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  • Beautiful Walnut and Maple Headphones + Giveaway

    I recently encountered a really cool company called Meze Audio that makes beautiful handcrafted headphones out of lovely hardwoods like walnut, maple, and beech. It's really refreshing to see an alternative to

  • Don Williams’ Amazing Off-Grid Timber Frame Barn Workshop (Part 1)

      In this video & article, Don Williams shares a tour of his timber frame barn woodworking workshop in the mountains of Highland County, Virginia. And yes, he bought

  • The Woodwright’s Shop TV Show on DVD!

    I was an unusual kid. I woke up very early each Saturday morning to watch a funny-looking guy in red suspenders and old-fashioned cap build furniture with old tools on the PBS channel. If you

  • Understanding & Choosing Antique Router Planes

    In this video tutorial Bill Anderson shows how to choose antique router planes when you're hunting around at tool swaps, eBay, or flea markets. He also helps you understand the different types of router planes and

  • Incredible Water Powered Wood Shop at Hancock Shaker Village

    Check out my above video of my private tour of the water-powered, belt-driven woodworking machine shop at the historical Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I'll admit that I forgot to publish this last year along with the other

  • How to Glue Up a Table Panel with Panel Clamps

    In this video I show how to glue up boards into a table top panel using panel clamps. I'm also giving away a bunch of awesome gifts, including a matching set of these Damstom Panel Clamps,

  • How to Beautifully Fume Furniture with Cheap Ammonia

    I recently conducted an experiment to see what ammonia fuming results I could get using affordable (a.k.a. "cheap") ammonia from local hardware stores. I decided to conduct my experiment on the little Moravian foot stool that I

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WOOD JOINERY

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DIMENSIONING WOOD

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CHOOSING LUMBER

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TOOL REFURBISHING

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TOOL SHARPENING

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

WHY USE HAND TOOLS?

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