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New Knobs for Your Old Stanleys

I can make my own beef jerky, but that doesn’t mean I want to apply veneer-making techniques to a hapless bovine. So when I found out that long-time woodworker Bill Rittner was making knobs and totes for vintage Stanley planes, I jumped at buying a set for my vintage No. 6...

2 Clarifications on The Return of Roubo

The cutting list for the …?The Return of Roubo’ workbench in the August 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine has a small error in the cutting list. And I’d like to quickly clarify a couple things about the construction drawing. First the error. I accidentally transposed the tenon lengths for the...

Cool Hardware You Can’t Buy Anymore

Sorry for all the bench posts. (Hey, that should be the name of this blog.) I have a lot of extra jetsam (or is it flotsam?) sitting around as I crank out my next book. Here’s an awesome piece of detritus. A couple years ago a reader sent me a cardboard...

Video: New Quick-release Twin-screw Vise Technology

Michigan engineer Len Hovarter has developed a new vise mechanism that looks more like a magic trick than bench hardware. The vise hardware is patent pending and should be available in September, Hovarter says. This hardware is just so cool, that I wanted to share it with you now — in...

Video: Build a 3"-thick Benchtop in One Hour

We need more workbenches for Woodworking in America. The event, Oct. 1-3 here in the Cincinnati area, is by far bigger than the last three events we’ve held. And me, I’m going a little stir crazy. I’ve spent the last three weeks writing the remaining chapters to a follow-up book to...

Custom Google Search for this Blog

No matter how many times I’ve complained in the last five years, I have been unable to get our technical people to change the search function on this blog, which stinks. So I’m taking matters into my own hands. It might be a little rough, but I’ve created a custom search...