Drawknives & Spokeshaves

These once-standard tools still have a place in the modern shop. Here's what you need to know about the use, care and keeping of drawknives and spokeshaves.

Folding Bookstand

It starts out the size of a smartphone and opens to make your reading (or cooking) easier. By Christopher Schwarz Pages 50-54 How-to books, cookbooks and sheet music are inconvenient to use while [...]

The Joy of Woodworking – Out On a Limb

By Andrew Zoellner, Editor Popular Woodworking, June 2018 Page 8 Earlier this year, I took the reins of Popular Woodworking. To be perfectly honest, it’s been a little nuts. How did I get here? [...]

Next-generation Bessey REVO Clamps

by Megan Fitzpatrick page 14 We love the original wooden-handled Bessey K Body clamps. But they became unavailable in 2008 when Bessey released the Revo clamps, which had a larger clamping [...]

Digital Artistry

How five masterful makers integrate CNC and CAD technology into their woodworking. by Tim Celeski pages 51-57 Woodworking requires a broad set of skills and strategies, and for most, it’s only [...]

Dovetailed Dustpan

Forget plastic or metal pans – a wooden one looks nicer and works better. by Christopher Schwarz pages 38-41 Some time during the last 25 years of prowling around workshops, museums and antique [...]

Faux Urushi

Poison sumac for a perfect finish? A quick epoxy fake-out spares the itch. by Donald C. Williams pgs. 42-49 Within the ongoing renaissance of fine furniture making, I find myself an enthusiastic [...]

Pursuit of Perfection

by Megan Fitzpatrick pg. 6 One of the reviews I wrote for this issue, on David Charlesworth’s drawer-making video (page 14), got me thinking about the level of precision for which I strive in my [...]

Do Unto Others’ Tools

by Megan Fitzpatrick pg. 6 On Instagram recently, I posted the picture below – a wooden coffin smoother in someone else’s shop. The tool – a handplane at rest – was on its side. It got many [...]

Revisionist History

by Megan Fitzpatrick pg. 8 For an upcoming issue, I’m working on what will be – what was supposed to be, anyway – my first pure reproduction. That is, instead of my oft-used approach of adapting [...]

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