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Part Clamp, Part Cookie

Tool: Bench Cookie Shop Now  Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $12.99 (set of four) These aptly named bench cookies are clever and inexpensive...

Branch-Hooks as a Gateway Into Woodworking Part 1. 

I was first introduced to branch hooks and their organic beauty while reading Peter Follansbee’s excellent article on the subject...

A look at the NSK Evolution

Not Your Average Rotary Tool As a woodworker and self-proclaimed tool connoisseur, I have found a big difference between the “consumer”...

New Tools: Festool Cooltainer

Tool: Cooltainer Systainer3 M 437 CP Shop Now  Manufacturer: Festool MSRP: $149 Festool recently announced a newly-updated addition...

Wood Too Good to Burn

Look to your firewood pile for plenty of project inspiration. I’ve been cutting up my leftover bits of green wood for firewood to...

Myth-Busting the Meaning of Yakisugi

It isn’t called shou sugi ban, nor is every charred workpiece in a project called yakisugi. It’s simply a charred finish with its...

No Flip Jointer/Planer

Tool: MP160 Jointer Planer Shop Now  Manufacturer: Wood-Mizer MSRP: $4995 Wood-Mizer has started developing standalone woodworking...

Planer Blade Drawknife

My portable planer uses disposable blades. When the first set got dull, I didn’t throw them away–I turned the two blades into very...

The Unicorn Sharpening Meathod

A simple sharpening technique for unbelievably sharp edges that are tough and long-lasting. By David Weaver, Winston Chang, and William...

Bosch Compact 12v Drills Review

Tool: 12V Max Brushless 2-Speed Screwdriver Shop Now Brushless 3/8″ Hammer Drill/Driver Shop Now  Manufacturer: Bosch MSRP: $100 (Screwdriver...

Explaining Polymerized Oil

Simple in theory, not in the real world. From the November 2016 issue, #228 A reader of my blog  asked me to explain what polymerized...

Clamping Edges with Wedges

I made a built-in bookcase for my daughter that required attaching the face frame after installing the case. I didn’t want to mar...

Pens for Peacekeepers

The gift of a handwritten letter shows appreciation for Canadian forces. Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the February...

Installing 5 Tricky Hinges

I previously wrote about several types of hinges commonly in use and described various techniques for installing them. For the second...

Contemporary Bookshelves

Two tones of color and sharp, square edges give this piece modern flair. Inspired by a design in the February 2008 issue of the German...

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Guide Tool Test

Tool: Magnetic Dovetail Guide Shop Now  Manufacturer: David Barron Tools MSRP: $54.99 If you’re struggling for cut perfection on your...

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