The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

September 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
         


The Lumber Rule - How to Calculate Board Feet

Furnished content.


lumber rule photoA must-have tool for the lumberyard by Greg Paolini In addition to my truck and a pile of cash, there's always one other thing I take tothelumberyard or mill - a lumber rule. Also known as a grading stick, a lumber rule is a simple tool that instantly shows how many board feet are in a piece of rough lumber. This helps me keep track of how much wood I'm […]The post The Lumber Rule - How to Calculate Board Feet appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 30-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking/Techniques | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Book Giveaway: Mackintosh Furniture

Furnished content.


Mackintosh FurnitureThis week I received advance copies of Michael Crow's new “Mackintosh Furniture” book. Its a book of techniques and shop drawings to help you recreate 30 of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's furniture designs. Often remembered for his architecture and graphics, Mackintosh designed hundreds of pieces of furniture throughout his career. This is the first book of its kind dedicated solely to his furniture. Finally fans of Mackintosh's work will have access […]The post Book Giveaway: Mackintosh Furniture appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 30-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Tool Troubles? Get Thee to the Grinder

Furnished content.


I'm always surprised by how many woodworkers - even experienced ones - try to avoid the grinder. They will purchase expensive diamond plates or (worse perhaps) a ream of belt sander paper and an expensive granite plates all to avoid stepping up to an electric or hand-cranked grinder. This is not just a fear among hand-tool users who avoid electricity. I've met guys who will use an unguarded shaper with […]The post Tool Troubles? Get Thee to the Grinder appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 30-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Preview: The Shapeoko XL CNC

Furnished content.


A Desktop size CNC at an Entry Level Price The question I'm most often asked is would you do a review of an affordable CNC? Up to now, there have been few choices for woodworkers on tight budgets with small home shops. Here's the thing: as woodworkers, we do pretty heavy duty work and that doesn't seem to match up with what's available on a hobbyist budget. So, I looked […]The post Preview: The Shapeoko XL CNC appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 29-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Folding Campaign Bookshelves in 1 Minute

Furnished content.


For the December 2017 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine I built a pair of folding campaign bookshelves based on a 19th-century pattern. Long-time readers of this blog know that I love mechanical furniture that folds up into tiny spaces and is durable. So 19th-century British campaign furniture is right up my alley. These examples have a Gothic look to them, but you could alter the profiles of the folding end […]The post Folding Campaign Bookshelves in 1 Minute appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 29-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Video: I Can Do That's Chad Stanton - The Outtakes

Furnished content.


“Insightful … erudite … polished … scholarly”, just a few of the words that we'd like to use when talking about the host of I Can Do That!, Chad Stanton. But seriously the words that are used are more impressive, “love your work”, “simple and thorough”, “exactly what I needed”, “all levels of ability can learn something”. Strong support for a show that aims to educate new woodworkers with minimal […]The post Video: I Can Do That's Chad Stanton - The Outtakes appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 29-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Live at Lunch: No-Fear Chair Making with Christopher Schwarz

Furnished content.


We are LIVE on Facebook for our weekly Live at Lunch series. Every Wednesday, I offer a premium video product at a huge discount with a Facebook-exclusive coupon code. This week we are hosting No-Fear Chair Making with Christopher Schwarz. This is an incredible introduction to the fundamentals of making a staked chair. You'll learn: How to orient the legs for proper splay and rake - without a whole […]The post Live at Lunch: No-Fear Chair Making with Christopher Schwarz appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 28-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Disposing of Solvent Waste: How to do it Safely and Legally

Furnished content.


Dirty solvent waste can be a problem to get rid of. Even if you use water-based finishes, you'll probably still accumulate some dirty solvents over time, from cleaning if nothing else. The best solution is to take the waste to a local hazardous-waste collection center, but these are not always conveniently available or even available at all. For these situations, here are three suggestions for getting rid of the solvent […]The post Disposing of Solvent Waste: How to do it Safely and Legally appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 28-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



A Visit to Takuji Matsuda's Kiribako Shop: Part 3 - Mitering techniques

Furnished content.


