Category Archives: Projects

Oh Yeah, the Japanese Toolboxes

Sometimes I forget the unwritten rule of woodworking blogging: If you don’t show the finished project then everyone assumes you failed and threw the thing in the trash. Earlier this year I wrote about some Japanese sliding-lid boxes I was … Continue reading

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Holiday Spatulas (From Scraps)

Only once in the last 21 years have I gotten my act together during the holidays and made woodworking gifts for friends and family. Except for that “cutting boards Christmas” I’ve been too swamped with making a living to do … Continue reading

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Invent Nothing: Volume II

In my early days at Popular Woodworking magazine, we would draw up the projects we wanted to build for an upcoming issue and present them to the other editors for review and comment. On the one hand, it was a … Continue reading

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An Aumbry for ‘The Furniture of Necessity’

I am finally – finally – getting my butt in gear on “The Furniture of Necessity,” building the projects for my next book. The most recent project has been this aumbry. What’s an aumbry? If you don’t follow my blog … Continue reading

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Speaking of Gothic

One of the reasons I first became consumed by woodworking was the American Art & Crafts movement. Though I rarely build Arts & Crafts pieces anymore, I fell in love with the joinery and the oak about 1990 when a … Continue reading

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Open-Source Woodworking

I get asked regularly for permission to use my plans and writings for the following things: The basis for a woodworking class. The foundation for a presentation to a woodworking club. To make a commercial product to sell – a … Continue reading

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SOLD Need a Knockdown Workbench?

In the coming week we’ll post the free SketchUp drawing for the knockdown Nicholson workbench I built earlier this month. But if you need an inexpensive and portable workbench, this one is for sale for $400, cash and carry. Sorry, … Continue reading

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