June 2010

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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...

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Design Matters: Mouldings Emphasize A Form

Multiple surfaces show play of light and shadow. By George R. Walker Pages: 20-21 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Time was when I thought mouldings were handy for covering up mistakes at the workbench. I used a mallet and clamps to force ill-fitting joints together – then held my...

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Tool Test: Glue Spoon: A Traditional Hide-glue Tool

By Megan Fitzpatrick Page: 18 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now A glue spoon is a traditional method for quickly applying hot hide glue in a thin, controlled line – rather like what you’d get out of a squeeze bottle. Now this isn’t the kind of spoon you’d use for...

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Tool Test: Stanley’s FatMax Coping Saw

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 18 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now The world would be a better place if we melted down almost all the modern coping saws and sent the slag to the ocean floor. Vintage saws are better. Overall, quality vintage coping saws (usually pre-World War II) tension...

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Tool Test: A New Track in Routers

Bosch’s ‘out of the box’ thinking nets an innovative router design. By Glen D. Huey Page: 16 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now What makes the Bosch MRC23EVSK combination kit different? For starters, this router has a low-voltage, trigger control system where the on/off switch is in the router’s handle....