Woodworking in America: Darryl Dunn

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Darryl Dunn, a furniture maker from Texas who specializes in reclaimed lumber. How did you get started woodworking? Who were [...]

7 Ways to Get a Darker Color

Gain more control over your staining with these techniques. The most popular types of stains are oil stains, also called wiping stains (though most stains are wiped after application). Oil stains [...]

Contemporary Console Table

This slender table maximizes minimal space. My family recently left our sprawling farmhouse for a compact ranch. We left our farmhouse-sized stuff too, and now we need new furniture. This little [...]

Protect Your Hands From Chisel Lands

Many new chisels, especially most premium-quality chisels, have sharp lands (the beveled side edges). Some people wear cotton gloves to protect their hands when using these, but I don’t like the [...]

Woodworking in America: Lauren Matthews

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Lauren Matthews, a custom woodworker from Maryland.  How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? I [...]

Nails for Woodworking

This much-maligned fastener has a place in the finest furniture. Here’s why. Among furniture makers, the reputation of the simple nail is somewhere south of expired glue and tacos made from [...]

Woodworking in America: Alma Villalobos

As part of our Woodworking in America initiative, we’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Alma Villalobos, a woodworker and artist from Illinois.  How did [...]

Working on Woodworking in America

One of our goals for this year is reviving Woodworking in America. We’re working on what Popular Woodworking’s flagship event (Woodworking in America) is going to look like going [...]

Naniwa Sink Bridge for Sharpening Stones

Tool: Sink Bridge Manufacturer: Naniwa MSRP: $65 Editor’s note: This review first appeared in the August 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking. The stainless steel sink bridge from Naniwa is [...]

A Father’s Legacy

Christmas, 1956. I was a little fella, and my seeing the Tonka Hi-Way series display in the W.T. Grant store months earlier had captured my entire attention. In my letter to Santa, I asked for [...]

Roy Underhill’s Double Spring Pole Lathe

Can a portable, foot-powered lathe make a believer out of you? Wood turning on a spring pole lathe is all about reciprocation, all about back and forth. For example: Q: “Don’t you get tired of [...]

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