Although Takuji owns a miter saw but he likes to use a miter trimmer for the final adjustment of his miters. He uses a two blade mitering trimmer which, if placed in the conventional (manufacturer recommended) position, enables him to process workpieces up to 4 or so wide. But he is also able to slice away much wider parts once his homemade mitering ramp is deployed. He built this ramp […]The post A Visit to Takuji Matsuda's Kiribako Shop: Part 3 - Mitering techniques appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 27-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Woodworking With an Accent: European Woodworking Show

Furnished content.


Cressing Temple Wheat BarnIf you know me, you know I'm an Anglophile. Heck - even if you don't know me but have read more than a couple of my blog posts, you probably know that. So naturally, I've been wanting for years to attend the European Woodworking Show, organized by Classic Hand Tools, in England. This year, my schedule and my budget finally aligned, so I flew over for the September 15-16 show […]The post Woodworking With an Accent: European Woodworking Show appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 27-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Make Vintage Linoleum Countertops - Part 3

Furnished content.


This is the third and last post in a series about making linoleum counters and table tops. Let's talk about corners. I find corners, whether square or rounded, the most challenging part of making a linoleum topped counter or table. When you're working with metal edging, measurements have to be ultra-precise, and bending the material can be a challenge. Here are some tips. Square corners are sharp — never more […]The post How to Make Vintage Linoleum Countertops - Part 3 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 26-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Meet Katerina Kiranos - Pachamama Workshop

Furnished content.


If you asked me five years ago what I thought I would end up doing with my time, woodworking would have been one of my last guesses. My story begins in a high-rise, towering over the neon-painted beaches of Miami, Florida. I was raised by a single mom, a strong-willed Spaniard with a business of her own who stubbornly managed to become her own handyman, and my brother, a talented […]The post Meet Katerina Kiranos - Pachamama Workshop appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:05am on 25-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



From Pinterest to Real Life - A Custom Necklace Stand

Furnished content.


I was recently asked to be Godfather to my youngest niece. This is quite the honor, especially in my Italian-American family. This notion has much less to do with religion and much more to do with influence in my family. You see, this pretty much gives me full license to spout off on a myriad of topics for the rest of my niece's life. She won't always be obligated to […]The post From Pinterest to Real Life - A Custom Necklace Stand appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 24-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Book Giveaway: Canopy Kings Treehouse Book

Furnished content.


perfect treehouseDon't miss tonight's airing of “The Canopy Kings” TV show pilot featuring “The Perfect Treehouse” author Django Kroner and his crew of treehouse builders. Django's treehouses are amazing and the book he created with us is filled with great advice for building your own treehouse (whether it's a backyard build for the kids or a weekend getaway in the woods). Make sure to check out “TheCanopy Kings” on Animal Planet […]The post Book Giveaway: Canopy Kings Treehouse Book appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 23-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Dugout Chair Part 8, The Inner Bark

Furnished content.


Today I got smart and worked on this dugout chair before I took a shower - genius. Also, I found an easier way to remove the inner bark - with a chisel. Last night after dinner I went out to look at what one blog commenter has called about the ugliest thing in woodworking history and decided to see how easy it would be to chisel the inner bark away […]The post Dugout Chair Part 8, The Inner Bark appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 23-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Dugout Chair Part 7, The Bark Flies

Furnished content.


Before I could strip the bark off the dugout chair, I needed to shape the chair's back. The bark had all my layout marks indicating the final shape of the chair. Armed with the TurboPlane, I smoothed out the steps I had cut into the stump earlier with my chainsaw. When I shaped the chair with a chainsaw, I sawed kerfs up and down the back of the chair that […]The post Dugout Chair Part 7, The Bark Flies appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 22-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Video: Simple String Inlay with Your Router

Furnished content.


String inlay is a quick and dramatic way to add interest and dimension to any woodworking project. And it's not just string inlay, you can add banding and any number of decorative veneer pieces using the router that's already in your shop. You may need to tweak the edge guide a bit and certain operations will benefit from more specialized bits, but the benefit to your projects will be well […]The post Video: Simple String Inlay with Your Router appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 22-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Festool Recon - New Reconditioned Tools Website from Festool

Furnished content.


