Category: August 2016 #226 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

The Real Truth About Block Planes

Armed with a little trickery, you can make the block plane perform a wide variety of tasks. by Christopher Schwarz pages 30-35 Hang around enough woodshops (or Internet discussion groups) with a [...]

Handled Turned Vessels

The reciprocating motion of a pole lathe makes it possible. by Jarrod Stone Dahl pages 36-41 My mind reels when trying to imagine what it would be like to be a woodworker in the era when the [...]

Saw & Plane Till

It won’t solve a tool addiction, but it’ll make finding tools easier. by Mike Siemsen pages 42-47 You’ve no doubt seen photos of the H.O. Studley tool cabinet – the Sistine Chapel of tool [...]

Lumberyard Prep

Arm yourself with a good plan (or two) and your buying trip will be a success. by Shannon Rogers pages 48-52 I have a 10″-wide piece of 8/4 purpleheart sitting on my lumber rack. I bought [...]

Out on a Limb: Plus ça Change

by Megan Fitzpatrick page 6 I’ve been busy in my free time (such as it is) scurrying to prepare text files for the designer of an upcoming translation of the furniture making sections of André [...]

Tool Test: Lake Erie Toolworks Moxon Vise

This well-machined workholding device is easy to assemble and is solid. by Megan Fitzpatrick page 14 Sure, you can make your own double twin-screw vise, but you don’t have to – there are several [...]

Hardware: The Crowning Touch

The right hardware is as important as wood selection and finish. by Orion Henderson pages 54-55 Not too long ago, I was approached by Megan Fitzpatrick about writing an occasional feature on [...]

Arts & Mysteries: Carpenters’ Work

Early modern records show guild regulations in London. by Peter Follansbee pages 58-61 Early 17th-century London tradesmen were protective about their work, carefully keeping an eye on any [...]

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