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Don Williams’ Amazing Off-Grid Timber Frame Barn Workshop (Part 1)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:40am
  In this video & article, Don Williams shares a tour of his timber frame barn woodworking workshop in the mountains of Highland County, Virginia. And yes, he bought his 4 story timber frame barn on eBay...I'll explain in more detail below. I first met Don Williams several years

Woodwright’s Shop DVDs

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:13am
Well, within a relatively short period of time the episodes started to flow forth onto discs, like dew from heaven.  Around 6 hours of traditional woodworking classes (per season) for around $35...worth every cent! Thank you Popular Woodworking Magazine! I highly doubt it was my letter that engaged the process, but I'm so happy to have this

Understanding & Choosing Antique Router Planes

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 6:21pm
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 features to look for. The full DVD, where Bill shows how to choose, refurbish, tune, and use all sorts of

Incredible Water Powered Wood Shop at Hancock Shaker Village

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 6:55am
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 videos! Hancock volunteer Ted Williams gave Will Myers and I a private tour of this workshop, and let us use

The Completed Dovetail Desk! {Part 17 of “Build a Dovetail Desk with Hand Tools”}

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:52pm
You're not going to believe it. My family didn't believe it. Remember a couple years ago how I started building a dovetailed desk? Well it's finished! And here is the final video and some photos to prove it. If you remember, I was building this desk for my two oldest boys' Christmas present...in 2014. And

How to Glue Up a Table Panel with Panel Clamps + Giveaway!

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:51am
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, at the bottom of this blog post. Most of my winners say they've never won anything in their lives, so

How to Beautifully Fume Furniture with Cheap Ammonia

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:17pm
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 recently built out of figured quartersawn white oak. All other ammonia fuming tutorials I had seen recommended using industrial strength

How to Beautifully Fume Furniture with Cheap Ammonia

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:17pm
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 recently built out of figured quartersawn white oak. All other ammonia fuming tutorials I had seen recommended using industrial strength

Making Wood Figure “Pop” using Ferric Nitrate with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 4)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 6:44am
In this fourth and final video, professional engraver and flintlock rifle maker Mark Thomas shows us his historical method for creating a strong contrast in figured wood (especially tiger maple) using Ferric Nitrate (also called "Aqua Fortis") and a heat gun. If you missed his workshop tour, watch part 1 here. This method involves using

Card Scraping a Powder Horn with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 3)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:25pm
In this third video, professional engraver and flintlock rifle maker Mark Thomas takes us into his Virginia workshop to share a short tutorial on how to use a card scraper to scrape a Scottish Highland cow horn while making a historical rifle powder horn. If you missed his workshop tour, watch part 1 here. I apologize for