Woodsmith Shop

Woodsmith Shop

The pages of Woodsmith magazine come to life in this unique concept for public television. Each of the thirteen, half-hour episodes is built around a theme and teaches the skills and safe tool techniques necessary to build a variety of woodworking projects in a home shop. On each program, host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith, leads a cast of editors and project designers as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, and techniques. Segments on most programs include "The Basics," "Techniques," "Three Things to Consider," "Tool Tune-Up," "Shop Tips," "Oops! When Things Go Wrong," and "Woodworkers' Roundtable." Produced by Iowa Public Television in high-definition and shot on a special set built just for this program, most episodes include detailed animations that show exactly how machines work and wood joints are assembled. Whether viewers are just starting out or have been woodworking for years, they'll find something new in every episode to apply to their next project. In addition, a companion website (www.WoodsmithShop.com) offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.

All Past Episodes

Workshop Tips & Tricks

26:46 | #1213 | TV-G

The team in the Woodsmith Shop share tips and tricks covering the full range of woodworking topics.

Top-Notch Finishing

26:46 | #1212 | TV-G

Watch the Woodsmith Shop woodworkers step through their favorite finishing techniques.

Threaded Lid Canisters

26:46 | #1211 | TV-G

Half the fun of making these unique canisters is creating wood threads with a clever router jig.

Compact Router Table

26:46 | #1210 | TV-G

The Woodsmith Shop woodworkers share a great design that's big on impact but in a small package.

Craftsman Rocker

26:46 | #1209 | TV-G

This classic oak rocker is sure to please - comfortable, well-made, and surprisingly easy to build.

Flag Case

26:46 | #1208 | TV-G

The Woodsmith crew build a flag case to honor those who served and sacrificed for their country.

Router Joinery

26:46 | #1207 | TV-G

The Woodsmith crew puts routers to use for creating strong and great-looking woodworking joints.

Weekend Workbench

26:46 | #1206 | TV-G

The Woodsmith Shop crew show how to make a strong and sturdy bench in a weekend.

Kitchen Cart

26:47 | #1205 | TV-G

The Woodsmith crew make a storage cart that's sure to be a great addition to any kitchen.

Puzzle Boxes

26:46 | #1204 | TV-G

The Woodsmith Shop crew turn to a router table to walk through the steps for making this unique box.

Gentlemen's Dresser, Part 2

26:46 | #1203 | TV-G

The Craftsman storage piece wraps up with a detailed look at the doors, drawers and a great finish.

Gentlemen's Dresser, Part 1

26:47 | #1202 | TV-G

The Woodsmith Shop team building a solid wood case to create a classic gentleman's dresser.

Setting Up Shop

26:47 | #1201 | TV-G

The cast of the Woodsmith Shop offer advice for people interesting in setting up a woodworking shop.

Classic Tips & Tricks

27:04 | #1113 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up the season with a series of tips and tricks segments.

Project Wrap-Up

27:04 | #1112 | TV-G

Watch the Woodsmith editors step through the final details of making the tray centerpiece.

Tray Centerpiece & Table Saw Sleds

27:04 | #1111 | TV-G

An elegant tray centerpiece starts from a single block of wood. A crosscut sled is highlighted.

Mortising Jig & Box Assembly

27:04 | #1110 | TV-G

A mortising jig is a great option for the combination router table and a mitered box is made.

Horizontal Routing

27:04 | #1109 | TV-G

Add versatility to the combination router table with an easy-to-build horizontal table.

Scalloped Lid Box

27:04 | #1108 | TV-G

A router table insert is added to a completed tabletop. A scalloped lid is made for a decorative box.

Router Table Top

27:04 | #1107 | TV-G

Join the Woodsmith editors as they build a heavy-duty top for the combination router table.

Router Table Cabinet & Final Details

27:04 | #1106 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith round out the cabinet of the router table by adding storage and doors.

Combination Router Table & Custom Molding

27:04 | #1105 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors begin a combination router table that adds more capability to any shop.

Curved Lids & Face Frames

27:04 | #1104 | TV-G

A curved lid provides the final touch to the dresser-top valet. A solid face frame is built.

