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Learn how to design and build furniture with Marc Spagnuolo, The Wood Whisperer. Develop new skills with our video project and technique tutorials. For more information, in-depth articles, and wood shop tours, visit us at TheWoodWhisperer.com.

Episode Date
Jory Brigham’s Hank Chair
A look at how Jory builds his Hank Chair.
Jul 26, 2019
Backlit LED Poster Frame Light Box
A backlit poster frame to adorn any movie-watching room.
Jul 11, 2019
Hall Tree Storage Bench
A Hall Tree Storage Bench with cubbies and plenty of room for storage.
Jul 02, 2019
But I Don’t Have A Domino – Loose Mortise and Tenon Joints
How to make loose mortise and tenon joints with a router.
Jun 21, 2019
Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
A sleek and modern Dining Table made from walnut.
Jun 14, 2019
Media Credenza, Now with More Crotch!
A fun design and a great opportunity to incorporate beautiful walnut grain.
Apr 09, 2019
Round Oak Table with Osmo Polyx-Oil Pure
Jason needs a new table!
Mar 01, 2019
Just a Shoe Rack
An over-designed shoe rack made with expensive wood.
Feb 19, 2019
Stop Buying Double-Sided Tape!
A simple trick that works better than double-sided tape.
Jan 25, 2019
In-Drawer Knife Block
A handy and safe way to organize kitchen knifes inside a drawer.
Jan 21, 2019
Double Your Drawer Storage
A simple modification makes use of that empty vertical drawer space.
Jan 12, 2019
Gaming Coffee Table
A coffee table to doubles as a gaming surface!
Jan 02, 2019
Bunk Bed With Slide
A bunk bed for a prince!
Dec 11, 2018
2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Marc's recommendations to make your holiday season a little more productive and a lot more jolly!
Dec 08, 2018
Simple Trapezoid Bandsaw Box
A great place to start if you're looking to build bandsaw boxes.
Nov 15, 2018
Automate Your Dust Collection with iVac
Blast gates that open and close automatically? Yes, please!
Nov 02, 2018
Festool CT Cyclone Review
The new Festool CT Cyclone is out and it sucks, or does it?
Oct 18, 2018
Quick High-Quality Shop Cabinets
A new set of custom cabinets with oodles of storage!
Oct 15, 2018
Drill Charging Station
A simple functional way to store your drills, chargers, bits, and accessories.
Oct 07, 2018
Executive Desk With Wireless Charging and Hidden Drawer
An executive desk with classic styling and modern amenities.
Aug 29, 2018
Hidden Wireless Charging in a Desk Top
A hidden wireless charger is a great asset to any desk or table top.
Aug 20, 2018
Glue Caddy
A beautiful an functional way to store your glue and accessories.
Jul 24, 2018
Deadpool BandSaw Box
A band saw box featuring the Merc with a Mouth!
Jun 25, 2018
Chiseling a Corner
Learn how to make a round corner perfectly square with your chisels.
Jun 11, 2018
Festool DF 500 Connectors
Take a look at Festool's new DF 500 Connectors!
Jun 05, 2018
A Simple Frame & Panel
Here's a quick and easy way to make a frame and panel.
May 21, 2018
Turning a Tiny Finial
Ashley Harwood shows us how she makes a delicate finial for her sea urchin ornaments.
Apr 05, 2018
Exploded Sofa Table
I try to flex some creative muscle by exploring the concept of an exploded furniture piece.
Mar 28, 2018
Bluetooth Earbud Shootout
Which bluetooth earbud hearing protection will come out on top?
Feb 28, 2018
Jewelry Box
A jewelry box/chest with plenty of room for your valuables!
Jan 22, 2018
Bit Storage Cabinet
A wall-hanging cabinet to help you organize and store your drill and router bits.
Jan 04, 2018
Planing VS Sanding
Does hand-planing really produce a better surface than sanding?
Nov 16, 2017
Clean & Maintain Your Respirator
A guide to keeping your respirator in hygienic working order.
Oct 20, 2017
Crooked Garden Gate
Building a garden gate for a space that's anything but square.
Oct 11, 2017
Resin Cast Memory Frames – WFC2017
Build a fun and simple frame for WFC2017.
Oct 03, 2017
Protect Your Outdoor Furniture with Epoxy Feet!
Extend the longevity of your outdoor furniture using epoxy!
Sep 06, 2017
Dining Chair
An elegant dining chair that will push your fine woodworking skills to the next level.
Aug 22, 2017
Rocketbook for Shop Notes
A new way to keep my shop notes organized and in digital format!
Aug 22, 2017
Nicole’s Wooden Spatula
Marc and Nicole collaborate on a replacement for their trusty wooden spatula.
Aug 15, 2017
Tricked Out Bandsaws Featuring Carter Products
My two bandsaws get a nice upgrade thanks to Carter Products and Alex Snodgrass!
Jul 27, 2017
Cross-Cut Sled Slot Repair
How to repair a sled slot that's too wide.
Jul 13, 2017
The Best Way to Set Up a Bandsaw!
Alex Snodgrass shows us his method for setting up a bandsaw and eliminating drift.
Jul 06, 2017
Pillowed Legs
A simple detail with a big payoff.
Jun 28, 2017
Quick & Easy Mortises
Make mortise quickly and easily without sacrificing quality!
Jun 16, 2017
Tool Wall, Garage Door Cover, New Fans, DC Upgrades – Shop Update 6/17
Tool Wall, Garage Door Cover, New Fans, DC Upgrades
Jun 08, 2017
Wiping Varnish Shootout
Four popular wiping varnishes are pitted against each other in a fight to the death!
Jun 01, 2017
YouTube vs Books
Should we ditch books and just watch YouTube? Spoiler alert: NOPE!
May 03, 2017
Durable Outdoor Finish
An incredibly durable outdoor finish using epoxy and marine varnish.
Apr 21, 2017
Make a Kid Size Maui’s Hook From a 2×4
A one of a kind gift for a one of a kind kid! From the Disney Movie Moana!
Mar 31, 2017
Braces, Top, Wedges & Finishing – Knock Down Trestle Table Pt. 2
Optional inner braces, the top and a wiping varnish finish.
