Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

The Magazine Article Index for Popular Woodworking Magazine provides a list of articles that have appeared in the magazine since 2004 so you can find a certain story. These are not complete articles or projects; this is a resource for finding articles. To find a full project that ran in the magazine, look for a link to the full project from its summary here in the Article Index, or find its issue in our store here.
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Stacking Tool Caddy

A simple-to-build tote, perfect for tool and supplies transport. by Chad Stanton pages 26-32 I designed this stacking tool caddy to hold small parts and a few tools. It’s comprised of three tool trays that stack and interlock together to form a single unit that can be carried wherever needed. Best...

The Zen of Hewing a Froe Club

‘No time to do it right, but time to do it over.’ – Daniel O’Hagan by Peter Follansbee pages 62-66 I hear my mother’s voice every time I walk past those small hickory saplings I saved months ago: “Procrastination is the thief of time.” I’m not one of those woodworkers who makes...

Oils in Finishing

Learn why certain oils cure better and what makes an oil suitable for finish. by Bob Flexner pages 68-70 Oil is one of the most important ingredients used in finishing products. Besides being a finish all by itself, oil is an important component in varnishes, polyurethanes and furniture polishes; a primary...

Woodworking Class in Print – End Grain

Build ‘to the plan’ and you just might learn some new skills. by Eric Key page 72 I’ve been subscribing to Popular Woodworking Magazine for years. Each issue inspires me with history, tips and tricks, and keeps me updated on the woodworking world. However, while standing at the mailbox thumbing through...

Arts & Crafts Sideboard

This Harris Lebus classic is a tour-de-force of the English aesthetic. by Nancy R. Hiller pages 28-37 When we think of the origins of the Arts & Crafts movement in England toward the end of the 19th century, we tend to focus on the revival of handcraft in reaction against the soul-deadening monotony...

Devilishly Clever ‘Doe’s Foot’

These notched sticks simplify your workholding at the bench. by Christopher Schwarz pages 38-39 Workbenches didn’t always have vises. In fact, for most of human history, workbenches around the world were nothing more than a stoutly made table with a few holes. The woodworker kept the work stationary with a combination of pegs, battens,...

Woodworking Excellence

pages 40-45 The grand prize in the 2017 Popular Woodworking Excellence Awards goes to Al Spicer for his demilune (half-moon) marquetry table, featuring on its top a flowering morning glory vine in various veneers. The legs are solid sapele with holly stringing and an accent bud, and the apron and top are...

Smooth Operator

 Make a traditional double-iron coffin smoothing plane. by Steve Voigt pages 46-55 From the Middle Ages until the dawn of the 20th century, wooden planes were the dominant bench plane form in the Western world. But when I started woodworking (in the hand-tool dark ages of the late 20th century), this traditional form...

Crosscut Sled Jigs

Make your ‘MegaSled’ into a shop workhorse. by James Hamilton pages 56-60 In the previous issue, we built the MegaSled – a table saw sled designed to accommodate a series of joinery jigs. The jigs and attachments I cover in this article are just the beginning – and with them, you can cut...