Yearly Archives: 2013

AW Extra 12/19/13 – Asian-Inspired Humidor

Asian-Inspired Humidor An elegant box for cigars or jewelry By Suwat Phruksawan I love to create projects from my scrap pile. Boxes are my favorites. I built this humidor for a friend to keep his cigars fresh. The humidor will fit Churchill cigars one way and Coronas the other. It’s lined with Spanish cedar;...

AW Extra 12/19/12 – Tubular Storage

Tubular Storage Here’s my solution for storing skinny things like wood trim and edge banding. I bought a 12-in.-dia. by 8-ft.-long cardboard concrete form at a home center for about $14. I slid plywood dividers into the tube and added a few screws to hold the dividers in place. I hung it from the...

Friday’s Tip for December 13th

Glue-Up Helper I've always struggled with the rubber bands I use to hold jewelry box sides square and steady during glue-up. The biggest pain in the neck was cleaning the glue squeeze-out from under the bands. When I lifted the band the box would shift before my eyes! I was ready to chuck the...

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2013 PWM Compilation CD Now Available (& a Top-10 List)

Just in time for a last-minute Christmas gift (probably for yourself, if you’re reading this blog), we have all seven issues of Popular Woodworking Magazine from 2013 on CD. (Place your order by Friday, Dec. 13, if you need it by the 25th) You can read the back-cover copy on the store site –...

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February 2014 Preview

We’ve just about finished loading the “online extras” for the February 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine – so take a look at what’s coming up. The issue will be sent to digital subscribers on or around Dec. 13 Dec. 19, and begin showing up for print subscribers around December 26. Single issue sales...

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Connecticut Lowboy

While simple to build, the details present a worthy challenge. by Glen D. Huey pages 26-33 While teaching a class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, I was asked to sneak down to the Connecticut Historical Society to take a look around. At the museum, I was shown into a back room full of off-exhibit furniture....

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Perfect Shoulders

An 18th-century chairmaker’s saw makes 21st-century work easier. by Jeff Miller pages 34-37 The graveyard of obscure and forgotten tools is large, densely packed and many layers deep. Many of these tools richly deserve their pauper’s burial. But once in a while you come across a tool that does things that are quite remarkable, and you wonder...