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New Knobs for Your Old Stanleys

I can make my own beef jerky, but that doesn’t mean I want to apply veneer-making techniques to a hapless bovine. So when I found out that long-time woodworker Bill Rittner was making knobs and totes for vintage Stanley planes, I jumped at buying a set for my vintage No. 6 fore plane. That...

2 Clarifications on The Return of Roubo

The cutting list for the …?The Return of Roubo’ workbench in the August 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine has a small error in the cutting list. And I’d like to quickly clarify a couple things about the construction drawing. First the error. I accidentally transposed the tenon lengths for the stretchers. The finished...

Cool Hardware You Can't Buy Anymore

Sorry for all the bench posts. (Hey, that should be the name of this blog.) I have a lot of extra jetsam (or is it flotsam?) sitting around as I crank out my next book. Here’s an awesome piece of detritus. A couple years ago a reader sent me a cardboard box containing two...

Video: New Quick-release Twin-screw Vise Technology

Michigan engineer Len Hovarter has developed a new vise mechanism that looks more like a magic trick than bench hardware. The vise hardware is patent pending and should be available in September, Hovarter says. This hardware is just so cool, that I wanted to share it with you now — in case you are...

Video: Build a 3"-thick Benchtop in One Hour

We need more workbenches for Woodworking in America. The event, Oct. 1-3 here in the Cincinnati area, is by far bigger than the last three events we’ve held. And me, I’m going a little stir crazy. I’ve spent the last three weeks writing the remaining chapters to a follow-up book to “Workbenches: From Design...

Custom Google Search for this Blog

No matter how many times I’ve complained in the last five years, I have been unable to get our technical people to change the search function on this blog, which stinks. So I’m taking matters into my own hands. It might be a little rough, but I’ve created a custom search through Google, which...