Beginner Woodworking

Passive Speaker

Wooden Passive Speaker: A Great, Easy-to-Make Gift

As a new addition to the Popular Woodworking editorial team I occasionally find myself getting sidetracked by some of the cool projects in the books I’m working on. Take this wooden passive speaker from from A.J. Hamler’s forthcoming book Build It With Dad, for example. Fun projects like this often start me thinking how I should make one for...

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My First Woodworking Project?

I’ve been bouncing all around the Internet reading the many posts that are helping to get the word out about “Get Woodworking Week” – an idea conceived of and promulgated by Tom Iovino at Tom’s Workbench (where you’ll find links to the many other woodworking writers who are helping to spread the word). The...

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A Trio of Common Beginner Questions (& Answers)

If you’re new to the craft of woodworking, this post is for you, and it’s to help spread the word on the brainchild of Tom Iovino (Tom’s Workbench), “Get Woodworking Week,” Feb. 3-9. Below, I’ve addressed a handful of the most common questions I get from beginning woodworkers. Q: What’s the deal with the...

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Tool Basics for the Beginning Woodworker

I gotta say, the timing is bad on this. At the same time that we’ve announced DVD compilations of four seasons of Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop,” there’s a new video out from another red-headed woodworker who prefers hand tools. That would be me. And it’s my first commercial video, so please be kind....