2020 Gift Guide | Popular Woodworking Magazine

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Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Popular Woodworking gift guide! There is something for everyone, whether they have been holed up in the shop for years or just starting out.

The gift for all carpenters: Woodworking Magazine Reprints Buy Now

Producer: Popular carpentry

Price: $ 9.95 / issue

Woodworking magazine ran from 2004 to 2009 and featured no lint, no ads, just some of our best publishers who have ever made a timeless publication on woodworking. We have reported all 16 issues as high quality reprints, the perfect gift for any carpenter.


The perfect sock: Graph Gear 1000 Buy now

Producer: Pentel

Price: $ 10

While most mechanical pencils aren’t cut for life in the shop, the Graph Gear 1000 features a sturdy build and a retractable tip that prevents damage from dropping. Once you switch to an always sharp mechanical pencil in the shop, you won’t go back.


F.o Security Consciousness: Fulton Safety Woodworking Push Block and Push Stick Package Buy now

Producer: Fulton woodworking tools and accessories

Price: $ 18.50

We’ve been taking a huge safety kick in PopWood’s office lately, as the last place anyone wants to be is in the hospital. This push block and stick set is an easy way to boost your safety game without breaking the bank. As a bonus, the bright orange color means they won’t get lost in the shop when you need them.


For the box maker: The New Bandsaw Book in Box Buy Now

Publisher: Cedar Lane Press

Price: $ 19.95

This book by David Picciuto (by Make Something fame) focuses on bringing the construction of band saw boxes into the 21st century. Filled with modern design, beautiful images and clear instructions, it is sure to be a hit with the band saw enthusiast in your life.


For the carpenter with children in life: The guide to woodworking with children Buy now

Publisher: Blue Hills Press

Price: $ 19.95

Woodworking is a true multigenerational hobby and this book is the perfect way to start a new generation. Not only does it feature plans accessible to all age groups, it also helps young carpenters develop critical thinking and planning skills that will help them design their own projects in the future.


For those who are attentive to details: Fancy Woodworking Nails Buy now

Producer: Various

Price: Varies

The nail gets a bad rap in some woodworking circles, but many carpenters only use the wrong nails! There are several types of nails that are stronger and look better than modern flush nails. Christopher Schwarz said best: “When I can afford these nails, I’m happy to pay so much, not just for their holding power, but because they look gorgeous.”


For the wood-loving carpenter: The soul of a tree: reflections of a master carpenter Buy Now

Publisher: Kodansha USA

Price: $ 27.62

George Nakashima was one of the most influential carpenters of the 20th century, and this seminal autobiography puts the words behind those feelings many carpenters have when they think about their craft. It is not a practical manual, instead focusing on bigger ideas and a wider world through the lens of a true master.


For the turner: Ultra-transparent Center Finder Buy now

Producer: Peaks

Price: $ 29.99- $ 39.99

Finding the center of your work piece is an essential part of almost any wood turning project. The Ultra-Sheer core found by Woodpeckers comes in 2 “and 8” sizes and is built to withstand a lifetime of center marking tasks.


For the carpenter looking for something different: Japanese Ryoba Saw Buy Now

Producer: SUIZAN

Price: $ 38.80

Japanese saws continue to grow in popularity, and for good reason. The mechanics of a pull stroke make it suitable for a variety of woodworking tasks and the thin blade leaves a smaller cut. This ryoba saw from SUIZAN is a great all-round model for anyone looking to try out this style of cutting.


For the carpenter on the G0: Handyman Tool Belt Set Shop Now

Producer: ToughBuilt

Price: $ 39.99

This durable belt with detachable pockets is perfect for the carpenter or dealer who needs all day reliability, as well as the homeowner who wants a quality option at a reasonable price.


