Learn classic hammer veneering using the pull hammer to put the squeeze on fine finished furniture. It's a more than superficial look at the timeless technique taught by Steve Latta. Roy Underhill hosts.
Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside. It is a rustic woodworking challenge as we balance both beauty and strength to make a gate that will keep swinging for decades.
In the days of slavery, Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in North Carolina, was one of the most respected artisans in the South. We will look beneath the veneer on his furniture and discover his intriguing architectural work.
How can you stretch a basic kit of tools to build impressive casework? Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, shows how with the toolkit of young Thomas, hero of the 1839 book The Joiner and Cabinet Maker.
Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, joins Roy to explore the three classes of English sawcuts. Chris reveals the devious French tenon cheat, and even shows us how to saw without a saw!
Sloyd, the late 19th-century Swedish system of learning woodworking was intended to develop skilled, industrious and morally upstanding citizens. We will give it a try, and hope it is not too late for us.
We will delve into the drawers in search of the secret of an old tool chest. The quality of the tools shows that it belonged to a first class joiner back in the early 1800s, but the dovetail joints break all the rules.
This butt joint of distinction joins everything from picture frames to crown moldings. Learn all the angles and see how to carefully cut corners as we master the miter box for fitting frames and fine furniture.
You can make any complex molding you want with simple hand planes: just take it one curve at a time. Bill Anderson and Roy show how to flute your pilasters and carve your cornice for this comely corner cupboard.
Long splined miters anyone? That is how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity.
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