Author Archives: Steve Shanesy

Steve Shanesy

About Steve Shanesy

Steve Shanesy is the former publisher (and former editor and senior editor) of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Following his retirement, he is now a contributing editor, blogging about what he's doing in his own shop.

The orignal fence facing. Time for a rehab.

Biesemeyer Fence Removal and Refacing

In the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop, we’ve been using a Powermatic 66 table saw equipped with a Biesemeyer table saw fence for going on 17 years. Do you think the fence face was finally due for some rehabilitation? You betcha. It had a couple minor encounters with a powered-up blade and a few screws...

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Thos. Moser Table Saga Happy Ending

Last spring many of you helped me make an important decision on the fate of my much beloved Thos. Moser dining room table that was too large to fit in our downsized house. I was considering modifying the table to fit the space because the 30-year-old table has many family memories. Even Mr. Moser...

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Level Legs the Easy Way

In the February 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine contributor Gary Rogowski of The Northwest Woodworking Studio delves into the old problem we’ve all experienced – legs on chairs, stools and tables that don’t sit flat on the floor and rock to one one side then another. Gary also presents a really quick and...

Here's a great example of the sort of "trick" we hope never to see again!

Enter “Tricks of the Trade” Contest

Like money, good woodworking tips and tricks don’t grow on trees. But if you have a trick or two, send them along and you might convert them to cash. If you submit one of the top three tricks before December 1 this year you’ll win some extra prizes as well. We’re getting a head...


Hand Tool Olympics at WIA Midwest

OK, here’s your German lesson for the week, and yes, it does have to do with the Hand Tool Olympics at the upcoming Woodworking in America event being held in the greater Cincinnati area this weekend. The new event added to the standard six events this year is “nagel treffen,” also known as pounding...


Help with Holiday Gift Projects

While walking around Pasadena after the Woodworking in America event last Sunday it was hot out – almost 90 degrees. But sure enough, some store windows I passed were already hinting at the coming holiday season. That hint became more a reality when I got to the office on Tuesday and found the Lee...

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Amazing Vintage Table Saw

I recently received an e-mail from reader Joe Polich seeking help to identify an old table saw he acquired. Before reading the message and looking at the photos, I was thinking it was likely a saw from the 1940s,  plus or minus ten years. Boy was I surprised with this beauty. As Executive Editor...