August 2007

Online Extras: August 2007 Issue

Online Extras for the August 2007 issue include a full-size pattern in pdf format of the Arts & Crafts Bookrack, a PDF with details on the Clock Movement, a PDF with details on the Clock seatboard, and a video about the clock's split turnings, plus a free slideshow of the Sindelar tool collection.

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Out of the Woodwork: Benjam Seaton’s Saws

One man’s career choice in the 18th century drives a 21st-century woodworker into a saw obsession. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 88 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Englishman Benjamin Seaton is famous in woodworking circles today because he never took hammer in hand to follow his father into the cabinetmaking...

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Flexner on Fixing: Animal Hide Glue

Reversibility and quick tack make this traditional method worth the trouble – sometimes. By Bob Flexner Pages: 82-85 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now In my last story (April 2007, issue #161) I discussed regluing doweled chairs. The chair I used for illustration was made in the 1920s or early...

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21st-century Plane Wick

This adaptation of an old benchtop standby is a slick lubrication solution. By John Walkowiak Pages: 68-69 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Planing wood is fun – unless you have to do it to make a living. In the good old days, when every piece of wood was hand...

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At the Lathe: Making Multiples

Sometimes, unique is exactly what you want to avoid when turning. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 76-79 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now If you turn, sooner or later you are going to find yourself facing some project that requires several (or many) duplicate turnings. You may feel a brief rush...

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Great Woodshops: College of the Redwoods

Krenov’s woodworking school turns silver as the rest of us go gray. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 70-72 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now One of the problems of getting older is the realization that events that seem recent actually happened decades ago. A conversation with a co-worker about movies...

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A Bicycle Built for Bowls

U.S. woodworkers design a foot-powered lathe for Honduran artisans so they can produce mortars and pestles for sale. By Don Weber Pages: 64-67 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Take one 13-tooth bicycle sprocket, a bicycle chain and a heavy spring. Add to that some plumber’s floor flanges, a few...

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Tusk-tenon Bookrack

Hand and power tools work together to make signature Arts & Crafts joints. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 60-63 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now The dividing line between hand-tool woodworking and machine-tool woodworking doesn’t exist for me. Although I’m not fond of noise and dust, I have an appreciation...

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The Sindelar Tool Collection

After collecting tens of thousands of the world’s most beautiful tools, cabinetmaker John Sindelar is ready to show them off in a new tool museum. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 56-59 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now John Sindelar stands in front of a door at the back of his thriving...