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Book Giveaway: December Mystery Box

Congratulations to the following winners of our Mystery Box Giveaway: chuck1957, PapaBear302, oldgoalie, waffleiron, mwilt, lpatterson412, alpen, forja000, humanjoe, Dstrbd Thanks to everyone for all the great comments! So, I’m looking at the bookshelves in our office library and it’s time to make some room for new stuff. Plus, the holidays...

Antique Rabbet Plane

Video: Making Rabbets With Planes

Lately I’ve been incorporating hand tools more and more into the projects I’m working on. I was recently exploring ways to make rabbets for a serving tray I’m working on as a Christmas gift. There are, of course, numerous ways to make them. I was in the mood to make mine...

Mackintosh Furniture

Book Giveaway: Mackintosh Furniture

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Thomas426” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy “Mackintosh Furniture” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.   This week’s book giveaway is for a copy of “Mackintosh Furniture” by Michael Crow. Filled...

Hand Tool Basics

Book Giveaway: Hand Tool Basics

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Geneaux” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in reserving a copy of “Hand Tool Basics,” you can pre-order at ShopWoodworking.com. I recently received advance copies of “Hand Tool Basics,” a new book by Steve...

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...

Wooden Toys

Book Giveaway: Wooden Toys

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “RicLloyd” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Making Classic Wooden Toys” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Last night my kids unearthed a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book for a...

Book Giveaway: Woodworking Projects for the Kitchen

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Gene” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Woodworker’s Kitchen.” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.   It’s getting to be that time of year. Halloween is in just a...

Hybrid Woodworking

Book Giveaway: Hybrid Woodworking

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “kevsc” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Hybrid Woodworking” it is available at ShopWoodworking.com. When you hang around woodworkers there is always talk of hand tools versus power...

Mannerist dresser

Period-accurate Joinery: Three Ways to Cut Rabbet Joints

While rabbet joints are used commonly to attach case fronts and backs in period work, they show up in other places too. In pieces from the 17th century and earlier, such as the Mannerist dresser shown above, drawer fronts often are rabbeted and the drawer sides simply nailed into that rabbet....