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A prolific life. At almost 80 years of age, Wendell Castle’s production is still substantial. Here he works out the details for one of his recent stacked laminate pieces.

Wendell Castle: The Art of Furniture

  On the cusp of his 80s, Wendell Castle revels in the techniques that launched his career. by Scott Gibson From the November 2012 issue, a collection of features articles on woodworkers It is a cool June morning, and a light northwest breeze is clearing out yesterday’s squalls over western New York State. By...

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Welsh Stick Chair Video: A Different Approach

I can finally put a tick next to something that’s long been on my “to do” list: Learn how to build a Welsh stick chair. With all that’s going on with my house right now (I just started tear-out on one of the bathrooms and still haven’t finished the stairs), I knew it would...

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Traveling Disaster Tool Chest

I travel a lot. Between trips to see my family a few hours away or taking a boat out in whichever lake is calling my name, I don’t spend many weekends at home. That’s OK with me, but all of the travel brings inevitable roadside breakdowns. My father did his best – and still does...

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Checking Out the Maslow CNC

A few weeks ago I made a post about the new Maslow CNC. In case you missed it, the two things that make it remarkable are the design (vertical and compact) and the price of just $500. It comes in kit form and its actually costs only $350 if you include some of your...

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A Conversation with Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett is among the most unconventional and irreverent artists working today. He’s an internationally known furniture maker (and jewelry maker, sculptor, painter and roach-clip inventor) whose work is represented in many of the world’s most important collections. He’s also hilarious and opinionated…as you’ll see below. We went to Oakland to film a...

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Popular Woodworking Magazine, December 2016

The December issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (#229) just mailed to print subscribers, will be emailed to digital subscribers late today or tomorrow, and is now live in our online store. There are a lot of great features in this issue, including plans for the first-ever accurate reproduction of the little candle stand at...

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Fitting a CNC in Your Shop

A 360 degree VR shot of the CNC setup in my shop. Just click and drag around the image to have a look around. It’s never too early to think about space In the back of your head, you might be thinking that one day it’s possible that you might add a CNC to...