A Strategy for Design: Tables

What makes a table? How do you build one? What do I need to do to make a good one? Tables come in many shapes, several sizes, and each can make us feel differently when sitting down at them for a meal or to write a letter or to set our well-earned drink down upon. […]

The Complete Novice Too

Everybody starts woodworking as a complete novice. Start here, learning about hand tools, wood, and simple techniques in this introductory class. We will start first by showing you the basics of woodworking tools, how to buy them, use them and keep them sharp. There is a big difference in hand tools and their quality. We […]

Online Lecture: Chiseled

Chiseled The chisel is one of those tools that calls up a variety of woodworking jobs: bottle opener, roof tar remover, nail punch, pry bar and screwdriver, if truly needed. But this wedge shaped object is also capable of some of the finest work at the bench if one knows the secrets to tuning and […]

Complete Novice Woodworking

Everybody starts woodworking as a complete novice. Start here, learning about hand tools, wood, and simple techniques in this introductory class. We will start first by showing you the basics of woodworking tools, how to buy them, use them and keep them sharp. There is a big difference in hand tools and their quality. We […]