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4 Boxes, 4 Ways

4 Boxes, 4 Ways

The editors present some of their favorite designs.By Matthew Teague, Robert W. Lang, Megan Fitzpatrick & Steve Shanesy Page 31-35Whether we spend most of our time building 18th-century highboys, production cabinetry or toys for our kids and grandchildren, we all build small boxes from time to time. Because we produce so many small offcuts of...

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Stickley Book Rack

Expose your joinery skills with this Arts & Crafts classic.By Robert Lang Pages 42-47In the early 1900s, furniture maker Gustav Stickley began producing a unique style of furniture that he called “Craftsman.” At the time, the world was coming into the modern industrial age, and Stickley, among others, began to question the value of mass-produced...

Contemporary Coffee Table

I Can Do That: Contemporary Coffee Table

Take the easy way out: Find sizes without measuring. By Robert Lang Pages 62-63 This small coffee table is a great introduction to building furniture. It doesn’t require much material and it’s an opportunity to develop your skills. This project is sturdy, attractive and easy to build. All of the parts come from standard...

Makita Compact Router Kit

Tool Test: Makita Compact Router Kit

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. By Robert W. Lang Page 16 Small routers are easy to handle, and the addition of multiple bases makes them good all-purpose tools. The basic 1⁄4″-collet router that comes in the new Makita compact kit (RT0700CX3) has good power and variable speed. The motor slides in the base and...

Rasps

Tool Test: Liogier Hand-cut Rasps

First-class shaping tools from France. by Robert W. Lang Page 12 From the April 2012 issue, #196 In 2004, Popular Woodworking introduced hand-cut French rasps to American woodworkers. Those tools from Auriou were definitely a cut above what was previously available, and we happily added them to our tool kits. A few months ago,...

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Mirrors in Multiples

Designing the process can be as challenging as designing the object.By Robert W. Lang Pages: 50-53From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now.The way something looks is only the first half of a design problem. How to make it and how to make it efficiently are often greater challenges. If you want to...