Month: July 2014 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Jay Gaynor: A Brief Remembrance

I am sad to report that Jay Gaynor, director of Historic Trades at Colonial Williamsburg since 2001, died today (July 31, 2014). Jay was formerly the curator of Mechanical Arts at the Colonial [...]

Gas-powered Plane-till Lid

pages 14-15 I have a meager collection of handplanes made up of mostly dog-meat users. I like using planes that have history because it’s fun to think about what each might have made during the [...]

Folding Bookcase

Though not as lightweight as an eReader, this portable library is far more stylish. by Christopher Schwarz pages 24-29 Bookcases that fold up like a clamshell were common among British travelers [...]

Bench Plane Restoration

Learn five common fixes for vintage wooden tools. by Willard Anderson pages 30-35 There is a deep reverence in using a tool that has been used by generations of woodworkers, possibly traveled [...]

Breadboard Ends

Discover six cross-grain construction strategies to help keep your tabletops and chest lids flat. by Chuck Bender pages 36-40 Cross-grain construction tends to freak out most beginning [...]

Illusion Cabinet

Stylish legs and a dapper door dress up a simple case piece – and help to deceive the eye. by Gary Rogowski pages 41-45 This design is inspired by a taper, but I needed to establish the right [...]

The Butterfly Horse

This flexible work support is a new solution to the age-old sawhorse problem. by Don Williams pages 47-50 Whether I’m working in the shop, remodeling or performing routine maintenance around the [...]

A Must-have Woodworking Glue

Unibond 800 is perfect for veneer work and whenever you need extra open time. by Laurie Mckichan pages 51-54 Without a doubt, yellow woodworking glue has adhered its place in the Woodworker’s [...]

Gas-powered Plane-till Lid

I have a meager collection of handplanes made up of mostly dog-meat users. I like using planes that have history because it’s fun to think about what each might have made during the last 100 [...]

‘Ready 2 Rout’ Automated Fence

Add computer power to your router table to make tasks quick and accurate. by Chuck Bender page 17 Even if modern technology frightens you, it might be worthwhile to consider the Ready 2 Rout [...]

BenchCrafted Classic Leg Vise

by Christopher Schwarz page 18 Until recently, workbench hardware on the market was so pitiful that you were better off looking for vintage vises and screws for your new bench. These days, [...]

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