Choosing a Finish for Color

Different finishes look different on different species. There are many reasons to choose one finish over another. Usually the most important is for protection and durability – how well a finish [...]

Woodworking Safety 101

Seasoned professionals also benefit from woodworking safety. Regardless of your experience level, it never hurts to review the basics. In fact, I believe there are a number of standard safety [...]

Dock Chair

Lightweight, folding and portable, this chair is so simple to make you’ll want a pair – or more.  I’ve always disliked the Adirondack chair and have never understood its popularity. I find it [...]

Triangle Marking System

Keeping project parts organized and in proper relation to one another while machining and assembling them can be a real challenge, especially if you’re organizing the pieces for attractive grain [...]

How To Ebonize Wood

Ebonizing can be a lot of fun and it’s a great option to add to your offerings. Learn how to achieve a deep, rich black using household ingredients plus some powder from a South American evergreen.

Accurate and Easy Joint-depth Gauge

A straight mortise-and-tenon joint requires each tenon cheek to be flat, of consistent thickness and parallel to the body of the workpiece. If a cheek is twisted or angled relative to the faces [...]

Most-asked Woodworking Questions

Throughout the years I’ve been here at Popular Woodworking Magazine, there are only two woodworking questions that find their way into my inbox on a regular basis. The number of times [...]

Online Extras: June 2009 Issue

Online Extras for the June 2009 issue include a video of Marc Spagnuolo using his favorite pushsticks and featherboards, download full-size patterns of the Deck/Dock Chair leg profiles in PDF [...]

Jig Journal: No-nonsense Router Table

A great router table for little cost and just a few hours to build. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 74-75 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now The original version of this router table was [...]

Bed Rocks From Abroad

How do new imported smoothing planes compare to a Lie-Nielsen or Clifton? By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 56-58 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now Thanks to the success of Lie-Nielsen [...]

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