From time to time, Festool offers their reconditioned tools in a big sale, which presents an opportunity to purchase their tools at adecent price point. Several of my tools from Festool are reconditioned, and I wouldn't have known - they came like new. A new website from the German toolmaker has cropped up, with a tantalizing URL: festoolrecon.com. While the website is vague as to exactly what it will be […]The post Festool Recon - New Reconditioned Tools Website from Festool appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 22-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Live at Lunch! Build a Sturdy Workbench is LIVE on Facebook

Furnished content.


One of the perks of working at Popular Woodworking is the unlimited access to the decades of content in our library. The shear number of books, magazines and videos that I have access to is remarkable. Brendan Gaffney started at the magazine about three months after me and it's not uncommon to see one of our monitors running a video from videos.popularwoodworking.com in the background while we work. There's just […]The post Live at Lunch! Build a Sturdy Workbench is LIVE on Facebook appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 21-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Five Lessons from the Staked Chair Project

Furnished content.


I moved to Kentucky/Cincinnati on July 1st, and by the 15th of the month, I was already starting out on building the furniture for my new house here. Josselyn (my partner) and I had committed to leaving behind the cheap, second-hand furniture we had bought since leaving college years ago, and in doing so, arrived without a dining table, dining chairs, coffee table or a proper bedroom set. So, for […]The post Five Lessons from the Staked Chair Project appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 21-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Dugout Chair Part 6, Remove the Rot

Furnished content.


My progress on the dugout chair has been stymied by rains from two hurricanes, building two Campaign bookshelves and laying out a forthcoming book on carving by Mary May. But today I fired up my angle grinder to remove the rotted interior of this silver maple. I don't have a ton of experience with an angle grinder. But if you've used an electric router, then you'll quickly get comfortable with […]The post Dugout Chair Part 6, Remove the Rot appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 21-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone

Furnished content.


The circumference of a 12 bowl (2r) is about 38. Multiply that to a lathe's speed and you'll realize that wood turners are making almost a mile of shavings a minute. I think it's fair to say that turners sharpen more than any other woodworkers. Like other areas of the craft, religious sects have developed around sharpening in the turning world. Yet few fanatics outside of skew maniacs ever discuss […]The post Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 20-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking/Techniques | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Sketch Your Way to Better Designs

Furnished content.


One of my best woodworking tools is one I don't write about much: my sketchbook. It's an inexpensive spiral-bound thing I get at the grocery store, right by the romance novels. It's always in my bag when I travel, and it's on my lap when I'm encouraged to watch Project Runway with my lovely wife. I keep a mechanical pencil clipped to its metal spirals and use it to solve […]The post Sketch Your Way to Better Designs appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 20-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How I got Rid of Leaf and Pine Needle Stains on a Deck

Furnished content.


You may recall that I have a brother who comes up with some very unusual finish problems. This one's a beauty. As with many people, my brother has a deck attached to his house. The house is located in the Northwest, and last winter the snow remained on the ground for three months. When it had melted off, the deck, which had been finished with a deck stain, was decorated […]The post How I got Rid of Leaf and Pine Needle Stains on a Deck appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 20-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone

Furnished content.


The circumference of a 12 bowl (2r) is about 38. Multiply that to a lathe's speed and you'll realize that wood turners are making almost a mile of shavings a minute. I think it's fair to say that turners sharpen more than any other woodworkers. Like other areas of the craft, religious sects have developed around sharpening in the turning world. Yet few fanatics outside of skew maniacs ever discuss […]The post Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 20-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Make Vintage Linoleum Countertops - Part 2

Furnished content.


Note: This is the second of a series. The third will deal with mitered and rounded corners. Measure Be sure you take into account any desired overhangs at the front or end of a cabinet run (or table base) as well as radiused corners, and be sure you note the farthest points in all cases (such asareas along the length of a wall where the wall dips in), to make […]The post How to Make Vintage Linoleum Countertops - Part 2 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 19-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Week in Review: September 11-16

Furnished content.


I have to admit, it was an interesting week on popularwoodworking.com. Thecontributors to the Shop Blog brought up a few topics that typically stir conversation. On Monday, Nancy Hiller started a three part series on Linoleum countertops. We had at least one commenter ask, “why?”. Nancy shared her point of view about the historical precedent and the vintage style that many seek in remodeling. I have been eyeing Linoleum as […]The post Week in Review: September 11-16 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 18-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



The Workbench X-Files

Furnished content.


