Month: March 2010 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Not Again — Curse You Epoxy!

So I’m mortising this benchtop this morning when I hit a patch of epoxy and bam! My chisel’s helve split like a Twix bar. Dang, this epoxy is tough stuff. – Christopher Schwarz [...]

Wood Movement in Ancient Benches

To modern eyes, old-school workbenches look like they are going to self-destruct. The legs are tenoned into the benchtop (which moves with the seasons). And stretchers (that don’t move) are [...]

THE HENRY DISSTON FACTORY

FOUND THIS PHOTO OF THE ORIGINAL HENRY DISSTON FACTORY IN PHILDELPHIA. THE WORLDS MOST FAMOUS SAW MAKERS. IN ITS TIME. AND NOW EACH SAW IS A COLLECTORS PIECE. ALSO THE DISSTON PIT SAW . …

First Leg, First Fit

After a little tweaking of the mortise, the first leg went in. You can see a gap at the shoulder (it’s about 1/16″ now). That’s actually what’s left of the rough underside [...]

March 30 is John Henry Day

I started cutting the mortises and the dovetail sockets in the benchtop today and I can tell you a few things: 1. The dovetail socket takes about half the time and effort to make compared to the [...]

Push-Button Bandsaw Box

  Push-Button Bandsaw Box How do you open it? Just push the bottom drawer. By Alex Snodgrass If you’ve ever been to a woodworking trade show, you’ve probably seen me [...]

DISSTON D-8 PHILLA

THE FAMOUS DISSTON SAW .1928-1940 NOT SURE THE YEAR BUT BETWEEN THOSE DATES!! BUT WILL KEEP IT IN A CASE AS A SHOW PIECE AS THESE YOU RARLEY EVER SEE. AND I NOW HAVE ONE AFTER YEARS OF [...]

Are Benchtop Saws Gone?

The Carlos Osorio vs. One World Technologies Inc. et. al. lawsuit centers on whether the table saw being used when Osorio’s accident occurred was defective. Osorio’s team claims the [...]

Free Table Saw Safety Articles

My drivers education teacher in high school made a big deal about the difference between accidents and collisions. His point was that most of what we call accidents, events that occur [...]

Roubo's Dovetail-Tenon is Twisted

Things I hate: Gouging my own eyes out with a spoon, and being pulled away from a project for more than a couple days. It’s been a week since I’ve been able to devote any time to the [...]

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