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Project Videos: The Woodworks Episodes
  • Woodworks Episode 101:
    Chippendale Side Table

    Techniques include: Resawing Book-matched Panels; Frame and panel construction; Loose mortise and tenon joints on the router table; Shaping legs on router table with 4 router bits; Miter joints; Wenge accents ...
  • Woodworks Episode 102:
    Display Cabinet

    Techniques include: Cove molding using a story block; Hole drilling jig; Loose mortise & tenon joinery on the router table; Resawing panels; Frame and panel construction; Installing solid brass hinges ...
  • Woodworks Episode 103:
    Blanket Chest

    Techniques include: Dovetails with Leigh Router Jig; Frame and raised panel construction; Cutting miters on a table saw; Template routing; Resawing; Installing solid brass hinges ...
Project Videos: The Woodworks Episodes
  • Woodworks Episode 104:
    Arts & Crafts Inspired Nightstand

    Techniques include: Veneer on solid wood (thick veneer); Concealed and through tenons; Using a tenoning jig on the tablesaw; Dealing with complex glue ups; Making a wood drawer; Ammonia fuming ...
  • Woodworks Episode 105:
    Three Panel Folding Screen

    Techniques include: Mortise and loose tenon joinery; Jig for cutting hinge notches; Resawing wood for book matched panels; Making wooden knuckle hinges; Creating profile template for crest rails; Ebonized maple ...
  • Woodworks Episode 106:
    Mission Style Ottoman

