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Fine Woodworking Best Finishing Techniques

Overcome every woodworker’s greatest challenge. Countless hours of effort are at stake whenever you start applying that all-important final finish to your project. To help you achieve flawless results – and breathe easier – our editors compiled Fine Woodworking Best Finishing Techniques, a collection of 36 invaluable articles from America’s premier woodworking magazine. With the right advice you ...

Whittling Handbook

What better way to while away your time than to whittle? Peter Benson, author of Whittling Handbook, gives the first-timer the perfect introduction to the simple, yet pleasurable woodcarving pastime. Colorful photographs show each step in the process of making a host of items with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. The handbook guides the user through the basics for simple projects ...

Building Drawers

Building drawers is an essential part of cabinetmaking. Drawers have an endless diversity of styles, construction methods, and applications. Andy Raes new DVD reveals dozens of different ways to build a variety of sturdy and attractive drawers from the most basic to those joined by elegant hand-cut dovetails. The best-selling author and professional woodworker doesn't miss a trick, presenting an ...

Handbag Workshop

Make great designer look-alike bags. In her amazing how-to book, Handbag Workshop, Anna Mazur lets the cat out of the bag and tells all. In her inimitable style, Anna divulges little-known details for sewing 18 gorgeous bags. You know, the kind you drool over in specialty shops. Darling wristlets, swanky carryalls, classy clutches in sumptuous leather, suede, alligator, and snakeskin - faux and ...

All New Turning Projects with Richard Raffan

Experience a rare opportunity to learn from the dean of turning teachers – right from your own workshop. Richard Raffan. In the world of turning, the name alone is proof-positive of the real deal, of razor-sharp precision, and of an aesthetic quality that blends beauty with technique. Raffan is an internationally acclaimed turning teacher; he is known for his gallery-quality production work; and ...

Hand Tools

Tuning chisels, planes and saws and learning how to use them properly can make your woodworking a hands-on pleasure. These tools can bring a refinement to your work that machines alone cannot produce. In this DVD youll learn how to: sharpen a chisel within minutes, rehabilitate flea market tools, flatten the bottom of a plane, set and sharpen a handsaw, stand and hold a plane, pare accurately ...

Animal Hats to Knit

Go wild and unleash your creativity.  Animal Hats to Knit has a menagerie of 20 adorable knitted hats in a whole range of delightful designs, from silly to fierce—to help express your animal instincts. 20 wildly amusing projects to knit including: Rabbit Zebra Cat Dog Mouse Penguin Eagle, and more Step-by-step instructions and patterns to create hats for adults and children

Marvelous Transforming Toys

Downsize

Best-selling author Sheri Koones presents the hottest trend in the housing market. The 25 small houses presented in Downsize are owned by people who have made a conscious decision to downsize from a larger home to a smaller home—or who just decided to build small in the first place. Some of the houses are new (site-built or prefab), others are remodels. All are 2,000 sq. ft. or less. The ...

Segmented Turning

Segmented turning—turning an object from a glued-up blank--allows turners to design and create patterns and visual effects in turned pieces. In addition to design skills, segmented turning demands precise woodworking and turning skills. In Segmented Turning, professional turner Dennis Keeling shows step-by-step all the basic techniques for closed segmented, open segmented, and ornamental ...

Wisdom for Beekeepers

Get the latest buzz on beekeeping. A hot new trend that parallels the growing interest in sustainable farming and locally grown food, beekeeping continues to attract enthusiasts. For the best, solid information on beekeeping for beginners or veterans, you'll want to consult Wisdom for Beekeepers. 500 expert tips from a veteran beekeeper. Whether you reside in the quiet suburbs or a busy city, ...

Fine Woodworking Best Workshops

For years, woodworkers have turned to Fine Woodworking magazine, in particular the popular annual "Tools & Shops" issue, for advice about setting up their woodworking shop. This book is a collection of the best of those workshop articles from the last 10 years." It covers all aspects of setting up a shop from choosing a location and adding lighting and wiring, through accessories and storage ...

Finishing Wood

A great finish can make even a simple project look terrific. A bad finish can ruin the most well-built, sophisticated piece of furniture. Finishing can be a daunting and mystifying task to many woodworkers and DIYers who fear wrecking their projects at this late stage in the process. This collection of articles from Fine Woodworking brings together the best information on a rich variety of ...

Joinery

MASTER THE ESSENTIAL WOOD JOINTS All woodworkers worth their sawdust know that joinery—good, bad, or indifferent—tells the unvarnished truth; how well a piece is made and how skilled the maker is. Over the decades, no one has proven better at teaching readers how to make beautiful, enduring joinery than Fine Woodworking. This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important ...

Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

Turn your workshop into one of the happiest places on the planet! With the guidance of Richard Raffan, the dean of woodturning, and the projects in Turning Toys, you can outdo Santa’s elves. Create custom toys right in your own workshop and see the little ones' eyes light up with joy! Have a ball honing your turning techniques. Repetition is the key to mastering any craft, and these projects are ...