Just a little something to drool over — the holly knob and tote are by Bill Rittner; the engraving is by Catharine Kennedy. – Megan Fitzpatrick p.s. I’m out of the office this week…and can’t seem to turn the pic on my phone. Sorry. The post Not Your Prosaic Handplane appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine. Original post here Popular Woodworking Magazine » Editors’ Blog

Last weekend I attended the Lie-Nielsen Open House at the company’s factory in Warren, Maine, and got to hang out with a lot of contributors to Popular Woodworking Magazine and work together on an unusual Dutch Tool Chest. What’s a Dutch Tool Chest? Check out the October 2013 issue to find out. Every year, Lie-Nielsen opens its doors to the public a la Willy Wonka to show off the factory, […] The post Lie-Nielsen Open House (and a Crazy Dutch …

I often joke that I will someday make my fortune by writing a birdhouse book – typically the best-selling woodworking books (by far). And many readers have asked (jokingly) why I didn’t include a campaign birdhouse in my latest book on campaign-style furniture. So it was amusing when woodworker Ric Archibald showed up with a campaign birdhouse he had made that collapses like a typical campaign bookcase. The bookcase uses […] The post Campaign Birdhouse, the Movie appeared first on …

A revolutionary approach to a commonly used tool Every carpenter has his favorite tool—the one he’ll turn the truck around to get because he left it at home. A lot of craftsmen have some kind of antique tool they really don’t use, but think it’s cool to have. (Some of us bought that collectable new!) Just… Read the full article Original post here THISisCarpentry

As I get ready to leave for the Lie-Nielsen Open House (which is this Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Warren, Maine), I’m looking at the list of the many storied demonstrators who will be on hand. I realize you may not be able to make it Down East this weekend, so check out the web sites – and in some cases, excellent blogs – of the folks who […] The post Blogs to Read; Sites to Visit appeared …