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3D Workshops from Popular Mechanics

3D Workshops from Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics has put some of their best woodworking projects online that include helpful illustrations, photos, schematics, and best of all 3D renderings of the project that you can view from multiple angles as well as animate which gives you an exploded view of the project.

How to Cut and Install Molding for an Interior Corner

How to Cut and Install Molding for an Interior Corner

Baseboard, chair rail, and crown molding not only hide seams and gaps where the floor and ceiling meet the wall, but, with the many designs available, they offer a finishing touch that can be humble or ornate. It is important, however, to take one’s time with molding, as to insure […]

Dovetail Joints the Easy Way

Dovetail Joints the Easy Way

Cutting dovetail joints is one of the essential skills of any woodworker, but lining up the pins and tails can be challenging.

How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster than necessary, and ping, the wood splits. A project is now delayed and/or potentially ruined.

Duplicating Antique Wood Moldings

Duplicating Antique Wood Moldings

Carrie from Hawthorne Street shared with a great how-to for making replicas of antique moldings. One of the challenges of restoring an older home is finding original details or re-creating them. Replacing wood elements is extremely difficult and many times cost prohibitive but if you’ve have existing pieces to create […]

Lumberjocks Know Wood

Lumberjocks Know Wood

For the woodworkers out there we’ve found another great resource called Lumberjocks. Here you can post photos of your own projects and have other users view and discuss them. Such as this amazing box of drawers, cedar gates, and jewelry case. Site users called “Jocks” can befriend other jocks and […]

Build It Yourself: Workbench

Build It Yourself: Workbench

This is a great Build-It-Yourself workbench. The designer of these plans spent a lot of time studying the features he liked and didn’t like about retail work benches and when it came to design his own work bench he ended up with plans that almost mimic the traditional work benches […]

Work Glove Guidelines in the Workshop

Work Glove Guidelines in the Workshop

Toolcrib recommends wearing gloves while moving wood and materials into the workshop but when it comes time to use heavy machinery you must remove your gloves.OSHA concurs “Use gloves to protect hands from splinters when handling wood but do not wear them near rotating blades and other machinery parts where […]

Woodworking Clamps to Handle Any Job

Woodworking Clamps to Handle Any Job

If they’re good enough for Norm I’m sure they will probably do the job in your home wood workshop. The K Body clamps from Bessey Tools are required for any serious woodworker. They are renown for handling difficult jobs with a delicate touch and they make a clamp for any […]

Woodworking Projects to Finish in a Weekend

Woodworking Projects to Finish in a Weekend

We’ve found a great how-to guide for wood working called Lee’s Wood Projects that includes many wood working plans that are ambitious for the beginner but manageable by anyone with time and tools. Our favorites are the classic outdoor picnic table, toy box, and wooden planter.

Build a Workbench for $20

Build a Workbench for $20

Hammerzone has a great build-it-yourself workbench that can be made for under $20 and will be as sturdy as any bench you’ll find. You may want to check out the more detailed version of this project if you’ve never tackled a woodworking project before.

Quatrefoil House Gates

Quatrefoil House Gates

If you are looking for a new pattern for your door or entrance gate, check out these quatrefoil designs that are sophisticated and modern as well as an example of find woodworking.

Custom Carpenter

Custom Carpenter

Our free local fishwrap, AM New York, spotlights a local custom carpenter, Alan Moshe, who quit his day job at a tech-startup and now makes more money and has more business while being his own boss. He attributes his success to the unique needs of New Yorkers and their small […]

Woodworking 101

Woodworking 101

If you are new to woodworking or looking for new ideas and techniques then you should bookmark woodworking.com. They compile a lot of good advice from their forums into informative articles like laying out your shop and selecting the best router.

Woodworking Projects

Woodworking Projects

The building products manufacturer, Georgia-Pacific, is offering free woodworking projects that you can download from their website. Project plans such as a gazebo, bike rack, trash can corral, and planter box are available and all projects are broken down into the type of wood required (treated lumber, MDF, plywood). Woodworking […]

Mixing Wood Stains or Dyes

Mixing Wood Stains or Dyes

If you are into woodworking or just want to refinish a favorite piece, this article regarding color theory when applied to stains and dyes is a must-read. Color Theory: For the Woodworker & Furniture Finisher and Mixing Stains or Dyes [Wood Finish Supply]