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Video Tour of the "Line & Berry Chest"

The cover project for the December 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is a Line & Berry Chest built by Senior Editor Glen D. Huey. This chest is a traditional design from the Chester County area of Pennsylvania and is what Glen refers to as a transitional piece. It’s transitional because it has some...

Puzzle Box Enchantment

The first time I saw a puzzle box was when one was sitting on Popular Woodworking Books Editor David Thiel’s desk. My first thought was, “Wow this is cool!” Shortly followed by, “This looks really hard to make.” Fortunately, I was wrong on the latter. The DVD “Puzzle Box Magic” is now in our...

Coming Soon – For the Time-challenged Woodworker

About 12 years ago we conducted a survey asking woodworkers what their “wish lists” included, and in what order their replies ranked. There were the expected answers: free wood, a complete Powermatic shop and, of course, a barn-sized shop. But the number-one answer was more time in the shop. I don’t think the intervening...

Factory Cart Coffee Table Inspiration

I designed and built the above “Factory Cart Coffee Table” for the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. As happens with many woodworking projects, I pulled inspiration from a variety of sources. Recently, it has become popular to re-purpose old factory carts to serve as coffee tables , to bring an old-world, rustic charm...

Unprepared For Woodworking

I’ve been a “cabinetmaker” for many years. I’ve built furniture and boxes, done a little turning and there’s been a fair amount of carpentry over the years as well. But one thing I’ve tried unsuccessfully is carving. I chalk it up to being unprepared for the project. This is actually one of the stories...

SketchUp for Woodworkers: Review and FAQ

Last week we released the first of two SketchUp “Shop Classes” in the BookShop. In the first class, “SketchUp for Woodworkers Part 1: Getting Started,” Robert W. Lang teaches you the essential techniques to use SketchUp for a variety of woodworking applications. Many have already purchased the on-demand video download and others have ordered...

White Water Shakers — History Online

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HABS OHIO,31-WHIT,6-1 I’ll never forget the time my sister and I used a free 10-hour AOL CD to dial into the Internet. Even though I consider myself a “child of the Internet” I have never bought into the hype of 20 years ago: “The Internet will replace...