December 2006

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Out of the Woodwork: Name Brand Tools

Whether you know it or not, you often reach for eponyms in the woodshop. By Philip Leon Page: 104 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now Distinctive furniture styles such as Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Phyfe and Chippendale are named for their creators. The fancy word for a person whose name becomes synonymous...

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Flexner on Finishing: Thick & Thin of Wood Finishing

A penetrating look at protection. By Bob Flexner Pages: 98-99 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now This article makes use of a clever title to combine two unrelated facts about wood finishing. The first is: The thicker the finish film after all coats have dried, the better the protection for...

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At the Lathe: Serving up Turning on a Platter

This wide, shallow ‘bowl’ is an elegant project with interesting challenges. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 90-94 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now A platter is a great project for beginners and advanced turners alike. It can be as plain or as fancy as you want to make it. A beginner...

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Great Woodshops: Recreating Greene & Greene

James Ipekjian has built a career on reproducing furniture designed by Charles and Henry Greene. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 80-84 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now James Ipekjian didn’t set out to become an expert on reproducing the early 20th-century furniture designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene, and...

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Solar Drying Kiln

A cost-effective and efficient way to take green boards to usable lumber. By John Wilson Pages: 74-79 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now The solar drying kiln is the most cost-effective way for the craftsman to get quality boards for woodworking from green lumber. Today there are many band saw...

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The No. 1 Plane

It sure is cute – but is it useful? By Clarence Blanchard Pages: 72-73 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now Few tools spark the affection of so many as the Stanley No. 1 size bench plane. Regardless of one’s interest, the small plane has a way of catching everyone’s eye....

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Shooting Board Basics

A shooting board lets you trim cuts to perfection, one shaving at a time. By Paul Sellers Pages: 66-71 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now Many aids to hand-tool woodworking were actually fairly ingenious, very efficient and simple to use because they acted as positive guides to the tools. The...