Articles

This section contains articles related to woodworking and the WWG.

  • The Holdfast and the Batten Mar 10 - Having trouble planing a board without a tail vice? Joel Jacobson found this video from across the pond that might solve your problems. The English Woodworker (Richard Maguire) describes this simple solution using a holdfast. Read more...
  • Old Tool Ad From 1884 Feb 24 - From time to time, we’ll try to show you some of the innovative old tools or articles from yesteryear, such as this one. This Wilkinson folding and adjustable draw knife draw knife from the 07-01-1884 issue of Carpentry and Building. Does anyone else care to contribute some examples? Send any interesting old tool pictures or ads for ... Read more...
  • By Hand & Eye Animated Short Film Feb 20 - Really wonderful stop-motion animated short film by Jim Tolpin illustrating some of the design and layout principles in the book By Hand & Eye he wrote with George Walker: Read more...
  • Sharpen Your Card Scraper 1, 2, 3 Feb 13 - Card scrapers, those handy rectangles of steel, are quick and easy to use; but like any cutting tool, they require sharpening to be effective. To achieve those miniscule hooks at the edge of the card that cut wood away so nicely, there are really only three steps involved. But before you begin, it’s useful to make ... Read more...
  • Working with a Joinery Bench Jan 14 - Great video from Shannon Rogers on building with hand tools in tight spaces using a Joinery Bench and planing beam. http://www.renaissancewoodworker.com/rww190-the-joinery-bench/ Read more...
  • The Minds of Makers: Randall O’Donnell Jul 14 - And number three in their list of how they will … promote and enhance … is They partnered with Indianapolis Museum of Art on a website called ArtBabble. Convoluted, no? Together they’ve videos a whole series called The Minds of Makers. And here’s one: Read more...