August 2010

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Miter Half-lap Joinery

With a router, straight bit and plywood scrap, turn a weak joint into a superhero of strength. By Glen D. Huey Page: 38From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowOne of the strongest joints in woodworking is a properly fit mortise-and-tenon and the opposite in strength is a simple butt joint. For years...

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The Return of Roubo

An 18th-century French workbench is quite possibly the most perfect design ever put to paper. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowIn the 18th century it was common for the workrooms and living areas of a home to share the same space. A workbench, for example, would not...

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I Can Do That: Step Stool

Whether stepping or sitting, this multi-purpose stool is sure to give your youngster a boost. By Glen D. Huey Page: 26From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowYou may not remember when you looked up at the sink, or when you climbed up to the potty – but if you’d had a few...

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Design Matters: Sublime Echoes

Repetition of proportion and shape can create design harmony. By George R. Walker Page: 22From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowDepending on your canoe route, Little Crooked Lake is about two days of paddling and portaging from the nearest highway. It’s worth it. On a still morning, you can hear the smallest...