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...

Oct__Page_66_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_56_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_54_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_48_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_40_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_36_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_28_Image_0001

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...

Oct__Page_26_Image_0001

I Can Do That: Factory Cart Coffee Table

This reproduction of an industrial workhorse will give you years of use in your living room. By Drew Depenning Pages: 24-25 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now At the turn-of-the-century, no factory existed without several industrial carts (also known as trucks) at its disposal. From hauling lumber to carrying crankshafts to serving...