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coping

A Lesson in Coping – How to Join Trim

I’ve long been struck by the aptness of our English word “cope” – “I just can’t cope,” “I’m barely coping” – in light of its meaning in a woodworker’s lexicon. Sure, some of us may use the word when describing our emotional state, but more often we use it to denote a...

PopWood Playback #2 | Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

Episode #2 is live on YouTube. We had a couple of editors picks and a couple viewer submissions this week. I sincerely appreciate the great response to the first episode and the viewer feedback has been encouraging! I am happy to share Shawn Graham‘s video from his new series of daily...

Book Giveaway: ICDT Woodworking Projects

Thanks for all the great comments! This week’s winner is “Kwesenberg.” Stay tuned for more great book giveaways. In the meantime, if you’d like to get your hands on a copy of “ICDT Woodworking Projects,” it’s currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.  I’m currently editing a new book in the “I Can Do...

router bits

Video: Buying Router Bits

I recently went in search of an 1/8″ slot-cutting router bit that I needed that day. Home Depot was close and I left with my bit. But rather than buy a single bit, I ended up buying a $50 kit with 15 router bits. I didn’t need all of the bits...

kickback

How to Avoid Kickback on a Table Saw

I posted a video on our YouTube channel this morning with Kelly Mehler on table saw kickback. In talking with David Lyell about the video I realized that a lot had happened since that video was made (seven+ years ago?). At that time Kelly was using a European sliding table saw to...

Butterfly and Piano Hinges – April 2018 Issue of PWM

The April issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine will have a reference article on eight types of commonly used hinges. Describing the uses and installation of so many varieties takes a lot of space, leaving little room for illustrations of hinges in use. The editors and I agreed that a series of...