CAM Marking Gauge

On April 21, 1868, the United States Patent Office issued Patent Number 76,884 to Wessel Brodhead for an improvement to the field of carpenters’ marking gauges. Brodhead developed a tool that [...]

Choosing a Spray Gun

As I’ve explained many times in Popular Woodworking, you can achieve a near-perfect finish using a rag or brush: You can apply a wipe-on/wipe-off finish such as oil, wiping varnish or gel [...]

André Roubo’s Try Square

One of the first tools I bought was a 9″ steel try square with a brass and rosewood stock. Like a supermodel, it’s nice to look at, but not so fun to deal with day-to-day. Its blade is too [...]

Delta’s Midi-lathe

Tool: 12-1/2″ Variable Speed MIDI-LATHE Manufacturer: Delta MSRP: $659.99 If you need a lathe in a small shop and don’t have the room or just don’t want to wrestle with a full-size machine, [...]

Out of the Woodwork: Beyond the Norm

This article originally appeared in the February 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Last week I stood in a beautiful living room and relived a scene for at least the 10th time in my career as a [...]

A Tapered-leg Table

Small tables are useful just about anywhere in the home. They can be easy to build, but a good design is important. To make the design more interesting, tapered legs (often part of Shaker, [...]

Turned Tool Handles

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. Custom-fit your tools to your hand. One of the best uses for a lathe is making [...]

One for the Road

When I think of a tool chest, I think of a carpenter’s box, usually open and inviting, a little rough perhaps but clearly made by the hand. Think of Roy Underhill merrily skipping over the stream [...]

5 Great Sanding Tricks

Sanding is nobody’s favorite task, but if you use these tricks, you might find it just a little more bearable. Flexible Sanding Tool A complex moulding can be difficult to sand. Softening [...]

Milk Paint

Woodworkers have been painting their furniture for thousands of years. During that time, they have used many different types of paints. In fact, in historic terms what you will find at the paint [...]

DeWalt’s Compact Drill-driver

If an 18-volt Lithium-ion drill-driver is in your sights, you just may want to take a look at the new DCD760 from DeWalt. This drill driver is ready to take on the competition in the compact [...]

Better Vision in the Shop

Proper lighting and vision aids can make a woodworking world of difference. By Rob Porcaro Pages: 63-65 From the February 2010 issue #181 Buy this issue now Woodworking is a visual art. The [...]

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