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Update on Woodworking in America

It is with no small regret that I announce we will not be holding a 2018 Woodworking in America conference. Though pulling the conference together is always a lot of work, I’ve found that the days actually at the conferences (every year since 2008!) have been among the most rewarding –...

pumkin pine

Carving Out a Pumpkin Pine Finish

We experimented to find the perfect recipe for this most-requested finish for pine – and it’s as easy as pie. by Glen D. Huey from the Autumn 2007 issue of Woodworking Magazine Pumpkin pine is a developed patina that glows a warm orangy color similar to – you guessed it –...

How to Cut a Rock-Solid T-Bridle Joint

One of the first joints I learned to cut during my City & Guilds of London training was the T-bridle, which we used for the leg-to-rail connection on a modern end table, one of the projects that made up the curriculum. Like other variants of the bridle joint, this one is often...

Simple & Stylish Woodworking

Book Giveaway: Small-scale Woodworking Projects

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “iampapabear” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy “Simple & Stylish Woodworking,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Continuing our “looking ahead to the holidays” theme for our weekly giveaway, this...

Jennie Alexander’s Riving Stump

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m in greater Baltimore for a chairmaking class with Larry Barrett, a student of Jennie Alexander’s (author of the seminal greenwood book “Make a Chair From a Tree”). Yesterday, we took a field trip to downtown Baltimore to visit with Alexander, who gave us...