Common Woodworking Mistakes

There are many things we do wrong but we don’t know they’re wrong. In woodworking there are two kinds of mistakes: There’s the garden-variety gaffe where we simply cut a board too short or botch [...]

ShopNotes Podcast Episode 143

Phil, Logan, and John are back on the ShopNotes Podcast talking about “What Grinds Your Chisels” and other updates on the latest issue of PopWood Magazine and so much more! Find all [...]

ShopNotes Podcast Episode 142

This week on the ShopNotes Podcast, Phil, Logan, and John are reading some listener comments from last weeks episode, talking shop injuries, and updating you on the latest goings on in the [...]

Squirrel Surprise

A project with a bite. This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine How do three carpenters feed an abandoned baby squirrel? Glass dropper in hand, [...]

ShopNotes Podcast Episode 141

Just the good ol’ boys, Phil, Logan, and John are making their way the only way they know how by kicking off the first podcast of the year by discussing the tool buying process and so much [...]

Our Top 10 Articles of 2022

As we wrap up 2022, let’s take a look back at the articles you kept coming back to time and time again this year. 10. Modern Shaving Horse 9. Master Cabinetmaker’s Bench 8. How to [...]

Sharpeners’ Anonymous

A 12-step program for regrowing forearm hair. I head through the main doors, down the stairs to the basement, arriving at the third door on the right. Like everyone else, I grab a cup of coffee [...]

ShopNotes Podcast Episode 140

On this episode of the ShopNotes Podcast, John and Phil talk about the science behind woodshop worksurface usage and discuss what woodworking, Christmas gifts we have on our list. This episode is [...]

Makita 9 1/4″ 36V Saw Review

Tool: 9 1/4″ 36V Track Saw XSH10 Shop Now   Manufacturer: Makita MSRP: $542 As the owner of a sawmill, I have a variety of sizes of lumber that I work with regularly. Recently, as I’ve [...]

ShopNotes Podcast Episode 139

On today’s episode of ShopNotes Podcast, Phil, Logan, and John share updates on Popular Woodworking, Woodsmith Magazine, and now ShopNotes Magazine! Plus, join us for a discussion on [...]

White Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana Other Common Names: Canadian Ash and American White Ash Growing Regions: Canada and United States Characteristics of Tree: A small- to medium-sized tree, about [...]

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