Ken St. Onge, CT, US
Associate Editor

Former FWW associate editor (2011-2013)

Gender: Male

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High School Shop Class Helps Town Bounce Back from Tornado

Woodworking students in a town destroyed by a tornado in 2007 earn bevy of awards during regional technology fair.

The Biggest Lathe We've Ever Seen

From the "don't try this at home" department comes this inventive Canadian woodworker's attempt to turn his car into a woodworking lathe.

Freeze your beetles

If treating an infestation with heat or chemicals seems too pricey and inconvenient, consider cold storage.

10-year-old woodworker captivates with how-to videos

Canadian boy's online exploits catch the eye of woodworking enthusiasts and manufacturers.

Community woodshop opens in Philadelphia

Pay-per-use shop time starts at $39.

Semi-Permanent Bench Grinder Mount

Threaded inserts keep grinder locked-down, but easily movable.

Antiquarian Woodworkers: Get Ready To Download

Tools for Working Wood founder is re-releasing 19th-century woodworking how-to magazine, Work.

Building a Two-Slab Roubo Workbench (Part 1)

Goal: A solid top from two big hemlock timbers

Building a secretary desk

Video shows handwork involved in building a slant-front secretary desk.

Fixing a gummed-up frog

Sticky adjustment knobs make handplaning difficult, but a fix is easy.

Tweaking a shaker table

Padauk pegs add a whimsical detail

Building wooden bikes

Video-profile of bicycle builders who specialize in using reclaimed trees

Fixing my miscut, dovetailed rail

Working through a mistake while building the Shaker side table from FWW 210.

Portable music player makes a nice shop accessory

Inexpensive portable music player works well in the shop.

Occupy Woodworking

In video, antique tool-store owner says old tools and a renewed attention to craftsmanship are keys to reclaiming the economy.

Build a 20-minute tool tray for go-to tools

I raided the FWW off-cuts rack and, 20 minutes later, had a new tool tray for an old tool box. The tray is now the home for my shop essentials.

A quick method for moving long slabs

Two clamps and two dollies make long slabs maneuverable in a small shop.

Hot-rod an inexpensive honing guide

A honing guide paired with a projection jig makes a great, cheap way to sharpen, especially for budget-conscious beginners. Here's quick trick to make them work better. It takes just a few minutes with a file.

Brass set-up bars help with drawer measurements

They're sold for machines, but they can help with laying out joinery, too.

Tool-shopping tips for flea market fanatics

Here's a few quick tips on shopping for chisels and other hand tools at flea markets and garage sales.

Meet the New FWW Staffer

New associate editor Ken St. Onge introduces himself

Recent comments

Re: Antiquarian Woodworkers: Get Ready To Download

Good point. We blogged about the Deltagram last month--check it out at

Re: Building a Two-Slab Roubo Workbench (Part 1)

Will do, JLYoung. Hemlock is slightly harder and heavier than white pine, but not quite as stiff. At 4 in. thick, it hopefully won't matter matter very much, especially in 7 ft. lengths. My theory is that the relative softness of hemlock, compared with something like maple, will mean the bench and the vise jaws will be less likely to mar my workpieces. Hopefully.

Re: A quick method for moving long slabs

Good tip on the cherry, CharlieP! I was a little worried only because it's already been planed thinner than I wood like. (Pun intended.) Overcautiousness, probably.

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