Prize Rabbet Plane

Tool: Bevel-Up Jack Rabbet Plane Manufacturer: Veritas MSRP: $329.00 Specialty planes have a special place in my shop. They’re good for the soul. I use them when I want to turn off the [...]

My American Shop

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the April/May 2013 issue of American Woodworker When I came to America eight years ago, I was able to get a work permit and a job at LA [...]

An Ideal Joint for Small Drawers

When you slide open a small drawer that fits nice and tight, it’s a pleasure to see well-crafted joints.  Small, handcut dovetails answer well, but sawing and chopping them requires a lot [...]

Chucks and Chucking

For many woodturning operations, a chuck performs the essential job of holding the work securely and safely. These operations often present unique requirements, so a dizzying array of [...]

Dust Bomb

Dust Bomb My neighbor has had a woodworking shop in his garage since I was a kid. Recently, when he discovered that mice and other furry critters were living in its cinder block foundation, he [...]

Double-Duty Bread Box

Sitting on a countertop or mounted on a wall, this little gem helps to organize your kitchen. In addition to keeping cookbooks handy, it holds two supermarket loaves of bread and a package of [...]

No-Nonsense Workbench

Built for hard usage, this traditional-style bench won’t vibrate like a kettledrum when you chop a mortise or skitter across the floor then you plane a board. It features a spacious [...]

How to Build a Segmented-Rim Tabletop

There’s something special about a small table with a round top—it invites intimacy. When I sit at one, I stop and savor warm memories of lingering with my wife in a quiet café or bistro [...]

Vac/Dust Extractor Combo

Tool: DWV012 10 Gal wet/dry vac Manufacturer: DeWalt Price: $470 Wouldn’t it be swell to have a vac that could both clean your shop and suck dust from portable power tools? That’s the [...]

A Craftsman’s Tool Chest

Machinists and mechanics keep their small tools in a chest with shallow drawers. I do, too—except mine is custom-built, sized to exactly fit what I want to keep close at hand. And it’s more [...]

Gorilla Glue, Travel Size

Tool: Gorilla Glue Minis Manufacturer: Gorilla Glue Price: $7 (pack of 4) A little bit of Gorilla Glue will do just fine, thank you, for lots of jobs. It now comes in small Single Use Tubes, 4 to [...]

New-Generation Shop Light

A portable light sure comes in handy when you’re sawing dovetails, brushing a finish or doing any type of close-up work. I’ll bet you’ve used portable incandescent or halogen [...]

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