If you're lucky enough to have a large backyard, or perhaps even a plot of land, then you probably have several trees on hand. If for whatever reason one or two of these trees needs to be cut down, don't just dispose of the wood!
Whittling seems hard, but not with this video tutorial... watch to learn how to carve a teeny wooden mouse with a small knife, sander and drill.
In this video, we learn how to make wood roof shingles by hand. Start off with round oak wood, then split it with a splitting axe. Then, use a mallet to split them out further. Make sure to use clean and straight grained oak to do this. Now, remove the bark from the wood and split into thin sheets. Then, place into a cleaver brake and use a mallet to split down the different wood shingles. From each piece of wood, you should get 4-5 different shingles. When finished, you can hammer these toge...
Cutting plywood on the table saw can be difficult because you have to move the unwieldy 4x8 sheet across the blade. A better solution is to move a circular saw over the sheet. For rips, the saw table rides next to a guide strip and for cross cuts, a fence squares the jig to the work. Watch and learn these alternatives to cutting plywood on a table saw. Cut plywood without a table saw.
In this two-part tutorial series from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good walks you through the process of creating a hollow vase entirely without a lathe. As always, the pattern is available, free of charge, through Steve's blog, scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com.
In this how to video, John W. Nixon from Eagle Lake Woodworking demonstrates how to build an Arched-Top keepsake made from Cocobolo. This unique arched-top keepsake box is an eye catching item with a unique feature on the inside, a place to frame a picture. The process for making a dovetailed box is detailed in this video, as well as, the procedure for shaping the arched lid. Watch this how to video and you can create an arched top keepsake box to give as a gift or keep for yourself.
If you have two kids, but only one bedroom for them to share, problems are sure to arise. Having two bedrooms might get rid of any kind of fighting, but if that's not an option, then making a room divider might be a better idea.
This table magically folds over to create a secret compartment. This way you don't have to clean the table off, just fold it over and use the backside.
A wooden ring can be a beautiful, handcrafted item of jewelry, rare and unquiet. This excellent how to will show you the steps necessary to turn your own wooden ring on a lathe and then finish it for wearing. The wood used in this video is Cocobolo, a lovely hardwood that will weather nicely over time. Check it out! You'll need a block of hardwood, a lathe, lathe tools, sand paper, bees wax and mineral oil. You'll also want to wear protective eye wear as well.
The Wood Whisperer demonstrates how we can install hinges on a cabinet without a tape measure, using relative dimensioning. In this example, we use center lines instead of marking the top and bottom of each piece that needs to line up. Using shims at the bottom and top of the door, we center the door on the cabinet to the desired spot. At this point, it's as simple as marking the center lines where you want your hinges to go on both the door and the cabinet frame. Now we can simply attach our...
A jewelry box is not just a great way to keep your jewels safe, it is also a beautiful addition to your decor. In this video, learn how to make a gorgeous, professional looking jewelry box from walnut, maple and cherry woods. This in depth, seven piece series takes you from selecting your wood, through the finishing touches. These boxes are lovely enough to compete with anything on a store shelf.
In this video you will be shown an interesting method of recycling old CDs. The creator suggests using old CDs to make wall mountings for circular dimmer switches. He starts be using his router to create a circular indent in a piece of redwood this if for the CD. He then cuts out this circle shape and places the CD in the middle. Attaching the light switch is slightly more complicated than the previous stages and for accurate details please see the video.
Watch how to unsqueak that squeaky door,the fast and easy way. Use a hammer and a screwdriver and a rag and--watch more to find out!
Watch the video and animation for to see how it works. The drawing(free PDF download) is included in the description of the videos.
If you're interested in taking on a woodworking project that's fun and unique, this next video tutorial is an option. With this video, you'll be finding out how to build a sea chest.
A table saw is a powerful tool that comes with great responsibility. It can cut small and large pieces easily, created little grooves for decoration, and much more. But despite all of the great benefits a table saw has, it is a dangerous tool for anybody, experienced or not, to use. When it comes to pushing wood, nothing gets your fingers or limbs close to the blade than doing that. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to make a table saw jig using some easy to follow tips. Having a jig m...
How to use a jack or bench plane; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on using tools for rough finishing and smoothing edges of wood in this free woodworking video.
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you how to fill nail holes and caulk your wood trim molding before preparing to paint in your home remodeling project.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to use solid-wood beaded ceiling planks to make a wood ceiling for your house. It is important to prestain and urethane the wood before it is installed.
This video demonstrates how to turn a slimline style pen on a wood lathe.
