Megan Fitzpatrick

WoodOwl

Tool Test: Wood Owl ‘Nail Chipper’ Auger Bits

by Megan Fitzpatrick page 18 From the December 2013 issue, #208 I’ve built a couple workbenches – and helped to build a couple more – and have drilled 3⁄4″-diameter holes for dogs and holdfasts variously by hand with a brace and bit, with an spiral-upcut bit in a router and with a combination of...

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PWM Excellence Awards Winners

With the November 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine now in the hands of all subscribers (I hope!), it’s time to share with everyone the work of all the winners in our inaugural PWM Excellence Awards (But if you aren’t a subscriber…well…you know…save money…feed my cats…etc. etc.). We announced the Grand-prize Winner last month,...

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Freaky Friday

Woodworking in America is just a week away, so it’s best if you register for the conference (great woodworking information), or purchase your ticket for the marketplace (great tools) right away. For the editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine, this means we are all head-deep into preparation for our sessions, getting setups ready and dragging...

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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...