Online Extras: October 2010 Issue

Online Extras for the October 2010 issue include the free SketchUp model for the Factory Cart Coffee Table, a free 3-D model of the buffet cabinet project in SketchUp format, a video of Michael Dunbar using a large and a small bowsaw, video of a visit to the David R. Webb veneer mill, a...

SketchUp Models Added to Our Collection

The latest issue of Woodworking Magazine is on its way to subscribers and should be available on newsstands shortly. You can also order it online. The cover project for this issue is the infamous Chinese stool, the subject of numerous blog posts. The second project is a reproduction of a Shaker meeting house bench...

Better Self-administered Wedgies

This morning I decided to repair the vintage Chinese stool that we knocked apart earlier this year. Senior Editor Robert W. “Bob” Lang is building a couple reproductions for the winter 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine, and the parts of this vintage stool have been gathering dust on one of my sawbenches. I need...

Andrew Lunn Alters His Saws and Reduces Prices

Andrew Lunn of Eccentric Toolworks has removed some of the flourishes on his handsaws to speed up production. And he has reduced the prices of each of his saws by about $100 to reflect this. Lunn says he will no longer hand-engrave the brass backs, nor will he hand-etch the sawplates or use a...

Complete, Utter and Total Fail

Do you like stories about gladiators? How about stories about idiot woodworking editors? This week I was finishing up work on the joined Chinese stool for the cover of the Autumn 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine. I took the components to my shop at home , mostly to avoid all the scatological jokes we...

Chris Vesper and the Drop Test

With every project there is always some tool that deserves an Academy Award-style acceptance speech. “In building this chest of drawers I’d like to thank my mom for birthing me, Hanes for making the underwear that needed storing and my shoulder plane for fitting all the tenons in the web frames.” As I wrap...

Headed Back into a Chairmaking Head Trip

One of my hobbies is chairmaking. That statement might sound kinda dumb. After all, I’m a long-time woodworker and making wooden chairs is woodworking. No? No. Making stick chairs uses another part of my brain. And any time I venture into building chairs I have to re-learn some of the rules. In some ways,...