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Gaining More Shop Space

You’d think a two-car garage would make a better woodworking shop than a one-car garage, right?  Generally correct, but when you don’t get sole use of the entire two-car garage for your shop, there are “compromises”. I recently moved into a new home (from my condo) and the thought of a two-car garage was...

Contest: Show Us Your "Cool Tools"

With Thanksgiving just around the bend, the pressure is looming for one of the hardest jobs of the year , holiday shopping. I’m not sure which is more difficult ,choosing what to purchase for your loved ones, or convincing them how much you need that new Lie-Nielsen plane. Although I can’t offer much help...

Popular Woodoworking Videos — Now on iTunes!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by our video host, Blip.tv, and a few clicks later many of our favorite Popular Woodworking videos were made available on iTunes. In fact, in just the few short days we’ve been live, our feed has made the front-page of iTunes Podcasts. If you take a look...

Free Digital Download with Any Purchase

From now through the end of October, you can get a free Digital Download with any purchase in our Popular Woodworking Shop. This time we’ve made it easy for you , there’s no coupon codes to worry about. Simply add any item you wish to purchase to your cart, and then select one of...

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Wood Whisperer Video: Varnish on a Butcher Block

Click To Play End-grain butcher blocks are a great project for woodworkers. They’re a great way to test our milling skills and they make great gifts. But when it comes to finishing these cutting boards the traditional mineral oil and wax routine can be time-consuming, tedious and messy. In this video our resident Wood...

12 Shaker Projects

Growing up I remember the times when my father would drag me to historic villages. Our family would spend hours , sometimes a whole day , going on tours, talking to re-enactors, and trying to keep me and my brother from scurrying underneath the velvet roped stanchions. What child doesn’t like to play on...

Now Available: Special Issues for Digital Download

Summer may be nearing a close, but that doesn’t mean you need to pass up on a chance to read your favorite newsstand-only issues of Popular Woodworking. We’ve recently added several back-issues to the Popular Woodworking Shop that cover some of our best topics. Here’s what you can find:- Essential Guide to Routers- Essential...

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Shooting a Cover

Do you ever wonder what goes into creating a magazine cover? I got a chance to bring along our camera so you can join us on a trip while we photograph Senior Editor Robert W. Lang’s new workbench. The results will be on the cover of the upcoming October 2008 issue. You’ll get just...