April 2007

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Out of the Woodwork: Old-school Persimmon Driver

Louisville Golf keeps links tradition alive – and with a satisfying thwack. By Don Weber Page: 96 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now I’ve been a woodworker for more than 40 years and a golfer for the past 14. When I was growing up in Wales, there was a golf...

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Power-tool Joinery: Beaded Face Frames

Discover how to join rails and stiles when you just can’t cope. By Bill Hylton Pages: 90-92 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Sticking is the profile cut on the edge of a frame’s rails and stiles. These days, we generally cut such profiles on the router table, and most...

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At the Lathe: Tiny Goblets

Miniature turnings are perfect projects for trying out new techniques. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 82-84 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now These little goblets are fun and easy projects, though the ring(s) on the stem may make them a bit more challenging. Because they’re small and relatively quick to make,...

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A Review: Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture

A welcome exploration of the Western Shaker community. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 78-79 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now The untold story of the birth, death and resurrection of a Kentucky Shaker community is revealed by Kerry Pierce in his new book, “Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture” (Popular Woodworking Books)....

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Finishing Formulas

Some woodworkers keep a tight lid on their recipes, but we pour it all out. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 70-77 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Some say that finishing can be a “ruination of a nicely built piece of furniture.” Well, to build that piece you have to...

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Regluing Doweled Chairs

Practical methods to fix the common wobbly chair. By Bob Flexner Pages: 64-69 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now As a woodworker, you must be asked now and then to reglue loose chair joints. Chairs are the most abused of all furniture and also among the most complex. The subject...

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Barrister Bookcases

We’ve rethought this classic with techniques so simple even a beginner can do it! By Glen D. Huey Pages: 56-63 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Almost everyone likes the look of barrister bookcases. But what makes them so appealing? I think there are a number of characteristics that make...

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Longworth Chuck

This jig helps you easily reverse your work for base turning. By Garrett Lambert Pages: 53-55 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Properly finished bowls never reveal how the turner mounted them. However, traditional methods for reversing a bowl to turn the base involve a lot of fuss and bother....