Megan Fitzpatrick

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November 2013 Online Extras

Now online: almost all of the online extras (we’re still working on a video or two) for the November 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Visit popularwoodworking.com/nov13 for some videos, links to free articles, related blog posts and more – including our new Reader Gallery (more soon to come on that). The print issue...

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Creole Table Plan (A Mark of my Anal-Rententive Nature)

I’m busy trying to tie up the loose ends and a few empty columns in our forthcoming book “Handsaw Essentials” (which should be available by the end of October). It’s a collection of (almost) everything we’ve written on blog posts and in Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine on meat-powered saws and sawing over the...

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My Head Hurts…But It’s a Pain Worth Having

I’m editing the November 2013 binder today and have just turned the page to the first article in the “feature well” (the section in the middle with no advertising, that follows the up-front columns). And I decided I needed a break before tackling it (hence this blog post). As always, the first feature is...

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Turned Legs for the Lathe-less

Whenever we include a project that has turned legs, bun feet or some other turned component, we inevitably get calls and e-mails from readers who don’t have a lathe or don’t have a friend who has a lathe, but want to build the piece as printed. There are a number of sources online where...

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The Most Important Tool (for Early Saturday Morning)

We’re in the shop today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday) with a group of 10 visiting woodworkers to film a video on making a tricky three-legged Chinese Stool (long-time readers might recall this project from the Winter 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine). The stool looks simple to build – but it’s not. The center...