Editor’s note: We have some great content on drawboring – check out Chris’s article here and some of Chuck’s period furniture observations here. Andy Rawls submitted this video and caption to the Shop Blog – if you have a tip, commentary or any other type of content to submit to the blog, send me a note. My email is linked here. – David Lyell Drawboring is a technique that allows […]
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One of the important features on tool chests are what I call “rotting strips” – pieces of wood between the chest and floor that protect the bottom of the chest from water. And, if the chest does get wet, these strips rot before the bottom of the chest. I’m in the middle of building a couple of tool chests for customers. And one of the customers wanted to add casters […]
This traditional pattern can dress up any panel. by Peter Follansbee I’ve carved so many oak boxes that I lost track of their number long ago. I’ll sometimes bump into one, or a photograph, and say, “Oh, I forgot I did that one…” But one design I come back to over and over again is the first pattern I learned, which I did three decades ago by studying museum examples. […]
I have used what I call “shop supports” for many years. These are not sawhorses, and they are not outfeed tables – they’re somewhere in between, and I find them indispensable. I use them to temporarily store and sort lumber that I get in for workshops I teach at the Woodwright’s School. And when I process stock, the shop supports are tall enough that I do not have to do […]
We’re working on adding a lot of back content to our YouTube channel. So, just as a heads up, you’ll see some basic videos, like this one, from time to time. These videos are really fundamental to many of our readers, but in an effort to serve the next generation woodworkers on YouTube, we’re adding reference material to our channel. These videos will be recommended through the YouTube search feature (that […]
This is another installment in my series on smart coatings. You can access the others by typing in “smart” in the search box near the top of my main blog page. For this installment, I’m reporting on some pioneering work being done at Ohio State University. If you live in or near Columbus, Ohio you may be familiar with some of the testing areas. The goal is to make it […]