Hand-tool expert designs his second bench, based on everything he’s learned
Editors, experts uncover today’s best values
Smart designs for a detached, dedicated shop that fits your work and your budget
Clever cabinet turns a job-site tool into a full-featured woodworking machine
A blanket of bright light makes any workshop a nicer place to be
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Rigid ducting is the way to go, especially if you follow these 12 tips
A new breed of small, powerful saws is a perfect fit for tight shops
Planes go in and out in seconds with this easy-to-make rack
One Student's Memories of Krenov
Build jigs quickly and accurately using the right materials, fasteners, and accessories
Learn to sharpen a curved gouge and you’ll be able to handle most carving tools.
Q: I like Matt Kenney’s workbench (“Matt’s Monster Workbench”), but wonder why he used trestle-style legs. Dwayne Salisbury, Albuquerque, NM A: I used trestle-style legs on my workbench for four reasons. First,…
Q: After reading Roland Johnson’s articles on riving knives (“Who’s Got the Best Riving Knife?” FWW #202) and thin-kerf blades (“Thin-Kerf Blades Are for Everyone,” FWW #204), I’m sold on…
Q: George Harris, Media, PA A: It's possible that the saw has been set or sharpened incorrectly. An easy fix in either case is to lightly run a medium-fine (1,000-grit)…
Q: My router motor has begun to sound a bit fuzzy when it runs. What does that mean? John Tetreault, Durham, CT A: It means you need to replace the…
Q: I have trouble cutting mortises and tenons with hand tools. I cut the tenons too thick, and when I trim them they inevitably end up out of parallel with…
Q: When stripping finish off veneer, is there any danger of the stripper soaking through and loosening the glue? Ron Davies, Montpelier, VT A: As long as the veneer is…
The evolution of Brad Smith's ax-handle stool
This simple miter saw stand solution is great for tight spaces and even tighter budgets.
A video tour of a workbench that was 30 years in the making
Our first-ever live streaming event was a resounding success. See who took home the top spot!
Watch an overview of what goes into building the sturdy and elegant wall cabinet featured in this Video Workshop with Garrett Hack. It’s the perfect project for improving hand tool…
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