Getting the BEST results from Sanding.

For woodworkers, creating something out of wood is more than a hobby, it’s a passion. The process begins as raw, rough lumber. The woodworker shapes it into a beautiful finished piece that is inviting to touch. The whole process is something between geometrical and magical. But the one step in the process that nearly every […]

Period Pieces with Dennis Laney

The thing I love most about woodworking is the fact there is always something to learn. There are many way to attain woodworking knowledge  such as; books, videos, and newsletters. But also a great source of learning is being around someone in your field that knows more than you. For me, that person is my […]

Beginner’s Woodworking Bench

Before downloading the plans READ THIS ARTICLE If you saw my, “Top 10 Essential Woodworking Tools” video then you know the workbench is a requirement for doing woodworking projects. (click here for video) Your bench will be your most used tool. However, before you start making YOUR bench there are some requirements and specifications you […]

Top 10 Tools Under $100 (Honorable Mentions)

For over 20 years I have been working in the trades and as a professional furniture maker. During that time i have acquired a lot of tools. And having the right tool for the job really does make a difference. However, I thought about the beginner just starting out. “What tools would he/she need to […]

Climate & Finishing : Basic Tips in Hot and Cold Weather

Not all of us have the benefit of a temperature-controlled shop. Winter is here and more cold temperatures are on the way, and before we know it summer will arrive, and we will be fighting heat waves instead. There are so many different finishes out there, and each have a different technique that works best […]

CNC- A Beginner’s Series

Welcome to CNC Workbench. This series is concerning basic CNC and non-CNC techniques. It is intended to encourage the novice in setting up and using a woodworking shop, as well as integrating a CNC router, how to set up a CNC woodworking shop, basic CNC machining, the equipment needed for your workshop to function, such […]

Secrets of the Interlocking Half Lap Dovetail

Recently I needed to build a workbench for my shop. Actually, I needed two for my shop. I decided this was a good opportunity for teaching a beginner how to make a simple workbench out of some 2×4 and 4×4. Watch Beginner Woodworking Bench Video Here I also wanted to push my own limits and […]

A New Way to Learn Woodworking

As a child i have always enjoyed woodworking. Now as an adult, I am making it my goal to make beginners better woodworkers. For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself and explain why I started doing a newsletter. I am a professional woodworker/furniture maker for 21 years. I also was a licensed […]