November 2009

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The Wood Whisperer: To Build or Buy?

Cost, time and a spouse’s patience help determine the course of action. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 24-25 From the November 2009 issue #179 Buy this issue now It’s a dilemma nearly every woodworker must face. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a woodworking pro, eventually you will ask yourself, “Should I build or...

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Arts & Mysteries: A Period Finish

‘Authentic’ look is, at best, a guess. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 20-22 From the November 2009 issue #179 Buy this issue now As period woodworkers, we strive to produce the most accurate furniture possible. We delight in the use of period tools, for they impart authenticity impossible to achieve by other (modern) means. But...

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Out on a Limb: Getting Worked By the Wood

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the November 2009 issue #179 Buy this issue now The garbage disposal was clogged with a chicken bone. And after three unsuccessful attempts to grind up the bone (and a little profanity for good measure), I reached my hand into the slimy hole. What I pulled out was...