Dressing Timber. In this episode, we are having a look at dressing timber so that it is flat/straight and square, ready for a project. In this case, we are using some reclaimed Jarrah from an old deck, but the principle is the same if you are preparing timber that is DAR (dressed all round) from a timber yard, or hardware supply shop, or even if you have prepared your own board from raw timber.
If you love both woodworking and magic, then you have come to the right place! This video will show you how to make a cool DIY magic paddle with stars on it. For the trick, you can appear to remove the stars from one side and have them disappear from the other side as well. It has some other good magic tricks as well that don't require any carpentry skills.
When molding or carving pieces of wood using a lathe, it's important that you have the right tools for the job. This includes having your tools nice and sharp for when you need them. You can actually pay someone to do this, but how about you save some money?
Beautiful cabinets really make the kitchen, don't they? Not only are cabinets handy storage, they also lend a certain level of elegance to the room depending on their craftmanship. If you would like to perform a kitchen makeover but don't want to hire someone else to do it for you, check out this eight part tutorial on how to build custom kitchen cabinets on your own.
Many spend a good amount on outdoor furniture... only to see it get ruined by the effects of weather or residue. In this video hosted by Ron Hazleton, learn how to restore and preserve outdoor furniture by cleaning, sanding and applying a stain and wood sealer to protect the wood.
Nuts n Bolts is great at providing advice on do-it-yourself projects and woodworking. In this episode, Nuts an Bolts shows you how to hang a sliding door. For more do-it-yourself videos from Nuts n Bolts, search for diy on WonderHowTo.
Shopsmith Academy shows you how to twist the blade of the Shopmith bandsaw at 45 degrees, enabling the tool to cut off long stock. Apply this lesson to your next woodworking project. Watch this video for useful woodworking tips. Search Shopsmith Academy on WonderHowTo for more woodworking videos.
Shopsmith Academy brings to you a simple method of increasing the throat of your band saw, which will allow you to saw thicker stock. Get the most out of your band saw. Watch this video for useful tips for your woodworking project. Search Shopsmith Academy on WonderHowTo for more woodworking videos.
In this tutorial (with an extended introduction) from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good will teach you how to build automata using a scrollsaw. As always, the pattern and plays are available, free of charge, through Steve's blog: scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com.
In this video, Bod Seguin demonstrates how to carve and paint a mini hotdog out of basswood. The video walks your through preparing the piece of basswood, carving it out, and painting the hotdog.
Hi everyone, I have been working on some videos and tips about restoring antique furniture, in this tutorial, I will be showing you how to remove a scratch from a wooden table.
In this next woodworking tutorial, you'll find out how to make a favorite game using, of course, wood!
In order to prepare a log for Tiki Carving, you will need the following items: a hardhat or a helmet, a respirator, a log, a planer, and a blade.
In this video you will learn how to build a retaining wall to flatten a sloped lawn. He says that if someone wants to garden but their yard is sloped and they know they can't do it, they should know that this is a lot of work. So be prepared to dedicate a lot of time and effort. You start by getting a building permit. If you're looking to build a low retaining wall you start by digging a trench a little wider then the stones and a few inches deep (the higher the wall the deeper the trench). F...
This video will be a very quick, simple, and easy way to install your quarter round. To start you will see that instead of cutting a 45 degree corner, it was left flush. With the other piece you will cut a cove in it and then align it on top of the other piece at the corner of the wall. This method allows the pieces to fit, regardless of the irregularities in the wall (if any). To finish it up take the return and just apply enough glue to attach it to the end of the first piece. There it is -...
Shopsmith Academy shows you how to add 24 inches to your jointer for a bigger outfeed table. Apply this lesson to your next woodworking project. Watch this video for useful woodworking tips. Search Shopsmith Academy on WonderHowTo for more woodworking videos.
Don't let that stuck drawer aggravate you on a daily basis; find the problem and fix it once and for all.
In this tutorial from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good will teach you to make basic 3D scrollsaw cuts using simple patterns. Watch as Steve takes you through the necessary steps while making a small jewelry box. Take a look!
I hate being cold. That's why I live in Los Angeles. But, there are plenty of folks who are experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures this year, despite global warming, and one of the worst places affected is the garage. C'mon, who has a freakin' heater in their garage?
Cutting tapered legs, can be a challenge withing itself. When using a band saw, it makes the job much more simpler to do, but there can be certain situations when it can prove to be tricky. That's when you need some tricks to help you out. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to cut tapered legs that have all four faces tapered. So sit back and enjoy! Use a band saw to cut a tapered leg.