A Better Marking Gauge

If you do any work at all with hand tools, a good marking gauge is an essential piece of equipment. It is the tool that guides all your other tools: It marks your baselines when dovetailing, your [...]

Side Sharpening on Tour This Fall

One of the country’s best tool sharpeners will be touring the country this fall to give seminars on his hand-sharpening techniques. Harrelson Stanley, the owner of japanesetools.com and the [...]

First Look: Steel City Tools

It isn’t every day that you see a new tool company appear out of nowhere with a complete line of high-quality woodworking machines, but that is almost exactly what happened in late August [...]

The Essential Knife

Since the day I started wearing pants with pockets I’ve carried a knife. From elementary school in Arkansas to college in Chicago to writing about plane crashes in South Carolina, the only [...]

Close to Cutting it Close

When I unpacked the box for this circa 1979 Rockwell band saw there was only one part missing: the V-belt that connected the pulley on the motor to the pulley on the lower wheel. But the missing [...]

Jigsaw Body Ergonomics

Editor’s note: The following is a short excerpt from Troy Sexton’s article on jigsaws in the October 2006 issue of Popular Woodworking. This issue is available in stores and from our [...]

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