October 2010

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Arts & Mysteries: Three-Legged Turned Chair

Panel seat requires beefy tenons for support. By Peter Follansbee Pages: 22-23 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Seventeenth-century chairs come in many styles: plain turned chairs with woven seats, carved joined chairs in leather or wool, and one particular type of chair that is a little unusual these days - the...

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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...

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Tool Test: Not Just for the Jobsite

By Glen D. Huey Page: 18 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Our shop sound system was on its last leg when the Bosch Power Box 360S (PB360S) arrived. We pulled the sound system from its box and fired it up. It’s impressive. The fi ve speakers and lone...

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Tool Test: Karl Holtey’s No. 982 Smoothing Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 18 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Since the 1980s, planemaker Karl Holtey has been an innovator in the world of toolmaking. He has set the bar for the level of fit and finish a tool can achieve. And his No. 98 plane sparked the...

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Tool Test: Affordable HVLP

Improve your game with a low-cost spray finishing system from Earlex. By Glen D. Huey Page: 16 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Finishing is often the “make it, or break it” part of a project. To improve your finishing abilities, it’s time to stop relying on wipe-on and...

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On the Level: How You Can Save Woodworking

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 8 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Almost every week I get a message from a woodworker who is terrifi ed that we are the last generation of people who will build furniture in our home workshops. I’m not nearly as apocalyptic, but I do...