Month: November 2009 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Elbert Hubbard, An American Original

A new program from PBS focuses on Elbert Hubbard, father of the Roycrofters, saying, “One man who saw opportunity in the ideas and practices of the Arts and Crafts movement was Elbert [...]

Dado Scale for Left-Tilt Saws

          Installing a dado set on my left-tilt saw makes the scale on the rip fence un-usable. Here’s why: The cutters stack from left to right, toward the fence, [...]

Dust-Free Bandsaw

          I replaced my bandsaw’s wimpy 1-1/2-in. dust-collection port with a shop-made shroud that makes bandsawing virtually dust-free. The secret: My [...]

Drop-Down Bit-Storage

          In my crowded shop, there’s no such thing as unusable space. My router bits store under a shop cabinet, out of the way until I need them, thanks to a [...]

Hideaway Tool Stand

Hold It! Roll It! Hang It! Store It!       My bench grinder is out of the way but instantly accessible, thanks to this sturdy flip-up table. It works great and it’s simple to [...]

Kentucky Furniture: Does it Exist?

A Kentucky sideboard by Warren May from the February 2003 issue of Popular Woodworking. About seven years ago I spent a couple days with Warren May, an accomplished cabinetmaker and dulcimer [...]

MINI LIGHT OAK BOX

LIGHT OAK BOX FOR YOUR JEWELS/WATCHES/ANYTHING YOU WANT TO PUT IN. JUST FOR SHOW. MADE FROM OFFCUTS. IT HAS BEEN BEES WAXED.  …

Holtzapffel's 1834 Workbenches

Recently I stumbled on an 1834 tool catalog from Holtzapffel & Co. in London that describes every tool a 19th-century woodworker could ever want, from planes to wrenches to chisels to tools [...]

Reinforcing the Indestructible

Pegging through-mortise-and-tenon joints is an excellent way to reinforce the already strong joint. Good dowels can be hard (if not impossible) to find, so when I need the right size and the [...]

Twin Kitchen Hutches #40

After drawing the center line, I trace on a piece of hardboard each half from the paper pattern I made earlier.     Here is the result. Note that an optical illusion from the camera [...]

THE RAFFLE DRUM

AS XMAS IS COMING UP BEEN ASKED BY VARIOUS COMMUNITYS TO MAKE THEM A RAFFLE DRUM.AS THEY CAN RAFFLE THEIR TICKETS FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH GROUPS WHEN THEY HAVE THEIR BRING AND BUY SALES,OR THEY HAVE [...]

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