October 2013

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2013 Popular Woodworking Magazine Favs – Part 2

In a continuation of selecting my favorite articles from the issues of 2013 (read part 1 here), below covers the August (issue #205) through December (issue #208) for the year. My hands-down winner from the August 2014 issue is the article written by Mario Rodriguez, “Take a U-turn to Scoop a Chair Seat.” Jigs...

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Compass Layout Tricks from October 2013 Issue

In the October 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, you’ll find my Woodworking Essentials article, “The Mighty Compass.” In the article I show a bunch of things you can do with a compass to create polygons and divide lines and angles. The following video shows some of the layout techniques from the article, in...

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Shaker Blanket Chest

This piece from White Water Village shows a Southern influence. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages 24-31 Buy This Issue Now A typical for Shaker blanket chests, this piece (a near replica of an extant example built at Union Village and now at the White Water Shaker Village) has half-blind dovetails on all corners. The layout – side...

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Joined (& Adorned) Bookstand

Simple carvings transform scraps into a 17th-century-style work of art. By Peter Follansbee Pages 37-41 Buy This Issue Now Scraps, offcuts, shorts and odds and ends are bits of wood that accumulate around the shops of most woodworkers I know. Reminiscent of Donald Hall’s book, “String Too Short to Be Saved,” they are a lignin guilt trip,...

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Dutch Tool Chest

This traditional traveling chest is faster and easier to build than a floor chest. By Christopher Schwarz Pages 42-47 Buy This Issue Now Not everyone has the time, materials or skills to build a full-scale traditional floor chest, which can have as many as 100 dovetails and banks of precisely fit sliding trays. And while I’m a fan...

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Kōshi-Do

A new entrance to a master’s studio comes from the beginning of his career. By Toshio Odate Pages 48-52 Buy This Issue Now The kōshi-do form (a latticed door) has existed since ancient times in Japanese temples, and has long been used to divide the exterior and interior, and sometimes as a room divider. Slide Show: More...

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Tool Test: Liogier Floats

Old machines are revived to produce new joinery and plane-making tools. By Robert W. Lang Page 18 Buy This Issue Now Until a few years ago, floats were one of the least-known traditional tools in woodworking. Planemaker Larry Williams made them, and he worked with Lie-Nielsen when it introduced a line of these unique shaving tools a...