Right-Angle Guide for Jointing

Planing the edge of a long board perpendicular to its face is a real challenge. To make the job easier, I built a guide that attaches to the side of my plane with rare earth magnets. Now jointing [...]

Pop Rivet Center Pin

I make lots of lazy Susans in my cabinet business, so I cut circles of many diameters. Changing diameters is easy on my circle-cutting jig, because I use a pop rivet as a removable center pin. [...]

Unplugged Maker Kit

Tool: MakerX Ultimate Combo Kit Buy Now Manufacturer: Worx MSRP: $229.99 Battery technology comes to a few of the craftier tools in a woodworker’s kit. Worx has paired a 20-volt [...]

Good-Looking Panels

Nothing makes a cabinet look worse than door panels with unattractive grain that runs at werid angles. It pays to be picky about grain direction, even it means wasting some plywood. After [...]

Pro-Level Lathe Chuck

Tool: PRO-Tek Chuck Buy Now Manufacturer: Nova MSRP: $140-$220 Nova’s new PRO-TEK line of chucks build on the company’s long history with the lathe. This new series of chucks feature [...]

Fender Washers for Mounting Pictures

I enjoy making picture frames but always found it a pain to use tacks or staples to hold the picture in place. Plus tacks and staples are hard to remove when you want to change the picture. [...]

Toothed Planing Stop from Benchcrafted

Tool: Planing Stop Buy Now Manufacturer: Benchcrafted MSRP: $29 Most woodworkers have the skill to engineer a makeshift planing stop from a block of wood and a bit of old saw blade, but the [...]

Use Frame Clamps To Aid Dovetail Transfer

I needed a way to secure the tail board on the pin board for marking on a large case project while transferring the layout. So, I used two picture-frame clamps to hold both pieces square and in [...]

10 Marking and Measuring Tips

“Measure twice cut once” is probably the most commonly passed-on bit of woodworking advice. With that in mind, we’ve gathered some of our favorite tips to make measuring easier, [...]

December to Remember 2020

Welcome to the December to Remember 2020 Sweepstakes! To celebrate the holiday season, Popular Woodworking  and its sponsors are giving away a prize a day throughout December. To earn your [...]

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