Great Woodshops: Fertile Fields

In the last 11 years, Marc Adams’s woodworking school has experienced explosive growth. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 94-98 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now It’s an unusually cool [...]

Birdhouse Ornament

Dale Nish, one of the principal architects of the turning revival, shares some turning techniques. By Dale L. Nish Pages: 88-93 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Birdhouse [...]

Working Small

Safely cutting parts that are too small to handle is easy with some simple jigs. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 86-87 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Cutting and machining small [...]

Contemporary Torsion-box Desk

This sharp-looking desk is sturdy and easy to make using basic tools and simple joinery. By David Thiel & John Hutchinson Pages: 80-85 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now [...]

Mini Lathes

We found 3 great machines priced from $225 to $1,550. By Judy Ditmer & Kara Gebhart Pages: 76-79 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Mini lathes, which used to be a tool for [...]

Arts & Crafts Tool Cabinet

The goal: The maximum tools in the minimum space. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 66-75 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Sometime while sawing the 60th dovetail for a drawer [...]

Best New Tools: 2004

By the Popular Woodworking staff Pages: 61-65 Every year, the Best New Tools article is the one that everyone on the staff looks forward to. Each editor picks his or her favorite tools introduced [...]

Woodworking Essentials: Basic Joinery

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now There are three basic saw cuts: crosscuts, rips and miters. Crosscuts are made perpendicular to the wood grain, [...]

Shaker-inspired Bench

Some simple adaptations turn this 19th-century bench into a modern mudroom necessity. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 38-43 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now There is an old Shaker [...]

At the Lathe: Spindle Ornaments

A painted finish is easy to apply when using a lathe. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 35-37 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now In spring, a young man’s fancy may turn to thoughts of love, [...]

Power-tool Joinery: Sliding Dovetails

Strong and versatile, this joint is simple to make with a router. By Bill Hylton Pages: 30-32 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now For the woodworker who builds furniture and [...]

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