Woodworking





7/9/2016
Most forests are working forests. They are cut regularly for lumber production and other uses. Only 12.7% of the earth's forests are protected. Wood is carbon. Carbon volumes sequestered in the woods need to multiply to significantly contribute to global cooling. Without this, the carbon credit market is mostly wasted as a tool for significant global cooling. We still have time to save our forests.
6/30/2016
Working as an arborist in Colorado, Ryan Baldwin saw an opportunity to salvage city trees destined for the dump into usable lumber for woodworking projects.
6/15/2016
Make this unique mouse pad using natural materials - perfect for a Father's Day gift!
5/12/2016
After seeing beautiful trees in Oregon going to waste, Seth Filippo realized the Pacific Northwest had a huge underutilized resource in urban wood.
4/14/2016
Megan Offner of New York Heartwoods is salvaging downed and damaged city trees to redirect material from our waste stream, decrease greenhouse emissions, and fuel the demand for local wood products.
3/7/2016
By managing his family's forestland with natural and environmentally friendly practices, Jim Birkemeier has created a sustainable forest model that is being taught and implemented all over the world.
12/24/2015
By sawing his own lumber from fallen trees, Billy Reeder not only built his cabin debt-free on family land, he also built a new life — a deliberate life. A good life.
1/19/2015
Dovetail joints that are hand made are a strong woodworking joint.
3/26/2014
Here’s what to look for when purchasing a portable table saw for DIY building projects around your homestead.
5/6/2012
The challenge of refurbishing an ingeniously designed 30-year-old combination woodworking machine was just to intriguing to resist. I found my Zinken MIA 6 on Craigslist, then proceeded to make all 5 functions work like new again.
1/4/2012
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
12/24/2011
Diamond sharpening stones make the work of sharpening chisels, plane blades and other edge tools go quickly and easily.
12/12/2011
A first blog by sawmiller & long-time homesteader Dave Boyt. A little of my past history, and how I'm using my sawmill.
4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
3/11/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, outlines some suggestions on how to become an expert carpenter who can work with wood anywhere.
6/30/2010
Build your own 1960s-style wooden lawn chair and chaise lounge and put a little retro in your backyard.
5/26/2010
Photo of the Day features a rustic wooden bench handcrafted by a reader. Be sure to submit your own photos to share your favorite moments with us and other readers. Maybe the next Photo of the Day will feature it!
10/2/2009
Fine Woodworking Editor Asa Christiana shares his design for an easy-to-build workbench.
9/1/2008
What type of flooring makes sense for a small woodworking shop? Check out these expert suggestions.
7/22/2008
Learn the basics of woodworking with this book — or buy it for a young friend or family member with an interest in the hobby.




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