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Woodworker's Illustrated Encyclopedia

ShortCuts Blogger Graham McCulloch Retires

This morning a colleague told me that Graham McCulloch, author of the ShortCuts blog is retiring from the online column after 22 years. Graham has been a voice in the woodworking community for more than 70 years.  He has contributed articles to numerous publications including Canadian Woodworking magazine and Family Handyman magazine and has authored numerous...

With Saw, Plane & Chisel

Book Giveaway: With Saw, Plane & Chisel

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “frossm,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “With Saw, Plane & Chisel,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. I was looking through some of our recent books for this week’s book giveaway and...

Practical Workshop

Book Giveaway: The Practical Workshop

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to tsharp9164, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Practical Workshop,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.  Shop set up is always a popular topic of discussion among woodworkers. We have a book coming...

French Cleat Wine Rack

The French Cleat: A Great Way to Hang Cabinets or Shelving

You may already know about the French cleat, but if you haven’t heard of it, this neat trick is a great simple way to hang cabinets, wall racks or shelving. In this excerpt below, Popular Woodworking’s very own David Thiel explains how he used this simple yet effective method of wall-mounting to hang a wine rack  – a project...

handplane essentials

Book Giveaway: Handplane Essentials Revised & Expanded

Thanks for all the great comments – seriously some of the funniest ones I’ve gotten since I started doing these book giveaways. The winner is always chosen at random, but some of you get extra points for effort. Congratulations to mbholden, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways...

woodturning techniques for furniture makers

Book Giveaway: Woodturning Techniques for Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to forja000, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Woodturning Techniques: Furniture & Cabinetmaking,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.  One of our newest books comes from Windsor chair expert Mike Dunbar. The book is a...

Simple & Stylish Woodworking

Book Giveaway: Simple & Stylish Woodworking

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to Saul, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Simple & Stylish Woodworking,” it is currently available for pre-order.  It’s always fun to see the new books arrive. Popular Woodworking Books’ latest release “Simple &...

lathe tools

How to Select Woodturning Tools

When it comes to turned furniture components, you only have a few options. You can buy mass-produced factory-turned components that do not accurately recreate the fine details in period furniture; you can make friends with a turner; or you can invest in a lathe and turn your own. If you decide to go with the...

fumed finish taboret

Create a Fumed Finish

Ever tried to create a fumed finish? Fuming with ammonia is a traditional Arts & Crafts finishing technique. When exposed to concentrated ammonia, the tannins in white oak cause the wood to darken, yielding a rich, warm color that penetrates the surface of the wood. Depending on the intended use of the piece, different topcoats can...