TomTom McKenna, Wallingford, CT, US
I just returned from Working Wood in the 18th Century: Dining in Style, a conference co-sponsored by the people at Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking. It's a great venue, and the presenters...
A consistent sharpening regimen will give you consistent results
You can build this bench in a weekend.
Baileigh Industries rolls out a full line-up in just a few months
By using inexpensive lumber and grabbing castoffs from other woodworkers, I was able to put money where it matters most: a high-end router lift
Design Emphasis is a furniture design competition sponsored by the International Woodworking Fair (IWF), where student projects are judged on their design, manufacturing, marketability, and...
One of the highlights of the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is seeing student furniture exhibited in the Design Emphasis Showcase and the WoodLINKS USA competition. Design EmphasisDesign...
Top of the line bits eliminate tearout
New sawblades from Germany offer high quality at an easy price
General's router tables have many clever upgrades to fences and dust collection
Not all the tools at this year's IWF get plugged in. Lee Valley Tools (Veritas) staked a nice, cozy corner of Hall B to showcase a number of their new and existing hand tools and accessories. Wally...
Powermatic introduces game-changing machinery at this year's IWF
Could this device change the future of woodworking?
Their new hybrid drill-driver/impact driver could be the only drill you need.
SkilSaw 10-in. compund miter saw recalled due to laceration hazard
Column in the Chicago Tribune is an honest description of one guy's woodworking journey, and it's a great read
General Mfg. will soon shutter its only North American manufacturing plant.
Convenient way to store small power tools on pegboard
Handless woodworker in Ethiopia earns a living despite his setback
Legislation would require all saws sold in the state to have "active injury mitigation technology"
As per a request from the Power Tool Institute, the CPSC has extended the comments deadline
The new model will be available in March, the company says
Milwaukee Tool Corp. has put a new twist on battery charging, with its new Multi-Voltage Charger for their M18 (18 volt) and M12 (12 volt) cordless tool line. The new system charges both size battery...
Barry Shields, from Sevierville, Tennessee, put his woodworking into warp drive to build this Star Trek coffee table, modeled after the iconic Starship Enterprise. It’s made of ash, poplar, and...
A simple jig makes the process error-free
Small shop accessories can make a big impact
CPSC and BatteriesPlus issue recall of replacement batteries for cordless tools
While the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ponders more stringent safety regulations, the industry braces for the possible aftershocks
The small venue belies the immense talent on display inside
Make life easier by gluing the top in smaller, more manageable sections
12V lithium-ion powered driver features innovative articulating head, with precision lighting
Simple solution to getting an even application
Don't bother with store-bought sticks. Making your own dowels is quick and easy and uses up those shop scraps.
Two high school woodworkers battle it out for a chance to hit the World Skills Championship in Leipzig, Germany.
It's not all about power tools here at AWFS. In the Woodcraft booth they are showing off one of the new Pinnacle Cabinetmaker Workbenches. I have to admit, when I first saw the photos of the premade...
Bessey has re-invented the toggle clamp with an amazing self-adjusting model.
A beast of a bandsaw and CNC for the "every man" were among the highlights at this year's show.
Team up your tablesaw and bandsaw to cut precise tenons quickly
How a mistake changed a design for the better
You can see it firsthand at AWFS in Las Vegas this July
Here's another caption contest from FWW. I caught contributing editor Rollie Johnson having "a moment" with a belt sander. Give it your best shot to win a new CommandMax sprayer from Homeright. Ill...
Woodworking attempts a comeback in Boston schools
An Emmy nomination and a Telly--not bad for a first season
How a West Virginia woodworker built his dream bench on a budget
The fan can break apart and throw debris from the tool.
There will be four tent sales this year, in Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Washington. Gas up your truck and go!
The engineering marvel comes with a hefty price tag, though
Better features, improved ergonomics at an affordable price
General International is introducing a beefy 5/8-in. benchtop hollow-chisel mortiser (model 75-040 M1) that looks to have some real convenient features for woodworkers. The head, column, and base...
12-volt and 18-volt tool lines to get the new batteries
Jet puts a new spin on single-stage dust collectors with its Vortex Cone Technology. It will be available on several Jet 1-1/2 hp and 2 hp dust collectors, starting April 4.
Iowa woodworker assembles a practical tool collection for his grandchildren, with lots of love tossed in
Now's your chance to talk furniture with some of the best makers in the country
Now’s your chance to get your shop ideas into the magazine Here's your chance to get your shop ideas into the magazine
If you’ve ever lost electricity while using a power tool, you know how startling it can be when power comes back and the tool starts up because you forgot to turn it off after the outage. Most...
Festool's newest Rotex sander looks to be a little dynamo
Get a glimpse into what it takes to make a traditional pair of wooden snow shoes.
Units may overheat and pose a fire hazard
Consumer Product Safety Commission to quiz saw manufacturers about the safety record of tablesaws
In Keiser, Oregon, a 3-year-old is being hailed as a hero for calling 9-1-1 after his father cut himself with a chisel.
A reader is looking for computer help in managing their woodshop
Stanley Black & Decker sells the Delta brand to Chang Type Industrial Co, a Taiwanese Company. Will move headquarters to Anderson County, SC.
Last summer Grizzly Tools introduced a new tool line, the Polar Bear Series. For the most part, it looks like the company simply took some machines from their existing line-up and changed the paint...
Looking for the perfect gift for the woodworker on your holiday list? How about a lifetime's worth of router bits? Carbide Processors, Inc., a tool distributor and maker, is now offering a mega set...
