February 2011

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Three-legged Occasional Table

Steam-bending or bent laminations can be used to make this eye-catching design. By Michael Fortune Page: 26-33From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowThe design of this table is part of a series that I revisit from time to time. The original concept for the series was based on a pinwheel (a common example...

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Roubo’s Folding Bookstand

A woodwright translates (and channels) the 18th-century French Master. By Roy Underhill Page: 34-37From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowTranslating André Roubo’s instructions from the 18th-century French is a delight, for he speaks to you as if he’s just stopped by your bench. The level of detail assures you that this is something...

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End Grain: Squirrel Surprise

A project with a bite.By Brendan Isaac Jones Page: 64From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowHow do three carpenters feed an abandoned baby squirrel? Glass dropper in hand, huddled around a kitchen table in the historic district of downtown Alexandria, Va., we discovered the answer: with great difficulty.The day previous, atop scaffolding...

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Flexner on Finishing: Finishing Overview

Understand the basics. By Bob Flexner Page: 56-57From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowA wood finish is a clear, transparent coating applied to wood to protect it from moisture and to make it look richer and deeper. This differs from paint, which is a wood finish loaded with enough pigment to hide the...

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Great Woodshops: Living the European Dream

A St. Louis physician spent years assembling the perfect shop. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 52-54From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowThe problem with many “dream shops” is that their visionaries never wake up and get on with building any furniture.There’s nothing inherently wrong with building a hobby shop and having the shop alone...

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Upgrade Your Cutterhead

Segmented knives reduce tearing and noise. But do you need to upgrade both planer and jointer? By Glen D. Huey Page: 42-47If you purchased your jointer or planer a couple decades back, or if you had a watchful eye on your woodworking budget as you made your purchases, chances are your machine has a three-knife cutterhead installed....

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A Geometry Lesson in Veneer

Part 4: Louis cubes are a simple form (really!) of parquetry that is easier to make than it looks. By Marc Adams Page: 38-41From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue nowParquetry is cutting veneer and arranging it geometrically. By cutting and taping geometric pieces together in some fashion, a veneer project can come to life.If...