Mar 16, 2017
Legs, Through M&T, & Dimpling – Knock Down Trestle Table Pt. 1
We begin with the leg construction, through mortise & tenon joints (the easy way), and a decorative textured dimpling process.
Mar 10, 2017
2017 Shop Tour
A complete tour of the new Denver workshop!
Feb 23, 2017
Lift Lock N’ Roll Lathe Mobility System
A quick look at a cool mobile base for your Powermatic or Jet lathe.
Feb 20, 2017
Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
A simple slab table featuring metal legs attached using Wood Whisperer Thread Taps.
Feb 17, 2017
Wood Whisperer Thread Taps Pre-Sale
Unlock your creativity with Wood Whisperer Thread Taps!
Feb 10, 2017
Shop Update: End of Phase 1
The garage is now officially a "shop" and I'm ready to make some sawdust!
Feb 07, 2017
Acoustic Panel Installation
Acoustic panels can make the shop a much more pleasant place to work, and in my case, make videos.
Feb 03, 2017
LED Shop Lighting
A look at the LED lights I installed in my new shop as well as a review of LED terminology.
Jan 31, 2017
Bartop Arcade w/ Raspberry Pi
A retro gaming cabinet made with only one sheet of plywood!
Jan 25, 2017
Assembly of an Oneida Dust Gorilla Pro Cyclone Dust Collector
How to assemble a Dust Gorilla Pro Cyclone.
Jan 23, 2017
Assembly of a PM2000 Table Saw
A video instruction manual for the assembly of a PM2000 table saw.
Jan 16, 2017
Shop Heating Options
Confused about shop heating options? Let me share what I found and what I installed.
Dec 30, 2016
Shop Tour & Sub-Panel
A quick look at the garage space as well as the sub-panel installation.
Dec 11, 2016
Moving Into the Colorado Shop
We're in beautiful Colorado and now it's time to work on the garage and transform it into a shop!
Dec 01, 2016
Woodworking in America 2016 Interviews
A fun interview with numerous internet woodworkers.
Nov 08, 2016
273 – Barrister’s Bookcase
A Barrister's Bookcase isn't just for lawyers!
Nov 04, 2016
Moving Out of the Dream Shop
Yet another shop move is under my belt!
Oct 27, 2016
272 – Bosch Glide Vs Festool Kapex
How do I like the Bosch Glide and do I miss the Kapex?
Oct 07, 2016
271 – Castle Bookcase
Build a fun and useful bookcase and contribute to a great cause!
Sep 30, 2016
270 – Powermatic PM-TJ Tenoning Jig
Powermatic makes significant improvements to a classic jig!
Sep 23, 2016
269 – Pet Steps
Help your pets get a leg up!
Sep 16, 2016
268 – Scrapwood Jewelry Boxes
You may as well make something beautiful from all of those shop scraps!
Sep 08, 2016
267 – 4-In-A-Row Game
It's oversized fun for the whole family!
Sep 02, 2016
266 – Convertible Bench
Build a multi-function convertible bench!
Aug 19, 2016
265 – Barbecue Cart
Be a master of the grill with this easy-to-build Barbecue Cart.
Aug 05, 2016
264 – Choosing the Right Turbine HVLP System
Confused by Turbines and don't know which one to buy? Watch this!
Aug 01, 2016
263 – Turned Box
How to make a lidded turned box on the lathe!
May 16, 2016
262 – A Quick & Dirty 2lb Cut of Shellac
Mixing shellac isn't rocket science!
Apr 29, 2016
261 – Air Quality Upgrades
Venting the cyclone outside and a new exhaust fan will help keep the shop air free of dust!
Mar 31, 2016
260 – King Size Bed
A beautiful King Size Bed made from cherry and walnut.
Mar 04, 2016
259 – Powermatic PM2244 Mini Review
A close look at the new Powermatic PM2244 drum sander!
Jan 14, 2016
Why Did My Cutting Board Split?
Ever wonder why end grain cutting boards are prone to splitting? Here are a couple of reasons why!
Dec 15, 2015
Gaming Dining Table
A multi-functional dining table that seats 8 comfortably for dinner or your next Dungeons & Dragons game!
Dec 08, 2015
What Table Saw Should I Buy?
Some things to consider when buying a new table saw.
Dec 01, 2015
Avoid Tearout With This Simple Trick
Use an old school trick to avoid tearout!
Oct 30, 2015
Kids Table & Chair Set
A Kids Table & Chair Set made with simple tools and only one sheet of plywood!
Sep 11, 2015
Woodworking Not-So-Common Sense
If you're new to woodworking, you might not have enough experience under your belt to have a general woodworking common sense.
Sep 02, 2015
Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2015
Build a Kids Table & Chair Set and don't miss our Build-a-Thon event!
Aug 31, 2015
Woven Panel Rolling Hamper Pt. 2
The hamper is assembled, hinges are added, casters are attached, finish is applied, and snaps are installed on the cotton bags.
Aug 20, 2015
Woven Panel Rolling Hamper Pt. 1
Cutting the domino joinery, grooves and panels and doing a proof of concept for the woven panels.
Aug 13, 2015
Outdoor Sitting Bench
A lesson in design and finishing in the context of a beautiful outdoor sitting bench.
Jul 16, 2015
How to Sharpen a Gooseneck Scraper
How to prepare and sharpen curved and gooseneck scarpers.
Jul 07, 2015
Bent Lamination
A great method for creating curved project components.
Jul 03, 2015
Cutting Thin Strips at the Table Saw
Various methods for safety cutting thin strips of wood at the table saw.
Jun 23, 2015
Planing Thin Strips
Safely planing thin strips and surfacing thin stock using a shop-made planer sled.
Jun 23, 2015
Shaping a Maloof-Inspired Sculpted Rocker Spindle
A look at the process I use to create a beautiful sculpted rocker spindle.
Jun 07, 2015
Mirror Frame Pt. 2: Rabbets, Clips, & Finish
We finish up the frame with the insertion of the mirror and the application of a fine stain, glaze, and lacquer finish.
