I have drawn the following winners at random for the second week of the contest. Continue to enter throughout the month of December! December 15: Francis Blais, Ohio December 16: Dennie Arnold, Texas December 17: Mike Quan, North Carolina December ...
December 29, 2017Jack
There are numerous jigs for cutting dovetails with a router. My go-to is the Keller pro series model 1601. It’s simple to use, though unlike jigs that cut pins and tails in one fell swoop, it takes two operations (and ...
November 20, 2017Jack
How five masterful makers integrate CNC and CAD technology into their woodworking In the December 2017 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine, the article, Digital Artistry is a peek at what five professional woodworkers are doing with digital tools in their ...
November 13, 2017Jack
Curvy furniture is great to look at and usually offers a tactile aesthetic that makes it appealing. Holding it all together is the joinery – and whether it’s dovetails, tenons or lap joinery, creating that joinery on a curve adds ...
November 10, 2017Jack
People use the term salvaged to describe a variety of lumber. Salvaged lumber can be cut out of beams, joists, or other parts of buildings, whether remodeled or demolished. It can come from cabinets, furniture, packing crates, or other ...
November 7, 2017Jack
In the first post of this series, I explained the process that I use to make paper patterns for parts. Simply put, output your design to your printer, use the tiling feature to divide larger drawings into printer size ...
November 4, 2017Jack
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 ...
November 1, 2017Jack
It always starts with a design Digital woodworking uses digitally controlled tools in your workshop as an addition to hybrid and handtools. Most often this means owning and operating a CNC and learning to use CAD programs. For many, ...
October 29, 2017Jack
Are you looking for woodworking ideas to build a garden shed for your rakes and shovels? How about woodworking projects for bat houses to help control the population of pesky insects? Image yourself building a rocking chair for family or friends to relax in on a Sunday evening watching your ...
October 27, 2017Jack
Editor’s note: I am resurfacing this article from American Woodworker because I am in the process of turning new handles for my Lie-Nielson and Stanley Sweetheart chisels. Tim Heil presents an interesting take on obtaining the taper for the ...
October 26, 2017Jack