Woodworking is an art that demands precision and attention to detail, especially when it comes to cutting materials for projects. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or a high school student just starting, mastering various cutting methods and ensuring precise measurements are crucial skills. In this guide, we’ll explore different cutting techniques and share valuable tips […]

Dividers sketch by David Fisher. Every woodworker I know wants to get better at design. Yet it’s hard to carve out time to devote to it. Perhaps it’s because most of us go it alone. Design like any skill responds to our time and attention, but progress often comes in fits and starts. I’ll be […]

Study of a burl mallet by Barb Walker One of the perks of being married to an artist is that we share a lot about design and the creative life. Barb’s always introducing me to her artist friends and mentors she admires. Here’s one of the greats, Wayne Thiebaud sharing his insight on a great masterpiece […]

  Richard Grell knows drawknives. He’s been building Windsor chairs for a living more than forty years. That’s a forest of trees sculpted into an armada of chairs. Along the way he’s tweaked and refined his own user tools to a high level. Now the best part. Richard is now making his own version of […]

It’s not quite as magical as making your own water but it’s pretty close. Our latest book “From Truth to Tools” explores how artisan geometry was the flame that ignited the ancient builders imagination. And no less miraculous, gave them the ability to create a tool set out of thin air. That square you have in […]

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