Safe Winter Woodworking

There are some lessons in woodworking best learned through others' mistakes. Take, for instance, the case of Ronnie Helton of New Vienna, Ohio. Ronnie and his wife, Martha recently lost their garage and workshop in a fire, which ...
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Cast Some Shaderlight on Your Google SketchUp Design

I know that a number of 207 Forum members regularly use Google SketchUp for their woodworking design needs. It's a great, free tool that makes project planning that much easier. For those SketchUp users looking for a rendering ...
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In Search of the Next Generation of Woodworking Stars

Fine Woodworking and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship are co-producing a juried exhibition entitled "Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30." The exhibition will be held September 16 - November 22, 2011, at the Messler Gallery at the Center for ...
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Tommy at the Baltimore Woodworking Show

Tommy certainly had his hands full last weekend at the Baltimore Woodworking Show. As our friend Frank Byers over at Woodcraft tells, Tommy demonstrated chisel sharpening and fielded questions on project building from the numerous onlookers. He also ...
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Woodworking in 2011

Paul Comi, aka "paulcomi," of 207 moderator fame, sent along this reminder to all you woodworkers making their first steps in the New Year. Words to take to heart: As we look toward another year with our holiday ...
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Tommy to Attend Baltimore Woodworking Show

The 2011 Woodworking Shows kick off this weekend in Baltimore. For those of you who plan to attend, be sure to swing by the Woodcraft booth and say hi to Tommy, who will be hanging there with the ...
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Final Table Construction Videos Posted

The final two videos in the Table Construction How To series are up. Check out Video #11, Attaching the Top, to see Tommy fix the table top to the rest of the table with some deck screws. In ...
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Leg Gluing and Cleat Application Video

Episode #10 is now available in the Table Construction video series. In this chapter, Tommy talks about gluing the legs together and applying cleats. Enjoy! Are you working on your own table in the shop? Let us know ...
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Tommy and Al Face Down the Blizzard of 2010

Tommy and Al receive an unexpected addition to their stock pile, thanks to the December Blizzard of 2010 ...
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A Special Holiday Greeting

Happy Holidays, from everyone here at ThomasJMacDonald.com! To prove that they're taking the Season 2 preparations seriously, here's Tommy and Al with a special holiday message ...
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Multi-Leg Tapering Jig and Curved Leg Jig Videos

Two more videos in Tommy's Basic Table Construction Series are now up! Check out how to use a multi-leg tapering jig for mass "production" of tapered legs on the thickness planer. The other video is how to use ...
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Steve Brown to Host A Second Demonstration at MFA, Boston

In case you missed the first one, North Bennet Street School instructor and Rough Cut guest Steve Brown is scheduled to host another demonstration at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts tomorrow (Wednesday), from 5:30-8:00pm. Steve will be ...
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