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Finding affordable lumber has always been a mainstay for woodworkers, and when you tie our dwindling natural resources into the conversation the time is right to look at milling your own lumber. This seven-part weekly video series takes you through how to find lumber, how to operate a sawmill, details on types of sawing methods, stickering and drying and ultimately advice on using a mill as part of a business. Learn what you need to know to understand Milling Your Own Lumber.

Frank Klausz’ Shop Can Be Yours!

Yes, that’s a shop. Actually, it’s much more than that, it’s Frank Klausz’ shop! Crazy, right?! It’s round because it used to be the water tank for the “estate” that Frank’s house now sits on. Trust me, it’s a beautiful shop and I’ve had the chance to spend a number of happy days with Frank…

The Same Newness: A Look to the Future by Connecting with the Past

Editor’s note: This essay from Andrew Milacci is a comprehensive analysis of the fifth issue of Mortise & Tenon magazine. You can read his previous review here, and be sure to check out The HandToolery on YouTube. Thanks again, Andrew! The Same Newness: A Look to the Future by Connecting with the Past By: Andrew Milacci, PhD This…

Why I Wrote About Welding in the November Issue

I’m still not sure if I’m more comfortable walking metal shavings or wood shavings. Growing up, metal is what I knew. In my first blog post as the online content director for Popular Woodworking, I talked about growing up in a machine shop and the transition to woodworking I made as an adult. Grinding, welding,…

Continuing with Definitions

In the last issue of Popular Woodworking I gave you a list of common finishing terms and their definitions. Here, I want to do the same with terms you might not be as familiar with. Surface tension – The tendency of a liquid to contract or spread due to molecular forces. Water, with a high surface…

I Can Do That!

Let’s make something together! Join your hosts, Andrew Zoellner and David Lyell. Our I Can Do That! series features long-format builds that are designed to be as instructional as possible. Each episode is around 30 minutes and walks you through the entire build.

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Handplane Essentials with Christopher Schwarz

Christopher Schwarz has been finding and re-habbing handplanes for more than a decade. In this collection he shares his hard-learned knowledge to help you create a piece of working art for your own workbench. Follow Christopher’s step-by-step approach, and you’ll end up with a vintage (or new) tool that performs perfectly.

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