Here are the frequently asked questions answered by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking. Can we enter an original design that we’ve recently executed and already built?Yes, as long you’re willing to build the unit again or work with us as we build it to your winning plan. How detailed does initial design need to be? A set of plans, or just a rough sketch?This is, to a large extent, up to the you. We must to be able to determine from the drawings that the design is able...
I just created a search engine plus wiki completely dedicated to woodworking. You can take a look here. I launched it about a month ago, and we’ve already seen quite a bit of usage. It lists popular projects and let you find all kind of easy woodworking jobs. Anyone can add comments too. Hope people find it useful, and please let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks-Alex
Well we finally did it. We just put the finishing touches on our first instructional DVD: A Simple Varnish Finish. Many folks have requested I review my “go-to finish” process in detail and that’s exactly what I did. Its nearly 40 minutes of content devoted specifically to my wiping varnish finish method. Every step is demonstrated thoroughly with lighting and camera angles that ensure you see ALL of the detail. I also go into a few other variations of the finish as wel...
Yes, yes.. I’m one evil man, Zuki ;) I started it all with these few lines in the email to Marc: What about preparing and posting some cool april fool’s joke together? Like… TWW and LJ starting new line of tools, Marc Spagnuolo invests into LJ.com, TWW and LJ starting new magazine in May… you get theidea ;) But Marc is no different.. his immediate response: haha! I love it! And we ended up with the brand new magazine... As Matt said in the comments, ...
Well, I have to admit this is a new one for me. I’m in the final steps of completing my version of the new fangled workbench and was moving the top, back and forth over the leg assembly. It’s 2’ x 4’ x 2” thick with a 50 pound Craftsman woodworking vise on one end. Weighs about 125 lbs. Never actually picked it up , just moving, flipping it top to bottom, so I could get to the bottom and fit it to the leg assembly base. Well, low and behold,, I hear a gi...
An old farmer I know has a son who went off to woodworking (I had to make this relatable to lumberjocks) college last year, and for the first time in his life, he found himself on his own to do the various farming tasks. One of those duties that his son did, that he now inherited, was to care for an old horse that probably should have gone on the “last pasture” long ago but no one had the heart to lead it that way. Well, over the winter, my farmer friend became quite attached t...
Hi guys- I promised I would post pictures of my latest project- a 1950s era Craftsman Table Saw… Sorry for the bad pic quality- these were taken with my cell phone. I’ll have better pictures taken when it is fully assembled and in working order…All torn apart- whoever stored it was smart and poured motor oil over the whole thingThe base alone weighs about 25 poundsHalfway assembled and all polished upTable top after 3 coats of Butchers Paste WaxMade a plate insert out of Ash...
Ok guys this weekend my Father In Law asked me to help him out with something, in his computer room at his house (where he keeps his server rack and various computer items) he wants a workbench/desk/bookshelf. The two of us talked and this is what i came up with. The top is 5’ x 32”... I was going to use a piece of countertop… but I’m not sure what to build the rest of it out of. I thought maybe baltic birch or melamine, or oak veneer ply… any suggestions?
Hey all, It is time for another update on the bunk beds. The end is nearing quickly, and I am already starting to relish getting the big thing out of the shop. I am really short on space. Anyway, this is going to be an update with no pictures since I cannot get good angles and views of the beds out in the shop now. Over the past week I went out and bought two sheets of plywood for the mattress support panels. These panels have been cut and are fit into the bed frames. Next for comp...
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