Apr 17, 2015
Mirror Frame Pt. 1: Design, Half-Laps, Assembly, & Curves
The frame comes together after designing and executing tight-fitting half-lap joints.
Apr 10, 2015
Rabbet Joints
How to make rabbets using the table saw and hand planes.
Mar 07, 2015
Hall Tree & Bench
I traveled all the way to Boston to appear on an episode of Rough Cut with Tommy Mac and all I got was this Hall Tree & Bench.
Feb 16, 2015
Double Mortise & Tenon Joints
If you can make a mortise and tenon joint, you can make a double mortise and tenon joint!
Feb 07, 2015
239 – Memorial Box
A power-sculpted memorial box for my Uncle Tom.
Jan 28, 2015
238 – Engineer the Design: Mortise & Tenon Sizing
My three step system for designing good joinery.
Jan 22, 2015
237 – Salt Cellar
A great way to store salt and other kitchen spices for that pampered chef in your life!
Dec 15, 2014
236 – Kids Kitchen Step Stool
This easy-to-build step stool allows your little one to participate in everyday kitchen activities without the fear of falling off.
Dec 09, 2014
235 – Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2014 Wrap-Up
Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2014 was a huge success!
Dec 08, 2014
234 – Holiday Wall Art
Save a few bucks by making your own decorative wall art for the holidays!
Nov 25, 2014
233 – Flexible Sanding Strip
A flexible sanding strip is the perfect tool for cleaning up curves, and you can make one in just a few minutes using scraps.
Nov 17, 2014
232 – Clear Vue Mini CV-06 Update
A close look at the new and improved Clear Vue Mini CV-06!
Oct 29, 2014
Introduction to Milk Paint
An introduction to mixing and using milk paint.
Oct 18, 2014
231 – Multi-Function Toy Chest
An easy to build toy chest featuring additional functionality and storage.
Oct 17, 2014
230 – Mortising Jigs & Through Mortises
Need an accurate and repeatable way to cut a mortise? Make a simple and inexpensive jig!
Oct 06, 2014
229 – Handy Glue Rollers
A quick look at the rollers I use for spreading glue.
Sep 25, 2014
228 – Fixing Common Woodworking Mistakes
Mistakes happen more often than we like to admit. Here's how I fix the most common errors!
Sep 08, 2014
227 – Installing Urethane Bandsaw Tires
My rubber tires kicked the bucket, so I decided to replace them with urethane!
Aug 28, 2014
226 – Grasshopper Pull Toy
Learn how to make a simple and fun grasshopper pull toy for kids of all ages!
Aug 14, 2014
Basic Tool Set for the Beginning Woodworker
Aug 01, 2014
224 – Jewelry Box with Gary Rogowski
Special guest Gary Rogowski shows us how to make an elegant Asian-inspired jewelry box!
Jul 17, 2014
223 – Aging Wood with Baking Soda
A cool way to color wood using nothing more than household baking soda.
Jul 10, 2014
220 – 60 Seconds to Sharp!
How I keep my tools sharp in less than a minute!
May 29, 2014
219 – Safety Gear Upgrades
Improvements in my personal protective gear including eyewear, a respirator, and bluetooth ear muffs on the cheap!
May 01, 2014
218 – Installing a Segmented Cutterhead in a Jointer
Learn how to install a segmented cutterhead in a jointer for increased performance!
Apr 25, 2014
217 – Tool Storage Cabinet
Learn how to make a plywood tool cabinet that will store all of your portable power tools and accessories!
Apr 02, 2014
216 – Poker Chip Trays
Build an elegant set of poker chip trays!
Mar 14, 2014
215 – Greene & Greene Blacker House Chair
Follow along as I build the Blacker House Chair at the William Ng School.
Mar 03, 2014
214 – Power-Sculpted Contemplation Bench
Learn the art of power-sculpting while building a fun and functional sitting bench!
Feb 18, 2014
213 – Rubbing Out a High Gloss Finish
Learn how to make an imperfect finish feel glass smooth.
Jan 02, 2014
Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2013 Update
The results are in and we hit our goal!
Dec 19, 2013
212 – Wooden Gear Clock
A hand-made wooden clock featuring wooden gears!
Dec 09, 2013
211 – Artist’s Easel
Build a childrens' art easel and help the fight against cancer!
Nov 04, 2013
210 – Woodworking in America 2013
My annual trip to Woodworking in America was a blast. See what's new from some high end woodworking tool manufacturers!
Oct 24, 2013
209 – Rustic Outdoor Table (2 of 2)
The table top and bench tops come together along with the breadboard ends. Watco Teak Oil is used for the finish.
Oct 04, 2013
Rustic Outdoor Table (1 of 2)
A beautiful rustic table made from Western Red Cedar featuring Domino XL joinery.
Sep 27, 2013
207 – Tilt-Top Table
How to make a tilt-top table in both classic and modern forms.
Sep 02, 2013
How to Make a Pizza Peel (Bonus Tomato Pie Recipe)
Learn how to make a handy pizza peel! And stick around for Nicole's Tomato Pie recipe!
Jul 12, 2013
The Tilt-Top Table Promo
The Tilt-Top Table is the latest project off the Wood Whisperer workbench! You can build one too!
Jul 08, 2013
205 – Twisted Candle Stand
How to carve a spiral while making a twisted candle stand.
Jun 28, 2013
204 – The 10-Minute Spinning Top
Matt Monaco shows us how he turns a spinning top in under ten minutes!
Jun 21, 2013
203 – Invisible Panel Joints
The secrets to perfect panel glue-ups with invisible joints.
Jun 10, 2013
Win Marc’s Festool TS55 Track Saw!
Enter for a chance to win the first Festool tool I ever purchased: the TS55 Track Saw!
Jun 07, 2013
202 – The Thorsen House, A Greene & Greene Ultimate Bungalow
Darrell Peart takes us on a tour of the Greene & Greene Ultimate Bungalow known as the Thorsen House.
May 21, 2013
Mateo “The Apprentice” – March 2013
A cute little video of my son Mateo enjoying a day of work in the shop.
May 19, 2013
201 – Installing Nordfab Ductwork
How to install Nordfab ductwork in a woodworking shop.
