December 2007

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Poppy Table

Before developing the rectilinear Craftsman style, Gustav Stickley experimented with curvaceous Art Nouveau designs. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 36-41 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now In 1898, Gustav Stickley took a working vacation. With more than 20 years of experience as a furniture maker, he was ready to change...

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Tool Test: Mallet Takes (and Gives) a Good Beating

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 34 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now For more than a decade, I’ve meant to make a good wooden mallet that fits my hand and my style of work. I can now cross that off my “to-do” list thanks to a new mallet from a Pennsylvania...

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Tool Test: Apollo’s Atomizer – A Tale of Two Types

By Glen D. Huey Page: 34 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now An investment in a new tool can increase your woodworking abilities; an investment in HVLP will do the same. If you spray your finish, you know already what I’m talking about. If you haven’t ventured into spray finishing,...

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Tool Test: Veritas Small Plow Plane

An important joinery plane is available again – and it’s been improved. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 32 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now Plow planes are workhorse of the hand-tool shop when it comes to cutting joints with a plane. With a plow plane you can, if you are so...

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I Can Do That: Simple Side Chair

A woven seat adds a punch of color to this surprisingly easy project. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 28-31 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now After years of building furniture, mostly case pieces, I’ve come to understand that chair building is different. Where most casework involves working with panels and...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Standing Desk, Finished

Built with traditional joinery and tools, this year-long project looks at home in an 18th-century shop. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 24-27 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now This is the last article in my year-long series on building a standing desk for my shop. In this article I’ll show the...

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Out on a Limb: A New Way Not to Get Hurt

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now Woodworking writer Nick Engler has one leg that’s shorter than the other – the result of a motorcycle accident years ago. When he talks about the incident now, he always starts off with a little joke. “There are two...