Month: January 2011 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

The Great Tool Tray Debate

One of the great controversies of modern times, right behind “what’s the best media to sharpen tools on?” and “why can’t/won’t somebody make great tools for [...]

Flexner on Finishing: Gel Varnish

The (almost) perfect compromise. By Bob Flexner Pages: 74-76 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers do their finishing with one of two wipe-on/wipe-off finishes: [...]

Jig Journal: Coping at the Router Table

Work smart across the grain with a simple push block. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 70-71 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now One of the first vehicles I owned was a 1964 Ford [...]

Seamless Curved Panel Glue-ups

Work with the grain when gluing panels, even when the grain throws you a curve. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 66-69 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now When I look at a piece of [...]

Shooting Boards

Small work is safer – and easier – to size with a handplane and shooting board. By Michael Dunbar Pages: 62-65 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now I have been a woodworker for 38 [...]

Best New Tools: 2009

By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 57-61 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now With the world’s economy taking a nose dive in 2009, we saw a lot of things happen to the tool-making [...]

Build a Boomerang

Making a boomerang is simple, fast and will set your head spinning. By Trevor Smith Pages: 52-56 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now If you like a challenge, enjoy having an [...]

Bibliophile’s Bookcase

With simple lines and straightforward joinery, this project yields ample shelf space (and drawers to boot). By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 46-51 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now [...]

James Krenov, 1920-2009

A woodworking teacher and writer whose influence will live on. By Ron Hock Pages: 44-45 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now There is a short list of woodworkers whose work [...]

Sam Maloof, 1916-2009

Designer and builder of elegant but simple iconic furniture. By John Economaki Pages: 42-43 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now Sam Maloof is the reason I became a furniture [...]

Compact 12v Drill-Drivers

These small tools pack a punch. What might seem a step down actually has big benefits. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 36-41 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now Drill-drivers have moved [...]

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