May 09, 2013
200 – Installing a Clear Vue CV1800 Cyclone
The installation and assembly of a Clear Vue CV1800 cyclone.
May 02, 2013
199 – A Woodworker’s First Aid Kit
Find out what to include in your shop first aid kit!
May 01, 2013
198 – Grizzly Track Saw Review
A review of the new Grizzly Track Saw.
Apr 11, 2013
197 – Platform Bed (4 of 4) – Hardware, Supports, and Finish
The bed comes to life with the completion of the hardware and the support system!
Apr 02, 2013
196 – Platform Bed (3 of 4) – The Rails
The rails require tenons and some clever hardware solutions!
Mar 21, 2013
195 – Platform Bed (2 of 4) – The Headboard
The massive headboard comes together with a wenge raised panel and a beautiful solid bubinga frame!
Mar 11, 2013
193 – Power Carving with the Arbortech TURBOPlane
Carving a Maloof-inspired chair seat with the Arbortech TURBOPlane.
Feb 04, 2013
192 – Carbide-Tipped Brad Point Bits
If you're sick of replacing drill bits, it's time to invest in a set of carbide-tipped brad point bits!
Jan 29, 2013
191 – Pasta Power
To survive in the workshop, you need cat-like ninja reflexes!
Jan 16, 2013
190 – FrankenSled (How to Build a Cross-Cut Sled Add-On)
How to modify a cross-cut sled for repetitive cuts on long boards.
Jan 16, 2013
189 – Update: December Giveaway & The Woodworking Rock Star
The winners for the December giveaway have been selected! Congrats to those who won this round!
Jan 03, 2013
188 – VerySuperCool Tools After-Market Tablesaw Fence
A quick look at a new fence system from Very Super Cool Tools.
Nov 29, 2012
187 – The Knife Block
Learn to make a beautiful and functional kitchen knife block using limited tools!
Nov 14, 2012
186 – Wall-Hanging Magazine Rack
Woodworkers like to collect woodworking magazines. It's a fact of life. So you may as well build a nice wall-hanging rack to store them all!
Nov 02, 2012
185 – Dream Shop Build
Building a woodworking shop from the ground up!
Oct 22, 2012
One & Two Sheet Bookcase Complete!
This bookcase was built with basic tools and widely available materials, but that doesn't limit it's beauty or functionality!
Oct 08, 2012
183 – Advanced Joinery With Darrell Peart and William Ng
Darrell Peart shows us various Greene & Greene joints and embellishments and William Ng shows us several amazing Chinese and Japanese joints!
Oct 05, 2012
182 – Festool CMS Router Table
Festool's new CMS Router Table hits the market in October 2012. Here's a first look at some of the main features and add-ons!
Sep 11, 2012
180 – RoboReel Giveaway, Shop Update, Bookcase Guild Build
A sweet giveaway, a quick look at the shop progress, and an announcement about the next Guild Build.
Aug 20, 2012
179 – How to Clean Blades & Bits
You have to clean your blades and bits if you want them to maintain a sharp cutting edge. Sometimes your tools don't need to be sharpened, they just need a good scrubbing!
Aug 01, 2012
178 – Sitting Bench Step Stool (3 of 3)
The stool is fully constructed and now its time to focus on the finish!
Jul 18, 2012
177 – Sitting Bench Step Stool (2 of 3)
The sitting bench step stool comes to life with some additional shaping and assembly. The center support is joined to the legs using either wooden or brass dowels.
Jul 10, 2012
176 – Sitting Bench Step Stool (1 of 3)
The original sitting bench step stool serves as a model for a new and improved version. Templates are created and the initial leg curves are cut and shaped.
Jun 29, 2012
175 – Turning a Tool Handle
If you have a lathe, turning a tool handle is a breeze. Beautiful custom tool handles are just minutes away!
Jun 07, 2012
174 – Flattening Workbenches and Wide Boards with a Router
A router jig that will help you flatten your workbench as well as other wide and unwieldy boards.
May 23, 2012
173 – Sitting Bench Step Stool Preview
A quick look at an upcoming project with some talk of curves, angles, and templates.
May 16, 2012
172 – Tenons on the Bandsaw
A bandsaw is a great alternative to the tablesaw for cutting clean crisp tenons.
May 11, 2012
Benchcrafted Split-Top Roubo
The Split-Top Roubo is complete! Get immediate access to all of the videos by joining the Guild today!
May 07, 2012
171 – MicroJig MJ Splitter SteelPRO
The MJ Splitter SteelPRO system is a great way to prevent kickback at the tablesaw, without breaking the bank!
May 06, 2012
170 – Cyclone Separator Shootout
A review comparing cyclone separator performance, build quality, price, connectivity, and portability, featuring the Oneida Dust Deputy, the Clearvue Mini CV06, and the Rockler Dust Right Vortex.
May 02, 2012
169 – Flatten Boards Wider Than Your Jointer
How to flatten boards that are wider than your jointer, using hand tools and the jointer trick.
Apr 11, 2012
168 – Drawbored Mortise & Tenon
The drawbore mortise & tenon joint is one of the strongest known to woodworkers. Making your own dowels with a dowel plate just adds to the fun and takes this powerful technique to the next level.
Mar 27, 2012
167 – Tapping Threads in Wood
The Roubo Workbench build shines a light on an unexpectedly useful technique: tapping threads!
Feb 24, 2012
166 – How to Install a Drawer Knob
How to install a drawer knob in a finished drawer, cleanly and efficiently.
Feb 06, 2012
165 – The Global Warping Effect
Mother Nature can be quite harsh on wood, especially when left untreated!
Feb 01, 2012
164 – Marking Gauges
Marking gauges can improve your accuracy and reduce tearout. Know 'em, use 'em, love 'em!
Jan 06, 2012
163 – Calendar Frame (2 of 2)
The final details are added to the frame and we finish up by applying lacquer and teak oil.
Dec 03, 2011
162 – Calendar Frame (1 of 2)
The calendar frame project begins with wood selection, milling, cutting half-laps, layout and cutting various rabbets.
