Build a Canoe Paddle

A single length of framing lumber will help you hone your skills with a spokeshave, a drawknife and a block plane. It was a bright summer’s day in 1993 at historic Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, [...]

Stopped Cuts Made Easy

This extra-long mortising fence helps you cut “blind” joints in your work. Cabinets and furniture often have “blind” joints − dados, grooves or rabbets that are stopped at one end so you can’t [...]

Lock Joint Holds Drawers Tight

A good substitute for traditional methods, this joint is strong and easy to make. A couple of hundred years ago, most drawers were assembled with hand-cut dovetail joints – half-blinds up front, [...]

Visiting Rosewood Studio

This Canadian school has its roots in the College of the Redwoods. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking. Christopher Schwarz [...]

10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws

The modern answer to the radial-arm saw. By David Thiel & Kara Gebhart Pages: 70-75 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Miter saws have come a long way from being used [...]

The Case for Handsaws

Why you should learn to sharpen and use these oft-neglected tools. By Graham Blackburn Pages: 60-65 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Far from being quaint anachronisms or [...]

Sliding Dovetails

Two router bits with guides and a simple shop-made jig make three variations of this joint a snap. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 49-51 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now One of the [...]

Tool Test: ProTop Gets an Upgrade

By David Thiel Page: 25 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now We’ve always been big fans of Bench Dog’s ProTop router table, and with some recent upgrades we like it even more. [...]

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