On Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th, we’ll be throwing the Popular Woodworking doors wide open (rolling them up, actually) for a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event (I predict you’ll be looking a little peaky on April 5th, and will need to skip work). Hours are Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. … Read more
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If it weren’t for Highland Hardware in Atlanta (now called Highland Woodworking), my life would be a lot different. 1. That’s where I first met Roy Underhill. Well, “met” is not the right word. I was too shy to introduce myself. I just watched him for about an hour until it reached the point that … Read more
The most embarrassing jig I’ve ever owned has been photographed, measured and pondered more than any single piece of fine furniture I’ve built. It’s a stupid little block of wood with stops on it for many common sharpening angles I use with my side-clamp honing guide – sometimes called the “Eclipse” guide because that was … Read more
Join Gary Rogowski of the Northwest Woodworking Studio (and Popular Woodworking contributor), along with David Yepez and Roger Benton (whom you may have met during their travels around the country with the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Events) for a day of woodworking fun and education at Makeville Studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 … Read more
These traditional tools are a throwback for a thoroughly modern maker.
By Christopher Schwarz
Perhaps the last tools I ever expected to come out of the Blue Spruce Toolworks are the most traditional set of modern bench chisels I have ever used.
After all, Dave Jeske of Blue Spruce has spent all of his toolmaking career building gorgeous tools that have a definite modern and West Coast flavor. His knives, chisels, awls and even his mallets are about as close to contemporary sculpture as you can get (and I mean that as the highest compliment imaginable).
It’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and I have a messy house…with guests arriving on Thursday. I should be cleaning. But I started that chore in the study/shop with the intent of at least organizing the mess therein, and fell into the rabbit hole of looking through the three boxes of my grandfather’s vintage tools that … Read more
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 nails. … Read more