• Understanding & Choosing Antique Router Planes

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Chip Carving with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 2)

    Chip Carving with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 2)

    In this second video, professional engraver and flintlock rifle maker Mark Thomas takes us into his Virginia workshop to share a short tutorial on how to do basic chip carving. If you missed his workshop tour,

  • Flintlock Rifle Gunsmith & Engraver: Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 1)

    Flintlock Rifle Gunsmith & Engraver: Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 1)

    Several weeks ago my friend George Lott took me on a woodworking "field trip" into the mountains of Virginia to meet a very fascinating craftsman named Mark Thomas. Mark is a professional historical firearm maker, engraver,

  • 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.

 

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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.