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Handle with Care

Make your own door and drawer pulls for a custom finishing touch on your work. by Gary Rogowski from the February 2012 issue, #195 pages 36-39 It’s the grip that counts. A limp handshake is as bad as a poorly designed handle. OK – that’s a stretch. But there is something to a well-designed...

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Mortises by Router 3 Ways

Machined mortises are quick to cut and accurate. By Gary Rogowski Page 46-48 My old friend from college is a physicist who launches rockets into the sky for a living; let me just say that he is a very bright fellow. But he has also told me that the router is the quickest way for him to...

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Cove Cuts on the Table Saw

Accurately set up for and safely make these versatile curved shapes. By Gary Rogowski Pages 46-49 It was the 1970s. I was a young, lost woodworker out cruising the West Coast in search of inspiration, mentors, cool old tools and furniture to study. I found legendary furniture maker Art Carpenter at his studio in Bolinas, Calif. He...

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Fast Fix For Teetering Legs

A simple table saw technique levels four legs in no time flat. By Gary Rogowski Pages 52-54 Rock-n-roll. That’s what four-legged pieces have a habit of doing – even with perfect joinery and a careful and unhurried assembly. Even with all the care and attention you paid to building it correctly, it doesn’t sit flat on your...

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Handle With Care

Make your own door and drawer pulls for a custom finishing touch on your work. By Gary Rogowski Pages: 36-39 From the February 2012 issue #195. Buy the issue now. It’s the grip that counts. A limp handshake is as bad as a poorly designed handle. OK – that’s a stretch. But there is something to a well-designed...

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Jasmine Jewelry Box

Simple tools, techniques & joinery deliver elegant results. By Gary Rogowski Pages46-51 From the June 2011 issue #190 Buy this issue now It’s the stuff of arguments: Which tools in the shop are really the most important for joinery? It’s almost like arguing the top movie or the best shortstop of all time. There...