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The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design. With programs that serve professional-track and amateur woodworkers at all skill levels, our campus offers a creative, inspiring, and supportive environment for exploring skills in furniture making, turning, carving, marquetry, finishing, and related crafts. Learn More

  1. How to Tune a Mortise Gauge - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    Setting a mortising pin


    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.

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  2. How to Hand-cut Mortise & Tenons - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship


    testing mortise and tenon joint


    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.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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  3. How to Mill Boards Four Square - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    man putting wood through planer


    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.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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  4. How To Sharpen A Chisel - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship


    Man standing in front of workshop bench with two chisels laying in front of him


    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.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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