Jennings-pattern Auger Bits for Braces

Tool: Auger Bits for Braces Manufacturer: Tools For Working Wood MSRP: $39.45+ Finding good auger bits that work in a brace is almost impossible in places of the world that don’t have a lot of [...]

Tools from Down Under

Chris Vesper strives for precision and perfection in toolmaking (and dancing). Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking When it [...]

12 Rules for Tool Chests

Don’t reinvent the wheel when storing your tools. A proper chest is still the best. hen I tell people that I’ve worked out of a traditional tool chest for 15 years, they look at me as if I’m [...]

Great Woodshops: Living the European Dream

A St. Louis physician spent years assembling the perfect shop. The problem with many “dream shops” is that their visionaries never wake up and get on with building any furniture. There’s nothing [...]

Knockdown English Workbench

With $100 in lumber and two days, you can build this sturdy stowaway bench. Many knockdown workbenches suffer from unfortunate compromises. Inexpensive commercial benches that can be knocked down [...]

Traveling Tool Chest

Historic proportions and details are still the best. Since I started woodworking in about 1993, I’ve stored my tools in almost every way imaginable – from plastic buckets to wall cabinets, racks [...]

Compound Angles; No Math

Once you understand ‘resultant’ angles, sawbenches (and chairs) are easy. Most first-time chairmakers are intimidated by the compound joinery used to fasten all the legs, stretchers, spindles and [...]

Kreg Precision Router Table

Tool: Precision Router Table System Manufacturer: Kreg MSRP: $549.00 Some router tables have gotten so complex and expensive that they actually rival a decent shaper. I’ve always preferred simple [...]

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