Adding Details & Tower Bookcase Assembly

27:04 | #1103 | TV-G

Custom liners are fitted to the dresser-top valet and parts of the bookcase are brought together.

Small Project Assembly

27:04 | #1102 | TV-G

The details of assembling a small project successfully are covered. A tower bookcase is featured.

Details of Craftsmanship

27:04 | #1101 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors begin their newest project, a dresser-top valet, by creating small joinery.

Adding Details

27:04 | #1011 | TV-G

Watch how little details really make the bookcase project stand out. Plus, great tips and techniques for making better frame and panel assemblies.

Classic Tips & Tricks

27:04 | #1013 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up the season with tips and tricks covering a range of woodworking topics.

Project Wrap-Up

27:04 | #1012 | TV-G

The bookcase is completed and and a simple project for a basic shop tool goes together quickly.

Precision Joinery

27:04 | #1010 | TV-G

Precise joinery at the table saw makes the assembly of the bookcase easy. Learn how caster placement is the key to making shop accessories mobile.

Compact Bookcase

27:04 | #1009 | TV-G

Discover the essentials of frame and panel construction while building a bookcase. Plus, the essentials for assembling the cutoff bin.

Cutting Boards & Plywood Tips

27:04 | #1008 | TV-G

Adding a classic, end-grain cutting board to the serving tray and building a roll-around cutoff bin are featured.

Power Tool Essentials

27:04 | #1007 | TV-G

The final shaping on the serving tray and how to get more out of your table saw miter gauge are highlighted.

Adding Swing & Planing Basics

27:04 | #1006 | TV-G

Take a look at the details for drawers that pivot smoothly in the shop storage cart. Plus, quick tips you can use in your shop every day.

Serving In Style

27:04 | #1005 | TV-G

Key techniques for creating an elegant serving tray and the basics of building drawers are featured.

Working with Small Parts

27:04 | #1004 | TV-G

A small handle provides the final touch to the keepsake box. Storage compartments in the roll-around cart are created.

Curves & Storage Cart Assembly

27:04 | #1003 | TV-G

In Details of Craftsmanship, smooth curves are added to the keepsake box. Also, discover a few tips about gluing up better panels.

Assembly & Joinery Tips

27:04 | #1002 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors cover small box assembly on the keepsake box. Then learn to create simple joinery while building a versatile shop storage cart.

Details of Craftsmanship

27:04 | #1001 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors begin their latest series to help you become a better woodworker.

Details of Craftsmanship: Finishing

26:52 | #913 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith magazine apply a finish to highlight the look of an elegant table.

Details of Craftsmanship

26:53 | #912 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors dress up a panel by adding breadboards ends and decorative plugs.

Panel Basics, Storage & More

26:52 | #911 | TV-G

The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips for making the most of drawer interiors.

Working Small

26:52 | #910 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors go into the details of creating elegant drawer pulls for a hall table.

Craftsmanship On Display

26:52 | #909 | TV-G

The shop-tested techniques for building a rock-solid drawer using the table saw are provided.

Fundamentals of Woodworking

26:52 | #908 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors show the best solutions for gluing up a perfect panel.

Power Tool Essentials

26:52 | #907 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors focus on must-know power tool techniques for creating perfect project parts.

Tips, Tricks & Techniques

26:52 | #906 | TV-G

Tips and tricks are shared, from handy assembly hints to using the right techniques.

In The Shop with Details of Craftsmanship

26:52 | #905 | TV-G

Key techniques for building a Greene and Greene table are featured.

Smooth Curves, Slot-Cutters & Painting Hardware

26:52 | #904 | TV-G

Learn how to choose and get the most out of a hand-held router and a slot-cutting bit.

Perfect Tenons & Lumber Thicknesses

26:52 | #903 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors discuss the key tips and tricks for creating a rabbeted miter joint.

Top-Notch Chiseling to High-End Hardware

26:52 | #902 | TV-G

Take your chiseling techniques to the next level as the Woodsmith editors show you how to clean out a through mortise.

Details of Craftsmanship

26:52 | #901 | TV-G

The Details of Craftsmanship series will help you become a better woodworker.

