Category: August 2011 #191 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

I Can Do That: Lap Desk

From the August 2011 issue #191 Buy this issue now Portable productivity with a nod to steampunk style. By Mag Ruffman The glorious thing about being self-sufficient is that you can usually [...]

Spicy Pennsylvania Box

Behind a distinctive double-arched door are unknowns and secrets. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 26 -33 While surfing the Internet for examples of spice boxes, I stumbled upon an [...]

How to Make ‘Condor Tails’

An ingenious way to combine routers, a band saw and hand tools for big dovetails. By Jameel Abraham Pages: 48-53 I know what you’re thinking: “Another opinion on how to cut [...]

A Bright Idea

This light bulb-shaped lamp requires a little plywood (plus a little geometry) to make it look just brilliant. By Christopher Schwarz Pages:46-47 For me, one of the most perfect [...]

Tai Chi & Woodworking

Balance, concentration and the quest for the easy way to work. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 42-45 You wouldn’t expect a Welsh chair bodger who’s teaching how to build a stick chair to [...]

Coffee with the Brethren

Build a Shaker-inspired coffee table with through-drawers. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 38-41 Coffee tables didn’t exist as a furniture form until the 1920s (when they were known [...]

If the Tool Fits…

Tools sized to the user lead to more efficient and comfortable work. By Ron Herman Pages: 34-37 One of the first things I do with new employees is fit them to a [...]

Royal Flooring in Appalachia

Paris parquet finds a new home in a rural Virginia woodshop. By Don Williams Pages 54-55 The convergent threads of life are sometimes amazing, coincidental things. My earliest [...]

Tool Test: Festool CXS Drill-driver

A mighty small and mighty compact drill. By Glen D. Huey Pages:16-18 According to Apple’s Steven Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” If you ask me, [...]

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