• My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 5)

    My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 5)

    In the 5th progress video of my dream woodworking workshop I tackle custom window & door casing and trim; and lots of painting. The above video will illustrate the difficult challenges I overcame to trim out 2x4 [...]

  • My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 4)

    My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 4)

    Here's the 4th progress video of my dream woodworking workshop! In this segment, the ceiling was hung, the insulation was blown, and the entire shop was sprayed with white paint. Let's have a closer look. You can [...]

  • My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 3)

    My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 3)

    Above is the 3rd progress video of my dream woodworking workshop! You can see the first two videos here. (click here if you're having trouble seeing this 3rd video). In this phase of my remodel I [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • $250 “Work Sharp” WS3000 Giveaway & Review

    $250 “Work Sharp” WS3000 Giveaway & Review

    In the above video you'll see my review of an amazing new sharpening tool that works swimmingly for restoring chisels and handplane irons; especially moulding plane irons. You can enter to win a $250 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 [...]

  • My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 1)

    My Dream Woodworking Workshop (part 1)

    I'm finally renovating my dream woodworking workshop! Last week my wife and I moved into our new home in the countryside. Not only does it sit on 6 acres of pretty farmland & woods, but [...]

  • 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 + Tool Giveaway

    “Build a Traditional Windsor Rocker with Elia Bizzarri” DVD + Tool Giveaway

    I'm excited to announce that in the next week or two, Popular Woodworking Magazine will be releasing my 5th DVD! It's called "Build a Traditional Windsor Rocker with Elia Bizzarri".  Please watch the above preview! [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Which Hand Tools Do You Need for Building a Workbench?

    Which Hand Tools Do You Need for Building a Workbench?

    Inside Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School, Will Myers shares his recommendation on which hand tools he uses to build a traditional workbench. This is a great practical guide for overall hand tool selection for many different [...]

  • Secret Mitered Dovetails with Kaare Loftheim at Colonial Williamsburg

    Secret Mitered Dovetails with Kaare Loftheim at Colonial Williamsburg

    In the above video you'll see a fantastic tutorial by Colonial Williamsburg craftsman Kaare Loftheim. He was kind enough to share a special tutorial on how to cut a Secret Mitered Dovetail joint! What purpose does a secret mitered [...]

  • How to Sharpen & Use a Card Scraper with Elia Bizzarri

    How to Sharpen & Use a Card Scraper with Elia Bizzarri

    In my above video Elia Bizzarri shares his no-nonsense method for sharpening and using a card scraper...without expensive jigs! Elia shared this tutorial right after we finished filming out DVD on building a Windsor Rocking [...]

  • Choosing, Refurbishing & Using Moulding Planes with Bill Anderson

    Choosing, Refurbishing & Using Moulding Planes with Bill Anderson

    I'm excited to announce the latest DVD that I'm releasing with Popular Woodworking Magazine next week called “Choosing, Refurbishing & Using Moulding Planes with Bill Anderson". Roy Underhill kindly invited us to film it in his [...]

 

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10 STEPS: GET STARTED

Learn Joshua’s simplified 10 steps of how to get started in traditional woodworking.

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BEGINNER’S TOOL SET

See the most basic list of tools to buy first when  starting traditional woodworking.

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WOODWORKING TOURS

Watch video tours of traditional workshops and other fascinating places.

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JOSHUA’S BLOG

See a full chronological list of Joshua’s woodworking video blog posts & articles.

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TOOL BUYING GUIDE

See Joshua’s full lists of hand tools to buy for traditional woodworking (13 categories).

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WHY HAND TOOLS?

Joshua’s list of reasons why traditional hand tool woodworking is amazing!

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CHOOSING LUMBER

Learn how to choose & buy lumber that is stable, beautiful, and useful for furniture.

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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

Learn how to cut different joints like dovetails and mortise & tenon by hand.

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HAND TOOL TUTORIALS

Learn how to use hand planes, hand saws, chisels, & many other hand tools.

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TOOL SHARPENING

Learn how to sharpen & tune different traditional woodworking hand tools.

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TOOL REFURBISHING

Learn how to refurbish antique woodworking hand tools to usable condition.

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