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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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 after mastering the bedrock tools and gaining years of experience that we consider adding digital tools and skills to our...

Folding Campaign Bookshelf

Learn the tricks to making sturdy furniture that folds flat. by Christopher Schwarz pages 58-61 For those with mechanical minds, building furniture that folds into small spaces is great fun. Not only does the piece have to look good and serve its ultimate function as a bookcase, chair or bed, it...

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...

SensGard Ear Chamber Hearing Protection

by Rob Porcaro page 18 Before reading why these SensGard hearing protectors are so good, consider if you share some of the problems I have had with other protectors. I do not like stuffing things into my ear canals, such as foam plugs that must be compressed with often dirty fingers,...

BearKat Wood’s Chair Scraper

by James McConnell page 18 There is no doubt in my mind that a chair scraper from BearKat Wood should be in every chairmaker’s tool chest. Card scrapers have long been the secret clean-up weapon of woodworkers, and it’s clear that this one was designed by someone with an intimate knowledge...

Seth Gould: Explorer in Metal

Meet this expert metalworker, toolmaker and locksmith. by George Walker pages 22-24 Nothing could be simpler than a hammer. That is until you hold one of Seth Gould’s cross-peen hammers and discover the balance and heft of a tool that instantly becomes a part of your arm. Suddenly you have a...

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...