I improved the tabletop of my bottom-of-the-line table saw, and the saw’s performance has gone through the roof. A piece of MDF, a few scraps and screws, and a couple hours work was all it took. It saved me hundreds of dollars because I didn’t need to buy a bigger and better saw for my … Read more
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Kari Hultman demonstrates a jig used to establish a consistent camber on a plane iron. This was one of the featured "Tricks of the Trade" in the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Read more
Editor Christopher Schwarz demonstrates the winning trick from the August 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. This trick shows you how to make two clever blocks that make it easy to set up a circular saw or jigsaw to ride accurately against a fence. Read more
When it comes to building birdhouses, there are just a few rules to follow: The projects should be simple, fun and quick to build. And the finished result should easily attract your flying friends. "Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day" is filled with 51 complete plans for projects that meet all of these requirements–a rare find in the crowded world of birdhouse books. Here are two free project plans from the book: a house sparrow log cabin and a sparrow bungalow. Read more
In this excerpt from the book "Kitchen Makeovers for any Budget," Author Chris Gleason takes us through the concept, design and construction of two pull-out pantry variations. Read more
Here are some great tips for writing a submission to our Tricks of the Trade column. Read more
The final episode in rebuilding the 1944 Delta Unisaw. Popular Woodworking Magazine Publisher, Steve Shanesy takes a side-by-side look at features from both the vintage Delta table saw and new Delta flagship table saw. Hold on tight as he swaps the old-style fence for an updated Biesemeyer unit.