By Joshua Farnsworth In the above video I share a tutorial on how to make historical milk paint from scratch! The article below shares the same information (in case you're reading this at work...). In a previous video (here) I showed how to build this shaker bench from just three pine stair treads, and I asked my viewers to let me know if they wanted a video on making milk paint from scratch. Well,
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
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
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
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.
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
By Joshua Farnsworth Earlier this year my friend gave me a truck load of incredible 8/4 exotic lumber. Great friend, right? He told me that the boards were given to him by a fellow member of the military at his previous station. His military friend had apparently brought it with him when he moved back from living in Africa. So these boards have been sitting in my workshop for months, just tempting
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