Toshio Odate

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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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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: 46-50From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue nowMany countries have their own woodworking traditions, which are often a combination of mythology and ideology. The Japanese are no exception, and those traditions...

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Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 1

A table built for a ‘rags to riches’ patron becomes the perfect project for an accomplished protégé. By Toshio Odate Page: 40From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowAll these years, my assistant, Laure Olender, has not only been working with me doing woodwork, she also takes photographs (including those in this article),...