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I Can Do That: Tool Tote

Wedged through-tenons keep this handle secure. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 58-60 From the November 2011 issue #193 Buy this issue now Whether you’re using it for woodworking tools or garden tools, a tote is a simple and quick project. It’s so simple, in fact, that I decided to add a wee degree of difficulty...

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Glossary: November 2011

By Megan Fitzpatrick Page:62 From the November 2011 issue #193 Buy this issue now Woodworking’s lexicon can be overwhelming for beginners. The following is a list of terms used in this issue that may be unfamiliar to you. bowsaw (n) Sometimes called a turning saw, this ancient form is a member of the frame saw family, wherein a frame is...

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I Can Do That: Small Bench

This simple seat is ideal for a hallway or porch. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 26-27 From The October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue now This project is inspired by a period choir bench in my mom’s dining room – but I modernized the Gothic revival design of the original with sweeping curves on...

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Coffee with the Brethren

Build a Shaker-inspired coffee table with through-drawers. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 38-41 Coffee tables didn’t exist as a furniture form until the 1920s (when they were known as cocktail tables). So while there is no true Shaker coffee table, I needed a table to put in front of my couch that would work well with the...

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Tricks of the Trade

From the June 2011 issue #190 Buy this issue now Our winning Trick of the Trade this month is Mary Nickol's "Multi-use Bench Hook." Mary wins a $250 gift certificate from Lee Valley Tools. To have your Trick considered for publication (we buy all rights to published Tricks), submit it via e-mail to Popwoodtricks@fwmedia.com, or by...

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I Can Do That: Whale Tail Shelves

Pocket holes make a seemingly complicated project simple. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 40-41 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now These classic shelves are easy to build thanks to the pocket-hole joints that attach the shelves to the sides. While pocket holes aren’t a traditional joint, they allow you to build...

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Great Woodshops: Craftsmanship Done Safely

Kelly Mehler’s school refuses to sacrifice proper guarding when teaching proper woodworking. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 84-87 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Woodworking teacher Kelly Mehler got his start in the schooling business in an unusual way. His first teaching job was to instruct patients at a rehabilitation center...