Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

The Magazine Article Index for Popular Woodworking Magazine provides a list of articles that have appeared in the magazine since 2004 so you can find a certain story. These are not complete articles or projects; this is a resource for finding articles. To find a full project that ran in the magazine, look for a link to the full project from its summary here in the Article Index, or find its issue in our store here.
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polelathe

Roy Underhill’s Double Spring Pole Lathe

Can a portable, foot-powered lathe make a believer out of you? by Roy Underhill pages 22-29 Wood turning on a spring pole lathe is all about reciprocation, all about back and forth. For example: Q: “Don’t you get tired of standing on one leg?” A: “Sure, but if you try to work the treadle...

blockplanes

The Real Truth About Block Planes

Armed with a little trickery, you can make the block plane perform a wide variety of tasks. by Christopher Schwarz pages 30-35 Hang around enough woodshops (or Internet discussion groups) with a block plane in your hand and you’ll eventually be derided for owning a “carpenter’s tool.” It’s a criticism that I’ve never understood....

lamhogs

Handled Turned Vessels

The reciprocating motion of a pole lathe makes it possible. by Jarrod Stone Dahl pages 36-41 My mind reels when trying to imagine what it would be like to be a woodworker in the era when the lathe was being developed. This was well over 3,000 years ago. Historians say the lathe is a...

sawtill

Saw & Plane Till

It won’t solve a tool addiction, but it’ll make finding tools easier. by Mike Siemsen pages 42-47 You’ve no doubt seen photos of the H.O. Studley tool cabinet – the Sistine Chapel of tool cabinets. And as far as I’m concerned, Studley got it right. Yes, his tool chest is a work of art...

lumberyard

Lumberyard Prep

Arm yourself with a good plan (or two) and your buying trip will be a success. by Shannon Rogers pages 48-52 I have a 10″-wide piece of 8/4 purpleheart sitting on my lumber rack. I bought it eight years ago when I visited the lumberyard. I still haven’t used it. The funny thing is,...

tooltest

Tool Test: Lake Erie Toolworks Moxon Vise

This well-machined workholding device is easy to assemble and is solid. by Megan Fitzpatrick page 14 Sure, you can make your own double twin-screw vise, but you don’t have to – there are several excellent commercial options. Add to that list the new Lake Erie Toolworks Moxon Vise kit. This hard maple vise arrives...

tooltest2

Tool Test: Blue Spruce Toolworks 4″ x 6″ Square

by Jim McConnell page 16 One thing I always worry about with fixed-blade metal try squares (especially beautiful and expensive ones) is the reality that rough handling or an accidental drop from the workbench can knock them out of alignment and render them useless. The new 4″ x 6″ square by Blue Spruce Toolworks...

tooltest3

Tool Test: Naniwa Sink Bridge for Sharpening Stones

by Megan Fitzpatrick page 16 The stainless steel sink bridge from Naniwa is not a new product – but it’s a welcome new addition to my shop at home. I don’t (yet) have a dedicated sharpening area set up, so until I get around to that, I’m resorting to the laundry sink. The problem...

hardware

Hardware: The Crowning Touch

The right hardware is as important as wood selection and finish. by Orion Henderson pages 54-55 Not too long ago, I was approached by Megan Fitzpatrick about writing an occasional feature on hardware in the magazine. After a solid three minutes of thought, I jumped at the idea. Hardware is something that a lot...