During the last decade I've amassed hundreds of images of early workbenches as part of my research into pre-industrial woodworking. Inevitably, some of the images don't make a lot of sense and now populate a folder named: X-Files. These workbenches are from paintings and their features might be the result of a painter who doesn't know much about woodworking. Or they could be a clue to a simple and neglected […]The post The Workbench X-Files appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 17-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Carve Drawer Pulls by Hand

Furnished content.


There comes a time in every project with doors and drawers called pull-gatory, when the struggle of sticking something onto the front of the beautiful piece you've just made grinds progress to a halt. I've been there a few times, and I'm there now with a little wall cabinet that I'm in the process of finishing. Time to think about drawer pulls. When I get to this point, I try […]The post How to Carve Drawer Pulls by Hand appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 17-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Book Giveaway: Furniture Fundamentals

Furnished content.


Furniture FundamentalsWhen I joined the woodworking team a fewof years ago I found myself thumbing through a couple of books in the Furniture Fundamentals series. Exploring those two books,Chairs & BenchesandTables, - as well as abook that I edited as an addition to the series, “Casework” - made fora great jumping off point for my work with Popular Woodworking. The series offersa lot of great information onhow to build some of […]The post Book Giveaway: Furniture Fundamentals appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 16-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



A Visit to Takuji Matsuda's Kiribako Shop: Part 2 - Planing and Shooting Platform for Japanese Planes

Furnished content.


My friend and neighbor, Takuji Matsuda,enjoys the advantages of a western workbench. You read part one of my workshop tour here. But when it comes to planes, Takuji prefers traditional Japanese planes which are pulled towards the body,whereas the Western plane is pushed away from the user. To help Takuji plane surfaces and true upcrosscut end grain while working on a simple table that is devoid of a vise, Mr. […]The post A Visit to Takuji Matsuda's Kiribako Shop: Part 2 – Planing and Shooting Platform for Japanese Planes appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 16-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Video: How to Choose a Push Stick - Table Saw Safety

Furnished content.


Push sticks? Yes, that is the topic of today's blog, and it's also the answer - Yes! Every woodworker has had a close call (or worse) or knows someone who has. Table saws are dangerous and even the experienced get hurt. But before this devolves into a diatribe about table saw injuries, let's just agree that it's better and safer to use push sticks when using a table saw. Two […]The post Video: How to Choose a Push Stick - Table Saw Safety appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 15-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



CAD to CAM to CNC: Part Seven Programming aCNC for 3D Carving

Furnished content.


My last several posts have been about how the BARN workbench vise chops were designed. In this post, I'll show you how the CNC was programmed for machining with CAM software. I use RhinoCAM software from MecSoft, but most CAM software programs that can handle basic 3D milling will have similar machining operations. This post is not a primary on CAM or a full explanation of all the settings that […]The post CAD to CAM to CNC: Part Seven Programming aCNC for 3D Carving appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 15-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Tricks of the Trade: Dust Collection for Ports of All Sizes

Furnished content.


Imade this adapter to hook up dust collection to the odd-size fitting (2″) on my oscillating sander. Start with a hardwood block that is (in my case) is 3″ x 4″ x 114” thick. I required a 2″ hole, so I used a 2″ hole saw to drill in the middle of the block. The next thing is to drill the holes for the split-block-clamping and block-attachment holes. I drilled […]The post Tricks of the Trade: Dust Collection for Ports of All Sizes appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 14-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Prepare Construction Lumber for Furniture

Furnished content.


Construction pine, the stuff you get at the big box stores, has a bad rap with woodworkers. It's poorly dried, hard to work and moves way too much. It grows too fast so the grain is too wide and varied. It's for carpentry projects I also know this. It's cheap, requires good tool techniques, needs proper design consideration and demands sharp edges. Which makes it perfect for new woodworkers, experiments […]The post How to Prepare Construction Lumber for Furniture appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 13-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Give Me a Brake (How to Make a Riving Brake)

Furnished content.


riving brakeGet some splitting leverage with this simple contraption. by Peter Follansbee Reach for a froe, and you should immediately think, Give me a brake. The brake can be a constructed workholding device, or just a couple of logs. Its function is to trap your workpiece in such a way that you can exert leverage on a section of a log as it's splitting. The froe - used to split a […]The post Give Me a Brake (How to Make a Riving Brake) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 13-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking/Techniques | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Remove Scratches from a Car - Polish with an Electric Polisher, a Lamb's-wool Pad and Water-based Rubbing Compound

Furnished content.


