Article Index Jameel Abraham

A Bench for Kids

Build a small workbench with full-sized features for a budding woodworker. by Jameel Abraham pages 44-50 “The bench is probably the most important item in the workshop.” Those are Charles H. Hayward’s first words in his article “Fitting up the workshop: the bench.” As a woodworking vise manufacturer and bench maker,...

Make Your Own Plywood

Shop-made ply can achieve shapes and forms solid wood just can’t handle. by Jameel Abraham pgs. 37-41 The title of this article may sound silly, or perhaps us woodworkers have just run out of things to write about? Now that is silly. But why on earth would anyone want to make...

‘Old Arn’

Finding and restoring vintage shop machinery. by Jameel Abraham pgs. 44-49You pick up an old handplane at the local flea market. You clean it, flatten the sole, tune the adjusting mechanism, hone the iron to a frightful edge. That first shaving. You know the one. Full length, full width, the sound....

Double-bevel Artistry

A scrollsaw and simple steps yield stunning inlay results. by Jameel Abraham Picture a two-layer cake. Using a knife, cut a circle out of the middle while holding the knife perfectly vertical. You now have two cylinders of cake that you can easily pull out of the rest of the cake....

Jameel Abraham: Benchcrafted Tools

This Iowa-born toolmaker, woodworker and luthier strives for perfection. by Steve Shanesy Family has clearly played an important role in the development of Iowa-born woodworker and toolmaker Jameel Abraham. In 2006, Jameel, along with his brother, Father John Abraham (an Orthodox priest), and their father founded Benchcrafted – makers of a...

Tool Chest as Art

An embellished lid is your woodworking calling card. by Jameel Abraham p. 40 Embellished tool chests are perhaps the quintessential calling card of the cabinetmaker. From Benjamin Seaton’s mahogany and tulipwood masterpiece to the unequalled work of Henry Studley, we woodworkers tend to pull out all the stops when we decorate...

Double-bevel Artistry

A scrollsaw and simple steps yield stunning inlay results. By Jameel Abraham Pages 47-50 Picture a two-layer cake. Using a knife, cut a circle out of the middle while holding the knife perfectly vertical. You now have two cylinders of cake that you can easily pull out of the rest of the cake. Now start...

How to Make ‘Condor Tails’

An ingenious way to combine routers, a band saw and hand tools for big dovetails. By Jameel Abraham Pages: 48-53 I know what you’re thinking: “Another opinion on how to cut dovetails.” I hear you. But this one’s different. I promise. No back and forth over pins or tails first. No Rob Cosman vs....

Jameel Abraham’s Jointmaker Pro Inlay Method

For wide pieces shown in Jameel Abraham’s “Precision Inlay, Simple Tools” (Popular Woodworking Magazine, April 2011 #189) he used the Bridge City Toolworks Jointmaker Pro. Here’s his method: You may notice a few of the pieces in the article are unusually wide, much wider in fact than the miter box and...