Finger-joined Tote

An elegant exercise in bent lamination and joinery. When I started taking woodworking classes, I needed a convenient way to carry my tools. After looking for just the right toolbox, I decided to [...]

‘Old Arn’

Finding and restoring vintage shop machinery. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking You pick up an old handplane at the local flea [...]

Rediscover a Shaker Classic

A rim and box in contrasting species is an elegant eye-catcher. Open boxes, as useful as they are attractive, were not made to hold sweets for the table. Instead, they were for something that [...]

Soap: Making a Clean Finish

This traditional finish from Denmark is simple, safe and tactile. When I tell fellow woodworkers and customers that I use soap as a finish on some of my tables and chairs, they think I’m joking. [...]

Fixing White Water Rings

Understanding causes and remedies of this typically shallow damage. A friend sent me a web link to a video and short text recommending the use of mayonnaise to remove white water rings on [...]

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