Yearly Archives: 2012

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Thank You (& Now I Need Help)!

Overwhelmed by the many kind and encouraging responses to my new position, “I can no other answer make but thanks/And thanks, and ever thanks.” (And thanks, too, for an excellent excuse for a wee bit of Shakespeare.) And now I ask your help…so that I needn’t to do my former and current jobs simultaneously....

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The Other Arts & Crafts

It’s difficult to have a serious conversation about the American Arts & Crafts movement without using the “S” word – Stickley, of course. The iconic, rectilinear and medieval forms of Gustav(e) Stickley, his brothers and the other designers he employed are the nouns and verbs of the Arts & Crafts language – oak, leather, quartersawn,...

Megan is the one in the middle, without facial hair (with Roy Underhill and Peter Follansbee). Photo by Mike Onifrey.

Popular Woodworking’s New Editor

  Like many of you, I was sorry to see Matthew Teague step down as editor of Popular Woodworking, but I’m pleased to announce we’ve found the perfect replacement in someone you know. Megan Fitzpatrick, our executive editor, will be taking over this key position and her promotion is certainly well-deserved. Over the past...

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Add a PopWood Digital Sub to Your Print Sub for $10

I don’t know how I missed this! We’ve updated the “FAQs” on our (DRM-free) digital subscriptions, and someone snuck in a new (and long-awaited) question and answer: “Q:  I already subscribe to Popular Woodworking.  Can I add a digital subscription? A: If you are a current subscriber, you can add a digital subscription for...

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Changes at ‘Popular Woodworking Magazine’

The April 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which we are currently in the process of editing, will be the last with me at the helm.  Working at Popular Woodworking Magazine and becoming a part of the tight-knit community that revolves around it has been an honor for me. But, alas, I have decided to...

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Handmade Nails for Your Finest Work

I bought a box of 1,600 pneumatic nails about two presidential administrations ago that cost about a half penny each (yes, I know I overpaid). So why in the world would I buy a box of 40 nails for – cough – $1.50 each? Easy. Hardware is as important to me as every other...

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February Digital Issue on its way

The link to download the February 2013 issue just went out to digital subscribers…and there’s a wee error in it – so you’ll be getting another e-mail, with that wee error corrected. If, however, you wish to not wait, click on the Popular Woodworking logo in the e-mail (not on the cover at left...

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Medieval Stock Preparation

Though planes have been around for millennia, they haven’t always been the essential woodworking tool that we may think they were. In Medieval Europe, and especially England, lots of good woodwork was done without handplanes. Surfaces were prepared and smoothed with wide chisels. I often use chisels rather than saws or planes, to quickly...