Roger Calixto

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Tools & Craft #25: The Easy Way to Use a Marking Gauge

Here's how to get around the common problem most first-time users have with it<p>Every time someone comes in and buys a marking or mortise gauge, I give …

RANKED: The 7 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

The average cost of a one night stay per person was analysed in 84 places around the globe to produce the ranking.<p>The total per person includes the split cost of a hotel room, a meal for two with a shared bottle of wine, a shared 3km taxi journey, as well as a coffee, a cocktail, and a beer …

European Travel

From Bill Hylton’s “Breadboard Ends Keep Tops Flat: This traditional joint ensures the only cup on your tabletop will have coffee in." (Or, ya know, bourbon...but maybe that's just me.) October 2006 PWM.

Make Dado Joints with a Circular Saw Instead of a Table Saw

Dado joints are a simple way to join wood together, but they require a precision cut to be effective. If you don’t have dado blade or table saw, you …

Reference: Common Dimensions, Angles and Heights for Seating Designers

If you're designing a chair, sofa, stool, bench, booth or banquette, start here<p>Furniture dimensions don't come out of the air. They come out of heavy …

DIY Rocking Lounge Chair 1.0

YouTube

Celebrity photographer shows stars on cusp of success

Catherine Zeta-Jones is pictured at the age of 22 jumping on an unmade bed in The Dorchester Hotel in the series of pictures by John Stoddart, which are being auctioned<p>Playfully cavorting on an unmade bed in The Dorchester hotel, a young Catherine Zeta-Jones is pictured before her move to Hollywood.<p>…

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Marc Maron

The best Cyber Monday deals

So you successfully emerged from Black Friday shopping relatively unscathed, and you've got the cash for an extra tech gift (or, let's be honest, a treat for yourself). Where do you go to spend that dough? Don't worry: we've rounded up some of the best gadget discounts for Cyber Monday, the …

The 30 Best Used Cars You Can Buy Now

Consumer Report published its top picks for under $10,000, and then those who can afford up to $25,000.

Acura

16 office pranks that will make all of your coworkers hate you

Good luck getting work done this Wednesday. April Fools' Day falls in the work week this year, meaning employees are playing practical jokes more …

Sigma: we'd like to make Nikon 1 lenses

Sigma has confirmed that it would like to produce lenses for the Nikon 1 range of compact system cameras, but it needs the tech from Nikon to do …

Cameras

American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young

The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker.<p>TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan—Art McManus slowly threads his 2001 white GMC pickup through a rolling grove of cherry trees, their limbs heavy with crimson fruit. Eyeing his 25-year-old grandson working with a crew of farmhands, he …

Agriculture