Kebiki Homebrewn

Looking through his toolbox, Mathieu finds one of the most efficient woodworking tools, the Kebiki which is a marking gauge. traditionally craftsman would make their own Kebiki as a point of pride.  Read along as Mathieu tells us about the Kebiki’s important part in carpenters’ history and how you can make your very own. Read […]

Why We Woodworkers Do What We Do

The art of woodworking is about the passion to create and hone skills in the craft. Woodworking goes beyond the term “hobby” because of the passion and effort put into each piece and ultimately turn into a full time career instead of just a passing fancy. There is a sense of satisfaction as well that […]

Making Wooden Flowers

This is one post in  the series of “How to Make Wooden Flowers”. This steps described are not critical to completing the flowers, but add aesthetic appeal. The steps include soaking wood shavings to allow them to curl, placing them in a calyx pattern and gluing them together. A hole is drilled in the middle […]

You Can Drill Straight Holes Without a Drill Press

There are ways to drill straight perpendicular holes without a drill press or when a drill press is not usable. There is something called a “Cletus-Bore drunk” jig which you can use as a guide to keep your bit straight.  The construction is straight forward it requires three pieces of wood for the jig. Follow […]

The Frame Saws of Colonial Williamsburg

Blogger Bill Rainford traveled to Colonial Williamsburg to discover reproductions of early American frame saws. A two-man frame saw used at the Anthony Hay Cabinetmaker’s Shop has a blade forged by Colonial Williamsburg blacksmiths and is based on a saw being used in an old plate engraving by Roubo. It is used to cut veneers. […]