Article Index Kara Gebhart

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Japanese Garden Bench

Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. By Christopher Schwarz & Kara Gebhart Pages: 80-83 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now My father always has had a knack for doing more with less....

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Great Woodshops: Carving for CEO

Visit the 3 shops of David Monhollen, who shed a successful career in sales to carve wildlife for executives. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 34-36 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now David Monhollen has three woodshops. His first shop is decidedly bigger than yours. His second shop (his so-called “working” shop)...

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Mini Lathes

We found 3 great machines priced from $225 to $1,550. By Judy Ditmer & Kara Gebhart Pages: 76-79 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Mini lathes, which used to be a tool for crafters, have evolved into capable, powerful machines. Most manufacturers now offer a mini, midi or maxi version...

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10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws

The modern answer to the radial-arm saw. By David Thiel & Kara Gebhart Pages: 70-75 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Miter saws have come a long way from being used primarily as a machine for chopping 2x4s on job sites. In fact, they’ve become so sophisticated and accurate that...

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American Elm: Back from the Dead

Once loved by urbanites for its shade and woodworkers for strength, elm is preparing for a major comeback. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 66-69 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Chairmaker Don Weber vigorously works at a piece of elm with an adze to form the beginnings of a chair. Hewing...