Online extras from Issue No. 273 of Fine Woodworking magazine. Jan/Feb 2019.
Celebrating trees as natural timelines and storytellers is a thread in Jeremy Zietz’s work and is exemplified in this 300-Year Mantel
Explore the magic of wet-dry joinery by making shrink pots with Maine woodworker Danielle Rose Byrd.
Tom McLaughlin builds a comfortable, contemporary take on the backyard classic
We test the Grizzly G0495X, Jet JWJ-8HH, Laguna MJOIN8012-0130, Laguna MJOIN8020-0130, Oliver 4230, Powermatic PJ-882HH, and Rikon 20-108H.
Drain cleaner, roofing tar, and shellac team up for a foolproof finish
Innovative approach turbocharges this staid staple fo the craft
Will Myers' table features clean lines and a clever pivot highlight this both attractive and useful
Add a traditional stringing pattern to a leg.
George enjoyed that there was some intellectual activity along with the handwork.
Watch Danielle Rose Byrd create a shrink pot in this stripped down video
Danielle Rose Byrd creates a shrink pot from start to finish and explains the process along the way
A cutlist isn't that difficult to create by hand, but if you're modeling your projects in SketchUp, there's a far easier way
I’ve tried hand-cutting mortises, but I find that I get a much cleaner and more accurate slot using a router template and guide bushing. In the past, I created separate…
If you’re like me, you come across lumber deals that are just too good to pass up. Rather than store this valuable stock on the concrete floor, where it will…
The first time you place a long board or tall door in your front vise to plane its edges, you’ll realize you need a board jack at one end. These…
Storing my 4-ft. pipe clamps, as well as the extra lengths of 4-ft. pipe I use as extenders, has always been a problem. Putting them up high makes them difficult to access. Leaning them against something is risky.
The pivoting shutoff switch Leon Segal added to his tablesaw is even easier to access than those on commercial models
After an unsuccessful search for a seat adjustment mechanism, this reader found the perfect solution: the tail jaw of a 3/4-in. pipe clamp
Whether you are prepping stock for lathe work or drilling a centered hole in the end of a workpiece, you’ll need to find the exact center. This can be tricky…
Joshua Klein's new book gives some perspective
The innovative design of the Veritas bench axe piqued my curiosity the moment I saw it. The handle is secured to the 3/16-in.-thick plate steel blade by an ingenious system…
Two double-sided 3-in. by 8-in. diamond stones in the kit provide four grits—180, 300, 600, and 1,000—marked clearly and permanently on the face of each surface
Ben Brunick takes a look at these contortionist sanding sheets
When I unpacked the Bosch GKF12V-25N 12-volt Max Palm Edge Router for the first time, I was somewhat puzzled by the odd-shaped pistol-grip body. But within a couple of passes…
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