For the carpenter looking for flexibility: 320 Pocket Hole Mask Buy now

Producer: Kreg

Price: $ 39.99

The Kreg 320 Pocket Hole Jig is the culmination of 30 years of experience in pocket hole woodworking. It is portable and compact, so you can take it to your work instead of taking your work to the mask; is flexible, with settings for different wood thicknesses and adjustable spacing; and it’s as well built and durable as everything else in Kreg. Whether it’s your first pocket hole jig or your fifth, you’ll find something to enjoy.


For lovers of the outdoors: 45th Anniversary Youth Hatchet Buy now

Producer: Garrett Wade

Price: $ 49.50

Everyone should chop some wood from time to time. A quality hatchet allows people of all ages to enjoy this experience, and Garrett Wade’s 45th Anniversary Youth Hatchet is the perfect tool for the job. The German-made hatchet features an extra long handle for added momentum when cutting the brush or setting up the ignition, useful for both introducing young people to the ritual and for carrying the bag on hikes and outings camping.


For the person who appreciates beautiful things: Leather case for saw Buy now

Producer: Garrett Wade

Price: $ 63

There is something intangible in the interaction with an object of exceptional quality, almost a special aura. Which is exactly what you will experience with this beautifully crafted suede saw case. Designed to hold up to three saws, you’ll be looking for reasons to insert and remove saws as often as possible.


For audiophiles: XTRA 2.0 Buy now

Producer: ISOtunes

Price: $ 79.99

Using headphones as earplugs usually results in a poor trade-off between safety and audio quality. This is no longer the case, thanks to ISOtunes XTRA 2.0. With 27dB noise reduction, an IP67 rating for dust and sweat, and an 11-hour battery life, you can have your cake and eat it when it comes to headphones in the shop. Not to mention they’re cordless, so you don’t have anything dangling from your phone while you work.


For the carpenter without a shop: Creative Woodburner Buy Now

Producer: Walnut Hollow

Price: $ 99

The pandemic has separated many carpenters from their regular shop or manufacturing space, forcing them to exercise their creativity at home. Thankfully, burning wood is a hobby that can be enjoyed with minimal investment right in your kitchen. This Walnut Hollow kit is simple enough for a beginner to use, but has enough bells and whistles to grow with you as your skills develop.


For the camper: Flexcut Spoon Carving Knife Shop Now

Producer: Flexcut

Price: $ 114.50

Spoon carving is a craft that is often enjoyed outdoors while camping or hiking. It is surprising, then, that it has taken so long to improve the portability of spoon carving knives. Featuring 3 different folding blades and a sturdy locking mechanism, this knife slips easily into your pocket when not in use.


For the carpenter who thinks he needs a pillar drill: Portable drill guide Buy now

Producer: Rockler

Price: $ 149.99

No pillar drill? No problem with the new Rockler Portable Drill Guide. Featuring sturdy construction, locking gears and 60 ° of motion, you won’t miss out on what you don’t have.


For hand tools enthusiasts: 45th anniversary Set of three woodworking tools Buy now

Producer: Garrett Wade

Price: $ 253

If you are ready to move on to woodworking with hand tools or take the next step in quality, this is the gift for you. With a smoothing plane No. 4, a block plane no. 60 ½ and a 9 ½ “long beam are all packed in a pine box, you have everything you need to get started.


For non-carpenters: Chopstick Master Gen.2 Buy now

Producer: Bridge City Tool Works

Price: $ 269

Designed to be easy enough for a non-carpenter to use, the second generation Chopstick Master is a fun way to sit down and start making something out of wood. Also, if you offer it as a gift, you will certainly receive some handmade chopsticks in the future.


For the carpenter who takes it to the next level: 10 inch SawStop Professional Saw 3 HP, 52 ″ Fence Buy Now

Producer: SawStop

MSRP: $ 3399.00 (shipped)

You have been very good this year. You’ve tidied up every drawer, you’ve meticulously taken care of your hand planes, and you’ve even honed your finishing techniques. Don’t you deserve something really special? Why not buy a cabinet saw that will not only last a lifetime, but protect you while you do it?


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