Category: Woodworking Blogs | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Understanding Bench Planes

Bench planes come in a wide range of lengths and widths. Do you need them all? Which ones are most useful? And if you only had to buy one....

Quality Beyond the Machinery

We’re wrapping up our eight-week series on CNC Designed for Woodworkers and the series has taught me a lot about CNC and changed my thinking to appreciate how beneficial this technology can [...]

Modified Traveler’s Tool Case

"I was looking for a tool tote to set beside my shave horse when doing demos with the SCA East Kingdom Foresters Guild. I attached the cover with hinges and added tool slots for use when working. [...]

The Best Height for a Workbench

This is an excerpt from The New Traditional Woodworker by Jim Tolpin. In traditional Western-style woodworking, the workbench was central to nearly all the woodworking processes. This is where [...]

CNC Signage Has Come a Long Way

We’re in the middle of our CNC Video Series, created in partnership with Axiom Tool Group, and we’re posting the third video on making a sign using CNC design and equipment. Before [...]

Fight Progress. Again.

Years ago when I was editor at Popular Woodworking, I was interviewed for a job at one of our competitors. During the interview, I experienced one of those fork-in-the-road moments where a single [...]

Who is My Favorite Woodworker?

It’s the easiest question in the world: Who is your favorite woodworker? A fellow craftsman asked me this question earlier this month, and I still don’t have a good answer. I have one easy [...]

CNC is Cool. See for Yourself!

When Todd Damon (owner of Axiom Tool Group, Inc.) and I met to talk about our video series on CNC machinery there was one comment he made that stuck with me. He said his company had approached [...]

5 Inexpensive Gifts a Woodworker Will Use

This year when people ask me what they should get their woodworking family and friends for the holidays, my first answer is always a board of hardwood. But if they have a tool in mind, things get [...]

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