Our Top 10 Articles of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the 10 most popular articles on the Popular Woodworking website. What was your favorite article this past year? Let us know in the comments! [...]

Curved-Lid Recipe Box

My wife, who loves to cook, is also an inveterate recipe collector. Every one she clips or copies goes in her “recipe” drawer. But as this drawer is stuffed chock-a-block full, she [...]

Blotching in Cherry: How To Avoid It

Cherry is a beautiful and easy-to-work wood. But it is a problematic wood to finish because it has a tendency to blotch, even with just a finish applied – no stain. Everyone working with cherry [...]

The Times, They are a-Changin’

One of my favorite songs back in the 1960s was Bob Dylan’s, The Times, They are A-Changin’. This theme applies today to what’s happening in wood finishing. It’s natural for us to believe that the [...]

Design Matters: Mix and Match

Sometimes mixing it up yields a perfect pairing. I usually try to wiggle my way out of it. Repairing furniture that is. Seems everyone has a wobbly chair or a drawer that sticks on a dresser, and [...]

Laser-Cut Holiday Card Stand

While enjoying a leisurely lunch the Sunday before Christmas, it hit me. Something was missing. Nope, it wasn’t the usual holiday panic — a forgotten gift or missed greeting card, but an urge for [...]

Workshop Tips: Router Depth Setter

This jig makes it easy to set up the bit for routing flutes and dadoes. I simply drop the appropriate depth gauge into the channel, set my router on top and lower the bit until it touches the [...]

Workshop Tips: No-Slip Miter Gauge Face

Trimming miters used to drive me crazy, because I couldn’t hold the piece I was trimming securely enough against the miter gauge. The piece would always slide away from the blade during the [...]

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