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A Visit to Glen's Gallery

While filming “Finishes that Pop” I got to spend a considerable amount of time in Glen Huey’s home. Just passing from his kitchen to the garage shop, I saw piece after piece of breathtaking furniture , everything from a Seymour sideboard to a Shaker press cupboard. And only one thought was going through my...

Conference Highlights: The Keynote

Last year’s Woodworking in America Hand Tools & Techniques conference totally caught me off-guard. It was my first conference to work, and I came in with very little expectations , both of how much I would enjoy the conference, and what kind of behind-the-scenes jobs I would be a part of. Because of my...

New Reviews of the Latest DVD

Matt Vanderlist, of Matt’s Basement Workshop and co-host of WoodTalk Online, just posted a new blog entry reviewing the DVD “Turning Basics for Furniture Makers“. For years, Matt’s been fearful of taking up turning. Not because of learning a new skill, but he doesn’t want to get addicted: “I decided it was time to...

'The Wheelwright's Shop'

by George Sturt Author Jim Tolpin rates “The Wheelwright’s Shop”as his No. 1 favorite book , and thinks it should be required reading for all woodworkers. After reading it, I agree. I love old books – you know, the ones with dog-eared covers that smell musty. So, I set out to find a copy...

The Complete Cherubini Collection

Adam Cherubini became a contributing author to Popular Woodworking in mid-2005. Since then, he’s graced our magazine with the “Arts & Mysteries” column , introducing many of us to the techniques and lessons of 18th-century woodworking. After reading almost all of his articles, I had a chance to finally meet Adam in person last...

A Musical Use for Exotic Scraps — The Daxophone

“What in the world are these? And how can they make music?” Those were the first thoughts that went through my head when I viewed this picture. Beautifully crafted, these strips of wood called “tongues” are the heart of an exotic instrument known as the daxophone. Invented by the German typographer Hans Reichel, the...

Small Scraps and Simple Pleasures

Last Friday afternoon I was paid a surprise visit by my girlfriend. She had the day off, so it was nice to have her see a day in the life of an Associate Editor for the Web. Unfortunately, watching me edit the BookShop News newsletter isn’t as exciting as she thought, and pretty soon...

Top 10 Woodworking Projects of 2008

Here’s the top-ten list of the most-read projects from the Popular Woodworking website for all of 2008. By far, the most visited articles were shop-related projects starting with the “$175 Workbench” and the “I-Beam Work Island.” But simple storage projects like our “Traditional Entertainment Center” and “One Weekend Bookcase” also lead in popularity. So...