Month: August 2012 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Your Guide to Butt Hinges

Stamped vs. Extruded vs. Cast hinges • Inexpensive hinges are usually stamped out of thin steel or brass plates. • Extruded hinges are molten metal forced into a die under high pressure. They are [...]

Q & A: Nailer Blowout

  Nailer Blowout Q: I am building an entertainment center with a solid-oak face frame, and an MDF-core plywood and oak veneer carcass. When I was nailing the face frame to the carcass, the [...]

My Very First Woodworking Project

After many months of waiting and watching them work, the other editors finally turned me loose in the shop last week to tackle my first-ever woodworking project: a simple bookshelf. Well, “turned [...]

KEEP YOUR CAT HAPPY

 THESE PLUS OFF CUTS OF CARPETS AND SOME STRING AND SPRAY GLUE … YOU TOO CAN  MAKE YOUR CAT HAPPY WITH A CAT SCRATCH POST ..  WITH THE STRING ITS BEST TO MOUNT TUBE ON A [...]

Acanthus Carving & Windsor Chairmaking

The October 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is now available in our store (in both print and digital versions). Inside (along with many other techniques, tools and projects) [...]

The Woodwright’s Shop Season 5

How To Buy Streaming video — Available at ShopClass.PopularWoodworking.com DVD — Order now on ShopWoodworking.com Learn more about all Roy Underhill episodes here. Episode Guide [...]

Me at work: A 57 second video

In this one minute video you can see how I find materials, how I design, and the building of a new piece. The piece that I built was made from glass that I found on the street on [...]

Turn a Roorkhee Leg with One Tool

I am the last person in the world who should teach wood turning. I stink at it. I’m slow. I don’t do it enough to become proficient at it. But even I can easily turn a leg for a Roorkhee …

Efficient Backsaw Storage in a Tool Chest

This weekend I finished work on a traveling version of my “Anarchist’s Tool Chest” that will fit in my hatchback and will carry (almost) a full set of tools. The last detail of the entire project [...]

New Tools from IWF

I’m just back from a few days at the 2012 International Woodworking Fair at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta. If you’ve never been, it’s a huge show with almost [...]

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