Layout & Measuring Tips & Tricks

26:46 | #813 | TV-G

Great tips, tricks, and techniques for accurate layout and measuring are shared.

Tambour Tool Cabinet

26:46 | #812 | TV-G

Expand your woodworking skills with this stylish storage solution for your treasured hand tools.

Cherry Sideboard

26:46 | #811 | TV-G

The key techniques for building a traditional sideboard featuring half columns are showcased.

5 Must-Know Joinery Techniques

26:46 | #810 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors cover five types of joinery you can rely on for a shop or furniture project.

TV Lift Cabinet

26:46 | #809 | TV-G

A TV cabinet is built with built-in lift using basic plywood construction and solid-wood trim.

Box-Jointed Tray & Vase

26:46 | #808 | TV-G

A silverware tray is built with angled box joints and an elegant bandsawn vase.

Dartboard Cabinet

26:46 | #807 | TV-G

A dartboard cabinet is built. It makes a fun addition to any home or even the shop.

Demilune Table

26:46 | #806 | TV-G

Classic details and elegant curves take center stage as an heirloom demilune table is built.

Slat-Wall Storage System

26:46 | #805 | TV-G

A unique shop-built, slat-wall storage system that adapts to your changing needs is highlighted.

Heirloom Music Box

26:46 | #804 | TV-G

Learn how to work with small parts safely and accurately as an elegant music box is built.

Curved-Front Wall Cabinet

26:46 | #803 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors create coopered doors and use templates for the curves on this wall cabinet.

Power Tool Bench

26:46 | #802 | TV-G

Build a plywood and aluminum bench to make the most of the power tools you use in your shop.

Slant Front Desk

26:46 | #801 | TV-G

A solid-wood case and dovetailed drawers are built for an heirloom desk.

Small Shop Solutions

26:46 | #713 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors share great tips for making better use of the space and tools in any shop.

Craftsman Clock & Serving Tray

26:46 | #712 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith build a Craftsman-style clock and an elegant serving tray.

5 Cool Tools

26:46 | #711 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith show you how to get more out of the tools, jigs, and accessories they use every day.

Kitchen Workstation

26:46 | #710 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors create a beautiful kitchen storage solution with an optional wine rack.

Planter Box & Outdoor Bench

26:46 | #709 | TV-G

The best ways to build and protect a planter box and an outdoor bench are showcased.

Cherry Bookcase

26:46 | #708 | TV-G

The Woodsmith create an elegant cherry bookcase from a single sheet of plywood.

3-In-1 Drill Press Upgrade

26:46 | #707 | TV-G

A drill press is made more useful with a 3-in-1 upgrade that adds mobility, storage, and accuracy.

Rustic Step-Back Cupboard

26:46 | #706 | TV-G

Simple construction takes center stage as a rustic, step-back cupboard is created.

Hall Storage Bench

26:46 | #705 | TV-G

A hall storage bench with loose-tenon joinery is made with a simple shop-made jig and a router.

Router Extravaganza

26:46 | #704 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith magazine take a look at the router, one of the most versatile shop tools.

Craftsman Bookcase

26:46 | #703 | TV-G

Learn new techniques as you watch this unique two-drawer bookcase being made.

Wide-Screen TV Cabinet

26:46 | #702 | TV-G

A basic plywood case is dressed up with a contrasting base and top to create this TV cabinet.

Classic Sideboard

26:46 | #701 | TV-G

A classic sideboard with tapered legs, dovetailed drawers, and highly figured veneer is built.

Top Shop Tips

26:46 | #613 | TV-G

Make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips and techniques.

Morris Chair

26:46 | #612 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith magazine demonstrate the techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair.

Roll-Top Desk

26:46 | #611 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith show how to build a classic roll-top desk with slide-in storage unit.

Patio Cart

26:46 | #610 | TV-G

Learn how to construct a long-lasting outdoor project and apply the right finish to a stylish cart.

Our 5 Favorite Shop Jigs

26:46 | #609 | TV-G

To get more out of the time you spend in your shop, the Woodsmith editors share the handy jigs and fixtures they use every day.

Campaign Chest

26:46 | #608 | TV-G

Combine dovetail joinery, inset brass hardware, and a time-tested design to build a campaign chest.

