• Cutting wooden wedges on a bandsaw for wedged tenons

    How to make Wedges on the Bandsaw (Quick Tip)

    By Joshua Farnsworth In this Quick Tip video I share my tip for using a bandsaw to make wooden wedges for wedging tenons on a through-mortise & tenon joint. This tip will help you make dozens of wedges in just a few minutes. Enough to keep on hand for future furniture making projects! What cool woodworking tips do you have? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this page if you'd like to share

  • Amazing Tree of Life Chests made by William Brown

    In this video expert furniture maker, William Brown, shares his "Tree of Life" chests and summarizes the woodworking techniques and a bunch of tricks he uses to make these stunning inlaid wooden chests. Please leave a comment below if you're interested in buying a chest from William, taking a class on building these chests, or seeing a paid video class on building these chests. And if you missed William's workshop tour or furniture tour, you

  • David Ray Pine using a scratch stock on a piece of wood

    How to Make & Use a Scratch Stock for Woodworking

    By Joshua Farnsworth In the above video David Ray Pine stops by my woodworking school to demonstrate his method for making and using a traditional scratch stock to cut a decorative profile. Below I'll share the steps mentioned in the video. See David's upcoming classes at the bottom of this page. And if you want to see a tour of David’s workshop, click here. What is a Scratch Stock? For those

  • Joshua Farnsworth in a Santa Christmas hat with his finger up to his mouth shhh with the woodworking school in the background

    2020 Class Schedule Released…in time for Christmas!

    By Joshua Farnsworth It's the holiday season, and what better gift can you give your loved ones than the gift that keeps on giving? Woodworking classes! In the above video I wear a goofy Santa hat to announce our woodworking school schedule, and talk about each of our woodworking classes. Here are the classes for 2020, and the calendar is below that: Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth

  • Wood carver William Brown carving a Bellamy Eagle

    Stunning Workshop of Wood Carver & 18th Century Furniture Maker William Brown

    By Joshua Farnsworth William Brown is a renowned high-end furniture maker and wood carver who builds 18th-Century style furniture in his basement workshop in rural Forest, Virginia. In the video above you'll see a tour of William's workshop, and below you'll see a gallery of William's stunning furniture that he has photographed over the years. But first, here is a mini bio about William: About Wm.

  • How to Make Figured Maple Pop!

    By Joshua Farnsworth Figured maple is a gorgeous wood, and is perfect for bringing attention to your furniture because of the way the translucent waves reflect the light. But with a quick & easy process using aniline dyes and boiled linseed oil, you can create amazing contrast and make the figure really stand out, or “pop”. I start with a sample board, cut from the same figured maple board as the furniture

  • SawStop folding outfeed table being used to cut a sheet of plywood on a table saw

    SawStop’s Cool New Folding Outfeed Table + Assembly Tutorial

    By Joshua Farnsworth In the above video I introduce a cool new table saw accessory that SawStop sent to me: the SawStop Folding Outfeed Table. I used to use a large wooden outfeed table in my former workshop, back when I didn't need my woodworking machines to be mobile. But since remodeling & moving into my new dream workshop (and starting my woodworking school), I've meant to build a wooden folding outfeed

Workbenches in a traditional woodworking workshop

“Wood & Shop is a place for Woodworkers…

…of all skill levels to come learn how to use a mix of traditional hand tools and modern power tools to make heirloom-quality furniture that will last a lifetime.”

– Joshua Farnsworth

Kaare Loftheim at the Colonial Williamsburg Hay Cabinet maker's shop with a jointer hand plane

WOODWORKING WORKSHOP TOURS

Watch video tours of traditional & modern workshops, and other fascinating places for woodworkers.

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Row of antique scottish infil handplanes for sale

HAND TOOL BUYING GUIDE

Joshua’s buyer’s guides for which hand tools to buy for traditional woodworking.

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Joshua Farnsworth jointing the edge of a board on a Grizzly power jointer

POWER TOOL BUYING GUIDE

Joshua’s buyer’s guides for which power tools to buy for woodworking.

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Joshua Farnsworth putting together a mitered dovetail joint

TRADITIONAL WOOD JOINERY

Learn how to cut different joints, like dovetails and mortise & tenon, to create strong furniture.

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Figured white oak end table with hand cut dovetails

WOODWORKING PROJECTS

Woodworking projects for beginners and more advanced woodworkers. Build your hand tool skills!

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Sharpening a chair maker scorp on a grinder

SHARPENING & REFURBISHING TOOLS

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

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Handplaning wood with Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane

DIMENSIONING WOOD

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

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Joshua Farnsworth choosing lumber from a stack of wood with painted end grain

CHOOSING LUMBER

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

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Woodworking hand tools spread out on a woodworking workbench

20 BEGINNER’S HAND TOOLS

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

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David Ray Pine in his woodworking workshop

FORUM FOR WOODWORKERS

Ask woodworking questions & share photos of your furniture & tools.

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JOSHUA’S BLOG

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

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Wood and Shop traditional woodworking school with Moravian workbenches and Roubo workbenches

WOOD & SHOP SCHOOL

Come take classes at our woodworking school that focuses on hand tool woodworking.

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Yellow jar of wood finish with beeswax wiping on walnut board

WOOD FINISHING

Learn different methods for creating beautiful finishes on your furniture.

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Swiss made pfeil wood carving chisels in a box

WOOD CARVING

Watch our wood carving tutorials & recommended tools for carving wood.

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