Online Extras from the December 2007 issue include a drawing showing the location of the workbench dog holes, full-size drawings of the Gustav Stickley Poppy Table for $3.00, download instructions from Shaker Workshops for weaving the Mission Chair seat, and more.
Perfection doesn’t exist. But you can come close. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 34-37 From the February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now One of the first things any beginning woodworker must do is set up a workshop. Like so many other things a novice woodworker must do, the preparation of a workshop shapes the … Read more
By Marc Adams Pages: 43-44, 53-56 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now I recently ran into an old woodworking friend of mine who had his hand all bandaged up, and the first thing he told me was: “I have new respect for my router table.” He went on to say that … Read more
No doubt, you’ll fit right in. By Jeff Skiver Page: 96 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now A woodworking club offers countless rewards to the aspiring craftsman. It provides a platform for displaying your work. It offers the chance to learn new techniques. It affords you the opportunity to find tutelage … Read more
Categorize by type to cut through confusion. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-92 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now Unless you’ve been doing wood finishing for quite a while, I imagine the shelves of solvents in home centers and paint stores look pretty much like Greek to you. Which solvent goes with … Read more
Fun to turn and pretty to look at, these little spinners will enhance your skills. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 82-85 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now Tops are the atoms of woodturning; so simple, yet you can do so many things with them. Simple or fancy, they are fun to make, … Read more
Searching for (and Finding) the Arc of the Competent. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 76-78 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now When woodworking throws you a curve, how do you respond? It’s easy to become locked into one solution because it’s familiar and miss an easy alternative. This is often the … Read more