Author Archives: Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan Fitzpatrick

About Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan is a former editor and content director of Popular Woodworking Magazine. She prefers using hand tools because they rarely make loud noises. Unless they fall off the bench.

Veritas combination plane

Tool Review: Veritas Combination Plane

A plow plane is a joinery powerhouse in the hand-tool shop. Not only can you plow grooves with it – you can, if necessary, use it for rabbets and tongues, though it’s a laborious tonguing process. Enter the combination plane – a plane that excels at grooves and has changeable cutters for...

dutch tool chest Grasberger

Dutch Tool Chests by You, Our Readers

In the October 2013 issue, you’ll find plans for Christopher Schwarz’s “Dutch Tool Chest” – a handy-sized container for taking your tools on the road (one person can lift it) or for storing them in the shop. In case you’re not already familiar with the form, check out Chris’ “Details on Dutch...

small shop cabinet

All-in-one Cabinet – Small Shop Storage

The “All-in-one Cabinet for the Small Shop” shown here is from the April 2001 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. And although the design looks a bit outdated (which could be easily addressed by simply changing out the handles), we still use this cabinet in our shop. The router-bit drawer in the middle...

PWM Baseball Caps – Limited Edition

My PWM baseball cap has already seen heavy use – it’s my go-to hair-containment method while working in the shop and on my house (and given the state of my home and large number of projects to go, I’d best get another cap or three…). We have a limited number of...