Do you need a Sugar Chest Leg?

I’ve received many phone calls and emails about the sugar chest article in the June 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking. And many questions about the legs, in particular. Everyone wants to [...]

Hand-tool Woodworking's Hidden Benefits

Double entÃ?©ndres (if that’s the right term for it) continue in this series and on this blog. The post below is really about some of the often-overlooked benefits of hand-tool usage. My [...]

Tool Review: Veritas Surface Clamp

Speaking as a man with a self-diagnosed “workbench sickness,” you’d think I’d be goo-goo-eyed over new workbench accessories. But most of the time that’s not the [...]

Good, Perfect or Perfectly Good?

One of the best and worst pieces of advice in woodworking goes something like this: Do the very best job that you possibly can. On the one hand, you get just one shot to build your project. And [...]

Cutting Plywood Without a Table Saw

Even with access to a nice table saw, cutting full sheets of plywood can be difficult. Here is an alternate method I like to use to break down sheets to pieces of a more manageable size. It also [...]

Rob Cosman’s Wood-hinge Box

Occasionally, we receive DVDs in the Popular Woodworking mailbox. I enjoy watching the titles hoping to find that special jig or trick that I haven’t seen before. This morning I viewed [...]

Woodworking Dimensions

Like any profession, woodworking has a lot of jargon specific to the craft. And no matter how simple the project, I always seem to run smack up against this issue when writing woodworking [...]

Shop Projects: Benches on a Budget

Procrastination isn’t always a bad thing. When we last looked at my pile of 2 x 4s the readings from my moisture meter ranged from 10 percent to 18 percent. My reason for using this stuff [...]

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