October 2006

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Pleasant Hill Shaker Miniature Chest

Reproductions may have room for improvement. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 58-63 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Furniture reproductions are never exactly like the originals on which they’re based. In some cases, that’s because the skill and artistry of the reproducer don’t measure up to the skill and artistry of...

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Bare Bones of Carving

A master carver looks at essential tools and sharpening techniques. By David Calvo Pages: 53-57 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In 1979, after five years of college and with a philosophy degree in my hand, I was heading to interview for my first job as a woodcarver. My prospective...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – The Right Location

  By David Thiel Pages: 45-52 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers back their way into woodworking, gathering tools and equipment slowly. Because of this fact most woodworkers also grow their woodworking space slowly as well. They may start out with a corner of the garage or basement...

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Master the Through Mortise & Tenon

Three ways to approach this ancient joint. By Frank Klausz Pages: 41-44 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In furniture making, while carcases and drawers are dovetailed together, tables and chairs have mortise-and-tenon joinery. In this article, I make a through mortise and tenon three different ways. First by hand,...

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Master the Jigsaw

With the right blade and body position, you can split pencil lines with ease with this oft-misunderstood tool. By Troy Sexton Pages: 34-39 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The jigsaw generally gets a bad rap as a rough tool that’s best suited for kitchen installations and oddball carpentry jobs....

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I Can Do That: Dimensional Lumber Bench

By the door or at the foot of the bed, this simple bench is just right for a small space. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 32-33 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a lot of tools and machinery to get started in...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Mystery of Saw Teeth

Pitch, rake, fleam and set all contribute to the performance of your tool. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 28-30 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now A recent review of dovetail saws in a competing magazine discussed the attributes of different saws as if their characteristics were mystically endowed by their manufacturers....