Nov 23, 2011
161 – Sanding Efficiency
A guide to using sanders and sandpaper more efficiently.
Oct 25, 2011
160 – My New Outfeed Table
A little plywood and some planning results in a solid outfeed table with storage!
Oct 11, 2011
159 – Rocking Horse (2 of 2)
The rocking horse project continues with pre-finishing and assembly! Yeehaa!
Oct 03, 2011
158 – Rocking Horse (1 of 2)
The charity build begins! Let's get this rocking horse started!
Sep 26, 2011
157 – My New Assembly Table
A live session where I give a tour of my new torsion box assembly table.
Sep 18, 2011
156 – Cleaning Dados with a Router Plane
A router plane is great for fine-tuning machine-cut dados and grooves!
Sep 12, 2011
155 – Waterborne Finishes & HVLP
An introduction to waterborne finishes, how they work, and how to apply them via HVLP.
Aug 23, 2011
Adirondack Chair Complete
The Adirondack Chair is complete! Join the Guild today to get immediate access to all of the videos!
Aug 17, 2011
154 – Wall-Hanging Tool Chest (3 of 3)
The assembly of the tool chest and the organization of the tools within.
Aug 09, 2011
153 – Wall Hanging Tool Chest (2 of 3)
A few design changes and the start of construction. Our Wall Hanging Tool Chest is well on its way!
Jul 26, 2011
152 – Wall Hanging Tool Chest (1 of 3)
Designing the Wall-Hanging Tool Chest
Jul 15, 2011
151 – Hollow Chisel Mortiser Setup and Use
Everything you need to know to buy, set up, and use your hollow chisel mortiser.
Jul 02, 2011
150 – Bowl Turning Tools & Techniques w/ David Marks
Learn the tools and techniques necessary to turn a beautiful natural edge bowl, from the one and only David Marks!
Jun 15, 2011
149 – From Southwest to Contemporary
I give some cabinet doors a new lease on life by taking them from an old Southwest style to something simple and contemporary.
May 27, 2011
148 – MicroJig GRR-Ripper
MicroJig's GRR-Ripper is a solid investment in your personal workshop safety!
May 05, 2011
147 – Be a Safety Hero!
Tips from community members that will help you become a Safety Hero!
May 03, 2011
146 – The Cross-Cut Sled
How to construct a simple and versatile cross-cut sled.
Apr 29, 2011
145 – Greene & Greene Coffee Table Pictorial
Building a Greene & Greene Coffee Table: a pictorial.
Apr 18, 2011
The Wall-Hanging Cabinet
A look at the recent Wall Hanging Cabinet Guild Build.
Apr 14, 2011
144 – Lumber Rack
How to build a sturdy and functional lumber rack with a swing-out sheetgoods cart.
Apr 11, 2011
143 – Scraper Sharpening w/ William Ng
William Ng's method for sharpening a card scraper.
Apr 01, 2011
142 – Introduction to Dyes
An introduction to the world of dyes, with a focus on teaching you how to read and understand the ingredients.
Mar 24, 2011
141 – Shop Journal #2
An insider's look into a shop moving experience.
Mar 19, 2011
140 – Shop Journal #1
Preparing to move back to the old shop space!
Feb 18, 2011
139 – Exact-Width Dado Jig
An excellent jig for making dados with your router, an NO thinking required!
Feb 11, 2011
138 – Weekend Wall Shelf
A simple and elegant Honduran Mahogany wall shelf that can be completed in a weekend!
Jan 21, 2011
137 – River Bend Windsor Chair Kit
How to assemble a Windsor Chair from a kit!
Jan 07, 2011
136 – Trestle Table (3 of 3)
The exciting conclusion of the Trestle Table series!
Dec 22, 2010
135 – Trestle Table (2 of 3)
Shaping the legs, various methods for jointing/planing massive boards, creating our table top, and a little pre-finishing.
Dec 11, 2010
134 – Trestle Table (1 of 3)
From a drawing to a full size template, our trestle legs come to life!
Nov 29, 2010
133 – Advent Calendar (3 of 3)
Applying a 2-part painted faux finish to the advent calendar!
Nov 19, 2010
132 – Advent Calendar (2 of 3)
The final assembly of the advent calendar framework and doors.
Nov 15, 2010
131 – Advent Calendar (1 of 3)
Count down the days till Christmas with this fun and festive Advent Calendar!
Nov 10, 2010
Halloween Router Bowl – 130
A festive decorative bowl that's easy to make with your router.
Oct 18, 2010
129 – Woodworking in America 2010
A quick look at Woodworking in America 2010: the marketplace, the sessions, and the people!
Oct 06, 2010
128 – Shellac Under Polyurethane
A test to determine if adhesion problems develop when coating waxed shellac with polyurethane.
Sep 21, 2010
127 -Turning a Vampire Stake
Turning a vampire stake on the lathe and a basic review of lathe tools and safety.
Aug 31, 2010
126 – 5 Tips for Laying Out Project Parts
Five tips to help you layout your projects in rough lumber.
Aug 23, 2010
125 – Shop Evolution Update
A quick look at problems with of my current shop setup and what I plan to do about it.
Aug 19, 2010
124 – Cutting Board Disaster
How to fix a cracked cutting board.
Jul 30, 2010
123 – A Butt Hinge Mortise
With a router and a sharp chisel, mortising for a butt hinge is piece of cake!
Jul 16, 2010
122 – Hand-Cut Half-Blind Dovetails
A quick tutorial on hand cut half blind dovetails.
Jul 02, 2010
121 – Cabinet Project Tour
A quick Whisper Mini tour of my recent 6-panel cabinet project.
Jun 14, 2010
120 – A Fancy Raised Panel
How to make a unique raised panel from walnut and birdseye maple.
Jun 02, 2010
119 – Featherboards & Push Sticks
A review of basic tablesaw safety gear.
May 12, 2010
118 – Jointer Setup
Setting up and calibrating a jointer as well as a quick review of several knife-setting jigs.
May 06, 2010
Urea Resin Woodworking Glues
A review of urea resin glues and when you should use them.