Classic Tool Chest

26:46 | #607 | TV-G

This tool chest is built with basic joinery and solid-wood panels. Then the Woodsmith editors use shop-made molding to create a one-of-a-kind project.

Modular Bookcase

26:46 | #606 | TV-G

Join the editors of Woodsmith as they pack a lot of woodworking into this beautiful bookcase.

Contoured Keepsake Box

26:46 | #605 | TV-G

This keepsake box is a simple project that you can see the Woodsmith editors build step-by-step.

Modular Wine Server

26:46 | #604 | TV-G

The modular design of this wine server makes it easy to build. Plus, the Woodsmith editors show you how easy it is to customize your own unique setup.

5 Cool Tools

26:46 | #603 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop.

Book Rack and Mantel Clock

26:46 | #602 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend.

Workbench Basics

26:46 | #601 | TV-G

The Woodsmith editors show the must-have features you need when choosing the right workbench.

Top Shop Tips

26:46 | #513 | TV-G

Favorite shop tips and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine.

Cherry Console

26:46 | #512 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith magazine show you how to turn a sheet of plywood and some hardwood edging into an elegant storage project.

Classic Wall Mirror

26:46 | #510 | TV-G

The delicate molding details catch your eye, but it's the unique display shelf that sets this Arts & Crafts inspired wall mirror apart. Learn the techniques for getting flawless fits as the Woodsmith editors build this classic heirloom project.

Picture-Perfect Miters

26:46 | #511 | TV-G

The editors of Woodsmith show you how to build an all-new table saw sled to cut perfect miters.

Shop Storage Cart

26:46 | #509 | TV-G

Learn how to build a roll-around shop cart - a tool storage center, an adjustable stock support system, and a workstation all in one compact design.

Pocket Screw Joinery Projects

26:46 | #508 | TV-G

Learn how to build two projects with pocket screws - a small outdoor table with a tile top and a cabinet that's perfect as an end table or nightstand.

Through Mortise & Tenon Projects

26:46 | #507 | TV-G

Two projects are featured a Nantucket-style bench and a traditional wall shelf. Both projects feature through mortises and tenon joinery.

Library Table

26:46 | #506 | TV-G

Learn tricks for fitting sturdy mortise and tenon joints and assembly tips for a craftsman-style library table. Plus, discover the ins and outs of adding drawers and the best way to build a top.

Heirloom Tool Chest

26:46 | #505 | TV-G

Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case and enhance it up with beautiful veneers and custom tool holders.

Swing-Leg Table

26:46 | #504 | TV-G

How to make a wood knuckle joint for this project. Plus, handy tips and tricks for building this unique, heirloom table.

Router Bit Cabinet

26:46 | #503 | TV-G

A quick and easy way to build a handy wall-mounted case for your router bits.

Curved-Lid Treasure Box

26:46 | #502 | TV-G

The secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant small box.

3-In-1 Bookcase

26:46 | #501 | TV-G

Learn how to build a beautiful heirloom-quality bookcase and quick and easy ways to change the look of the bookcase to fit your style.

Top Shop Tips

26:46 | #413 | TV-G

Tips and techniques to make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate.

Mobile Shop Cart

26:46 | #412 | TV-G

A large work surface, heavy-duty construction, and plenty of storage make this a must-have project for any shop.

Shop Storage: Slant-front Tool Cart

26:46 | #411 | TV-G

This plywood project features handy pullout drawers for plenty of storage, and screw together joinery makes it easy to build.

Sliding Door Cabinet

26:46 | #410 | TV-G

The delicate molding details catch your eye, but it's the unique sliding doors that set this cabinet apart. Learn the techniques for building flawless-fitting sliding doors.

Router Jigs and Accessories

26:46 | #409 | TV-G

Experts share favorite jigs and accessories that will make your router work faster, safer, and more accurately.

Blade and Bit Storage

26:46 | #408 | TV-G

How to store blades in pull-out trays, a wall-mounted rack, and a two-sided case. Plus, simple storage solutions for router and drill bits.

Hand Plane How-To

26:47 | #407 | TV-G

See the tips, tricks, and techniques for getting perfect results with one or two small hand planes. The block and shoulder planes are highlighted.

