Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Posted: October 21, 2021
A mortising gauge is a deceptively simple woodworking tool but an essential part of any makers toolbox if you do a lot of projects involving joinery.
The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship located in Rockford Maine is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.
Posted: October 19, 2021
A mortise and tenon joint is made up of two parts. The tenon of the joint works as a peg, and the mortise is the slot into which the tenon is inserted. Mortise and tenon joints and are most often used to join two pieces of wood at 90-degrees.
Posted: October 18, 2021
When it comes to lumber, you’ve probably heard the terms S2S, S3S and S4S. These terms describe the surface finish of hardwood. (Surfaced on two, three of four sides) When you surface lumber, you’re making sure each board is smooth and uniformed in thickness.
Posted: October 05, 2021
A chisel looks deceiving. On the surface, it appears to be a simple tool that has a few purposes. But when properly honed this simple tool can do a lot of things and it's one of the first tools you'll likely acquire as woodworker and furniture maker. For your chisel to perform well, it's important for it to be sharp.