• How to Make Breadboard Ends {Part 15 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

    How to Make Breadboard Ends {Part 15 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

    By Joshua Farnsworth & Will Myers I know, I know. I've taken a very long break from this desk, and my sons remind me of it often. After all, it was supposed to be a

  • Tusk Tenons…How Strong Are They?

    Tusk Tenons…How Strong Are They?

    By Will Myers: One of the questions most often asked about the Moravian workbench I wrote about at WK Fine Tools a few years back concerns the tusk tenons (aka keyed tenons) that are the

  • How to Choose, Tune, and Use Rabbet Planes with Bill Anderson

    How to Choose, Tune, and Use Rabbet Planes with Bill Anderson

    In this video Bill Anderson shows what to look for when purchasing an antique rabbet plane (wooden and metal). He also shows how to tune and use rabbet planes to cut both normal and cross

  • From Tree to Quartersawn Lumber using a Bandsaw Mill

    From Tree to Quartersawn Lumber using a Bandsaw Mill

    In the above video I share my experience of hiring a local mobile bandsaw miller, named Todd Horne, to help me transform a fallen 155 year old white oak tree into gorgeous quartersawn white oak boards.

  • David Ray Pine’s Woodworking Workshop Tour

    David Ray Pine’s Woodworking Workshop Tour

    In this video I share a recent tour that I took of David Ray Pine's furniture making workshop in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. David is a renowned furniture reproductionist & restorationist, and has been featured

  • My Dream Woodworking Workshop – All Finished! (part 6)

    My Dream Woodworking Workshop – All Finished! (part 6)

    My dream woodworking workshop and hand tool woodworking school is finally finished! You can learn more about the school by clicking here. Here's the interior's west side before: And here's the after: Here's the before

  • Hancock Shaker Woodworking Shop Tour

    Hancock Shaker Woodworking Shop Tour

    In the above video I share my recent visit to the Woodworking workshop at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This is where they build reproduction furniture and give visitors an idea of what daily life was

  • How to Tune and Use a Moving Fillister Plane

    How to Tune and Use a Moving Fillister Plane

    In the above video, handplane expert Bill Anderson shows how to tune and use an antique wooden moving fillister plane. He shows how to cut cross-grain rabbets and long grain rabbets, the most used joints

  • Hancock Shaker Village Chair Maker’s Shop Tour

    Hancock Shaker Village Chair Maker’s Shop Tour

    In the above video I share my recent visit to the Chair Maker's workshop at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. If you missed part 1, watch it here to learn more about this incredible Shaker

  • Hancock Shaker Village for Woodworkers (Part 1)

    Hancock Shaker Village for Woodworkers (Part 1)

    I recently visited the Hancock Shaker Village, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, with my friend Will Myers (the Moravian Workbench guy). If you're not familiar with the history of the fascinating Shaker religion, read this brief history of the

  • How to use Antique Moulding Planes

    How to use Antique Moulding Planes

    In this awesome video my good friend Bill Anderson shares a detailed tutorial on how to adjust and use beautiful antique moulding planes, and he shares it inside Roy Underhill's scenic Woodwright's School. This video

  • My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 2)

    My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 2)

    Since the first video that I did on my workshop remodel (here) I've made some real progress! I cut & installed about twenty 36 foot rolls of R-19 insulation (for 2x6 walls), cut & hung

  • Work Sharp WS3000 Tool Sharpener Review

    Work Sharp WS3000 Tool Sharpener Review

    In the above video you'll see my review of a new sharpening tool that works swimmingly for restoring chisels and handplane irons; especially moulding plane irons. You can read specs and details about the Work

  • How to Cut a Half-Blind Lap Dovetail Joint with Hand Tools

    How to Cut a Half-Blind Lap Dovetail Joint with Hand Tools

    In Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School, my friend Will Myers expertly shows how to cut a very useful, yet simple wood joint: the Half Blind Lap Dovetail! Don't get scared by the big name...in fact, I

  • How to Restore Antique Beading Planes

    How to Restore Antique Beading Planes

    Written By Contributor Bill Anderson; Photos by Bill Anderson & Joshua Farnsworth USE OF BEADING PLANES The beading plane provides one of the simplest molding designs, yet one that has a distinct functional  purpose in furniture construction. 

  • “Build a Traditional Windsor Rocker with Elia Bizzarri” DVD Review

    “Build a Traditional Windsor Rocker with Elia Bizzarri” DVD Review

    I'm excited to announce that Popular Woodworking Magazine released my 5th DVD! It's called "Build a Traditional Windsor Rocker with Elia Bizzarri".  Please watch the above preview! If you want to purchase the DVD, click here.

  • How to Sharpen Skewed & Straight Handplane Irons

    How to Sharpen Skewed & Straight Handplane Irons

    In this video Bill Anderson shows how to sharpen skewed handplane irons and straight handplane irons. Skewed irons are often found on rabbet planes (rebate planes in the U.K) and moving fillister planes. This detailed

  • How to Make a Wedged Mortise & Tenon Joint

    How to Make a Wedged Mortise & Tenon Joint

    In this video Will Myers shows how to cut, chop, and wedge a very strong mortise & tenon joint while building the historical Moravian Workbench at Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School. This free tutorial is an

  • How to Use Traditional Cut Nails {Part 14 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

    How to Use Traditional Cut Nails {Part 14 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

    By Joshua Farnsworth In this part of the traditional dovetail desk build video, I attach the desk top with traditional cut nails. I cut my southern yellow pine board to overhang the desk by 1/2-inch on

  • Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg

    Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg

    In the above video, Colonial Williamsburg Journeyman Cabinetmaker Brian Weldy shares a special tutorial on how to assemble, dry fit, and clamp up a traditional 18th century walnut chair, using clamps, winding sticks, a wooden mallet, and a

 

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BEGINNER’S TOOL SET

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WHY HAND TOOLS?

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CHOOSING LUMBER

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DIMENSIONING WOOD

Learn how to dimension wood so it is square, true, flat, and smooth.

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WOOD JOINERY

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