Category: Questions And Answers | Popular Woodworking Magazine

15 Tips for Sharpening

Hand tools are a pleasure to use–if they’re sharp. Brush up on your sharpening knowledge and get the most out of your tools.

2 Ways to Cut a 3-Way Miter

2 Ways to Cut a 3-Way Miter Create this impressive joint by hand or with power tools. By Garrett Glaser Admiring the complex 3-way mitered joint between the leg and aprons in an antique Chinese [...]

Outdoor Finishes

Outdoor finishes have one thing in common; they all require maintenance. Of course, paint is unequaled at protecting the wood from its two biggest enemies: moisture and ultraviolet (UV) light.

Treasured Wood Jewelry Box

This jewelry box is the perfect project to showcase that small piece of wood you’ve been saving to be the centerpiece of something special.

Photo Frames by the Dozen

Two jigs let you crank them out flawlessly! By Randy Johnson Everyone I know has a drawer stuffed with photos that are waiting to be framed. What often keeps us from getting those treasures up on [...]

Vertical Drilling Jig

I came up with this slick way to drill a large, straight hole in the end of a post. It works great and makes good use of my tall floor-mounted drill press. To make the jig, I first swung my …

Q&A: Planing Without Jointing

Normally, a planer can’t take the twist out of a board; it merely makes the top side parallel to the bottom. To get a board flat without a jointer, fool the planer into thinking the bottom of [...]

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