    Techniques include: Tips on buying lumber; Laying out parts; Cutting and milling wood stock; Batch techniques for making joinery; Mortise and tenon joinery; Making square spindles; Finish using aniline dye ...
  • Woodworks Episode 107: Contemporary Headboard
    Techniques include: Mock-up template and headboard frame; Spline joints; Dog-ear tabs for glue-up; Frame and panel construction; Mortise and loose tenon joints; Using potassium dichromate ...
  • Woodworks Episode 108: Asian Sitting Bench
    Techniques include: Creating a mock-up; Cutting and milling wood; Mortise and integral tenon joints; Sculpting legs and seat; Curve, accent and mortise templates; Carved accents ...
  • Woodworks Episode 109: Standing Mirror
    Techniques include: Bent-lamination techniques; Hand crafted ebony handles; Loose tenon joinery; Router template for frame; Sun oxidation ...
  • Woodworks Episode 110: Hanging Book Case
    Techniques include: Milling boards and edge gluing; Dovetail joinery; Slow setting glue for complex glue ups; Inset maple shelves; Mounting plate for back ...
  • Woodworks Episode 111: Copper Top Hall Table
    Techniques include: Tapered legs with wenge accents; Jig for cutting tapers; Mitered cornered top joined with wood biscuits; Mortise and loose tenon construction; Inset copper panel with crusty cold blue-patina finish ...
  • Woodworks Episode 112: Carved Oak Barstool
    Techniques include: Tapered angled legs; Using a taper cutting jig; Laminated mortise and tenon joint; Visible flush cut tenons; Carved seat ...
  • Woodworks Episode 113: Mahogany China Display
    Techniques include: Making templates; Curved frame and panel joinery; Fitting the back panel; Shelves and curved side supports; Brass support pins ...
  • Woodworks Episode 201: Demilune Table
    Techniques include: Resawing boards to make veneer; Bent-wood lamination; Tapering legs on four sides; Bridle joinery; Making an elliptical form template; Using a vacuum press; Coloring wood with potassium dichromate ...
  • Woodworks Episode 202: Mable & Walnut CD Cabinet
    Techniques include: Milling and gluing solid stock to plywood edges; Biscuit joinery for plywood case; Cutting rabbits and tapers in walnut trim; Cutting compound miters for walnut base and top; Biscuit joinery for base and top; Fitting door and installing hinges; Notching and installing door trim ...
  • Woodworks Episode 203: Wall Mounted Mahogany Wine Rack
    Techniques include: Creating a template guide for cutting components; Mill banding for mahogany plywood; Using a jig for aligning the biscuit joinery for the interior; Staged glue-up for honeycomb interior; Sizing the case sides; Biscuit joinery to join the interior honeycomb and sides; Cutting a rabbet joint ...
  • Woodworks Episode 204: Arts & Crafts Inspired Library Desk
    Techniques include: Making a mockup with MDF; Mortise and integral tenon joints; Bridal joints; Using a router jig; Mortise and loose tenon joints; Biscuit joinery; Making drawers with reinforced dowel pins ...
  • Woodworks Episode 205: Oak Step Ladder
    Techniques include: Identifying flat sawn and quarter sawn white oak; Making a template for the sides; Edge gluing boards; Angled cuts on the top and bottom each side; Using a router template; Cutting dados in the sides with an angled guide; Cutting angled tenons on steps; Making ebony tenons accents ...
Project Videos: The Woodworks Episodes
  • Woodworks Episode 206: Burl Veneer Occasional Table
    Techniques include: Mortise and loose tenon joinery; Tapering the legs on four sides; Make beading for legs and aprons; Gang cutting beading miters; Cutting burl veneers for four way book matched top; Gluing and trimming veneers; Using a vacuum press; Cutting dados with a router table; Cutting miters ...
  • Woodworks Episode 207: Contemporary Magazine Rack
    Techniques include: Create a full size drawing of the design; Make a template for the legs; Building a MDF bending form; Cutting stock for laminations; Bent lamination in a MDF form; Half-lap joints; Mortise and integral tenon joints; Cutting brass rods ...
  • Woodworks Episode 208: Cherry & Maple Medicing Cabinet
    Techniques include: Dovetail joinery using a jig; Jig for shelf pins; Cutting rabbets using a router table; Mitered corners with splines; Installing hinges and magnetic latch; Attaching a handle ...
  • Woodworks Episode 209: Walnut & Glass Display Stand
    Techniques include: Hidden joinery; Using a jig for cutting dados; Mitered corners with splines; Cradle jig for cutting splines; Cutting beveled edges with a router; Using a jig for the dowel joinery; Making a jig for drilling end caps; Doing a complex glue up ...
  • Woodworks Episode 210: Pyramid Art Pedestal
    Techniques include: Start with a full scale drawing; Cutting angled base; Cutting tapers using a jig; Resawing veneers; Grain match and glue up veneers; Gluing and trimming veneers on the base; Cutting miter joints for frames; Joining frames with biscuits ...
  • Woodworks Episode 211: Circular Kitchen Table
    Techniques include: Tips for grain matching the top; Using a trammel arm to make MDF template; Preparing and joining boards for the top; Gluing up with cauls; Using a trammel arm with a router; Bridal joinery for center post top and bottom; Cutting tapers on the bottom and top cross supports; Attach top using figure eight ...
  • Woodworks Episode 212: Bubinga Veneer Coffee Table
    Techniques include: Make and apply maple beading to aprons; Mortise and loose tenon joinery; Shape legs using templates, bandsaw and hand tools; Working with commercial veneers; Glue up top in a vacuum press; Installing an ebony border inlay; Making scarf joints ...