I have a friend who did a stupid thing. Before explaining what happened, I want to remove any reference to a real name or a sex. So I'm going to call my friend Pat in memory of that wonderful androgynous fictional character on Saturday Night Live from a few decades ago, performed by Julia Sweeney. Pat has a fairly new black-painted car and managed to put some scratches in the […]The post How to Remove Scratches from a Car - Polish with an Electric Polisher, a Lamb's-wool Pad and Water-based Rubbing Compound appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 13-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Make Vintage Linoleum Countertops - Part 1

Furnished content.


This is the first post in a series. Today we'll have an introduction and list of the basic tools and materials you'll need to complete a typical linoleum countertop project. Next week we'll cover the process of prepping, adhering, trimming, and edging. Do you need a counter solution that's durable, handsome and affordable - one you can make yourself? Consider linoleum. I moved into my home when it was a […]The post How to Make Vintage Linoleum Countertops - Part 1 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 12-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Week in Review - Sept 3-10

Furnished content.


This week we recieved a lot of great feedback from the propane forge video that we posted to facebook. It's a simple project to get you started forging for under $100. If you enjoy that clip, you must check out the rest of the video, Build a Viking Tool Chest. We also announced the winner of the Popular Woodworking Magazine Excellence awards. The Editor's Choice went to Al Spicer for […]The post Week in Review - Sept 3-10 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 11-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Dovetailed Dustpan: Forget Plastic or Metal Pans

Furnished content.


Forget plastic or metal pans - a wooden one looks nicer and works better. June 2017 Pages 38-41 by Christopher Schwarz Some time during the last 25 years of prowling around workshops, museums and antique stores, I spotted a wooden dustpan. The encounter made me slap my forehead - why do I have a plastic pan when I could build a wooden one from scraps? After studying commercial dustpans and […]The post Dovetailed Dustpan: Forget Plastic or Metal Pans appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 10-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Book Giveaway: Build Historic American Furniture With Hand Tools

Furnished content.


Saw, Plane, ChiselInterested in how historic american furniture was built? This week's book giveaway is for a copy of Zach Dillinger'sWith Saw, Plane & Chisel.” Thislook at period-accurate building techniquesis perfect for those who lovehand tools as well as anyone who appreciates classic Americanfurniture styles. The book includesjoinery techniques, processes for prepping stock by hand and features six furniture projects covering such styles as Queen Anne, William & Maryand Chippendale. Simply post […]The post Book Giveaway: Build Historic American Furniture With Hand Tools appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 09-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



A Visit to Takuji Matsuda's Kiribako Shop: Part 1

Furnished content.


My friend and neighbor, Takuji Matsuda, is an untraditional traditional Japanese woodworker. He is one of a few remaining makers of a special kind of Japanese box called Kiribako, and perhaps the only North America based maker who is an expert in building dedicated Kiribako for Buddha statues. While well rooted in the traditions of Japanese woodworking, Mr. Matsuda, a graduate of the sculpture program at Pratt Institute in New […]The post A Visit to Takuji Matsuda's Kiribako Shop: Part 1 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 09-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Video: Build a Backyard Propane Forge for Less than $100

Furnished content.


What the heck? Why would I want a forge, I'm a woodworker! Ah, but I have had the pleasure of watching a forge in action (very cool, lots of fire and sparks!) for a number of video shoots creating tools and hardware - and it was fascinating! But I kept coming back to the issue that I don't have a forge and it seemed like a rather large ask to […]The post Video: Build a Backyard Propane Forge for Less than $100 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 08-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



CAD to CAM to CNC: Part Six 10 Different Vise Chops

Furnished content.


In my last few posts, I showed how two different vise chops designs were created for the BARN workbenches. One technique was based on an easy to use 3D CAD tool: extrusion. Armed with a squiggly line, that gave me a 3D ripple in a hurry. The second chop was created using rule-based clone copies of simple geometric shapes to create an array. That gave me a big set of […]The post CAD to CAM to CNC: Part Six 10 Different Vise Chops appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:01am on 08-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Tricks of the Trade: Gas-powered Plane-till Lid

Furnished content.


