Drum Style Box with Pewter Insert
A textured pewter inlay elevates this elegant box to something that you'll be proud to display.
Understanding Cordless Tools
Demystifying volts, amp hours, and types of cordless tool motors.
Traditional Fumed Finish for White Oak
A simple approach to this classic finishing technique.
Limbert Style #239 Tabouret Side Table
This side table, designed by Charles Limbert in the early 1900's, features an octagon top, Arts and Crafts details, and traditional construction methods.
Technology in the Shop
Does adding a CNC to your shop make you less of a woodworker?
Based on watchmaker and spool cabinets, this project is a great way to hone your hand tool skills.
Shop-made Grilling Tools
Become the master of the grill after you’ve built these shop-made grilling utensils.
TSC-200 Crosscut Sled
If you caught the last issue of Popular Woodworking, you might have noticed a photo or two in the cigar humidor article featuring a new crosscut sled. The TSC-200 Crosscut Sled from Infinity Tools is a pretty nifty little sled, and if my initial project or two with it are any indication, it will be a great asset to the shop.
Ridgid R4850 Planer
The already well-regarded Ridgid thickness planer just got an upgrade. Ridgid, the Home Depot exclusive brand, just announced an upgrade to their thickness planer. The new R4850 offers some great features that make it a good option for your shop.
A Bargain Honing Jig and How To Improve It
When I first learned how to sharpen, I bought a very simple and inexpensive honing jig made in England by Eclipse. Today, the same jig is widely available under many diff erent brand names and often costs less than $15. It works quite well—I’ve used mine for years— but I’ve made a few small refinements to it. The jig’s body is aluminum, so it’s very easy to modify using a file or disc sander.
Turning Hollow Forms
"With the Lyle Jamieson Hollowing Jig"
Shop-Made Outdoor Yard Games
Need a new yard game or two for your next get-together? Here’s three: Kubb, Ladder Golf, and Lawn Darts.
Try your hand at building a durable and stylish seat that’s fit for the great outdoors
A guide to three kinds of finish that shield wood from the weather.
This outdoor kitchen keeps everything needed for an outdoor gathering close at hand.
How does Dremel's newest Rotary Tool stack up to one from 30 years ago?
When evaluating a new tool, there are two paths often taken—how does the tool function for its intended purpose, and how does it improve upon what came before it? When looking at the former, the new 8260 Cordless Smart Rotary Tool score a perfect 10! It’s powerful, the battery life exceeds expectations, and the app is well designed and thoughtful. Looking at the latter—specifically comparing it to a circa-1992 Dremel 395 I “borrowed” from my Dad in college (sorry, Dad!)—we start to find a more interesting narrative of progress.
Bosch GEX18V-5N Random Orbit Sander
Bosch recently introduced new 12V and 18V brushless cordless random orbit sanders. In addition to the latest brushless motor technology, Bosch paid special attention to lowering the center of gravity of the tool, allowing your hand to be closer to the material. We tested the 18V version and found it to be a great all-around sander.
Craftsman Style Mantel Clock
"This mantle clock is the perfect weekend project and packs in some great woodworking."
An Quick Look at the Glowforge Plus
"A glimpse at one woodworker’s dive into the CNC Laser world, and how she integrates it into her shop."
Reproducing a Classic
"Reproducing this Krenov Wall Cabinet is an excellent way to practice your joinery skills and dial in details to take your projects to the next level."
"Careful construction allows this Spanish cedar lined box to create a perfect seal to keep your cigars fresh."
Aromatic and rich, the wood of Cedrela Odorata is a joy to work with and is a staple in Central American logging operations.
A simple case is elevated by a unique leg design and elegant suspension.
Basic steps for beautiful joints.
Shaker-Inspired Sewing Counter
As much as this piece is a homage to Shaker design, it is also quietly a love letter to both hand tools and shared shops.
Kimmons Hand Tools
One man’s journey to produce some of the highest quality tools around.
A reproduction of one of the most iconic mallets in woodworking.
Cutting Dovetails with Shaper Origin
It's all about precisely removing waste.
Inspired by a striking statement piece.