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Shop-made Jig for Trimming Laminate

When applying laminate on a narrow edge, it’s a little tricky to not tip the router and undercut the edge while trimming laminate. The surface on which the router must balance is often not wide enough to provide adequate support. I made this fixture from two pieces of plywood dadoed and...

Building Adirondack Chairs in Shop Class

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by Tavish, a Technology Education instructor in Central New York. He shares how he led his class in building 10 Adirondack chairs. – David Lyell Introduction to our process I spent quite a bit of time reading up on Adirondack chairs in an attempt to...

Box front. Featured in this carvings are two lunettes with fl oral motifs. All it takes is some basic geometry, four carving tools and a punch. And practice.

Lunette & Floral Carving

This traditional pattern can dress up any panel. by Peter Follansbee I’ve carved so many oak boxes that I lost track of their number long ago. I’ll sometimes bump into one, or a photograph, and say, “Oh, I forgot I did that one…” But one design I come back to over...

Surviving A Shop Move 101 – Camille Woodworking

Editor’s note: Bryant documented his move process on his Instagram account, of which I have been a follower for a long time. I asked him to write a blog post to share his thoughts in a longer format. Enjoy! – David Lyell You’ve been putting it off for months, you knew...

The Artisan Process – Woodworking Without Electricity

Editor’s note: You can pick up the Jim Tolpin’s Classics Collection for a great price right now over at ShopWoodworking.com.  When I approached the writing of Measure Twice, Cut Once–and especially later when developing The New Traditional Woodworker – I realized I needed to step back to a time when we woodwrights...