• Exercising Your Joints

    I got an email from a friend this morning asking me what I thought about Festool’s Domino joinery system. I…

  • Simple Things Done Well

    Did you kick off 2011 with any resolutions? Initially I didn’t think I would, since they never seem to stick. But, I’m going to adopt one after all: Keep it simple, and do it well.

  • What’s New in the August Issue

    Chris Marshall previews the latest print issue coming your way.

  • Challenging My Own Claim

    Chris Marshall validates a “Best Bet” tool test claim from the December issue.

  • Getting it Done in ’10

    New year, new woodworking goals. Rob Johnstone and Chris Marshall share theirs. What are yours?

  • Holiday Countdown Has Begun

    Like it or not, it’s time to get those gift projects started. What’s on your docket this holiday season?

  • In Defense of An Old Friend

    Lately I’ve been churning out a lot of router dovetails, and that, of course, means choosing a router. I’ll be honest with you: I’ve got several different routers on the shelf. But what did I reach for first?

  • Dovetail Confessions

    Okay, true confession time: I’ve never cut dovetails by hand. There, I said it.

    It’s probably not a big thing to admit, really … lots of us woodworkers don’t cut and chop pins and tails the “old school” way. Sure, I can steer my router through a dovetailing jig with the best of them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for me, a woodworking editor for gosh sakes, I feel like I’m admitting some deep, dark secret. I’m supposed to know this stuff to be a card-carrying shop writer, right?

    Well, wrong.

  • Tools Don’t Replace Talent or Time

    One of perks of being Woodworker’s Journal’s “field” editor is that, every now and then, I actually get out into the field. Sometimes I’m headed to trade shows, but the trips I enjoy even more involve getting together with other woodworkers to see how they do things. In addition to meeting some really fine people and taking care of a photoshoot, I often learn a thing or two about myself in the process.