William & Mary Chest

Mortise-and-tenon joinery and side-hung drawers make for a simple but impressive build. Early in my career I met an avid antiques collector whose focus was objects from the William & Mary [...]

Tool Test: Bosch CM10GD Glide Miter Saw

by Chuck Bender page 12 Bosch does it again, only smaller, with its CM10GD Dual-bevel Glide Miter Saw. Like its big brother (the GCM12SD), this saw has a hinged-arm system that creates a [...]

Safety Combo

Tool: Eye Muffs Manufacturer: Eye Muffs MSRP: $49.95 I know safety isn’t a topic that evokes that “must read” feeling in most of us, but when something new and innovative comes along, you might [...]

SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander

Tool: 19-38 Drum Sander Manufacturer: SuperMax Tools MSRP: $1499 The first thing that comes to mind upon seeing the SuperMax 19-38 drum sander is the company’s focus on quality. It’s evident in [...]

Must-Have Router Bits

Here are four profiles that will change your woodworking life. Every woodworking shop has a few vital tools that are absolute necessities. And whether you have a strict power-only tool policy or [...]

Quarter Columns

Forget the lathe; a router table setup makes quick work of these striking architectural features. If you want to add a little punch to your next traditional furniture project, try adding quarter [...]

Arbortech TurboPlane & Mini-Turbo

Tool: TurboPlane and Mini-Turbo Manufacturer: ArborTech Tools MSRP: $119+ If you are into sculpting wood or forming sculpted furniture parts, the Arbortech TurboPlane and Mini-Turbo are two tools [...]

An Easy Way to Draw Any Ellipse

On my most recent project I needed an elliptical arc. Although my arc conforms to the Golden Ratio (1:1.62), the method I use works for an ellipse of any proportion. Determine the overall size of [...]

Festool Carvex PS 420 Jigsaw

Tool: Carvex PS 420 Jigsaw Manufacturer: Festool MSRP: $390 Festool’s Carvex jigsaw has innovation written all over it. How much innovation? These jigsaws are available in both corded and [...]

Tool Test: Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw

Tool: Powermatic PM1000 Manufacturer: Powermatic MSRP: $2400 (50″ fence) This saw packs a professional punch for your home workshop. Powermatic’s PM1000 table saw isn’t over-shadowed by its [...]

Keep Your Saws Sorted & Accessible

Whenever I work on a project, I end up with my handsaws scattered about the shop. I thought about storing them under my bench, but my bad back keeps me from being able to easily bend down, so it [...]

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