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.
Click a link to view issues from that year.

2004 2005 2006
2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015


Search by Popular Column

To browse through all articles from past issues of Popular Woodworking Magazine, from newest to oldest, scroll below.

ArbortechContourRandomSander06

Arbortech Contour Random Sander

I I’ve been building a stacked-lamination piece with plenty of concave and convex curves that require a good deal of sanding. Arbortech’s new Contour Random Sander has helped. Out of the bag, the sander includes everything you need – a metal stem containing two independently rotating shafts that produce the “random” action, a flexible...

PW_Grizzly Track Saw

Grizzly Track Saw ‘Master Pack’

I’ve long been a fan of the track saw. For me, there’s no faster, safer or more reliable way to break down sheet goods into sizes I can handle. While I can wrestle a 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3⁄4″ plywood onto the cabinet saw if I must, it’s not easy and there’s every...

2_Particles

The Solution to Finish Problems?

All sorts of damage can occur to a finish. I’ve written about the most common problems and how to fix them many times. Four of the articles I wrote for Popular Woodworking are included in my book, “Flexner on Finishing” (Popular Woodworking). These articles deal with problems such as water rings, rubs and scrapes,...

L1023897

End Grain: World’s Best-known Tool Cabinet

The amazing tool cabinet of piano-maker Henry O. Studley has fostered intense admiration and contemplation surrounding its origins and creator for nearly three decades. I’ve heard a lot of this speculation while conducting research for the book “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley” (Lost Art Press). About the only thing...

1504-Ruhl-1-Opener_4

Ruhlmann Tabouret

Create sultry sophistication with Art Deco details by Mario Rodriguez page 23 Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933) is considered by craftspeople, collectors and designers to be the premier Art Deco furniture maker; he was called “Art Deco’s greatest artist” by The New York Times in 2009. All the fuss is for good reason. This French designer’s...

1504-slidingdt

Tapered Sliding Dovetails

Hand tools are the way to go for this traditional joint. by Frank Strazza page 30 Tapered sliding dovetails are multipurpose joints traditionally used for drawer dividers, holding legs in place on a pedestal table and attaching tops to case pieces. The primary reason for a tapered joint (instead of a straight joint) is...

1505-kumiko

Kumiko Lamp

The road to enlightenment is paved with lots of little strips of wood. by Raney Nelson page 33 I am not by nature organized or detail-oriented. When I was young, I was the guy with the punk rock blaring and the messed-up clothes; the dog often ate my homework. Even as an adult, attention to...

1504-charred

Charred Finish

Fire and wax together produce a rich black surface. by Seth Gould page 40 Fire might not be the first finishing technique that most woodworkers gravitate toward; then again, I am not most woodworkers. As a blacksmith and toolmaker, I am around fire every day, and when I began burning my hammer handles, I...

1504-curvedstool

Curve Appeal

This stool builds your skills with eight different joints and bent laminations.  by Neil Cronk page 42 Competition is the whetstone of talent; this was in full effect when I built this Wharton Esherick-inspired stool for an online shop stool build-off hosted by Flair Woodworks. It was the perfect opportunity to try out a...