Techniques

How I Rough Turn a Bowl
Bowl turning is something I love to do.  It's a great way to take a break from the flat and square world of furniture making and so something much more sculptural.
Urns and Flame Finials
Urns and Flame Finials

As part of my secretary desk build, I needed to turn and carve the ornamental urns and finials that sit at the top of the upper case.  I haven't done much spindle turning in the past, so the urns were good practice.  The flame finials...

Making and Installing Goose Neck Moldings
Making and Installing Goose Neck Moldings

I recently made a set of goose neck moldings for the upper case of the secretary desk I am building.  After going through the process I've realized that it's not a very difficult process, just very time consuming.  The set of moldings took me around...

How I Dovetail a Drawer
How I Dovetail a Drawer

In this video I share an in depth look at my typical technique for dovetailing a drawer. My drawers are joined with half-blind dovetails in the front and through dovetails in the back. My technique tends to vary depending on my mood and the size...

Carving a Concave Fan
Carving a Concave Fan

For the secretary desk I am building, I needed to carve two fans to go in the top section of the upper case.  These fans start out as a solid carving block and the concave profile is carved into them.  After the profile is established,...

Flattening Boards with a Router Sled
Flattening Boards with a Router Sled

If you don't have a jointer or a planer or you need to flatten something large or difficult to flatten, a building a simple sled for your router is a great solution. Links: The router bit I am using: http://amzn.to/1tswZzd [Affiliate link]...