Article Index Frank Klausz

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Frank Klausz’s Final Word on Dovetails

Stop measuring and simply learn how to saw straight. By Frank Klausz Pages: 46-51 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now The dovetail is an ancient joint widely used in cathedrals, barns and Egyptian furniture. It is the right joint for many items including fine furniture, carcases, drawers and jewelry boxes....

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Master the Through Mortise & Tenon

Three ways to approach this ancient joint. By Frank Klausz Pages: 41-44 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In furniture making, while carcases and drawers are dovetailed together, tables and chairs have mortise-and-tenon joinery. In this article, I make a through mortise and tenon three different ways. First by hand,...

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Your First Toolkit

No matter what your style of woodworking, you need a basic set of hand tools. Here’s where to begin. By Frank Klausz Pages: 36-40 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now When I came to America, I had a lovely wife, two suitcases and 50 bucks. Oh man, where do I...

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Ruhlmann-style Poker Table

Architect, master craftsman and client design the ultimate gaming table. By Frank Klausz Pages: 72-78 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann was one of the finest designers of the Art Deco period. In the 1920s, he designed and produced many memorable pieces of furniture as well as other...

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Bowsaw Basics

An ancient European tool that still has a place in the modern American shop. By Frank Klausz Pages: 42-44 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now Why should you own a bowsaw? Why not? You have many other tools that you use only when you need them. Seriously, if you make...