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Double-bevel marquetry can add beauty to any woodworking project.

Double-bevel Artistry

A scrollsaw and simple steps yield stunning inlay results. by Jameel Abraham Picture a two-layer cake. Using a knife, cut a circle out of the middle while holding the knife perfectly vertical. You now have two cylinders of cake that you can easily pull out of the rest of the cake. Now start again...

Jameel is an accomplished woodworker and a principal at Benchcrafted, maker of high-quality woodworking bench vises and other woodworking tools and accessories.

Jameel Abraham: Benchcrafted Tools

This Iowa-born toolmaker, woodworker and luthier strives for perfection. by Steve Shanesy Family has clearly played an important role in the development of Iowa-born woodworker and toolmaker Jameel Abraham. In 2006, Jameel, along with his brother, Father John Abraham (an Orthodox priest), and their father founded Benchcrafted – makers of a handful of high-quality,...

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Tool Chest as Art

An embellished lid is your woodworking calling card. by Jameel Abraham p. 40 Embellished tool chests are perhaps the quintessential calling card of the cabinetmaker. From Benjamin Seaton’s mahogany and tulipwood masterpiece to the unequalled work of Henry Studley, we woodworkers tend to pull out all the stops when we decorate our chests. I’m...

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Double-bevel Artistry

A scrollsaw and simple steps yield stunning inlay results. By Jameel Abraham Pages 47-50 Picture a two-layer cake. Using a knife, cut a circle out of the middle while holding the knife perfectly vertical. You now have two cylinders of cake that you can easily pull out of the rest of the cake. Now start again with a...

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How to Make ‘Condor Tails’

An ingenious way to combine routers, a band saw and hand tools for big dovetails. By Jameel Abraham Pages: 48-53 I know what you’re thinking: “Another opinion on how to cut dovetails.” I hear you. But this one’s different. I promise. No back and forth over pins or tails first. No Rob Cosman vs. Frank Klausz. Well,...

Pieces too wide to cut in the miter box.

Jameel Abraham’s Jointmaker Pro Inlay Method

For wide pieces shown in Jameel Abraham’s “Precision Inlay, Simple Tools” (Popular Woodworking Magazine, April 2011 #189) he used the Bridge City Toolworks Jointmaker Pro. Here’s his method: You may notice a few of the pieces in the article are unusually wide, much wider in fact than the miter box and miter jack could...

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Precision Inlay, Simple Tools

A few shop-made appliances allow you to add stunning face-grain inlay to your work. By Jameel Abraham pages 38-43 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now Geometric bandings and inlay patterns, or parquetry, are widely used, from Japan to Egypt to Spain. I developed a method of creating parquetry while learning to build ouds, a...