The Return of the Great Brass Mallet

Five years ago, I wrote a blog entry about the brass mallets I use for joinery. I mentioned the Canadian-made Veritas Mallet, a compact tool that weighs 17.6 oz (500gr) and costs $39, and a [...]

DeWALT Miter Saw Recall

DeWALT is recalling nearly 1.4 million miter saws for a potential safety issue. According to the CSPC “The miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to [...]

Vintage Pharmacy Cabinet

An Homage to the Past by Embracing the Present.  Over the years it has become apparent that all projects are not created equal. Although, they all seem to come with their equal share of [...]

The Art of Resawing

Resawing can be a wild ride. You never know exactly what’s going to happen when you cut open a board! Just getting your tablesaw or bandsaw to work right can be an adventure, too. Resawing [...]

An Unusual Retirement

In Conversation with Plane Maker Karl Holtey. Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. In 2015, acclaimed hand plane maker [...]

Shallow Cut Eliminates Tear-Out

When I crosscut hardwood plywood, I use an old technique to minimize tearout on the bottom face. I simply make two passes with my general-purpose blade. After setting the rip fence, I cut a [...]

Timber Frame Child’s Bed

Practice Traditional Building Joinery on a Smaller Scale Project #2104 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 2 Weeks • Cost: $300 During my 14 years living in Europe, I marveled repeatedly at how these [...]

ToughBuilt QuickSet Work Bench Review

Tool: QuickSet Work Bench TB-WB700 Shop Now   Manufacturer: ToughtBuilt MSRP: $99 Space in my shop is always at a premium, especially work surfaces. Most of the permanent counter space is [...]

A Real Stand-Up Clamp

Tool: Sure-Foot F-Style Clamp Shop Now   Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $19.99+ There are few tools that couldn’t use an improvement or two—even the humble bar clamp. Rockler thought of a few [...]

The Handy Dandy Double Square

One of the first tools many get when embarking on our journey into woodworking is a 12” (300mm) combination square. This American innovation is one of our toolbox’s most versatile marking [...]

Wide-Mouth Dust Collection

The dust collection port on my sliding miter saw missed a lot of sawdust, so I added an additional port mounted directly behind the blade. The port is a piece of 3-in. ABS pipe that’s cut at 45 [...]

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