Author Archives: American Woodworker Editors

About American Woodworker Editors

American Woodworker magazine was acquired by F+W Media (parent company of Popular Woodworking) in 2014. We are delighted to share some of the best AW content here on the PW website.

Q & A: Herringbone Inlay

Q: I’d like to use my own wood to make herringbone inlay, but how do I go about it? A: Making your own inlay isn’t tough—you just need a well-tuned tablesaw and a good combination or general-purpose blade. A herringbone inlay is one of the simplest inlay styles to make once...

Troubleshoot Your Plane

Troubleshoot Your Plane Practical Solutions to 6 Common Problems By Tom Caspar When a plane is working right, it can produce a silky-smooth surface that absolutely glistens. When it doesn’t work, you get an ugly surface covered with blemishes. The problem can be your sharpening, your technique, or the plane itself....

Q & A: Silencing a Squeaky Tablesaw

Q: My tablesaw screeches like nails on a chalkboard whenever I adjust the blade. WD-40 made the noise go away for a while, but now it’s back. What do I do? A: That sound can drive you crazy! It’s a clear sign that the gears under your saw are due for...

Master Cabinetmaker’s Bench

Master Cabinetmaker’s Bench A proven design that will last a lifetime. By Alan Turner I have many tools in my shop, but the most important one is my bench. It has a classic design, favored by cabinetmakers for generations. I’ve spent a long time refining the details of this bench. I’ve...