Blue Spruce Optima Chisel Plane Review

Tool: Optima Chisel Plane Shop Now Manufacturer: Blue Spruce Toolworks MSRP: $119.99 It goes without saying that a chisel is a staple in almost any shop. However, there are some operations where [...]

WGM ToolWorks Helical Cutter Head Review

Tool: Helical Cutter Head Shop Now Manufacturer: WGM ToolWorks MSRP: $340 (varies) In the last issue, you may have seen a photo of my helical cutter head for the large, vintage jointer that I’m [...]

Saw Till

This saw till is a great way to keep your saws organized, protected, and close at hand. Project #2405 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 3 Days • Cost: $150 There is a debate among hand tool [...]

Leather By Dragonfly Shoulder Pads Review

Tool: Leather Shoulder Pads Shop Now Manufacturer: Leather by Dragonfly MSRP: $85+ Over a year ago, I received my Leather By Dragonfly apron. It’s been one of the best additions to my shop and my [...]

The Patternmaker

I’ve long talked about woodworking containing a variety of disciplines such as turning, carving, scroll sawing, etc. In my opinion, there’s one type of woodworking that shaped this country (and [...]

Double Dowel Tenon Cutter Review

Tool: Double Dowel Tenon Cutter Shop Now Manufacturer: Double Dowel MSRP: $600 During AWFS in Las Vegas this last year, I ran across an interesting little company producing and sell- ing a tool [...]

Blue Spruce’s New Saw Line

Tool: Assorted Backsaws Shop Now Manufacturer: Blue Spruce Toolworks MSRP: $109-$329 A couple of years back, I introduced our readers to Jared Greene, a saw maker from South Carolina. In the time [...]

Barr Tools Chair Scorp Review

Tool:Mike Dunbar-Style ScorpShop Now Manufacturer: Barr Tools MSRP: $170 Barr Tools out of Boise, Idaho has a reputation for making high-quality, hand forged tools. I first heard of Barr Tools [...]

David Jeske Joinery Saw Review

Tool: Joinery Saw Shop Now Manufacturer: David Jeske MSRP: $235 If you’ve been around hand tools for any amount of time, David Jeske is probably familiar to you. Dave is the founder of Blue [...]

Popular Woodworking Welcomes 2024

As we start the new year, I hope this blog finds you, your friends, and your families well. Each year, the rolling of the calendar is an exciting time for most people. It’s a new beginning. A [...]

Planning Shop Lighting

Upgrade your shop lighting to help you see what you are working on and to make your shop more inviting. Did you know that at age 60, you need approximately 3x the amount of light to see as you [...]

Whole Lotta Cutter

Who knew that in today’s day and age, a piece of mail could send me over the moon. Well, that’s what happened in early October when the invoice for the cutter head for my Towsley jointer arrived. [...]

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