Arts & Crafts Sideboard

This Harris Lebus classic is a tour-de-force of the English aesthetic. by Nancy R. Hiller pages 28-37 When we think of the origins of the Arts & Crafts movement in England toward the end of [...]

Devilishly Clever ‘Doe’s Foot’

These notched sticks simplify your workholding at the bench. by Christopher Schwarz pages 38-39 Workbenches didn’t always have vises. In fact, for most of human history, workbenches around the [...]

Woodworking Excellence

pages 40-45 The grand prize in the 2017 Popular Woodworking Excellence Awards goes to Al Spicer for his demilune (half-moon) marquetry table, featuring on its top a flowering morning glory vine [...]

Smooth Operator

 Make a traditional double-iron coffin smoothing plane. by Steve Voigt pages 46-55 From the Middle Ages until the dawn of the 20th century, wooden planes were the dominant bench plane form in the [...]

Crosscut Sled Jigs

Make your ‘MegaSled’ into a shop workhorse. by James Hamilton pages 56-60 In the previous issue, we built the MegaSled – a table saw sled designed to accommodate a series of joinery jigs. The [...]

Veritas Combination Plane

by Megan Fitzpatrick page 14 A plow plane is a joinery powerhouse in the hand-tool shop. Not only can you plow grooves with it – you can, if necessary, use it for rabbets and tongues, though it’s [...]

Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps

by Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney page 16 A lot of the work in any machine-oriented woodshop revolves around creating and improving jigs. While I’ve used hold-down and F-style clamps in most of my [...]

Robin Wood Axe for Carving (and More)

by Danielle Rose Byrd page 16 As a bowl carver, I am frequently asked about recommendations for beginner sets of tools. Though the Robin Wood Axe is always on that list, it’s not just a [...]

Artisan Geometry

The universal and timeless structure of our imaginations. by George Walker pages 18-20 Woodworking spans the globe and is a common thread linking humans across the ages. This craft shares a basic [...]

Hickory Can’t Wait

This hardwood is best harvested for its bark and wood soon after cutting. by Peter Follansbee pages 22-24 Green woodworking has a different set of criteria when it comes to stockpiling material. [...]

Cabinet-grade Finishing

Not everything has to have a furniture-grade finish. by Bob Flexner pages 66-68 If you read the woodworking magazines or look online, you often come across instructions for filling pores, [...]

Form Before Figure – End Grain

Proportion and structure outweigh ornament and showy materials. by Bob Rozaieski page 72 Have you ever found such a stunning piece of wood that you were almost afraid to cut into it? You know the [...]

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