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Soup Up a Veneer Saw with Mario Rodriguez

Once at a woodworking show, I witnessed Frank Pollaro making up veneered chess boards. He must have produced more than 30 pieces and each was perfect. The seams were tight and clean; there was no tear-out or split veneer. What impressed me most was that he was getting these results straight from his veneer...

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2013 Popular Woodworking Magazine Favs – Part 2

In a continuation of selecting my favorite articles from the issues of 2013 (read part 1 here), below covers the August (issue #205) through December (issue #208) for the year. My hands-down winner from the August 2014 issue is the article written by Mario Rodriguez, “Take a U-turn to Scoop a Chair Seat.” Jigs...

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Scoop a Chair Seat on the Table Saw with Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez of the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop has an article in our August 2013 issue (which mails to print and digital subscribers later this week, and is on newsstands June 25) that shows you how to build a clever table saw jig he uses to carve chair seats for his contemporary chairs; it’s a...

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‘City Sideboard’ & Getting Square

Our April 2013 cover project is a “City Sideboard” built by Mario Rodriguez of the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop (the digital issue drops to subscribers late next week; the print issue will start arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes shortly thereafter). The sideboard, which is sized for smaller, contemporary spaces, is designed to introduce students to a...

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Old School Veneering

Traditional methods with a veneer hammer and hot hide glue. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 64-69 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Veneering has been practiced for thousands of years. It’s a way to take some of the world’s most spectacular but unstable woods, cut them to paper-thinness and glue them...

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Build a Wooden Jack Plane

Making your own tool helps you understand how and why it works, and what to do if it doesn’t. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 60-65 From the December 2008 Issue #173 Buy this issue now Making a plane is a unique woodworking experience that shouldn’t be missed. It’s a way to develop a deep knowledge...

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Folding Campaign Table

Reproducing knock-down furniture from two centuries ago. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 46-50 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now When on campaign, during the l8th and l9th centuries, British military officers frequently traveled with portable furniture pieces. These durable and compact pieces were characterized by their simple design and various ingenious...