Ribbon Handle Box

26:46 | #406 | TV-G

Learn tricks for fitting a lid and getting super-strong miter joints. Plus, the secret to adding a flowing, wood ribbon handle to wrap it up.

Conquering Curves

26:46 | #405 | TV-G

Learn the basics of adding graceful curves to your next project - starting with a graceful curved front table, then a beautiful bow-front drawer, and finally a unique bentwood coat rack.

Sawhorse Roundup

26:46 | #404 | TV-G

Two examples of sawhorses - a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery; and a new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches.

Table Saw Jigs and Accessories

26:46 | #403 | TV-G

Make perfect crosscuts and get tight-fitting tenons with your table saw. Also, how to build a couple of easy-to-build table saw jigs that guarantee perfect results every time.

Weekend Project: Candle Centerpiece

26:46 | #402 | TV-G

Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant centerpiece that will light up any room.

Craftsman Coffee Table

26:46 | #401 | TV-G

Tips and techniques for building a beautiful heirloom-quality coffee table with a glass top. Plus, learn a quick and easy way to make mortises. All you need is a table saw - no chisel required.

Routing Dead-On Dovetails

26:46 | #307 | TV-G

How to make heirloom-quality dovetailed drawers with just a router and an inexpensive jig. Then, special tips and tricks for getting a flawless fit.

Quick Tips and Great Gear

26:46 | #313 | TV-G

How to turn inexpensive materials into a portable workstation that will make any miter saw safer and more accurate to use.

Razor Sharp in Record Time

26:46 | #312 | TV-G

See the tips, tricks, and techniques for turning a few pieces of scrap wood into beautiful bowls. No big, expensive tools are needed to make the chips fly - just a hand-held router and a special bit.

Portable Precision—Miter Saw Station

26:46 | #311 | TV-G

How to build an inexpensive wall-mounted shop storage cabinet. Pegboard and smooth-sliding doors allow you to maximize your storage capacity in a minimal amount of space, and simple construction techniques make it a snap to build.

Top Tips for Perfect Layouts

26:46 | #310 | TV-G

Favorite tips, tools, and techniques for perfect layouts.

Easy Cabinet Construction

26:46 | #309 | TV-G

How to put together a beautiful cabinet that's quick and easy to build. Plus, how to turn economically-priced materials into rich-looking projects.

Make Perfect Plywood Projects

26:46 | #308 | TV-G

Discover the secrets of working with plywood - from buying the right type to getting splinter-free cuts.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

26:46 | #306 | TV-G

Three different ways to make cabinet doors that really stand out. Learn how to create a unique wood lattice door, use veneer to perk up a plain panel, and make doors sparkle by adding glass.

Table Saw Secrets: Box Joints

26:46 | #305 | TV-G

Step-by-step techniques to building perfect box joint boxes - from making your own thin stock to cutting flawless-fitting joints on the table saw.

Build Timeless Tables in a Weekend

26:46 | #304 | TV-G

Three quick and easy techniques for making heirloom tables - a never-fail corner joint that simply bolts together, putting a top together without glue and clamps, and adding turned legs without using a lathe.

Router Table Upgrades and Add-Ons

26:46 | #303 | TV-G

Learn all the basics of a router table: from making a laminated top to getting a perfect-fitting insert plate. Also, a step-by-step lesson on how to make a rock-solid router table top and top picks for accessories and add-ons.

Make Beautiful Bowls with Your Router

26:46 | #302 | TV-G

See the tips, tricks, and techniques for turning a few pieces of scrap wood into beautiful bowls. No big, expensive tools are needed - just a hand-held router and a special bit.

Easy-To-Build Shop Storage Cabinet

26:46 | #301 | TV-G

How to build an inexpensive wall-mounted shop storage cabinet. Pegboard and smooth-sliding doors allow you to maximize storage capacity in a minimal amount of space, and simple construction techniques make it easy to build.

Top Shop Tips

27:00 | #213 | TV-G

Top tips for getting the most out of your table saw, router table, drill press, and more.

Sanding Secrets and Fast Finishing

27:00 | #212 | TV-G

Sanding tools and techniques, and fast and fool-proof finishing methods.

