Author Archives: Kevin Ireland

Kevin Ireland

About Kevin Ireland

Kevin is publisher of Popular Woodworking Magazine

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Two New Takes on Old Technology

To wrap up my new product coverage of AWFS, I’d like to talk about two new takes on technology that’s been around for years. The first is an instant glue that could be a godsend for production woodworkers and a nice innovation for us home shop craftsmen as well. An Instant Glue For Heavy...


Are These Machines the Future of Woodworking?

It’s always fun to attend shows like the recent Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers event in Las Vegas. Not only do you get a look at new or improved products that are ready to launch, you have a chance to see what’s on the horizon. Yesterday I got a glimpse at two machines...

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More New Products from AWFS

This year’s AWFS show is clearly a showcase for innovative design. Today I saw two amazing computerized machines that could be game changers, as well as some clever incremental improvements over on products already on the market. I’ll detail the game-changers tomorrow but I wanted to catch you up on a few other interesting...

New Products from AWFS 2013

When I attended the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta last year, it was a relatively slow time for new product releases, but manufacturers have made up for that this year at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) show in Las Vegas. I saw several dozen new products that are worth a look...


Innovative Lathe Chuck at an Even Better Price

We reviewed Easy Wood Tools’ Easy Chuck in our June 2013 issue, and it was clearly an impressive piece with at least a half dozen features I’d never seen before. One knock, though, was the price. At $499, it was the most expensive chuck on the market. Well, Easy Wood’s owner, Craig Jackson, has...


The Art of Woodturning

Shown above is “Sunset,” an intricate segmented bowl by Hal Metlitzky. When I learned woodturning in the mid-1990s, my goal was simply to make bowls and platters with fair curves, pleasing shapes and thin, uniform walls. If the wood figure popped, all the better. This was woodturning as a craft. And I figured that...

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...