Arts & Mysteries

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Working with Plywood – 18th-century Style

I used plywood for my “Machinist’s Tool Test” project (in the October 2012 issue, and continued in February 2013 issue). In the past, I regarded plywood as being unworkable by hand. But I found a couple tricks to working it by hand: • Plywood can be sawn using fine-toothed handsaws. I think crosscut saws...

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WIA 2012 After Action Report

Just got home from the Woodworking in America Midwest, the second of two conferences held this fall. Just want to say thanks to all of you who attended and supported these conferences. I really enjoyed meeting folks and appreciated the opportunity I was given to do so. Thanks also to F&W pubs and Popular...

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Arts & Mysteries: A Chest for Every Woodworker

Design your tool storage from the inside out.By Adam Cherubini Pages 54-56I currently store my woodworking tools in a traditional cabinetmaker’s/joiner’s tool chest. In building that chest, I leaned heavily on surviving period chests as well as images dating from the period. Over the years I’ve been an advocate for these sorts of chests. But...

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Arts & Mysteries: ‘Boarded’ Furniture

London’s clever carpenters found a way around the laws.By Adam Cherubini Pages: 22-24From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now.“Boarded” is an archaic English term that was used to describe a form of woodwork characterized by the use of fasteners as the principle means of attachment. The iconic six-board chest is probably the...