Future-Jobs-O-Matic is the fortune-teller of employment; but the news for professional woodworkers is depressing
Rollie gives folks a preview of his finishing seminar in Sacramento, at The Woodworking Shows exhibition
Stanley Black & Decker sees increased profits in their tool sales. Did you contribute?
A rough year for the toolmaker gets rougher
It'll be in your mailbox and on newsstands soon.
Resin-impregnated honeycomb is a great alternative to traditional torsion-box construction. What have you used it for?
The 77th Annual Craftsmen's Fair has something for everyone, from woodworking to sewing to glassware and metalworking
Rockwell touts its BladeRunner as a do-it-all tool for homeowners. Is it any more than that? Can it steer folks toward woodworking?
Has the tool gone the way of the Model T or T-Rex?
It's not September yet, but it is here at the FWW office. We just shipped our Fall issue to the printer, and it's another winner.
Some guy in Dallas allegedly stole a tractor trailor full of lumber and led police on a long chase. As a former lumber-truck driver, I can relate to some of his moves. I dreampt about them often...
See student work and get a feel for what goes on at the Furniture Insitute of Massachusetts
Our latest, special collection of power tool articles just went to the printer. Don't wait to buy yours...
A working weekend takes a fun turn with a series of lively lectures
A place for folks to learn new crafts and enhance existing skills closes its doors after 56 years
Garrett tries some Japanese handplanes while visiting Japan to compare woodworking notes with Japanese craftsmen
Woodworker on YouTube has some fun rapping in woodwork-speak
Matthew Teague, former managing editor of Fine Woodworking, and woodworker Alan Daigre are opening a gallery in Leipers Fork, TN
Friends and family play music to help NHFMA member recover from a devastating shop fire
Awarded $1.5 million in lawsuit that claims tablesaws are inherently defective
Boston's Gallery NAGA celebrates the school's 125th anniversary by sharing proceeds from exhibit
Minwax Wipe-On Poly goes on fast and easy, without aggravating drips and runs
What events or skill developments raised your woodworking to the next level?
Verbatims and pictures from a great 4th-grade class
I jumped at the chance to tell kids about my cool job
I've always wanted to build a cabinet-on-stand. I'm diving in.
California art association offers mobile woodshops for kids
Please don't try this.
Handmade wood toys are sure to be a hit with kids
Editor mends fences with a rusty saw.
Sloyd education principles thrive at the Clear Spring School in Arkansas
A 3 1/2 hour project that should give years of service
Check out Garrett Hack's new workbench, a thoughtful design based on 30 years of woodworking experience. Watch the video, read the article, buy the plans.
The president of North Bennet Street School talks about the importance of hand skills in creating a well-balanced education
CSI in Rockford, Ill., tries to identify a body
See the benefits of using a toothed blade to rough out stock with a jack plane
Designer kicks it up a notch with high-style high-heel shoe sculptures
A former student gives an eloquent account of his experiences with James Krenov
Think outside woodworking when equipping your shop
New application for woodworkers makes it easy to identify wood and includes some handy tips and references
Check out some of the best furniture in the country at the 2009 New Hampshire Furniture Masters auction
Sobering reminder about disposing oil-soaked rags properly
Check out boxes from around the globe at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine
Big ones are easy to get out, but how to deal with the little buggers?
Check out this motorized boat made from toothpicks
Debate continues on the hazards of striking a hammer on hardened steel
Woodworkers have always been good recyclers, but this idea may have taken one step too far.
Discovery Channel's 'How It's Made' show gives play-by-play account of how a violin is built
Living tables conjure images of classic zombie flick
Gabardi & Son is hand-crafting planes to last generations
English furniture maker designs expanding tables that will blow your mind.
American woodworker and teacher Jeffry Lohr and his wife, Linda, teamed up with a Ghanaian carpenter to help lift people in the West African nation from the grips of poverty
Taken from issue #25 of Fine Woodworking, Maloof describes his first experience with a client and her interior decorator
His handwork is not limited to the woodshop
The number of children injured by falling furniture has increased dramatically
Too bad Humpty Dumpty didn't have this self-repairing technology
Need a hand moving that combination machine, cabinet saw, bench, or even a shop? Give this guy a call.
Check out the fun furniture created by these teen-age woodworking wunderkinds
Mark Edmundson has a pretty typical shop inside a two-car garage, but the land outside his shop offers a unique escape from the noise and dust inside
Jig fanatic makes sophisticated rig for cutting box joints
While building our latest entry for the Cub Scouts' annual race, my son learned how to handle a spokeshave
FWW editor makes his picks for the 2009 NCAA tournament.
How a woodworker lent a helping hand to the development of the personal computer
These two small tools are critical if you want a well-equipped shop
Some ideas to ease the pain of traveling; add your own, if you'd like
If your mixture doesn't blend well, you may have purchased a kit that's spent too much time on the store's shelf
Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship shows off work of studio fellows
Woodworking schools across the country are publishing their schedules; register before it's too late
Peter Turner's blanket chest was recently sold
A woodworker's self-realization is complete.
Hickory and ash chest appeared on the cover of issue #203 of Fine Woodworking
If you plan to apply epoxy to a garage floor, add sand before the final coat, or you'll have to watch your step.
Reader loses job, cancels subscription
Rest area is comfortable, clean, and showcases furniture by Vermont woodworkers
This blanket chest is pretty basic. I've actually made two of them, one as a wedding gift for my sister-in-law and another as a Christmans present for my brother. I used red oak, purchased from a home center. My goal was to create continuous grain around the entire chest, so I opted to use a basic rabbet joint to connect the front, back and sides. I reinforced the joint with screws and covered the holes with grain-matched plugs. For the hinges, I used a combination hinge and lid support, which prevents the lid from crashing down on unsuspecting users.