June 2010

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Inlay for Curves

A trip to the hardware store yields clamps that put the bend in inlay. By Rob Millard Pages: 46-49 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Inlaid bandings are a time-honored technique to embellish furniture, as are curves. Combining the two is surely a way to take your furniture to the...

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Success With Scraper Planes

Understand and tune up one of the best weapons in the war against tearing. By David Charlesworth Pages: 42-45 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Scraper planes are some of my favorite tools, excellent for avoiding or removing tear-out whilst maintaining a flat surface. Card scrapers will remove tear-out, but...

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White Water Shaker Table

We set out to reproduce a simple side table from the White Water Shaker community. We failed. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 38-41 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now The first time I encountered this table in the White Water Shaker collection, it was locked in a storeroom with more than...

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Arts & Crafts Through-tenons

Accurate work depends on three things: location, location and location. By Dale Barnard Pages: 34-37 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now One of my favorite Arts & Crafts details is the through-tenon at the top of a table, bookcase or chair. When I was considering adding a joinery class to...

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Queen Anne Dressing Table

This period reproduction shouts ‘high-style’ on the outside, but the inside structure is all ‘I Can Do That.’ By Glen D. Huey Pages: 26-33 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now At first glance, a novice woodworker might turn the page on this Philadelphia-style dressing table thinking that the craftsmanship is...

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I Can Do That: A Picnic Of a Build

This simple table is at home in the dining room – or outdoors. By Laura Ann Arnold Pages: 24-25 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now This table is a picnic to build with dimensional lumber, screws and bolts. I’m usually not intimidated by undertaking projects. We need some artwork for...

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Arts & Mysteries: A 1600s Joiner’s Tool Kit

Period inventories offer a tantalizing glimpse – but not the complete story. By Peter Follansbee Pages: 22-23 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Seventeenth-century joiners made furniture in a style quite different from what came later. Their work relied almost entirely on frame-and-panel construction featuring mortise-and-tenon joinery. Nails played a...