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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Grobet Cabinetmaker’s Rasps

by Robert Lang page 18A good quality machine-cut rasp or two should be in every serious woodworker’s tool box. Rasps come into play when a small amount of material needs to be removed, either on a flat or curved surface. It wasn’t that long ago that you could walk into your local hardware store and...

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Blue Spruce Joiner’s Mallets

by Christopher Schwarz page 18For some woodworkers, building your own mallet is a rite of passage. After using dozens of student-made mallets, however, I wonder if many of us would be better off with a well-balanced, professionally made mallet. If you are a person who wants to buy a thing once and be done with...

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Nova Comet II Midi Lathe

The reversible motor turns this benchtop tool into a sterling machine.by Chuck Bender page 16Teknatool’s new Nova Comet II wood lathe is feature-packed at a price that’s hard to beat. Not only does it have variable speed, it has a reversible motor – not usually found on lathes of this size – that’s tucked out...

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The Rule of Three

Grind, hone, polish: the basics of all sharpening.

by Megan Fitzpatrick pages 20-21

Among the fundamental skills necessary for good woodworking, I’d put knowing how to sharpen your edge tools at the top of the list. Even if you consider yourself a power-tool woodworker, I’ll bet you have at least a chisel (or two) and a block...

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Application Problems

Solutions to a baker’s dozen of common finishing difficulties.

by Bob Flexner pages 58-60

It’s easy enough to provide instructions for applying finishes. But in the real world, things go wrong; problems occur that you have to deal with. With the combined goals of defining the problems, providing ways to avoid them, then fixing them after they occur,...

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Harness Leather on the Headstock

Childhood memories from 40 years in the past are rediscovered with a gift.by David Wiggins page 64The old man winked and reached under his workbench to retrieve a rusty paint can. He whispered, “Your grandma back in the house?” I nodded yes. From the can he extracted a well abused pint of bourbon, took a...

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William & Mary Chest

Mortise-and-tenon joinery and side-hung drawers make for a simple but impressive build.by Chuck Bender pages 24-31Early in my career I met an avid antiques collector whose focus was objects from the William & Mary period. Like many people, my first reaction was, “That stuff with those big, ugly ball feet?” Under his guidance I began...