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A Bag Like No Other – Nantucket Bagg

In all honesty, woodworking shows are nice but very predictable. If you subscribe to a woodworking magazine, receive periodical catalogs from Lee Valley, Rockler, Woodcraft, and follow a blog or two, then you are most likely up to date with what’s new in our field. However, for me at least, a...

Winners of the Ugly Tape Contest

May the worst tape win It did. A few weeks ago, the Popular Woodworking editors and I thought it would be fun to have a little contest for readers of this blog. Being a bit of an obsessive when it comes to quality tape measures and spending years searching for the...

Finish Test Follow-up: A Surprise Ending

Three days after performing the finish experiment I wrote about in last week’s post, I was cleaning up the mudroom and had to move the samples. When I picked up the one finished with Osmo Polyx Oil, I was astonished to find that the stains from red wine and hot sauce...

Replace Sanding Disc – Tricks of the Trade

Following up on a promise from a previous trick, in this video, we take a look at how to replace the sandpaper on a disc sander. If “big deal” is running through your head, then you’ve never had to do this task. It’s harder than you think, and we’ll give you...

PopWood Playback #14

I pulled together five videos this week that I think you’re going to love. We kick it off with Third Coast Craftsman and his copper and barn wood sign. It looks incredible and I think you’ll appreciate the design as well. Next is Shawn Stone’s platform bed, it’s a straightforward design that is...

2018 Home Depot PROspective

Editor’s note: This post was written by Rick LaFaver. You can find him on YouTube, Instagram and on the web as WoodWorkLIFE. He attended The Home Depot’s annual event for industry and influencers, PROspective. The following post reflects his experience at the event! – David Lyell This week, The Home Depot...