June 2006

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Side Sharpening

You can sharpen freehand with quality results if you remember that wider is better. By Harrelson Stanley Pages: 62-65 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now I like to equate sharpening to a golf swing. Through practice, you memorize the motion  that will improve your game. You can always get better,...

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Pleasant Hill Shaker Cupboard

Common wood from a common source creates an uncommon beauty. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 56-61 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now I began my study of the Shaker furniture at Pleasant Hill, Ky., with a quick survey of the contents of the enormous Centre Family Dwelling, sticking my head in...

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Pocket Mirrors

Take a turn at creating these decorative reflections of your craft. By Dale Nish Pages: 53-55 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Pocket mirrors are a fun project to turn and are very popular for gifts and craft show items. The ladies find the highly figured wood very attractive and...

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Workholding Strategies

Your workbench’s vise isn’t the only way to secure your workpieces. By Lonnie Bird Pages: 40-44 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Learning to use hand tools opens a whole new realm of woodworking possibilities. Planes, saws and chisels give your work fine details that can’t be matched by any...

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Power-tool Joinery

Use your router to join wood along simple and complex curves. By Bill Hylton Pages: 36-39 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now If you rip a board in two, you can easily rejoin the pieces along the line of the cut. But you can’t rejoin two pieces that have been...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Charles Plumley Inventory

Documentary sources teach us about traditional woodworking. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 32-35 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now In my shop, tradition fills in where experience and education are lacking. So, I find it helpful to learn as much as I can about traditional woodworking. Studying 18th-century furniture is a...