Notched and nailed joints add visual interest to this simple project. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages 50-52 This form is typically called a Shaker silverware tray – but it comes in handy for ferrying all sorts of things hither and yon. I got lucky at the big box store in finding some perfectly straight, flat and … Read more
Sooner or later, someone will ask you to make a picture frame. Here is how to get it right the first time. by Robert W. Lang Pages 21-23 From the Summer 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine, issue 14 Buy this issue now Picture frames are one of those woodworking projects that we all assume we … Read more
What’s better than a hand-made box from your shop? How about a box that is a puzzle, that stores special items and even has a secret compartment. Done. It’s the Round-Drawer Spring Box from Jeff Vollmer’s ‘Puzzle Boxes‘. Use the link below to download the free step-by-step plans for this great puzzle box. Round-Drawer Spring … Read more
The project offered here is titled “Wildflower” by author Ken Burton. He felt the look of the dangling pendant light looked like a particular wildflower. So we’ll continue that concept and dub the project as one for Natural Lighting. This project is one of 24 unique and original lamp projects offered in ‘Crafting Wooden Lamps‘. … Read more
Last winter, I was puzzling out a way to make edge joints that are just the opposite of what we normally want – perfectly straight. I wanted free-flowing curves and I wanted to join contrasting colors of wood species. So the question was how to match the two joint lines on the different pieces of … Read more
Add some mood lighting to your next outdoor affair with this great Arts & Crafts luminary. Read more
Simple tools, techniques & joinery deliver elegant results.
By Gary Rogowski
From the June 2011 issue #190
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It’s the stuff of arguments: Which tools in the shop are really the most important for joinery? It’s almost like arguing the top movie or the best shortstop of all time. There is no one answer that satisfies everyone (although
“The Maltese Falcon” and “Ernie Banks” should).
Were you to ask me, my answers would be quick but not absolute. Give me three tools: a band saw, a chisel and
a router, and I can build just about anything. This jewelry box project shows how versatile these tools are.
Video: Gary has a number of free videos on a variety of woodworking topics, available at YouTube.com.
SketchUp Model: Click here to view the model.
Blog: Read Gary’s blog.
Web site: Find out more about the Northwest Woodworking Studio and classes offered.
In our store: “New Masters of the Wooden Box,” by Oscar P. Fitzgerald.