Great American Furniture

As woodworkers, we can build whatever type of furniture we’d like. Some styles require more complicated skills and time (early American pieces, a la Duncan Phyfe), while others are [...]

THE WALNUT CAKE.?

I GUESS THOSE OF YOU IN THE STATES LOVE YOUR CAKES. WELL THIS IS MY WALNUT CAKE.WITH CREAM TO GO. MY  HOMEMADE WALNUT CAKE..!! OR IS IT.???????????? WELL WE WONT KNOW TILL WE TRY IT.?…

IWF Report: Finishing Room Storage

In most woodworking shops, space is at a premium. If you could increase the size of your shop, you would. And unless you have oodles of space, I’m willing to bet your finishing room is even [...]

And Now for the Chisel

Working on this little block has been an interesting experience, and I hope you’ll give it a try. Explaining it on the blog has made me think about a lot of basic things that have become [...]

The Case of Karl Holtey

I wrote a short review of Karl Holtey’s No. 982 smoothing plane for the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which is mailing now to subscribers). And you don’t write a [...]

Mitered Door Frame in SketchUp

I received a question from a reader, concerning a problem he was having modeling a kitchen cabinet door. In my book and video I cover how to make a similar door using a cope-and-stick joint. This [...]

You Can Really Do That

One of the greatest moments in marketing history was the mass adoption of power tools following World War II. Before then, the standard thinking was that just about anyone could pick up a saw and [...]

THE CANADIAN DISSTON SAW

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT,I DID A JOB LOCALLY FOR A RETIRED COUPLE.AFTER I HAD FINISHED,THE WIFE SAID WE ARE HAVING A GARAGE SALE,AND WILL BE SELLING MY HUSBANDS TOOLS.THE LUCKY BIT WAS SHE SAID TAKE [...]

Better Than a Knife

When you work with power tools, machine set up is everything. The quality of your joinery, and your entire project is based on your level of accuracy at that stage. With hand tools, layout is [...]

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