December 2010

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Simple Patterns in Veneer

Part 3: Make a 4-way match panel in veneer using mirrors, a knife and a straightedge. By Marc Adams Pages: 48-51From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowVeneer can be used to embellish any project. For furniture making, veneer offers three advantages: Panels can be made to any size or shape, exotic...

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English Layout Square

This useful tool is easy to make, easy on the eyes and awesome to use. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 46-47From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowWooden layout tools usually are superior to metal ones in my opinion. They are lightweight, inexpensive and as accurate as woodworking requires. Period.A 36"-long wooden straightedge...

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Cross-grain Solutions

Methods to prevent cross-grain splits in traditional solid wood case construction. By Alan Turner Pages: 42-45From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowWhat is obvious to the seasoned furniture maker often escapes the attention of the newer, aspiring maker. This is especially true when it comes to recognizing and avoiding cross-grain wood...

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Line & Berry Chest of Drawers

IThough not traditional, router patterns make quick work of the inlay. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 32-41From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowIn southeastern Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia, is Chester County. It was one of the original three counties formed by William Penn in 1682, under a charter signed by...

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I Can Do That: Victorian Side Table

Pattern routing makes quick and easy work of these urn-shaped sides. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 30-31From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowWhile vacuuming a few weeks back, I was thinking about what to build for this issue’s “I Can Do That” project when it hit me … actually, when I...

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Design Matters: Great Legs

Play with proportion to achieve pleasing design. By George R. Walker Pages: 26-27From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowThe black stallion’s name was Step. Marvin, the only man I ever saw ride him, called him simply “the horse,” his raspy Southern voice pausing for emphasis. I was 5 years old the...