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PopWood Playback #17: Leather Camp Chair, Float Frame & More!

We’re looking for an Art Director. We’re trying to find someone in Cincinnati, Ohio, before looking outside the tri-state area. Check out the listing here: http://bit.ly/2I4Iu9D 🎥 Anne of All Trades – DIY Leather Camp Chair: https://youtu.be/Smtv0ceYBHY 🎥 Jon Peters Art & Home – How to Make a Float Frame: https://youtu.be/lSU5darREwc 🎥...

Episode 4: Marc Adams

  The Marc Adams School of Woodworking, located just outside of Indianapolis, IN. celebrates its 25th year. Popular Woodworking video producer David Thiel took the opportunity to sit down with founder Marc Adams to chat about his decision to open a woodworking school. Hear Marc’s eye-opening story on why he became...

The Great Glue Test – Wood by Wright

Editor’s note: The following post is from James Wright of Wood By Wright on YouTube. He recently conducted a massive test of common wood glues and I asked him to share a few discoveries on the Popular Woodworking blog. Links at the bottom of the post are affiliate links that support...

Dust-Free Bandsaw – Tricks of the Trade

We recently had a reader, Michael Wygmans, submit their build of the Dust-free Bandsaw article from American Woodworker. This article first appeared in 2004 as a solution to the anemic dust collection on 14″ Delta bandsaws. Michael mentioned that he designed his adapter to be  1 7/8″ wide rather than 1 5/8″ described in the article. If you...

installing butt hinges

How to Install Butt Hinges

Butt hinges were widely used for inset doors in early-20th-century furniture and built-ins. They are available in a variety of styles, types, and sizes to suit many different applications. In the English shops where I worked in the 1980s, we always used plain unswaged hinges; we knew them as solid-drawn brass...

In Pursuit of the Hand Tool Tradition: Efficiency, Community, and Technique in Historic Furniture Making

Editor’s note: Andrew submitted this comprehensive analysis of the fourth issue of Mortise & Tenon magazine to us after a conversation on YouTube. He proposes several fascinating themes for this issue. Thanks Andrew! – David Lyell  In Pursuit of the Hand Tool Tradition: Efficiency, Community, and Technique in Historic Furniture Making...