Apr 23, 2010
116 – Ebony Plugs
A method for pillowing the ends of ebony plugs typically found in Greene & Greene furniture.
Apr 14, 2010
Guild Build Results – Woodworkers Fighting Cancer
Results from our March Guild Build and Woodworkers Fighting Cancer.
Apr 08, 2010
115 – Router-Based Inlay
A close look at the router-based free-hand inlay technique.
Apr 02, 2010
114 – Relative Dimensioning
Locating hinges, the easy way. An accompaniment to my article on relative dimensioning.
Mar 30, 2010
113 – Fixing a Knot
A clever way to stabilize a knot so that it looks natural.
Mar 14, 2010
112 – Drill Charging Station & DowelMax
A simple drill charging and storage station for the shop. Made using the DowelMax.
Mar 02, 2010
111 – A Deep Red Mahogany Finish
A simple two-step method for getting a deep, rich, mahogany color.
Feb 16, 2010
Woodworkers Fighting Cancer
Help fight cancer by contributing to Woodworkers Fighting Cancer!
Feb 12, 2010
110 – Birth of a Guitar (Part 3 of 3)
The exciting conclusion to Rick's adventure into the world of lutherie.
Jan 17, 2010
109 – Birth of a Guitar (Part 2 of 3)
Kerfing, inlaying the tail wedge, installation of the binding, construction of the back, the soundboard, the fretboard, the bridge and error repair.
Jan 04, 2010
108 – Birth of a Guitar (Part 1 of 3)
A special series featuring an aspiring luthier, Rick Urschel. Building a classic guitar from a kit.
Dec 10, 2009
107 – Oil-Based Finish Basics
A primer on oil-based finishes: theory and application.
Dec 01, 2009
106 – French Cleat Storage System
A French cleat is as ingenious as it is simple. And you can use it to your advantage for shop storage!
Nov 17, 2009
105 – Keepsake Box
How to make simple, yet attractive keepsake gift boxes with a secret locking pin.
Oct 30, 2009
104 – October 2009 Shop Tour
Finally, a thorough look at my new digs. With any luck, I can make my 3-car garage a comfortable place to produce great projects!
Oct 22, 2009
103 – Intro to Flush Trim Bits
A brief introduction to the world of flush trim bits.
Oct 15, 2009
102 – 3rd Anniversary Show
Nicole and I take a little trip down memory lane in celebration of the show's 3rd anniversary.
Oct 12, 2009
101 – Low Entertainment Center (5 of 5)
In the final part of this series, I assemble and attach the base, install the handles, and apply the final finish to the top.
Oct 08, 2009
100 – Low Entertainment Center (4 of 5)
Pre-finishing can make your life a LOT easier!
Sep 29, 2009
99 – Low Entertainment Center (3 of 5)
The importance of a dry assembly, which I consider to be an essential part of the glue up process.
Sep 19, 2009
98 – Low Entertainment Center (2 of 5)
Edge-banding options, sources for solid wood edge-banding, attaching edgbanding to sheetgoods, cutting grooves and rabbets, and using an inexpensive miter box.
Sep 04, 2009
97 – Low Entertainment Center (1 of 5)
This walnut low entertainment center was built using three primary tools: a circular saw, a router, and a drill.
Aug 18, 2009
96 – 2009 Fresh Wood Student Competition
The 2009 Fresh Wood Student Competition highlights outstanding construction and design achievements by students from the best high school and post-secondary woodworking programs in North America.
Aug 04, 2009
95 – AWFS 2009: Tool Demos
AWFS is always a blast, even though this year we could see the effects of the economy in both corporate presence and attendance.
Jul 22, 2009
94 – AWFS 2009 – Overview and Belt Sander Races
AWFS is the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and its a show that occurs every other year at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Jul 20, 2009
93 – Krylon Spray Stain
Krylon recently released a line of exterior wood stains in spray form. A very convenient way to transfer color to your outdoor projects!
Jul 14, 2009
92 – A Moving Experience
Moving an entire wood shop is no fun. But you can save yourself a lot of back ache if you hire some help.
Jun 30, 2009
91 – SketchUp Basics: Trunk Lid (Part 3 of 3)
In the final part of our series, Aaron puts the finishing touches on the trunk lid.
Jun 18, 2009
90 – SketchUp Basics: Trunk Lid (Part 2 of 3)
In part two of our three part series, Aaron shows us how to make the frame parts for the top of our lid.
Jun 09, 2009
89 – SketchUp Basics: Trunk Lid (Part 1 of 3)
SketchUp can be a little intimidating for first time users. Aaron Marshall helps demystify this handy program.
Jun 04, 2009
88 – Safety Q&A
Working with small parts, installation and safe use of a dado blade, and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste in the shop.
May 08, 2009
87 – Respirators in the Wood Shop
A quick review of the dust and fumes that can make our lives miserable in the shop, and why we need respirators for pro-active protection.
May 08, 2009
Coping Cabana
A quick video of me assembling an Eagle America coping sled.
Apr 26, 2009
86 – Interview with Darrell Peart
An interview with furniture-maker, author, and instructor, Darrell Peart at the William Ng School in Anaheim, CA.
Apr 14, 2009
85 – Duane’s Steamer Trunk (4 of 4)
Applying the faux walnut straps, spraying water-based finish, and installing the tansu hardware.
Apr 06, 2009
Setting Up a Dado Blade
A hassle-free method for setting up a dado blade!
Mar 23, 2009
84 – Duane’s Steamer Trunk (3 of 4)
Pre-finishing tips and the assembly and glueup processes from start to finish. I also made a few mistakes on the top so I show how I go about repairing them.
Mar 19, 2009
83 – Duane’s Steamer Trunk (2 of 4)
Cutting and assembling parts for the steamer trunk and a review of techniques that will help you when working with plans.
Mar 05, 2009
Sawing off a Box Top
This mini covers the process of sawing off a box top. This particular box is part of the Sawmill Creek Forum's Keepsake Box Collaboration.
Feb 25, 2009
82 – Duane’s Steamer Trunk (1 of 4)
Building the frames that make up the sides of the trunk case. Grain matching and tips, tricks, and overall strategy for working with plans.
Feb 23, 2009
81 – DeWalt Tracksaw Review
My review of the DeWalt Tracksaw and a comparison to the Festool TS saws.
Feb 13, 2009
80 – Nicole’s Picture Frame
A very special frame for a very special girl! I show you how to use solid wood as a substrate for veneer.
Feb 08, 2009
79 – David Marks Project in Progress
A quick look into David's latest creation. Its a massive disc-shaped turned piece with a big marquetry image on the front.
Jan 25, 2009
78 – David Marks Gallery Tour
A tour of David Marks' art gallery! The tour finishes up with David on the drums!
Jan 19, 2009
David Marks Shop Tour
A visit and shop tour with furniture-maker, designer, artist, and host of Woodworks, David J. Marks.
Jan 06, 2009
76 – Lessons Learned from Past Projects
I pull out a number of old projects and examine them closely for damage, flaws and evidence of wood movement.
Dec 19, 2008
75 – Road Trip to Wood Werks Supply
A visit to Woodwerks Supply, Inc. in Columbus, OH.
Dec 12, 2008
74 – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for something for that special woodworker in your life? Try the 2008 Holiday Gift Guide!
Dec 02, 2008
72 – Contemporary Clock
A small contemporary clock that you can build in a weekend!
Nov 18, 2008
71 – Folding Magazine Rack
How to make a simple and elegant collapsible magazine rack.
Nov 13, 2008
70 – A Chat with Leo Laporte
We drove all the way up to Petaluma, CA to deliver the gadget station to the one and only, Leo Laporte.
Nov 03, 2008
69 – Gadget Station (12 of 12)
Hinge installation, pegging the tenons in the doors, making custom ebony handles, and finishing. I end the video with a justification of my design.
Oct 29, 2008
68 – Gadget Station (11 of 12)
Resawing spalted maple panels on the bandsaw using Laguna's Resaw King. Gluing up the doors and creating the ebony plugs for the case. Fitting inset doors.
Oct 23, 2008
67 – Gadget Station (Part 10 of 12)
Cutting/fitting door components. Mortise and tenon joinery for the rails and stiles. A lapse in judgement results in an injury and the need for a repair.
Oct 18, 2008
66 – Gadget Station (9 of 12)
Ebony adornments. Chopping a small mortise. The final glueup.
Oct 09, 2008
65 – Gadget Station (8 of 12)
Installing rare earth magnets. Using a #7 jointer plane. Gluing up sub-assemblies. The Final Cut blade makes an appearance.
Oct 03, 2008
64 – Gadget Station (7 of 12)
The legs are cut from the bubinga blanks, and I finally have an opportunity to do a dry fit.
Sep 24, 2008
63 – Gadget Station (6 of 12)
A jig for the hinge mortises. A review of the leg joinery. Cutting the dados and rabbets in the case sides. The router plane saves the day!
Sep 15, 2008
62 – Gadget Station (5 of 12)
A trip to Woodcraft to talk about the various possibilities for hinges.
Sep 04, 2008
61 – Attending IWF in Atlanta 2008
Tools and interviews from the 2009 IWF show in Atlanta, GA.
Aug 26, 2008
60 – Gadget Station (4 of 12)
Greene & Greene finger joints and cutting mortises for the ebony plugs with a review of basic chisel technique.
Aug 13, 2008
59 – Gadget Station (3 of 12)
This episode is focused on the design of the legs. I present several options and show how I create a basic template.
Aug 01, 2008
58 – Gadget Station (2 of 12)
A look at mail order wood and how to handle new lumber. A quick review of moisture meters and how they work.
Jul 22, 2008
57 – Gadget Station (1 of 12)
My strategy for building a functional and elegant charging station for electronics.
Jul 07, 2008
56 – Tablesaw Setup (2 of 2)
Whether you are setting up a new saw, or tuning up your old one, this video guide will help you make truer and safer cuts!
Jun 22, 2008
55 – Tablesaw Setup (1 of 2)
Whether you are setting up a new saw, or tuning up your old one, this video guide will help you make truer and safer cuts!
Jun 13, 2008
54 – Interview With Chris Schwarz
An interview with Popular Woodworking Editor, Christopher Schwarz, aka "The Schwarz".
May 26, 2008
53 – Miter Saw Safety
Some general miter saw safety tips including clamping and general operation.
May 09, 2008
52 – Shop Safety: My Mistakes
This video will show you some of the stupid mistakes I've made, what happened to me, and how I avoid repeating those mistakes.
May 08, 2008
51 – Tablesaw Experience
Whenever I have a new student in the shop, I try to convey what if feels like when something is going wrong on the tablesaw.
May 07, 2008
50 – Shop Safety: What If?
One thing I do every time I approach a tool is think of the worst-case scenarios.
May 06, 2008
49 – Safety Week 2008
Obviously, our shops are full of danger. So its very important that we adopt the safest practices possible.
May 05, 2008
48 – New Festool Tools
A quick look at the Festool MFK700 and the new Multi-Function Table.
May 02, 2008
47 – Turning Water into Oil
How to make water-based finishes look more like oil-based finishes.
Apr 26, 2008
46 – Desert Outdoor Finish
A special finish that will survive the harsh conditions of the Arizona desert.
Apr 15, 2008
45 – Music to My EARlex
A review of the Earlex Spray Station 5000.
Mar 28, 2008
44 – Hand Tool Basics with Kaleo Kala
Basic hand tool usage, including saws, chisels, and block planes. Kaleo also shows us how he mortises for hinges.
Mar 19, 2008
43 – Interview with Kaleo Kala
A chat with woodworker and designer, Kaleo Kala.
Mar 12, 2008
42 – Sculpted End Table (6 of 6)
Finishing techniques and the attachment of the top to the table. I will warn you ahead of time that there are a lot of Wood Whisperer musings in this episode.
Mar 03, 2008
41 – Sculpted End Table (Part 5 of 6)
Using a Kutzall carving burr and a die grinder to blend in the protruding center piece. Creating a template for the top. Routing the grooves for the steel dowels.
Feb 27, 2008
40 – Sculpted End Table (Part 4 of 6)
Shaping the legs with a cabinet-maker's rasp. Gluing the the legs to the center piece.
