Adam Cherubini

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Arts & Mysteries: The Mystery of Saw Teeth

Pitch, rake, fleam and set all contribute to the performance of your tool. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 28-30 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now A recent review of dovetail saws in a competing magazine discussed the attributes of different saws as if their characteristics were mystically endowed by their manufacturers....

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Arts & Mysteries: The Mystery of Try Squares

Here’s a clue: Only two faces need be 90°. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 32-35 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now Furniture makers in the 18th century used shop-made wooden try squares. Though subject to wear and seasonal movement, these squares produced some of the world’s finest woodwork. We’ve learned time...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Charles Plumley Inventory

Documentary sources teach us about traditional woodworking. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 32-35 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now In my shop, tradition fills in where experience and education are lacking. So, I find it helpful to learn as much as I can about traditional woodworking. Studying 18th-century furniture is a...

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Arts & Mysteries: Making and Using Sawhorses

Start your woodworking education right. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 30-33 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now What’s the best sort of workbench to build? What hand tools should I buy first? How many coats of polyurethane are needed to stop a board from cupping? Arts & Mysteries readers e-mail me...

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Arts & Mysteries: The ‘Ultimate’ Hand Tool Shop

Perfection doesn’t exist. But you can come close. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 34-37 From the  February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now One of the first things any beginning woodworker must do is set up a workshop. Like so many other things a novice woodworker must do, the preparation of a workshop shapes...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Standing Desk, Finished

Built with traditional joinery and tools, this year-long project looks at home in an 18th-century shop. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 24-27 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now This is the last article in my year-long series on building a standing desk for my shop. In this article I’ll show the...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – Period Details

Use elements of antique furniture to evoke period style. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 26-28 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now I’ve almost finished building my standing desk for my workshop. In this installment, I’ll discuss the approach I used to outfit the interior of my desk. From the November 2007...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – Mysteries of 18th-century Drawers

Practical factors influence drawer construction. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 24-27 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Eighteenth-century cabinetmakers constructed drawers in a variety of ways. The differences have thus far been attributed to either the period of construction or regional differences. Some differences appear to be functional improvements over earlier...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – The Upper Case

Those who forget the past are destined to spend too much time making stuff. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 20-22 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now This is part four in my series on building a standing desk for my workshop. In my previous article, I built the lower case, using...