On Gaps and Dovetails and Winterthur

Years ago when touring Winterthur, I saw a lot of wacky Pennsylvanian dovetails on old chests. These joints had been wedged through their pins – a feature I had not seen in person before. While [...]

Mobile Outfeed Tables

Mobile Outfeed Tables Upgrade your tablesaw and save precious shop space with a pair of outfeed tables. By George Vondriska A tablesaw is a lot safer and easier to use when it’s equipped [...]

Power Sharpening System

Power Sharpening System By Tom Caspar I’m crazy about sharp hand tools. When edges are perfect, these tools sing in your hands. When they’re dull, you might as well hang them up. [...]

Small Parts Carousel

Small Parts Carousel Put a spin on storing shop necessities. By Jeff Timm Here's a way to store all that indispensable small stuff that clutters your workshop. Based on a rotating bolt [...]

Bandsaw Fence

Bandsaw Fence Our fence shines where commercial models fall short. By Richard Tendick Every bandsaw deserves a good fence. After all, a bandsaw is capable of doing much more than cutting curves. [...]

The Joint Stool as Hiding Place

It would be nigh-on impossible to find a house in the early modern* period that didn’t have  a “joynt stool,” “joyned table” or “joyned forme.” [...]

Kelly Mehler’s Land of Many Benches

If you ever want to try out a lot of different workbench designs before you settle on building one for your shop, you might want to take a class at Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking. During [...]

THE PUZZLING PLACE

WHILE ON HOLIDAY RECENTLY I WENT TO A MUSEUM IN KESWICK THE LAKE DISTRICT. I TOOK 2 SAMPLES OF MY WORK THE SPANNER THROUGH PLYWOOD AND THE 2 PIECE TIMBER HOLE PUZZLE.  THE MUSEUM WERE AMAZED [...]

IDEAS AND DESIGNS

THESE EMPTY TUBES AND REELS CAN BE RECYCLED AND USED AGAIN ? HUNDREDS OF THESE ARE THROWN AWAY EVERY YEAR. THATS WHERE IDEAS COME TO MIND. AS TO THE KNOTS . THE LARGE REELS I HAVE DOUBLED UP AND [...]

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