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The two boards for the table top prior to glue-up and before sending them through the power planer.

Power Planer Capacity

My recent dining table project build allowed me the perfect opportunity to dig into my stash of exceptionally wide – and wonderful – air-dried black walnut lumber. In that pile are boards up to 26″ wide. In the past I’ve dealt with some stock that’s wider than any planer I have access to by...

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Helical Cutterhead Makes Better Tenons

I’ve told this story to many woodworkers, but I have yet to post it in a blog. One day before Dad passed, he called me to complain that he was having to fit every tenon to it’s mortise by hand. (Many woodworkers choose to work that way, but to us it was a detriment...

Not The Strangest Thing I Ever Found In The Planer

But definitely one of the top 10 Here at Popular Woodworking we take care of our own shop and build our own projects. Unlike other magazines, we don’t have a “shop manager” or “project craftsman.” We design, build and photograph our own stuff, and when the time comes for routine maintenance on our machinery,...