Shaker Tall Clocks: A Family Project

Whenever I get the opportunity to speak to a woodworking club or group for the first time, I introduce myself and tell a great story about when my Dad and I first traveled to a lumberyard to [...]

Shaker Small Chest

This six-board chest (composed of four sides, a top and bottom) is a country (and Shaker) standard. Simple, basic construction techniques are all that’s needed to build this piece.

The Life of an Artisan

A new year is dawning and with it comes uncertainty. What will the new U.S. administration bring? What will happen with the economy? Are we steering our families along the right course? Believe [...]

Shhh! Don’t Tell My Scraper That

It’s funny what you can accomplish when you’re ignorant. No one told me I couldn’t cut joinery with a hacksaw, which has fine teeth and little set. But that’s exactly what [...]

I See the Light Now

It’s easy to get grumpy about the way you work in the shop and resist the newfangled features that appear on tools. To be sure, some of these “innovations” are boneheaded (the [...]

Why We Hate Paint

Yesterday I finished up work on the dry sink that is the cover project for the Spring 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine (Issue 13). As always, the finishing part of the project was as much an [...]

Porter-Cable Faces Issue Head-on

A short while ago, Porter-Cable brought out a new line of tools targeted at professionals. These tools were shown to editors in an event in New York and are in stores now (click here to read [...]

Time to Catch Up With SketchUp

A few weeks ago, I posted a request for readers to help us build our collection of SketchUp models of magazine projects on Google’s 3D Warehouse. Thanks to some enthusiastic readers, our [...]

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