Category: November 2016 #228 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Danish Modern Campaign Chest

Built to move (and to last), this piece blends classic proportions and clean lines. by Christopher Schwarz pags. 24-31 When the British Empire began taking over the world in the 18th century, one [...]

Art of Concealment

This table hides your laptop, jewelry and other small valuables in plain sight. by Matthew Dworman pgs. 32-39 Hidden compartments – just saying those words puts a smile on the face of most [...]

Cabriole Legs by Hand

You don’t need a band saw to shape these classic furniture gams. by Zachary Dillinger pgs. 40-44 Readers of this magazine are no doubt familiar with the cabriole leg. One of the hallmarks of the [...]

From Redwoods to Red Brick

Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney: Ruler of Ancient Rules by Cathrine O. Frank pgs. 45-47 At burnHeart, in a converted textile mill on the banks of Maine’s Saco River, Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney rifles [...]

Woodworking Excellence

by Megan Fitzpatrick pgs. 48-54 With so many excellent entries in the 2016 PWM Excellence Awards, selecting the Editors’ Choice winners and Grand-prize winner was incredibly difficult. All the [...]

Secret Compartments

by Megan Fitzpatrick pg. 6 When I was a kid, my mom dragged me to antique malls and furniture auctions on what felt at the time like a daily basis (it was probably four times per year). I would [...]

Bosch Reaxx Jobsite Saw

New safety mechanism leaves your sawblades and hands unscathed. by Peter Marcucci pg. 14 As a retired safety professional turned woodworker, I want a saw with flesh-sensing technology, but I [...]

Walke Moore Tools Router Plane

Based on the Preston 2500P, this bronze tool will last longer than a lifetime. by James McConnell pg. 16 Router planes are the Swiss Army knives of joinery, cleaning out dados, leveling lap [...]

Designer’s Workhorse

Proportions do all the heavy lifting – a bit of drawing can develop your eye. by George Walker pgs. 18-19 There is a saying among artists: Values (light and shadow) do all the work in a painting, [...]

Shrink Pots: A Touch of ‘Magic’

These traditional Swedish cylindrical forms are an addictive pastime. by Peter Follansbee pgs. 22-23 I have too much to do. Building a shop by hand, in my spare time, is slow-going. Add in custom [...]

Contemporary Console Table

This slender table maximizes minimal space. by Rodney Wilson pgs. 58-59 My family recently left our sprawling farmhouse for a compact ranch. We left our farmhouse-sized stuff too, and now we need [...]

Brief History of Brasses

A concise chronicle of furniture hardware styles to help you build it better. by Orion Henderson pgs. 60-61 One question I am often asked is, “What hardware should I use?” And the answer is [...]

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