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Folding Bookstand – Reader Build: Patrick Brennan

It’s not every day that I get excited about a bookstand, but there was something uniquely enticing about Chris Schwarz’s folding bookstand build in the June 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking. In true campaign furniture style, the “transformer-like” bookstand is constructed cleverly with copper rivets that double as both the joinery...

How to Make a Maloof Joint

The Classic Maloof Joint and Hal Taylor’s Modification Sam Maloof is a midcentury craftsman most famously known for his sculptural chairs. This is evident in the rounded corners, molded seats, and curved arms and backrests. His joinery also embodied this sculptural motif. I recently took a trip to Iowa to build...

Every Woodshop Needs a Machinist’s Vise

A medium size machinist’s vise can be quite a handy tool in every shop and at every hobbyist/handyperson’s garage or studio. On top of helping us secure hardware and other small metal objects when drilling, sawing and filing, this vise can be very instrumental in providing assistance for shaping wooden objects....

More Woodworking Video Than You Can Watch In a Week

And we’re going to give you the chance to try! Most PopWood fans know we offer full-length videos for sale as downloads, but have you discovered our streaming video site? With almost 900 woodworking videos available, you can binge woodworking just like Netflix! And starting this Memorial Day weekend we’re going to...

Woodworking DVD Clearance Sale and Half-Price Videos

If you’ve thought about getting any of our great woodworking videos on DVD, now is the time. We’ve put almost every DVD in our store on sale, up to 75% off. You can get full seasons of The Woodwright’s Shop, great project builds including this Puzzle Stool and one of my favorite...

English Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects & Techniques for the Modern Maker

Free Shipping on Everything at Shop Woodworking

Now through May 29, you can get free standard shipping on any order over at Shop Woodworking. That includes everything – books, DVDs, magazines and other accessories. Are you as excited about Nancy Hiller’s gorgeous book on English Arts & Crafts as I am? It’s the perfect time to order your...

Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

What’s a geeky woodworker to do? I just happened to plan and precisely time a family visit to San Francisco during the major event for the truly obsessive creatives among us: The Bay Area Maker Faire. The Faire is a large public event and the creation of Make Magazine. The annual...

Garden Gate Build – Part 1

Thanks to a wonderful chain of events, my dear former home has a new lease on life: One of my best friends recently bought it. I’m going to build her a garden gate as a housewarming gift. The garden still has a gate – the one I built about 20 years...

My New Role as Senior Editor and My Take on a Shaker Settee

I have a bit of news to share with you this morning. I am taking on new responsibility as the new Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking! For the last year, I’ve served as the Online Content Director where I’ve thoroughly enjoyed bringing you amazing content on the Shop Blog, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest...