Tools from Down Under

Chris Vesper strives for precision and perfection in toolmaking (and dancing). Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking When it [...]

Hammer Veneering

  Discover how and why this age-old hide glue technique works – and works best. One of the great hurdles for many woodworkers new to traditional craftsmanship is applying veneers to a wooden [...]

Festool Carvex PS 420 Jigsaw

Tool: Carvex PS 420 Jigsaw Manufacturer: Festool MSRP: $390 Festool’s Carvex jigsaw has innovation written all over it. How much innovation? These jigsaws are available in both corded and [...]

Tool Test: Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw

Tool: Powermatic PM1000 Manufacturer: Powermatic MSRP: $2400 (50″ fence) This saw packs a professional punch for your home workshop. Powermatic’s PM1000 table saw isn’t over-shadowed by its [...]

Turn a Platter

Shop scraps and a few simple techniques will get you spinning along Large turning projects can be daunting. A large bowl, for example, requires gluing up a blank or sourcing part of a tree trunk. [...]

Cabinetmaker’s Tool Chest

Store all the tools you need in easy reach If I were to make three lists – the tools I want, the tools I own and the tools I need – the last would be the shortest. When I …

Keep Your Saws Sorted & Accessible

Whenever I work on a project, I end up with my handsaws scattered about the shop. I thought about storing them under my bench, but my bad back keeps me from being able to easily bend down, so it [...]

Kelly Mehler’s Plate Rack

Add pizazz to your kitchen with contemporary curves. This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking For years, I’ve been trying to cajole Kelly Mehler to write [...]

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