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Planter Bench

The planters and bench are separate parts—arrange them as you wish. Smell the flowers. Touch the leaves. It’s easy to enjoy plants...

Woodworking in America: Meggan Smith

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Meggan Smith, a woodworker and small-business owner from Kansas....

Build A Bench Hook

The single most important hand-tool appliance is 3 sticks of wood. Owning a backsaw without owning a bench hook is like riding a bicycle...

The “Swiss Army” Pocket Knife for Carvers

The “Swiss Army” family of knives, and their contemporary descendants – the Multi-tools, are a good solution for on-the-go situations....

New Hope Blanket Chest

Inspired by traditional Pennsylvania design, this chest is a dovetailer’s delight. I’ll bet that there’s a blanket chest somewhere...

5 Tricks for a Silky-smooth Finish

Achieve great results with the least amount of work. Think about it: What’s the first thing you do when judging someone else’s woodwork?...

Hardware: The Crowning Touch

The right hardware is as important as wood selection and finish. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the August 2016...

Boatbuilder’s Shop

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the October/November 2009 issue of American Woodworker The impetus for building...

REEKON M1 Caliber Review

Tool: M1 Caliber Shop Now  Manufacturer: REEKON MSRP: $150 Most tools we review are ones woodworkers are directly familiar with (table...

Norm Abram’s Adirondack Chair

Steve Shanesy builds an improved Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in The New Yankee Workshop. Build the chair and learn how Abram...

Portable Shop Tray

Tool: Quipt Tray Shop Now  Manufacturer: Quipt Tools MSRP: $19.99-$34.99 (for a tray+clamp starter kit) Storage for small parts while...

Last Chance To Catch An Amazing Show About Japanese Traditional...

I just found out via a friend that an amazing show about Japanese traditional carpentry and its tools is about to close in three days....

Small Bandsaw Upgrades Make a Big Difference – Part Two

After milling the parts for the shelf’s frame, rabbiting them, and cutting the miters, (read the first part of this story here) I...

CNC the Maker Workstation

Build a modern workbench using digital woodworking tools The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base •  Furniture...

$1 Shop Supplies

$1 Shop Supplies When buying supplies for my shop, I often visit a store where stuff costs only $1. Many items sell for much more...

No-Fuss Box Joints

Build a dedicated setup that creates perfect joints every time. Imagine routing perfect box joints whenever you want, without having...

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