Frank Klausz demonstrates building a knock down plywood bookcase using biscuit joinery, from raw stock, through edge banding, to finishing. His use of the biscuit jointer will be refreshingly new if you've only seen how Norm uses it. The design is simple and efficient, yielding one bookcase with 4 shelves from a single sheet of 3/4" plywood and a 1/4" back sheet. You'll need additional material for two more shelves to finish out the project. The knock down construction, using biscuits to aid alignment is a nice feature and an uncomplicated enhancement. The contruction and techniques demonstrated are easily applied to cabinets and carcases in general, which he also discusses briefly.
Routers can be used to cut a wide variety of joints quickly and accurately. In this video, professional woodworker Gary Rogowski demonstrates router joinery techniques that can be mastered by any woodworker. You'll learn why correct setup and good stock preparation are essential to accurate work, and you'll see how to cut common frame and carcase joints using a hand-held or table-mounted router.
This video is about the ubiquitous human activity of building with wood, and highlights common concerns faced by all woodworkers. By contrasting age-old Japanese tools, technology and techniques with the more common approaches in Western methodologies, the challenges, insights and options modern woodworkers face come into clearer resolution.
David Charlesworth unlocks the secrets of chisels, simple but sophisticated tools. Properly tuned and used chisels are capable of very precise freehand work. Join David's exploration of this versatile tool.