• Bill Anderson using a vintage Stanley 45 combination plane at Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School

    How to Use a Combination Plane for Woodworking

    By Joshua Farnsworth In video 3/3 Bill Anderson shows how to use a vintage combination plane, like the Stanley 45 or 55 to cut a groove and a rabbet joint. This excerpt comes from the 4.75 hour video “Choosing, Refurbishing, and Using Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson”. The HD download is on sale for a limited time here. You can find vintage combination planes on Ebay here (affiliate link): https://ebay.to/3855VM4 Subscribe below

  • Bill Anderson rehabbing a Stanley 45 combination plane at Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School

    How to Refurbish a Combination Plane for Woodworking

    By Joshua Farnsworth In video 2/3 Bill Anderson talks about how to refurbish a vintage combination plane, like the Stanley 45 or 55. Last week I released part 1: "Choosing & Buying a Combination Plane", which you can watch here. These excerpts comes from the 4.75 hour video “Choosing, Refurbishing, and Using Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson”. The HD download is on sale for a limited time here. You can find vintage

  • Stanley 45 combination plane box with three combination planes or universal planes on a woodworking workbench

    Choosing & Buying a Combination Plane for Woodworking

    By Joshua Farnsworth In video 1/3 Bill Anderson talks about what to look for when buying a vintage combination plane, like the Stanley 45 or 55. This excerpt comes from the 4.75 hour video “Choosing, Refurbishing, and Using Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson”. The HD download is on sale for a limited time here. You can find vintage combination planes on Ebay here (affiliate link): https://ebay.to/3855VM4 Subscribe below if you want to

  • Joshua Farnsworth woodworker using a block plane while building a shaker bench from woodworking plans

    Make a Shaker Bench from 3 Stair Treads!

    By Joshua Farnsworth In this video I give a detailed tutorial on how to build a Shaker bench. I chose this design because I absolutely love the look of the lapped dovetail braces, and I felt that the lap dovetail joints and the through-mortise & tenon joints would give beginner woodworkers a challenge without overwhelming them. And the project is really fun for experienced woodworkers as well. The most exciting thing about this bench

  • 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

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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