  • Woodworks Episode 213: Mahogany Piano Bench
    Techniques include: Mortise and integral tenon joints; Cutting rabbet joints; Attaching ebony feet to legs with dowels; Jig tapers legs on two sides; Fitting stretchers to legs with mortise and tenon joints; Scribe and level legs; Miter joints for banding on plywood top ...
  • Woodworks Episode 301: Contemporary Wall Mirror
    Techniques include: Milling rough stock; Making spline joinery; Forming a circle from a square; Cutting a double rabbet; Creating a custom jig for keystone accents; Attaching accents and back panel ...
  • Woodworks Episode 302: Art Deco Umbrella Stand
    Techniques include: Using a full size template; Building a tapered angled frame; Working on frame and panel construction; Creating three way book matched panels; Gluing up frames and panels; Cutting compound miters for base ...
  • Woodworks Episode 303: Contemporary Walnut Bench with Copper Base
    Techniques include: Making plywood copper veneered bases; Constructing mortise and integral tenons; Sculpting posts with tenons; Creating a colorful patina finish for copper bases; Preparing the walnut slab seat; Producing a jig for the seat mortise joints ...
  • Woodworks Episode 304: Walnut Coat Rack
    Techniques include: Bentwood lamination; Creating a curved master template; Making the bending form; Resawing bending strips; Cutting and shaping the bentwood legs to size; Attaching legs to center post ...
  • Woodworks Episode 305: Glass Top Table
    Techniques include: Laying out and cutting parts from plywood sheet; Scoring plywood to avoid chipping; Creating mortise and loose tenon joinery for front frame; Dry-fitting and measuring to fit the shelf; Attaching the shelf with biscuit-joiner; Making the frame for the top using spline miters ...
  • Woodworks Episode 306: Cherry Blanket Rack with Inlays
    Techniques include: Drawing a full scale drawing on MDF; Making the leg template symmetrical; Working with mortise and tenon joinery; Cutting tenons for the crest rail; Creating a template for the crest rail; Designing and making a decorative inlay ...
  • Woodworks Episode 307: Table Top Clock
    Techniques include: Shaping a solid wood block into a faceted top-piece; Creating a template for the clock-face and veneers; Re-sawing veneers; Making a jig for holding and cutting veneers; Gluing up clock face veneers; Using a vacuum press to glue-up the clock face ...
  • Woodworks Episode 308: Peruvian Walnut Tool Chest
    Techniques include: Laying out the dovetail joints; Sawing the dovetail pins and tails on the bandsaw; Chiseling out dovetail pins and tails; Making the book-matched maple top and bottom panels; Cutting off the lid with the bandsaw; Installing solid-brass hinges, latch, and handles ...
  • Woodworks Episode 309: Open Display Case
    Techniques include: Constructing templates for the top & bottom; Making mortise & loose-tenon joinery; Dry-fitting the case; Sculpting curves with a die-grinder & hand tools; Creating book-matched veneers; Gluing up panels using the vacuum press ...
  • Woodworks Episode 310: Inlaid Corner Table
    Techniques include: Making a template for top and layout leg positions ; Laying out joinery on legs; Tapering legs on all four sides; Gluing up the 3 legged base; Routing the groove for ebony inlay; Inlaying ebony using scarf and miter joint ...
  • Woodworks Episode 311: Arts & Crafts Inspired Book Stand
    Techniques include: Making a project with handheld power tools only ; Prepping glue edges using a straight edge and router; Flush trimming sides using template and router; Cutting mortise in sides and shelf ends; Joining book matched top; Gluing up stand and installing ebony accents ...
  • Woodworks Episode 312: Cherry Corner Shelf
    Techniques include: Laying out side panels and shelves on plywood; Cutting out parts on the table saw; Creating a jig to layout and cut shelf dados; Applying trim to the edge of the side panel; Cutting and edge banding curved shelves; Producting, shaping and ebonizing legs ...
  • Woodworks Episode 313: Display Table
    Techniques include: Using leg and apron templates; Producing legs and aprons; Resawing and book matching veneers; Cutting and fitting mitered frame stock; Fitting panel to mitered frame and assembling with biscuits joints; Shaping the legs and aprons ...
Project Videos: The Woodworks Episodes
  • Woodworks Episode 401: Bent Laminate Shelf Stand
    Techniques include: Making a bending form; Gluing up bent laminations using the bending form; Making a jig for cutting dados in legs for shelf joinery; Milling and gluing up solid wood shelves; Using a template to cut curved ends for shelves; Using Potassium Dichromate to even finish ...
  • Woodworks Episode 402: Sculpted Pedestal Table
    Techniques include: Mortise and tenon joinery for top and pedestal; Cutting an edge profile on top; Cutting tenon and sliding dovetail slots for legs; Laying out and cutting crescent legs and dovetails; Laying out and sculpting the pedestal; Gluing up legs with cauls ...
  • Woodworks Episode 403: Mahogany Headboard
    Techniques include: Making a full scale drawing and templates; Shaping crest rail and legs; Jointing edges on commercial veneers; Gluing veneers together and to substrate; Using a vacuum press to glue up panels; Cutting dados in crest rail ...
  • Woodworks Episode 404: Cherry Sofa Table
    Techniques include: Making a bending form; Gluing up bentwood lamination in bending form; Jointing and cutting bentwood lamination stretcher in half; Gluing stretchers together; Cutting mortise and loose tenon joinery using jigs; Shaping aprons using templates ...
  • Woodworks Episode 405: Apothecary Cabinet
