• Man with a wall cabinet
    16:48

    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 1: Build the Case

    Learning the basics of cabinetmaking will take you a long way. Use these skills to build vanities, bookcases, dressers and, of course, cabinets for your shop or kitchen. This three-part video series will provide you with the cabinetmaking tutorial you need to get started. Be sure to download the plan for detailed information on the…

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  • Man making a wooden box
    14:59

    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 2: Face Frame

    This is part two of our three-part cabinetmaking tutorial. Be sure to download the project plan that provides dimensional details, hardware sources, and the cut list for this project. Build Sequence The sequence followed to build the cabinet is important. The cabinet carcase gets built first, and the face frame is cut to size and…

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  • Man with a wooden cabinet
    19:23

    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 3: Door and Details

    This is the final installment of our three-part cabinetmaking tutorial. Be sure to download the project plan that provides dimensional details, hardware sources and the cut list for this project. Order of Operations Even though a cut list is provided, it’s always a good idea to look at your projects and determine the best sequence…

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  • Cracked piece of wood
    6:47

    Repairing a Cracked Table Leaf

    A friend of mine owns a very old dining room table. It belonged to her parents and is an heirloom that she’s very proud of. Unfortunately, some of the table leaves have developed cracks over time. They’re not huge cracks but are still unsightly. I wanted to help her save the table. What NOT to…

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  • Close up of wood
    4:34

    What is Chatoyance?

    Like snowflakes, no two pieces of wood are exactly the same. That’s one of the things that makes woodworking so much fun. Like Forrest Gump said (using a little artistic license), wood is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. It’s so cool to clean up a piece of wood,…

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  • Determining a Safe Table Saw Blade Height
    1:07

    Determining a Safe Table Saw Blade Height

    When it comes to blade changes and using a table saw, especially using it safely, there’s more to it than just putting the blade on and making a cut. It’s very important that the table saw blade height is correctly set. It’s easy to do, only takes a second, will help keep you safer on…

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  • Tips to Calibrate a Table Saw Fence
    3:10

    Tips to Calibrate a Table Saw Fence

    If you rely on your table saw fence as much as I do, you’re going to love this tip. It provides a very accurate way to make sure that the cursor on your table saw fence points to a number that agrees with the size of cut you’re actually making. Yep, we’re going to help…

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  • Two men in a workshop
    8:39

    Tom’s Knife Making Experience

    George’s friend, Tom, dropped in at the shop and spent some time talking about his knife making experiences. Tom isn’t forging blades, he’s adding handles to knife blanks that he buys. This is a great way to make a wonderful custom gift for someone, or to make high quality knives for yourself, without spending a…

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  • Wooden dowel
    0:54

    How to Draw a Straight Line on a Dowel

    Here’s a little problem solver for you. You may not need it every day, but when you do need it you’ll be glad you know this trick. How you get a perfectly straight line from one end of a dowel to the other? The answer actually lies with your table saw. To do this, we’ll…

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