Article Index Marc Adams

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Woodworking Essentials: Power Jointers

A Better Way to Work: Part 3 By Marc Adams Pages: 41-56 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now One of the very first lessons of working wood is how to “S4S” a board – surface it on all four sides. One small caveat to the process is that the board...

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Understanding Glues: Part II

Prepare your wood, pick the right glue and prevent problems. By Marc Adams Pages: 49-55 From the October 2009 issue #178 Buy this issue now Baseball bats, utensils, turned items and small carved objects are usually made from one piece of wood. But most woodworking projects are made under the premise of “some assembly...

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Understanding Glues: Part I

Delve into the characteristics and properties of the 7 families of glue and adhesives. By Marc Adams Pages: 54-60 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now OK, so you consider yourself a woodworker. Let’s say that your neighbor asks you what appears to be a simple woodworking question: “What’s the best...

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Simple Patterns in Veneer

Part 3: Make a 4-way match panel in veneer using mirrors, a knife and a straightedge. By Marc Adams Pages: 48-51From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowVeneer can be used to embellish any project. For furniture making, veneer offers three advantages: Panels can be made to any size or shape, exotic...

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Cut, Glue & Sand Veneer

Part 2: Simple and inexpensive tools are the core of a successful veneering job. By Marc Adams Pages: 40-47From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue nowFor nearly 30 years I have worked with veneer as one of my principal materials in all my furniture pieces. What I enjoy the most about working...

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Veneer is the Future: Part 1

We make the case that the material used on the finest furniture of the past should be in your future. By Marc Adams Pages: 38-45From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue nowI work with veneers! There I said it – this must be what it feels like to come out of the...

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A Geometry Lesson in Veneer

Part 4: Louis cubes are a simple form (really!) of parquetry that is easier to make than it looks. By Marc Adams Page: 38-41From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowParquetry is cutting veneer and arranging it geometrically. By cutting and taping geometric pieces together in some fashion, a veneer project can come to life.If...