recently I was left with an extra day in the middle of a New Hampshire trip, so as any good woodworking journalist (am I really a journalist?) would do, I set my course on Rollinsford. To most people, Rollinsford is...
Storing Green Wood for Carving

Storing Green Wood for Carving

Storing Green Wood for Carving I really enjoyed Dave Fisher’s video workshop on carving a greenwood bowl. In the video, Dave makes his creation from a cherry log. I have a nice cherry log in my yard that I’d like to use to try Dave’s technique. What’s the best way to...
Make Me a Little Furniture

Make Me a Little Furniture

Make Me a Little Furniture I have never had the least interest in making tiny furniture. For the same amount of work I could make a big one of whatever Barbie sized piece it was. It snuck up on me. My best customer had given me an 18th century English dollhouse to...
Kerf Bending Plywood

Kerf Bending Plywood

Kerf Bending Plywood [embedded content] Editor’s note: From time to time I wander around various woodworking forums looking for fresh ideas and perspectives in the woodworking community. A few months ago, on the woodworking sub-reddit I came across this post from Eric...
Rust Removal with Lemon Juice and Salt

Rust Removal with Lemon Juice and Salt

Rust Removal with Lemon Juice and Salt You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and you shouldn’t judge a hand tool by its exterior, either. Sometimes a great tool is hiding under a film of rust, and with a little elbow grease and a couple of household ingredients,...
A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving Recently I decided to make a Shop Sign, one that could also serve as a company logo. With a combination of SketchUp, an image transfer process, carving tools, and lampblack & shellac, I developed a sign that will work. I...
Design: Is it a learnable skill?

Design: Is it a learnable skill?

Design: Is it a learnable skill? Synopsis: Designing vs. building, the creative vs. the practical—there are two distinct aspects to building furniture, and simply because you have technical skill doesn’t mean you naturally have a talent for design. We ask four...
Free Plan: Architectural Wall Cabinet

Free Plan: Architectural Wall Cabinet

Free Plan: Architectural Wall Cabinet Synopsis: Inspired by the work of Victorian Gothic Revival architect and designer Bruce Talbert, Nancy Hiller came up with a piece that would look quite comfortable in a contemporary home. She pared down the ornate details and...
Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Chippendale furniture for today’s designer Maybe you threw confetti, sent cards to loved ones, or jumped out of a cake wearing nothing but a bowtie. Perhaps you went to a museum exhibit or carved a cabriole leg instead. Regardless, you did not let June 2018 pass...
SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay

SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay

SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay [embedded content] Legs set at an angle other than vertical is a common feature of stools, chairs, and some tables. Christian Becksvoort’s Sturdy Stool is a good example as well as the typical Windsor chair....
SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers [embedded content] I’ve recently finished the construction of an 18th C. Serpentine Chest of Drawers. It’s one of the most complicated pieces I’ve done, as the shapes create a lot of complexity. This was my first...
Cabinets: Our Favorite Articles

Cabinets: Our Favorite Articles

Cabinets: Our Favorite Articles Our editors have sorted through our archives for their favorite articles and videos on cabinets. Featured below are various project plans and video workshops showing you how to make curved wall cabinets and cabinets on a stand, like the...
Press Release: Sjobergs Introduces Elite 2500C

Press Release: Sjobergs Introduces Elite 2500C

Press Release: Sjobergs Introduces Elite 2500C Sjobergs Elite 2500C new workbench attaches to a clamping platform to provide you with up to 98-inches of workspace. Whether your project is small or large, you will have enough room with this sturdy, versatile workbench...
Simple Pipe-Clamping Jig Flattens Rough Slabs

Simple Pipe-Clamping Jig Flattens Rough Slabs

Simple Pipe-Clamping Jig Flattens Rough Slabs Here’s a simple way to flatten uneven stock using standard shop tools. It’s especially helpful for rough tree-trunk slabs that would otherwise be difficult to handle. It involves two 3⁄4-in. pipe clamps and a router with...
Desks: Our Favorite Articles

Desks: Our Favorite Articles

Desks: Our Favorite Articles Here are Fine Woodworking’s top desk articles and project plans to fuel your inspiration and show you how to make your next desk with tips for the appropriate desk height, joinery, drawer installation, glue-up, and more. The variety of...

Tilt-Top Tabletop Profile

Tilt-Top Tabletop Profile [unable to retrieve full-text content] Tom uses two different router bits to profile the edge of the round tabletopPublished at Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:34:05...
Wille Sundqvist

Wille Sundqvist

Wille Sundqvist On Sunday, June 3, 2018, word of Wille Sundqvist’s passing made its way through the internet. I’m not usually personally affected by the passing of a celebrity, (yes, in my world Wille was a celebrity) but this one stung. It isn’t often that a lineage...
Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp The Exploded Drawer I’m finishing an English 18th C. Serpentine Chest, circa 1750. The primary wood is Honduran Mahogany and secondary, Monterey Pine. Crotch mahogany veneer is used on the Drawer Fronts. Here is a...
Rough Cut: Bow-Front Cabinet in Ash (802)

Rough Cut: Bow-Front Cabinet in Ash (802)

Rough Cut: Bow-Front Cabinet in Ash (802) In this episode of Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin uses American ash from his back woods to create a hanging bow front cabinet featuring hand-crafted proud dovetails and a hidden magnet door catch. He’ll...
Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture

Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture

Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture Synopsis: Building a long chest of drawers with legs at each end but no supports in between doesn’t require an engineering degree, but it does require an understanding of the forces that act upon a piece of furniture. When...
Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines

Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines

Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines Synopsis: On the surface, a layout line is a simple thing. But laying out a woodworking project calls for such a variety of marking tools and techniques that it pays to learn about them. Here is an overview of the layout...

Video: How To Mockup Federal-Style Inlays

Video: How To Mockup Federal-Style Inlays When designing a pair of federal side tables, Bob Van Dyke wanted to be able to see into the future before he committed to an inlay pattern. Bob has just about every tool you can imagine in his school, but unfortunately a time...
Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board Most boards end up at nonstandard thicknesses, making it a challenge to find and mark their true center for various tasks. I found the perfect solution in my dowel jig, which comes with a variety of inserts...

Masters of the Craft: Dean Pulver – Sculpted Furniture

Masters of the Craft: Dean Pulver – Sculpted Furniture Originally posted December 3, 2014 – Updated May 4, 2018 Trained in sculpture at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Dean Pulver found his way into furniture soon after college, working for three years in a...
An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...

An interesting dovetailed saw till

An interesting dovetailed saw till Few things inspire a collision of opposing thoughts in my head quite like a beautiful tool chest. Every time I see one there’s a simultaneous burst of “Oh I really want to make something like that” and “why would anybody spend that...