Maxed Out Midi Lathe

Maxed Out Midi Lathe. General International’s New Variable Speed Maxi-Lathe VS has all the great features that made its predecessor, the General 25-100 so popular. Both machines are made of heavy [...]

Short Video with Christopher Schwarz

As editors, we search our two web sites ( and constantly for information for the online extras portion of all  articles and most columns – the [...]

Planing Wood with Wood

Between rounds of staring at two computer screens, I’m surfacing batches of rough-sawn cedar for their eventual destiny as two Adirondack chairs. You can guess which task is more fun. I’m finding [...]

One Furniture Maker’s Tool Cabinet

I got an e-mail the other day letting me know that my new DVD, “Building a Furniture Maker’s Tool Cabinet,” had finally arrived in the warehouse. The e-mail [...]

AW Extra 1/30/14 – Hand-Planed Moldings

Hand-Planed Moldings Use a pair of planes to create custom profiles. By Bill McCarthy A woodworker who needs a small amount of hardwood molding for a furniture or cabinet project is often out of [...]

AW Extra 1/30/14 – Tablesaw Tenoning Jig

Tablesaw Tenoning Jig A precision joint-making tool for less than $30. By Frank Gregg A tablesaw tenoning jig is an essential tool for most woodworkers. But commercial units cost $100 and up, and [...]

AW Extra 1/30/14 – Blade Alignment

Blade Alignment I made this rig to check the alignment of my tablesaw blade with the miter gauge slot. I don’t own a precision dial indicator, so I devised one using an ice pick and a [...]

Trundle Bed Project in SketchUp

I design a lot of furniture in SketchUp. Some of it requires the SketchUp user to use intermediate or expert SketchUp skills. In the interest of sparking reader questions I thought I would share [...]

Finger Joint – Another Corner Joint

Most of my projects have some form of dovetail joinery. Drawers have half-blind and through-dovetails joints, and drawer dividers generally attach to the case with sliding dovetails. In fact, [...]

Next up: The Douro Chair

You would think that after 30 months of researching and building campaign furniture, I’d be ready to build something else. Such as something that didn’t collapse, fold or have copious amounts of [...]

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