Feb 08, 2008
39 – Sculpted End Table (3 of 6)
Gluing the legs to the aprons, cutting out the rough shape, and flush trimming the legs to shape.
Jan 25, 2008
38 – Sculpted End Table (2 of 6)
Special techniques for creating stopped sliding dovetails!
Jan 14, 2008
34 – Sculpted End Table (1 of 6)
A look at the design phase, inspiration, options, and template construction.
Jan 12, 2008
37 – Interview with Asa Christiana
Extended interview with Asa Christiana, Editor of Fine Woodworking Magazine.
Jan 10, 2008
36 – Interview with Anatole Burkin
Interview with Anatole Burkin, Publisher of Fine Woodworking Magazine.
Jan 03, 2008
35 – A Visit To Fine Woodworking
A behind the scenes look at Fine Woodworking Magazine.
Dec 30, 2007
Everyday How-To: Crunch French Toast
A show idea that never saw the light of day.
Dec 06, 2007
33 – On the Edge
A review of the different methods for covering plywood edges.
Nov 26, 2007
32 – Popping the Grain in Figured Maple
How to make the grain in figured woods pop!
Nov 09, 2007
31 – Pencil Holders
This video covers wood selection, milling, and assembly of a fancy little pencil holder.
Oct 31, 2007
30 – Tablesaw Outfeed Table
Anyone can make this functional and sturdy outfeed table.
Oct 21, 2007
Making Raised Panel Doors
Using a router table to create beautiful and elegant raised panel doors.
Oct 12, 2007
28 – When the Dust Settles
Time to tune up my equipment, wax the cast iron tables, touch up the chisels, and do some general cleanup.
Sep 24, 2007
27 – Machine-Cut Dovetails
A glimpse into the world of machine-cut through dovetails, mistakes and all!
Sep 03, 2007
26 – 2007 AWFS Fresh Wood Competition
A quick tour of the student furniture on display at AWFS 2007.
Aug 23, 2007
25 – Tool Interviews at AWFS 2007 (Part 2 of 2)
We hear from numerous manufacturers about new and innovative products.
Aug 14, 2007
24 – David & Victoria Marks Interview
Exclusive interview with David Marks and his lovely wife, Victoria.
Aug 05, 2007
23 – AWFS 2007 (Part 1 of 2)
Live demonstrations from David Marks, Scott Phillips, and Mike Heavey. And the magical moment when I actually got to talk to Norm Abram.
Jul 29, 2007
22 – Live Finishing Q&A
A live interactive finishing Q&A session.
Jul 24, 2007
21 – Pare Essentials
A quick lesson in paring using a nice sharp chisel and some tips for applying oil/varnish mixtures.
Jul 16, 2007
20 – Domino Step Stool
Making a fancy step-stool for the upcoming AWFS Fair in Las Vegas.
Jul 06, 2007
19 – Assembly Table Base
Construction of a sleek and functional stand/cabinet for our torsion box assembly table.
Jun 03, 2007
18 – Torsion Box Assembly Table Top
Construction of a dead flat torsion box assembly table, similar to the one made by David Marks on Woodworks.
Jun 03, 2007
17 – How to Make a Vacuum Bag for Veneering
Learn how to make your own vacuum bag for a veneer press!
May 31, 2007
16 – Cut Your Own Veneer
Ever want to make your own veneer? Let me show you how!
May 18, 2007
14 – How To Sharpen A Card Scraper
My 3-step method for sharpening card scrapers.
Apr 20, 2007
13 – Bandsaw Setup & Rust Prevention
Learn how to get a smooth-running bandsaw with a simple setup procedure.
Mar 31, 2007
12 – A Guide to Woodworking Clamps
A review of the most popular clamps on the market. Which one's to stock up on and which one's to avoid.
Mar 16, 2007
Powermatic Prize Pack Giveaway
A funny video for our Powermatic Prize Pack Giveaway.
Mar 09, 2007
11 – Arts and Crafts Table (4 of 4) – Finishing
Making curved templates, routing with a flush trim bit, finishing, glueup, and joinery discussion.
Mar 08, 2007
11 – Arts & Crafts Table (3 of 4)
Gluing up the tabletop. Milling the aprons and discussing joinery options. A Festool Domino demo.
Mar 01, 2007
11 – Arts & Crafts Table (2 of 4) – Preparing Stock
Strategies for cutting thick stock, stabilizing large knots, and milling extra long boards.
Feb 21, 2007
11 – Arts & Crafts Table (1 of 4) – SketchUp Design
Using SketchUp to reverse engineer an Arts & Crafts Table from a photo.
Feb 15, 2007
10 – Tenons Anyone? – Mortise & Tenon Options
A review of mortise and tenon terminology and alternatives with a demonstration of two methods for making mortises.
Feb 03, 2007
9 – Off to the Woodworking Show (Part 2 of 2)
Two more exciting interviews and some closing remarks at the 2006/2007 Woodworking Show.
Jan 26, 2007
9 – Off to the Woodworking Show (Part 1 of 2)
A look into the 2006/2007 Woodworking Shows.
Jan 18, 2007
8 – Natural Wood Color Changes
A quick look into hardwoods that undergo significant color changes.
Jan 13, 2007
7 – Butcher Block End Grain Cutting Board
How to make a fancy butcher block style end-grain cutting board.
Dec 22, 2006
6 – Milling Lumber
A quick guide to milling lumber, including alternative methods when you don't have a jointer and a planer.
Dec 11, 2006
5 – 2006 Holiday Gift Guide
A gift guide for that special woodworker in your life.
Dec 01, 2006
4 – Lumber Purchasing and Terminology
Some pointers for your first trip to the hardware dealer and a review of hardwood terminology.
Nov 26, 2006
3 – DIY Refinishing
A journey into the world of DIY refinishing.
Oct 25, 2006
2 – The King and His Castle – Shop Tour
Shop tour and tips for setting up your own small or large shop.
Oct 16, 2006
1 – Introduction to The Wood Whisperer
An introduction to The Wood Whisperer.
Oct 11, 2006