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As editors, we search our two web sites (popularwoodworking.com and shopwoodworking.com) constantly for information for the online extras portion of all  articles and most columns – the information, we hope, is both relevant and interesting. While searching the sites, I often come across books, articles and DVDs that have scads of interesting information, including...

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‘Foundations of Better Woodworking’ Free Chapter Download

Jeff Miller’s new and important book, “The Foundations of Better Woodworking: How to use your body, tools and materials to do your best work,” is now available for pre-order at ShopWoodworking.com – but I thought you might like a little preview before the book ships. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a...

Watch Jeff Miller Demonstrate his M&T Jigs

Those of you at the Lie-Nielsen show in Chicago may have seen me and Christopher Schwarz pestering Jeff Miller to demonstrate his slick tenon jig and mortise jig – the ones about which he’s written for the June 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. If you were one of those who asked me when...

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Great Woodshops: Designs of Note

A former musician brings an improvisational skill to the craft. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 58-59 From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now. Somewhere between street musician and the symphony orchestra, between an 18th-century hand woodworker and a contemporary designer, is Jeff Miller, a Chicago furniture maker, teacher and author who defi es every pigeonhole. In...

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Complementary Curves

Most of the challenge in making this graceful table is in the prep. By Jeff Miller Pages: 32-39 From the December 2011 issue # 194 Buy this issue now Many interesting pieces of furniture are deceptively simple. Deceptive, because although they appear simple, they are actually very difficult to make. Although this is occasionally true in my own...

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New Uses for Old Handplanes

Frogs, irons and handles can be repurposed into clever shop-made tools. By Jeff Miller Pages: 34-37 From the November 2011 issue #193 Buy this issue now The box arrives in the mail and the new plane you’ve been yearning for has finally arrived. You spend a few minutes admiring the workmanship, then get to work flattening the back...

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Jeff Miller: Modern With an Old-tool Streak

In my book, Jeff Miller might just be one of the keys to the future of woodworking. The furniture he’s built during the last three decades is decidedly contemporary. It has clean lines, simple curves and impeccable joinery and wood selection. Yet Miller manages to fold a surprising number of traditional tools into his...

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Make a Chair That Rocks

A little geometry and a simple prototype ensure a pleasant ride. By Jeff Miller Pages: 48-51 From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue now I recently set out to design and build a new rocking chair. I’ve designed and built a handful of rockers, but my past efforts didn’t rock as well as I...

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Jeff Miller’s Incredible Tenon Jig

During the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in our shop this spring, furniture maker Jeff Miller came over to my bench and started asking questions about the Wenzloff & Sons no-set backsaw I had hanging over my bench. To demonstrate the saw’s superpowers, I cut a tenon with the saw. The amazing thing about the...