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Tool Tote

Simple & Quick Tool Tote

This post is less about the virtues of building a tote and more to do with some personal navel-gazing. Let’s deal with the tote first. I don’t think I’ve broken any new ground; my only aim was to keep it simple and strong. Attaching the base to the ends with dovetails gives a really...

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Good Enough

I recently had someone tell me that they thought I was a particular and precise individual. This caught me off guard because that‘s not the way I think of myself. My standard for “precise” woodworking was set in my days studying luthiery. The position of fret slots, the multiple angles to adjust on the...

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First On-Location Shoot, with Nancy Hiller

I am new to the Popular Woodworking team and have a background in professional video production. Woodworking is a skill that I’ve always had an interest in and I am eager to get more practice. My first trip with PW was to Bloomington, Ind., to film “How to Build a Turn-of-the-Century Baker’s Table” with...

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An Intro to Marking Knives: Part Two

Last week I talked about the first marking knives I owned and I showed one of the most practical ways to use them: making a knife wall to ensure accurate across the grain hand sawing. In this entry I will present a few of my other knives and give some recommendations to readers who...

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A Week In Our Shop

I thought it might be fun to share just a few of the projects that have been running through the GS Haydon & Son workshop this last week. Our bread and butter is architectural joinery, windows, doors, stairs, built-ins etc,, however, being located in a small rural market town does keep an interesting variation...

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Still Cheap

Just a reminder that the corporate Friends and Family Sale runs through 11:59 p.m. EST tonight. You get 40 percent off just about everything we produce by using code “FFSUMMER40″ at checkout. I recommended a few of my other favorites late last week; here’s another: “Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects, 2nd edition” – only...