Selected Published Works

In 1998 while traveling home from his wife’s soccer tournament in Sun Valley, Idaho, Chris Gochnour took a chance and penned his first submittal to Fine Woodworking, the nation’s premier woodworking magazine. His article, “Pegged Post-and-Beam Knocks Down,” was accepted and in that same year Taunton Press asked Chris to be their featured guest at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then he has become a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, authoring over 75 feature articles, Q &As and tool reviews and being filmed for features on the Web. Many of the links to his articles and tool reviews are provided below. Full access requires a subscription to the magazine. You can subscribe here.

“Top Ten Tools for a Tough Economy,” Fine Woodworking, Tools & Shops, Winter 2009, No. 209

“Keep Planes Close at Hand, Fine Woodworking, Tools & Shops, Winter 2009, No. 209

“Plane Like a Pro,” Fine Woodworking, March/April 2009, No. 204

“Fundamentals: Handplaning 101,” Fine Woodworking, March/April 2009, No. 204

“Side Table with a Twist,” Fine Woodworking, Sept/Oct 2008, No. 200

“Tool Test: Bench Chisels,” Fine Woodworking, Sept/Oct 2008, No. 200

“Fundamentals: Get the Most From Your Shoulder Planes,” Fine Woodworking, July/August 2007, No. 192

“Fundamentals: Laying Out Dovetails,” Fine Woodworking, March/April 2007, No. 190

“Beyond the Basic Scraper,” Fine Woodworking, January/February 2007, No. 189

“9 Reasons to Own a Shoulder Plane,” Nov/Dec 2006, Fine Woodworking, Nov./Dec. 2006, No. 187

“Choosing and Using Spokeshaves,” Fine Woodworking, July/August 2006, No. 185

“11 Essential Measuring and Marking Tools,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 74-79, January/February 2006, No. 182.

“Tool Rests for Bench Grinders,” Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops, pp. 72-75, Winter 2004/2005, No. 174.

“Shoulder Planes Reviewed,” Fine Woodworking, pp.42-47, July/August 2004, pp. 42-47, No. 171.

“Determining Grain Direction,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 92-94, Sept/Oct 2004, No. 172.

“Heirloom Tool Chest,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 36-43, March/April 2004, No. 169.

“Veritas No. 6 Fore Plane,” Fine Woodworking, p. 29, January/February 2004

“User’s Guide to Block Planes,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 68-73, July/August 2003, No. 164.

“Low-Angle Block Planes,” Fine Woodworking, Tools & Shops, pp. 40-47, Winter 2001/2002, No.153.

“Current Work – Governor’s Desk,” Fine Woodworking, p. 86, July/August 2002, No. 157.

“Tools and Materials – Sauer and Steiner No. 7 Smoothing Plane,” Fine Woodworking, p. 38, No. 155.

“Stack and Saw Lumber on the Same Rack,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 46-47, January/February 2001, No. 147.

“Current Work – 18th Century Plane,” Fine Woodworking, Tools & Shops, Winter 2001-2002, No. 153

“Tools and Materials – Veritas Cabinet Scraper,” Fine Woodworking, August 2008.

“Master a Classic Style,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 78-85, May/June 2000, No. 142.

“Magazine Cabinet,” Fine Woodworking 25th Anniversary Issue, pp. 108-113, Winter 2000/2001.

“Turning a Parking Place into a Great Shop Space,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 51-55, April 2000, No. 141.

“Pegged Post-and-Beam Armoire Knocks Down,” Fine Woodworking, pp. 70-75, October 1998, No. 132.