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  • A Cabinet for Hand ToolsA Cabinet for Hand Tools

    by Michael Pekovich

    When planning a new hand-tool cabinet for his workshop, Mike Pekovich wanted to pack in more storage than his old cabinet without taking up more wall space. He ...

  • Turn a Carver's MalletTurn a Carver's Mallet

    by Michael Cullen

    Every workshop needs at least two mallets, Michael Cullen says. Flat-sided mallets are extremely useful, but when it comes to carving and other tasks where a light ...

  • Drawing Big CurvesDrawing Big Curves

    by Paul Schürch

    Creating a piece of furniture that uses long, curved lines and graceful shapes isn’t difficult, designer Paul Schürch says. It’s a matter of trusting your instinct ...

  • Build a BowsawBuild a Bowsaw

    by J. Crate Larkin

    The engineering is ingenious on a bowsaw, and J. Crate Larkin explains in this article how to make and use this tool, which despite its primitive look serves many ...

  • Wooden Chisel PlaneWooden Chisel Plane

    by Norm Pollack

    Build a classic wooden chisel plane with detailed project plans and instruction by woodworker Norm Pollack. The location of the blade is what makes the chisel plane ...

  • A Workbench That WorksA Workbench That Works

    by Philip C. Lowe

    Philip C. Lowe describes how he designed and built his first workbench, and how it changed over the years. It is large enough to hold his hand tools, yet small ...

  • One-Drawer Lamp StandOne-Drawer Lamp Stand

    by Michael Dunbar

    Mike Dunbar details the construction of a single-drawer table, a project for a beginner or intermediate woodworker. He discusses backsaw basics and includes detailed ...

  • A New Breed of Shaving HorseA New Breed of Shaving Horse

    by Brian Boggs

    This article includes woodworking plans and expert instruction for building a traditional shaving horse, as described by Kentucky chairmaker Brian Boggs. This full-contact ...

  • Putting Your Stamp on FurniturePutting Your Stamp on Furniture

    by Timothy Coleman

    After a few afternoons with his daughter playing with wood and stamps, Timothy Coleman began to use them to decorate his woodworking projects. He discusses how ...

  • Making a Chisel CabinetMaking a Chisel Cabinet

    by Carl Dorsch

    Inspired by the work of James Krenov, Carl Dorsch designed a small, single-door wall cabinet for his chisel collection, and though it’s on the extravagant side, ...

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