In this video Will Myers shows how to attach the slab top of a portable Moravian workbench using a historical method called blind pegging. Blind pegging utilizes cut off nails to accurately mark where holes for the dowels should be bored in both the slab top and the undercarriage of the workbench. He also shows how to bore the holes to allow seasonal expansion and contraction in the workbench slab top, and how to
In this video Dave Heller gives a great introduction to geometric marquetry using beautiful veneer wood species. Dave is a furniture maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia, who specializes in Art Deco style furniture, and other historical furniture styles that incorporate marquetry and veneering. Dave is also an instructor here at the Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School. You can watch a video about Dave and his furniture here on our website.
By Joshua Farnsworth In this video I show how to make wooden bench dogs for your workbench. I also show my fast & accurate method for boring benchdog holes and holdfast holes in your workbench. This article goes along with my popular Workbench Guide, which you can read here. The last two videos that I published were about choosing a workbench design and choosing important workbench accessories. If you missed them, you can watch
By Joshua Farnsworth In this video I talk all about metal holdfasts for woodworking on your workbench. A holdfast is a historical metal workbench fixture that wedges into a workbench top, holding your workpiece down firmly as you cut joints. In my woodworking school, I own 10 workbenches, and about 30 holdfasts, so I've got a lot of experience with using and troubleshooting different holdfasts with different styles of workbenches. You can read about
By Joshua Farnsworth This past fall I was camping with my friends, Ervin & Willie Ellis ("The Ellis Bros Builders"...see them here) at their new beautiful property in Southwest Virginia.? Ervin let me sit in a surprisingly comfortable wooden camp chair, and he told me that it is called a Viking Camp Chair (I'm almost certain it isn't of Viking origin). We immediately took measurements, because I wanted to make one too. The chair
By Joshua Farnsworth In the above video I share a tutorial on how to make historical milk paint from scratch! The article below shares the same information (in case you're reading this at work...). In a previous video (here) I showed how to build this shaker bench from just three pine stair treads, and I asked my viewers to let me know if they wanted a video on making milk paint from scratch. Well,
By Joshua Farnsworth In video 1/3 Bill Anderson talks about what to look for when buying a vintage combination plane, like the Stanley 45 or 55. This excerpt comes from the 4.75 hour video “Choosing, Refurbishing, and Using Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson”. The HD download is on sale for a limited time here. You can find vintage combination planes on Ebay here (affiliate link): https://ebay.to/3855VM4 Subscribe below if you want to
Wood & Shop Woodworking SchoolJoshua Farnsworth2020-03-13T01:10:11-04:00