I have a meager collection of handplanes made up of mostly dog-meat users. I like using planes that have history because it's fun to think about what each might have made during the last 100 years. None of my planes are particularly nice, but I do want to keep them from getting destroyed. For a long time, my planes cluttered my workspace, got knocked around on my bench and were […]The post Tricks of the Trade: Gas-powered Plane-till Lid appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 07-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Back to School: Six Thoughts on Getting Started at Woodworking School

Furnished content.


Across the world, students are heading back to school - and some of them are on their way to woodworking schools, like The Krenov School (my alma mater), North Bennet Street School, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and many more. It was only a few years ago that I was gearing up for the same journey - and I have a little list of learning moments (i.e. screwups/mistakes/regrets) that I want […]The post Back to School: Six Thoughts on Getting Started at Woodworking School appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 07-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



All Hail the Versatile Doe's Foot

Furnished content.


The doe's foot - a block of wood with a V cut into it - is one of the most versatile and cheap appliances for your workbench. I have an article about this little gizmo coming up in the next issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (look for it in the November 2017 issue, or perhaps subscribe). I work with a lot of odd-shaped parts, especially when I build chairs. These […]The post All Hail the Versatile Doe's Foot appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:03am on 06-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Avoid Damaging Finish with an Electric Polisher and Lamb's Wool Pad

Furnished content.


I got a call from a piano refinisher who had damaged the new finish he had applied by getting it too hot with an electric polisher. It turned out that he had polished finishes for years without this problem, but this was the first time he used nitrocellulose lacquer. He had used lacquer because his client requested it. What to do now? No finish is perfect. All have upsides and […]The post Avoid Damaging Finish with an Electric Polisher and Lamb's Wool Pad appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:03am on 06-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Create a Striking Continuous Grain Veneered Cabinet Edge

Furnished content.


In response to a recent post about edge banding panels, a reader asked how I'd made the grain on a panel's door run continuously around the corner and through to the cabinet's side. (Above) The grain in question is striking, which makes this treatment so effective. The technique is ridiculously simple - so simple that some readers would come up with the idea themselves, then think “that can't possibly be […]The post How to Create a Striking Continuous Grain Veneered Cabinet Edge appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:03am on 06-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Video Post: How to Fold the Corner of an Upholstered Seat

Furnished content.


So far, I have successfully avoided upholstery in my woodworking projects. As a newer woodworker, there has been so much to learn and practice that I haven't convinced myself that I should take up another discipline. I think there is some wisdom in staying focused while learning the essentials. But lately, I have admired the incredible work of conservators and restoration specialists who seem to know how to do it […]The post Video Post: How to Fold the Corner of an Upholstered Seat appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 05-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking/Techniques | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Congratulations to Al Spicer - Grand-Prize Winner, 2017 Excellence Awards

Furnished content.


We had a heck of a time deciding onthe Editors' Choice winners - and the Grand Prize winner - in the 2017 PWM Excellence Awards. There was so much outstanding work from which to choose. But we had to pick…so here they are: The Editors' Choice and Readers' Choice winners in each of the five categories, led off by the stunning work of Al Spicer - recipient of the Grand […]The post Congratulations to Al Spicer - Grand-Prize Winner, 2017 Excellence Awards appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 05-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Week in Review - August 27 - September 2

Furnished content.


It was an exciting week of finishing touches on the next print issue, it will be sent off to the printer any day now. We also had Chad Staton, host of our seriesI Can Do That!,in the shop Monday through Wednesday. He builta couple of projects that you are going to love. I spent some time talking with him aboutI Can Do Thaton Facebook live, check it out here. Also, […]The post Week in Review - August 27 – September 2 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 04-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



How to Build Game of Thrones Inspired Adirondack Chairs

Furnished content.


