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Brian Boggs: The Chairmaker Evolves

From journeyman to elder, a craftsman redefines his role. By Matthew Teague Pages 38-44 The story of Brian Boggs’ first foray into building chairs has become almost mythical among furniture makers: Then a struggling artist in his early 20s who picked tobacco in the fall and did occasional carpentry, Brian stumbled across a copy of John D....

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Festool Domino XL DF 700

By Matthew Teague Page 16 Festool recently released the Domino XL DF 700, big brother to its revolutionary Domino DF 500, one of the most innovative tools of the last few decades. Aside from the size, the loose-tenon joints created by the XL are the same as with the earlier version. From a machine...

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Bow-front Entry Table

This contemporary design is an easy, affordable introduction to curved work and veneer. By Matthew Teague Pages 26-33 Learning to work with veneers and curves enables you to design and build almost anything. This bow-front entry table serves as a good introduction to both – without costing a small fortune or requiring you to attempt an overly...

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 31-35 Whether 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...

Keyed Miter Jig

Jig Journal: Keyed Miter Jig

This shop-made table saw jig makes quick work of reinforcing miter joints. By Matthew Teague Pages 60-61 I love the clean look of a mitered box that has continuous grain wrapping around the corners. It’s an easy detail to create, but a sure sign that the maker is paying close attention to the details. The downside of...

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Tool Test: Lee Valley Knife Hinges

by Matthew Teague Page 16 The first time I installed knife hinges I did so with an inexpensive pair, thinking it would be a good way to learn the process without wasting a lot of money on what is a notoriously finicky piece of hardware. Instead, I learned why quality knife hinges are worth...

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Cherry Wall Cabinet

An angular front and glass doors lend visual interest to this classic Krenov design. by Matthew Teague pages 24-30 From the April 2012 issue, #196 Through the early stages of my woodworking, when I was sweating away evenings in a Mississippi basement trying to learn the craft using a $99 table saw and an $18 block plane,...