Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

The restored Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, has been on my list of places to visit for a long time. It is only a two-hour drive south of Cincinnati, and I can’t count the number [...]

The Canadian Roubo

The last place I ever expected to stumble on Andre Roubo’s handiwork was next to an Art Deco radio and underneath some old water jugs. But on Saturday, I walked into an antiques store in [...]

My First Pair of Pantyhose

I’m always looking for little tricks to improve dovetailing, especially the part I dislike: transferring the tails’ locations to the pin board. Sawmaker Mike Wenzloff stumbled across [...]

Bookcase Design Challenge Grand Prize

The time has come to let the cat out of the bag. You’ve waited an entire week to find out about the LumberJocks/Popular Woodworking magazine Challenge Grand Prize , a week I hope [...]

Woodwork Joints by Charles Hayward

A Weekend With an Old Friend Sometimes a search for one thing leads to the discovery of something more interesting and a change of plans. Friday night I was looking for a book and as I was going [...]

Talking about period woodworking…

I’ll be giving a talk about period woodworking to the Woodworkers’ guild of South Jersey on Thursday night, March 27th. The talk is held in Cherry Hill NJ, which is very near [...]

Sharpening System in a Box

Norton IM83 Portable Waterstone Sharpening System I’m not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I’m without argument the messiest person in our office and shop. I do OK if [...]

New Source for Wooden Vise Screws

One of my favorite things about the Holtzapffel Workbench I built for Issue 8 of Woodworking Magazine is the monster twin-screw vise with wooden vise screws. The wooden screws move the [...]

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