Editor's note - we found Gus's project on https://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking and invited him to write an article on the build. Email David Lyell if you have a build you'd like to have considered for the Shop Blog.  by Gus Bertrand Unless you've been living on a deserted island, you probably know of a little television show called Game of Thrones. I haven't seen it, but my wife says it's pretty good. I don't know. […]The post How to Build Game of Thrones Inspired Adirondack Chairs appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 03-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Book Giveaway: Treehouse Building

Furnished content.


perfect treehouseThis morning I learned that one of our book authors, Django Kroner (“The Perfect Treehouse”), and his treehouse building team The Canopy Crew have been picked up for a TV show pilot on Animal Planet. I'm incredibly excited for Django - he's a great guy and his treehouse builds are seriously amazing. I had a blast working with him on his book, which is a fantastic guide for thoughtfully planning […]The post Book Giveaway: Treehouse Building appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 02-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Video Post: How to Fold the Corner of an Upholstered Seat

Furnished content.


So far, I have successfully avoided upholstery in my woodworking projects. As a newer woodworker, there has been so much to learn and practice that I haven't convinced myself that I should take up another discipline. I think there is some wisdom in staying focused while learning the essentials. But lately, I have admired the incredible work of conservators and restoration specialists who seem to know how to do it […]The post Video Post: How to Fold the Corner of an Upholstered Seat appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:00am on 02-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



End Grain Contest

Furnished content.


My favorite part of the magazine, when I was on the other side of the publication, was the End Grain articles. End Grain sits at the back of the book, a single page of lofty, funny or thought-provoking content about the craft. Now, as managing editor, I get to solicit and search for the material for these pages. With the hope that I'll have plenty to read, I'mholding a little […]The post End Grain Contest appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 01-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Dugout Chair Part 5, Ready for Sculpting

Furnished content.


After sculpting the backrest of this dugout chair with a chainsaw, I noticed two things. One, the chair is about half the weight when I started. I can move this thing around by myself with some grunting. Two: It's now a rocking stump. Yup, after removing a lot of waste from the front of the chair, the stump began to tip backward on its own, rocking nicely on the meat […]The post Dugout Chair Part 5, Ready for Sculpting appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 01-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



The Genius of Miter Shooting Boards

Furnished content.


Cutting miters so they are 'just right' is a problem faced by all woodworkers. Here's how to sneak up on the perfect miter with scrap wood and a plane. by Don McConnell You find yourself in a quandary. To ensure that you don't cut a miter too short, you end up cutting it just a bit too long to fit. You wish you could trim it shorter by just a […]The post The Genius of Miter Shooting Boards appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 01-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking/Techniques | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps

Furnished content.


A lot of the work in any machine-oriented woodshop revolves around creating and improving jigs. While I've used hold-down and F-style clamps in most of my shop fixtures, the Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps offer a new means of integrating adjustable clamping into a jig, securely and out of the way of blades and bits. The clamps have a dovetail cross section on the top arm that fits into a 14 […]The post Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Read more here


posted at: 12:02am on 01-Sep-2017
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



September 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
         


Promoted by Feed Shark





RSS (site)  RSS (path)

ATOM (site)  ATOM (path)

Categories
 - blog home

 - Announcements  (0)
 - Annoyances  (0)
 - For_Sale  (0)
 - Home_and_Garden  (0)
 - Humor  (0)
 - Industry_News  (1341)
 - Massachusetts_USA  (0)
     - Swansea  (0)
 - Notices  (0)
 - Observations  (0)
 - Oddities  (0)
 - Reading  (0)
     - Books  (0)
     - Ebooks  (0)
     - Magazines  (0)
     - Online_Articles  (0)
 - Reviews  (0)
 - Rhode_Island_USA  (0)
     - Providence  (0)
 - Shop  (0)
 - Woodworking  (1635)
     - Resources  (2)
     - Techniques  (150)
     - Tips  (0)
     - Videos  (7)


Archives
 -2017  October  (32)
 -2017  September  (59)
 -2017  August  (60)
 -2017  July  (48)
 -2017  June  (47)
 -2017  May  (36)
 -2017  April  (48)
 -2017  March  (38)
 -2017  February  (37)
 -2017  January  (27)
 -2016  December  (40)
 -2016  November  (27)


My Sites

 - Millennium3Publishing.com

 - SponsorWorks.net

 - ListBug.com

 - TextEx.net

 - FindAdsHere.com

 - VisitLater.com