Shop Storage Solutions

27:01 | #211 | TV-G

Three popular shop storage projects you can build in a weekend: a peg board storage system, a roll-around shop cart, and a lumber storage rack.

Making Great Table Legs

27:00 | #210 | TV-G

Learn the secrets to getting a perfect grain pattern on a leg. Also, a simple jig for cutting tapered legs, both two-sided and four-sided, and a special technique for make a flared tapered leg.

Table Saw Secrets: Rip It Right

27:00 | #209 | TV-G

The right saw blade to use, and the techniques to get a perfect rip cut.

Seven Master Techniques

27:00 | #208 | TV-G

From one simple project, a cutting board, seven master techniques you can learn to use on hundreds of projects.

Router Table Techniques

27:00 | #207 | TV-G

How to use three common router bits to make 17 profiles, and how to make tenon and groove joinery on the router table.

Easy-to-Build Weekend Workbench

27:00 | #206 | TV-G

How to build the most popular weekend workbench using common building materials. Then, how to add vises and bench dogs to make it more useful.

Perfect Case Assembly

27:46 | #205 | TV-G

How to dry-fit a cabinet to check the fit of all the pieces, the types of glue to use, and the techniques used to clamp a cabinet so it's square.

Never-Fail Joinery Techniques

27:46 | #204 | TV-G

A discussion about the four basic joints used to assemble the corners of a cabinet: a simple rabbet joint, a dado joint used for the top and bottom, a very strong locking joint called a tongue and dado, and a modern technique pocket screw joinery.

Details That Make a Difference

27:46 | #203 | TV-G

How to make three moldings on a router table: a quarter round, a cove molding, and bead molding.

Making Shelves: Super Strong—Super Fast

27:00 | #202 | TV-G

How to add the right edging, either veneer tape or solid-wood; and adding a wider strip to support weight.

Setting Up a Shop: Then and Now

27:01 | #201 | TV-G

Looking back over the past 30 years, the editors of Woodsmith answer questions.

Quick and Easy Joinery

26:46 | #113 | TV-G

Three quick and easy joints and the advantages of each.

Setting Up Shop

26:46 | #112 | TV-G

Editors' picks for favorite stationary power tools, an interactive shop layout design program, and a discussion of mobile bases and dust collection strategies.

Router Table Tips

26:46 | #111 | TV-G

Factors to consider when buying or building a router table, tips for using one safely, and accessories that can be built at home to accompany it.

Mortise and Tenon: A Strong and Silent Joint

26:46 | #110 | TV-G

How to cut a mortise and tenon with a drill press and a table saw, what to look for in buying a mortiser, and how to fix a joint that's too loose.

Hand Planes, Scrapers, and Chisels

26:46 | #109 | TV-G

A visit with a craftsman who uses nothing but hand tools and advice on sharpening and using hand planes, scrapers, and chisels.

Ins and Outs of Drawers

26:46 | #108 | TV-G

The correct joints to use when designing and building drawers and some shop tips for working with drawer guides, slides, and hardware.

Top 5 Table Saw Accessories

26:46 | #107 | TV-G

Editors from Woodsmith magazine demonstrate some of their favorite table saw accessories.

Mitered Frames

26:46 | #106 | TV-G

A step-by-step approach to setting up the table saw for cutting perfect miter joints as well as some special store-bought and shop-built accessories for mitering.

Band Saw Tips and Tricks

26:46 | #105 | TV-G

Tuning up and using a band saw for cutting curves and circles, plus tips on resawing.

Lumberyard to Table Top

26:46 | #104 | TV-G

Advice on buying lumber, squaring it up, and gluing it into panels.

Perfect Crosscuts

26:46 | #103 | TV-G

Why it pays to measure once and cut twice; steps for building an auxiliary fence and a sled; and tips on adjusting a saw for clean, square cuts.

Getting the Most Out of Your Router

26:46 | #102 | TV-G

What to look for in buying a router and bits, plus some tips on how to use a handheld router for clean, accurate cuts.

Frames and Panels the Easy Way

26:46 | #101 | TV-G

Different kinds of frames and panels and how to build them on the table saw and router table.

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