    Techniques include: Cutting case parts from plywood; Edge banding plywood with solid wood; Procedure for gluing up the case; Constructing drawers using a locking rabbet joint; Cutting a dado for the drawer bottoms; Cutting the drawer fronts from a single piece of wood ...
  • Woodworks Episode 406: Sculpted Eliiptical Mirror
    Techniques include: How to draw an ellipse and make the master template; Cutting the frame stock from a single board; Laying out angled sections and drawing the ellipse from the master template; Connecting the dog-eared sections using mortise and loose tenons joints; Removing the dog-ears and flush trimming the frame ...
  • Woodworks Episode 408: Magazine Storage Cases
    Techniques include: Re-sawing walnut for case and sleeves; Cutting sleeve stock and keeping parts in order to match grain; Cutting profile on the sleeve side stock using a template; Cutting finger joints for sleeves using a jig; Cutting dado joints in sleeves; Building case for sleeves and joining with mortise and loose tenon joints ...
  • Woodworks Episode 409: Torsion Box
    Techniques include: How to use winding sticks to create a level surface; How to build the core grid for the assembly table; Starting by building outside frame; Cutting parts for internal grid pieces; Using a spacer, gluing and nailing each grid piece and installing dividers; Trimming the outer edges with hardwood ...
  • Woodworks Episode 410: European Dish Rack
    Techniques include: Mortise and tenon joints using hollow-chisel mortiser and a table saw; How to make a French cleat; Rail and style construction for end panels; Making spindle stock for the front face; Mortise front rails for spindle; Cutting fretwork in side panels ...
  • Woodworks Episode 411: Game Board
    Techniques include: Re-sawing and thickness sand laminate; Gluing veneers to substrate; Gluing veneered strips together to make a single board; Alternating the strips and gluing together; Cutting miter joints for frame pieces; Joining frame to game board with hidden splines ...
  • Woodworks Episode 412: Wine Caddy
    Techniques include: Sketching out the design and making a full size drawing; Creating templates for sides, top and bottle brackets; Using templates for layout and milling bottle brackets; Positioning bottle brackets and using biscuit joinery to attach; Cutting dados for glass hangers and assemble; Cutting the decorative rail ...
  • Woodworks Episode 501: Contemporary Jatoba Bookcase
    Techniques include: Learning to cut cove molding on the table saw; Using mortise and loose tenon joinery; Designing and making router templates; Cutting rabbets at the router table; Setting up the router to cut mortises on end grain; Using the gooseneck scraper; Using #80 Cabinet Scraper; Attaching cove molding ...
  • Woodworks Episode 502: Frame and Panel Door
    Techniques include: Making frame and panels; Using the plunge router to cut dados in the door frame; Making raised panels using a table saw and a router table; Using the gooseneck scraper; Gluing procedure for frame and panel door; Selecting hardware for your door; Installing hinges and hardware ...
  • Woodworks Episode 503: Tool Cabinet
    Techniques include: Making bookmatched panels; Cutting beveled stock on the table saw; Cutting mortises with a plunge router and a fence; Making solid wood sliding panel doors; Using an indexing jig for shelf mounts; Making rosewood beveled handles; Making a scraper holder ...
  • Woodworks Episode 505: Treasure Chest
    Techniques include: Creating a curved top lid; Using the vacuum press; Making a bending form; Trimming curved panel on the table saw; Edge banding curved panels; Cutting half lap joinery ...
  • Woodworks Episode 506: Butcher Block Table
    Techniques include: Creating a random pattern with multiple woods; Using end grain for butcher block table; Cutting half lap joinery; Installing figure 8 fasteners; Finishing for food safe surfaces ...
  • Woodworks Episode 507: Contemporary Dining Chair
    Techniques include: Creating a mock- up for chair design; Building a bending form; Creating a chair template; Creating jigs; Cutting laminates for a chair; Sculpting chair seat; Creating curved chair back ...
  • Woodworks Episode 508: Marquetry Serving Tray
    Techniques include: Cutting double bevel marquetry; Working with exotic woods; Using sand shading to add dimension; Creating a cove cut on the table saw; Spraying a lacquer finish; Rubbing out a lacquer finish ...
  • Woodworks Episode 509: Coopered Hall Table
    Techniques include: Learning the art of coopering; Creating a hot patina finish on copper; Gluing up staves; Bandsawing angled cuts on coopered stock; Cutting tapers on coopered columns; Working with router rails to level the columns ...
  • Woodworks Episode 510: Spice Rack with Decorative Inlay
    Techniques include: Creating a doweling jig; Using a router inlay kit; Routing with templates; Cutting rabbet joinery; Reinforcing drawer joints with wooden dowels; Using cork blocks for glue ups ...
  • Woodworks Episode 511: Contemporary Writing Desk
    Techniques include: Creating tapered legs; Cutting drawer front from apron stock to match the grain; Making drawer joints reinforced with brass pins; Making maple drawer dividers; Gluing up veneer with a vacuum press; Making a wooden handle out of ebony ...
  • Woodworks Episode 512: Contemporary Bent Laminated Lamp
    Techniques include: Starting with a prototype; Making a bending form for extreme curves; Band sawing and drum sanding laminates; Scarf joining 3 curves to form a base; Using hand tools to sculpt curves ...


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