Turning Pro

No sick days, no paid vacations and no IT department – but it’s worth it. Ah, going pro – telling your boss to take your day job and stick it in his ear while you go off to earn your …

Ruhlmann-style Poker Table

Architect, master craftsman and client design the ultimate gaming table. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the October 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking Émile-Jacques [...]

Better Shop-made Dowels

I have to admit that I’m not very fond of dowel joinery. I’ve repaired too many old dowel joints over the years to trust them. Part of the problem is that a dowel hole in face grain offers only [...]

Glue Cleanup in Tight Spots

Glue Cleanup in Tight Spots Glue squeeze-out can be difficult to clean up in tight spaces such as beads and grooves because you can’t wipe the area very effectively with a damp rag nor insert a [...]

Tool Test: Two New DVDs for Turners

By Robert W. Lang Page 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now “Turned Bowls Made Easy” and “Beyond the Basic Bowl” are instructional DVDs from Pennsylvania wood turner Bill [...]

Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Large Router Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Router planes are one of those tools that you never knew was missing from your toolbox. Once you’ve cleaned up [...]

Tool Test: CMT Dado Pro Makes the Cut

By Glen D. Huey Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Mention dado stacks and my mind wanders back to the set I used as a youngster. The blades were a larger diameter than [...]

Tool Test: Dispoz-A-Blade Cutters

By Robert W. Lang Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Changing planer knives is on the same list of jobs I hate to do as digging a hole or fixing a roof. I put …

Tool Test: 18v Ridgid Li-ion Drill

By Glen D. Huey Page: 31 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now The 18-volt lithium-ion drill (model R86006), the latest release from Ridgid, has the components that make the tool [...]

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