Kara Gebhart

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Japanese Garden Bench

Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. By Christopher Schwarz & Kara Gebhart Pages: 80-83 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now My father always has had a knack for doing more with less....

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Great Woodshops: Carving for CEO

Visit the 3 shops of David Monhollen, who shed a successful career in sales to carve wildlife for executives. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 34-36 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now David Monhollen has three woodshops. His first shop is decidedly bigger than yours. His second shop (his so-called “working” shop)...

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Great Woodshops: Fertile Fields

In the last 11 years, Marc Adams’s woodworking school has experienced explosive growth. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 94-98 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now It’s an unusually cool August day, and Marc Adams has all the doors of his woodworking school swung open, letting the bright Indiana sunshine in. In...

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Mini Lathes

We found 3 great machines priced from $225 to $1,550. By Judy Ditmer & Kara Gebhart Pages: 76-79 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Mini lathes, which used to be a tool for crafters, have evolved into capable, powerful machines. Most manufacturers now offer a mini, midi or maxi version...

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10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws

The modern answer to the radial-arm saw. By David Thiel & Kara Gebhart Pages: 70-75 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Miter saws have come a long way from being used primarily as a machine for chopping 2x4s on job sites. In fact, they’ve become so sophisticated and accurate that...

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American Elm: Back from the Dead

Once loved by urbanites for its shade and woodworkers for strength, elm is preparing for a major comeback. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 66-69 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Chairmaker Don Weber vigorously works at a piece of elm with an adze to form the beginnings of a chair. Hewing...