February 2007

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Greene & Greene Drawers

How to build the exquisite finger joints from a Gamble House classic. By David Mathias Pages: 61-65 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now ?One test of a design is how well it ages. Great designs are timeless and visually stunning: the Chrysler building, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT, and any...

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A Better Way to Sharpen Scrapers

We compared 14 methods to find the fastest way to prepare this useful tool. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 40-44 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now ?Scrapers are one of the most misunderstood but useful tools in a woodshop. A scraper in its basic form is simply a piece of hardened...

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Thorsen House Side Table

A small project that’s big on details. By David Thiel Pages: 36-39 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now ?I’ve always appreciated the look of furniture designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene. Though often equated with the Arts & Crafts movement at the beginning of the 20th century, their furniture...

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I Can Do That: Country Tool & Toy Chest

Nails, glue and a nice long day in the shop are all it takes. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 34-35 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now This rustic hinged-lid box is a design traditionally used as a basic tool chest, but I thought a scaled-down version would make a great chest...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Soul and Basis of Our Art

How to design furniture like an 18th-century cabinetmaker. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 30-33 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now I realize the way I work wood is a bit out of the ordinary. It’s also true that the way I write magazine articles is out of the ordinary. Unlike typical...

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Tool Test: Infinity Router-Bit Set

By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now How do you accurately test a seven-piece professional set of Infinity router bits? Let’s face it, you could spend months in the shop trying to accomplish such a feat by using them day in and day out while...

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Tool Test: Veritas Scraper Shave

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now One of the things I love about chairmaking is also one of the things I hate about chairmaking: You have to shape curved parts where the grain can change direction in three or four places on the same piece....

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Tool Test: Gramercy Rasps

By Robert W. Lang Page: 28 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now A good rasp is a simple tool that performs a multitude of tasks: tweaking the fit of a mortise and tenon, rounding an edge or shaping a curved form. It’s the sort of tool that can change from...