Education, Games & Hobbies
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 08:18:03 01/10/08
Many folks expressed an interest in seeing the full interviews from our trip to Fine Woodworking. Only about 5% of the interview actually made it into the show, so there is plenty of good information here. Asa Christiana is the Editor of Fine WoodWorking Magazine. He gives us a lot of insight into the editorial process and how decisions are made. I also had the opportunity to ask him some of the questions that you guys wanted me to ask. Enjoy!
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 17:12:35 01/03/08
Many folks expressed an interest in seeing the full interviews from our trip to Fine Woodworking. Only about 5% of the interview actually made it into the show, so there is plenty of good information here. Anatole Burkin is the Publisher of Fine WoodWorking Magazine. The interview took place in is cozy two-car garage workshop. Enjoy!
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 19:50:48 12/30/07
A few months ago we paid a visit to the offices of Fine Woodworking Magazine and The Taunton Press. It was a great experience and incredibly cool seeing how an initial idea becomes an article. This video gives you a behind the scenes look into that exact process. You’ll also get to see the Fine Woodworking shop and we’ll hear from numerous key staff members as they explain their roles in the process. And by the way, most of the interviews were significantly longer than what appeared in the video. If there is any interest, I would be more than happy to release the full interviews at a later date. Just let me know.
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 03:09:04 12/08/07
In this episode, I start building a modern end table with some very unique legs. This video will walk you through the design phase, including discussion of inspiration, design options, and template construction. This series will be a bit of a departure from the normal presentation style of The Wood Whisperer. Usually I don't release project footage until the project is complete, providing a seamless and smooth presentation. But if I do that on bigger projects like this, you'll be waiting a month for another video. So instead, I will be releasing videos as I go. Should be a nice change of pace.
[LESS INFO] 79 VIEWS | ADDED 02:00:08 11/26/07
I was working on a simple cabinet recently and I started thinking of all the different ways there are to cover the exposed edges of plywood. Veneer tape, solid edge banding, oversized edgebanding, and even joinery itself all do a fine job of hiding this unsightly side-effect of using plywood. And since plywood seems to enter our shops more frequently than not, its important to know how to deal with it. With a little know-how, you'll be edging plywood like a pro in no time.
[LESS INFO] 50 VIEWS | ADDED 23:37:15 11/08/07
In this episode, I put the finish on the pencil holder. But its not just any finish. Since we are working with a beautiful curly maple, I think the finish deserves a little extra specia attention. Curly maple looks fantastic with a few coats of an oil based varnish. But it will BLOW YOUR MIND if you "pop" the grain with a dye first. So that's exactly what we do in this episode. Thanks for watching. The finishing materials I used in this episode are available from Rockler via the affiliate links below:
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 09:43:57 10/31/07
With the holiday season on its way, its time to start cranking out those gifts!! And that's what we are going to do in this episode. I designed these simple little pencil holders several years ago just as a way of utilizing shop scrap. Turns out they make great gifts too. So get creative and try different color/wood combinations. Its hard to make these things look bad. This video covers wood selection, milling, and assembly of a fancy little pencil holder. Stay tuned for Episode 32 when we focus solely on finishing this piece.