October 2010

Online Extras: October 2010 Issue

Online Extras for the October 2010 issue include the free SketchUp model for the Factory Cart Coffee Table, a free 3-D model of the buffet cabinet project in SketchUp format, a video of Michael Dunbar using a large and a small bowsaw, video of a visit to the David R. Webb veneer mill, a...

End Grain: Chainsaw Massacre

Premeditated cedar slaughter satisfies. By Joe Asnault Page: 64 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now I made the decision to murder with a tinge of remorse because I have heard more than a billion times during the last few years that we need trees to help stem global warming. But the beauty...

Flexner of Finishing: Optimize a Spray Gun

A simple test reveals ideal pressure for atomization. By Bob Flexner Pages: 54-56 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Spray guns can run off a compressor or a turbine. With turbines the air pressure is established by the number of “stages,” usually two, three or four. Each stage corresponds to about 2...

Where Does the Glue Go?

Thirst, not starvation, leads to weak glue joints. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 52-53 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now On my first day on the job as an apprentice cabinetmaker, my task was to glue together radiator panels for an office building. Two sticks of solid wood with tongues on one...

Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 2

The fear of a sagging tabletop leads to a solution that incorporates Western joints and Japanese aesthetics. By Toshio Odate Pages: 46-50 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Many countries have their own woodworking traditions, which are often a combination of mythology and ideology. The Japanese are no exception, and those traditions...

Veneer is the Future: Part 1

We make the case that the material used on the finest furniture of the past should be in your future. By Marc Adams Pages: 38-45 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now I work with veneers! There I said it – this must be what it feels like to come out of the...

Understand & Use a Bowsaw

These traditional tools are woefully misunderstood by modern craftsmen. Here’s a primer. By Michael Dunbar Pages: 34-37 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now In the 1970s when I was the young, innocent and naive chairmaker at Strawbery Banke, a museum in Portsmouth, N.H., 50,000 tourists passed through my shop each summer. It...

Arts & Crafts Buffet

Recipe for successful design: Steal your ideas from the best. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 26-33 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now I designed this buffet cabinet a couple years ago for a weekend seminar on Arts & Crafts joinery. After the class I added a 3-D model to the Popular Woodworking...

Design Matters: Brooke Smith

A visit to the shop of a designer & craftsman By George R. Walker Pages: 20-21 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Creativity is a slippery thing. A lucky few are born with a creative streak that seems to flower without effort. Others (most of us) have to work at it to...