Cosmic Joinery Karma?

After my gruesome dovetails of the day before (no, I don’t have any photos), I hoped I was done with disasters for the week in the class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Then my wife [...]

Tools that Talk to One Another

When I teach a class on sawing by hand, some students seem bewildered by how much work we do with planes and chisels. When I teach a class on planes, there’s a lot of work with saws and chisels [...]

Avoiding Table Saw Kickback

The fundamental rules (and devices) to keep you clear of danger at your saw. By Marc Adams Pages: 63-65 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now I once heard that 90 percent (or more) [...]

Woodworking Essentials: Table Saws

A Better Way to Work: Part 7 By Marc Adams Pages: 45-51 From the October 2008 issue #171 Buy this issue now It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of all woodworking requires some type of sawing. [...]

Woodworking Essentials: Thickness Planers

A Better Way to Work: Part 6 By Marc Adams Pages: 51-56 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now When I started woodworking, owning a planer was just a dream. They were big, expensive [...]

Woodworking Essentials: Band Saws

A Better Way to Work: Part 5 By Marc Adams Pages: 43-48 From the June 2008 issue #169 Buy this issue now I once toured a very large custom cabinetmaking shop and noticed that they had no band [...]

Understanding Glues: Part II

Prepare your wood, pick the right glue and prevent problems. By Marc Adams Pages: 49-55 From the October 2009 issue #178 Buy this issue now Baseball bats, utensils, turned items and small carved [...]

Understanding Glues: Part I

Delve into the characteristics and properties of the 7 families of glue and adhesives. By Marc Adams Pages: 54-60 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now OK, so you consider yourself a [...]

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