Published Articles

 

SamplesCABRIOLE LEG FWW #42 1984
by Phil Lowe
Hand-shaped, without a lathe

GLUING UP A SHELL WITH TAPERED SEGMENTS FWW #92 1992
by Philip C. Lowe and Justin P. Smith

SHAKER-STYLE CLOCK FWW #101 1993
by Philip C. Lowe
Modern Works and Classic Design Create Convenient Storage

BUILD DEPTH IN A CORNER CABINET FWW #106 1994
by Phil Lowe
Wall returns and traditional detailing soften impact of entertainment center

DRESSING UP A BASIC BOX FWW #108 1994
by Philip C. Lowe
PRE-CAST ORNAMENTS SAVE TIME AND EFFORT
by Philip C. Lowe

MAKING A SHERATON BED FWW #113 1995
by Philip C. Lowe
The challenge is in the posts

USING PNEUMATIC FASTENING TOOLS FWW #114 1995
Phil is interviewed and gives opinion on nailers

INSTALLING A HALF-MORTISE LOCK FWW #115 1995
by Philip C. Lowe
When you do it right, the result is your reward

HANGING A CABINET DOOR FWW #119 1996
by Philip C. Lowe
Install butt hinges carefully for a precise, non-binding fit

A CHOICE OF THREE BOOKCASES FWW #133 1998
by Philip C. Lowe
Spend a day, a weekend or a weekend it’s up to you

A WORKBENCH THAT WORKS FWW #143 2000
by Phil Lowe
A small top without a tail vise has served this master furniture maker for three decades

SMALL CABINET WITH A BIG HISTORY FWW #143 2000
Back Cover
Phil works on ope Valuables Chest Purchased for $2.4 Million By Peabody Essex Museum

USING A CARD SCRAPER FWW #147
by Philip C. Lowe
The scraper can replace a stack of sandpaper

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROGRESS WITH SGUIGGLES AND LINES  FWW #149
By: Phil Lowe
A simple marking system can show you your progress at a glance

THREE RELIABLE FINISHES FWW #150 2001
Phil pronounces his love of shellac

SURFACE PREP: WHY SANDING ISN’T ENOUGH FWW #152 2001
by Philip C. Lowe
Three-step process leaves a flawless surface for finishing

BACKSAW WORKSHOP FWW #156 2002
by Philip C. Lowe
With the right technique, handsaws are often a better choice than machines

DRAFTING BASICS FWW #161 2003
by Philip C. Lowe
Full Size Drawings head off Joinery and Design Problems

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CROWN MOLDINGS FWW #166 2003
by Philip C. Lowe
Combine classic profiles to match any period or style

MAKING SPLIT TURNNINGS FWW #171 2004
by Philip C. Lowe

TURNED DRAWER PULLS FWW #172 2004
by Philip C. Lowe
Making your own knobs is a fast way to add custome details to your furniture projects

FITTING DRAWERS FWW #173 2004
by Philip C. Lowe
You don’t need a perfect drawer or case to get perfect results.

MAKING A CUT LIST FWW #176 2005
by Philip C. Lowe
You don’t need a perfect drawer or case to get perfect results.

KLISMOS ARMCHAIRS: Antiques and Fine Arts Autumn/Winter 2005
by Philip C. Lowe
Hands On: An overview in the construction of a pair of Klismos Armchairs.

MAKING ARROW BANDING: American Furniture Journal 2005
by Philip C. Lowe & Austen Winters
An insight into the making of.arrow banding used by John & Thomas Seymour

BEVEL GAUGE BASICS FWW #185 2006
by Philip C. Lowe
Simple tool tames any angle.

SEVEN JOINERY FIXES FWW #186 2006
by Philip C. Lowe
Don’t scrap a valuable work piece, make an invisable repair.

A MALLET IS A MUST HAVE FWW #189 2006
by Philip C. Lowe
This one takes an afternoon to make , but years to wear out.

FLAT AND SQUARE BY HAND FWW #191 2007
by Philip C. Lowe
Student task hone handplane skills.

ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR COMBO SQUARE FWW #197 2008
by Philip C. Lowe

MCINTIRE REPRODUCTION CHAIR FWW #198 2008
by Philip C. Lowe

THE HIGH ART OF THE LOWBOY FWW #201 2008
by Philip C. Lowe
Elevate your skills with this regal case piece

CARVE A DECROTIVE FAN FWW #201 2008
by Philip C. Lowe
Use a handful of gouges and chisels to make this Queen Anne relief carving

4 CHISEL TRICKS  FWW #221
By: Phil Lowe
From chamfering to shaping curved parts, a flat bench chisel is all you need

TURN YOUR SHOULDER PLANE INTO A STAR PERFORMER  FWW #226
By: Philip Lowe
A bit of work on the blade makes a big difference

TOOL TEST: SQUARES   FWW # 229
By: Phil Lowe
Why you need two and which two to buy