Feature Articles

Below, you’ll find the full text and images of free articles from past issues of Popular Woodworking Magazine – step-by-step project plans, how-to articles on hand tools and power tools, shop techniques, hand- and power-tool reviews, visits to incredible workshops, shop layout ideas and more. Plus, you’ll find free articles and videos our editors and contributing editors have written and filmed for our woodworking blogs on all things woodworking. Scroll down below to browse.

Bevel planing. After the mortise is chopped and the groove is plowed, bevel the edge of the parts. Check the fi t as you go, and make small adjustments.

Mitered Mortise & Tenon – June 2018

A mitered mortise and tenon joint brings an English charm to a New England-style chest. by Peter Follansbee For me, the timing of writing for a magazine is hard to wrap my head around. The season that I write in is never the season my stuff gets read. As I write...

2018 Excellence Awards Now Open!

Hot dog! Popular Woodworking’s 2018 Excellence Awards entry is now open. Submissions are accepted now through June 16, 2018. The grand prize winner, chosen by the editors, wins $1000. Top winners in five categories, as well as a reader’s choice winner, each receive $100. Start submitting your projects and pieces –...

Box front. Featured in this carvings are two lunettes with fl oral motifs. All it takes is some basic geometry, four carving tools and a punch. And practice.

Lunette & Floral Carving

This traditional pattern can dress up any panel. by Peter Follansbee I’ve carved so many oak boxes that I lost track of their number long ago. I’ll sometimes bump into one, or a photograph, and say, “Oh, I forgot I did that one…” But one design I come back to over...

Shop Supports – Learn to Cut Three Joints by Hand

by Bill Anderson I have used what I call “shop supports” for many years. These are not sawhorses, and they are not outfeed tables – they’re somewhere in between, and I find them indispensable. I use them to temporarily store and sort lumber that I get in for workshops I teach...

PopWood Playback #3 – Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

We have seven videos for you this week and a giveaway! Every Saturday morning we post reader-submitted and staff picked videos on our YouTube channel. Kreg sent us a couple of inline clamps and bench clamps to take a look at it. I thought they were solid bench accessories, so instead of...

Building in The New Year

Here at Popular Woodworking, we’re excited for what the New Year will bring. We’re also eager for all the projects and techniques we’re going to work on – so we wanted to share with you some of the things we have coming up in the video above. Let us know what...

Holiday Gift Projects! Table-Top Skittles

Editor’s note: With the holidays upon us, we’re looking through the magazines and books we own for fun handmade gifts – things that you can build in not too much shop time, but that will help to create a lifetime of memories for the recipients. This is Holiday Project Post number...

Shapeoko XL CNC Kit

Desktop-sized digital technology priced for the home workshop. by Tim Celeski page 16 Generally, CNCs suited for woodworking have heavy construction for stable motion, precision tracking for accuracy and the power to carve through hard woods easily. They come in sizes from very small to huge and are priced from $3,000-$12,000...