My Virtual Inspiration Folder

When I first began building things, I kept a manila folder in which I stored pages torn from magazines and museum catalogs, as well as photos of pieces (and other things) that inspired me. It was [...]

Furniture DNA

This article is excerpted and abridged from the Winter 2010 issue of Woodwork Magazine. Lost in thought, I stood in the grocery store checkout line, with the design for a table desk on my mind. [...]

A New Manual for Biscuit Joiners

The 27 time-tested techniques to tame this often-tricky tool. by Robert W. Lang from the February 2007 issue The biscuit joiner is one of those tools that promises to make life so much easier. [...]

Q & A: Is Blue-Stained Pine OK?

Q: I have some pine that was given to me. The price was right but the wood is full of blue stain. Is it safe to use this wood for painted projects or as a secondary wood? A: Blue stain …

‘Weekend Pot Rack’ SketchUp Model

This is a model of the I Can Do That “Weekend Pot Rack” from the February 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Download the free SketchUp plan here See all our SketchUp Models [...]

Band Saw Buying Advice (Cheap & Easy)

When the history of 20th-century woodworking machinery is written, someone will compose a poem, ode or opera to the Delta 14” band saw that was made in the United States. There are many flavors [...]

Coffin Smoother Tune-up

To try and inspire you to give wooden planes a try I have endeavored to keep things within this post as simple as possible, but before we get started a bit of preamble. I’m going to avoid [...]

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