November 2006

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Out of the Woodwork: Grumpy Old Men

When properly trained, curmudgeons have many uses. By Peter Sieling Page: 96 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now It’s easier to care for exotic pets than grumpy old men. You try to keep them in a safe, climate-controlled environment, but given a chance they’ll stray into the woods with a...

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Flexner on Finishing: Making Sense of Dyes

Don’t allow the packaging to cause you confusion. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-93 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now When I opened my furniture making and restoration shop 30 years ago, there were two types of dye in wide use. I made great use of both, but for different situations....

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Great Woodshops: Modernica

21st-century beauty from Baltic birch and bent lamination. by John Hutchinson Pages: 76-82 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now As I looked at the “Modern” furniture coming to life in the Modernica workshops of brothers Frank and Jay Novak in Los Angeles, Calif., I couldn’t help comparing it to the...

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The Right Way to Prepare Lumber

To true your wood with machines, the steps you follow are critical. This time-tested procedure is the best way we know of. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 70-74 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now I get to meet many woodworkers around the country at woodworking schools, seminars and while answering...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – Lighting & Power

By Bill Stankus Pages: 45-52 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now When the workshop has proper lighting, sufficient electrical power and plenty of outlets it is a safer and better work environment. Whether you are building a new free-standing shop or adapting a garage or basement for your woodshop, determining...

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New Tool Alert

A quick look at some of the best new tools we saw in Atlanta. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 68-69 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now It isn’t every day that you see a new tool company appear out of nowhere with a complete line of high-quality woodworking machines, but that’s...

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Superior & Speedy Sanding

How to get the maximum results in the minimum amount of time: A slightly unorthodox approach from a 23-year cabinetshop veteran. By Troy Sexton Pages: 62-67 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now The difference between a project that looks OK and a project that looks stunning is the finish. And...