The April cover features moulding planes based on André Jacob-Roubo’s designs from “L’art du menuiesier” – planemaker Caleb James shows you step by step how to make a set or three.
In “Guerrilla Guide to Spray Finishing,” Christopher Schwarz shares the down-and-dirty info you need to know to start spray-finishing your work at home, no booth required. With the relatively low cost of a spray system these days, there’s little reason to harness the speed and quality of this approach.
Build geometric interest with a Baillie Scott side table; Mitch Roberson’s clever jigs make it simple to make one, or multiples of this example of the English Arts & Crafts style.
In “The Core Hand Tools,” you’ll discover the must-have tools to set up a new hand tool shop – Deneb Puchalski argues that it will cost you less than the cost of one quality machine.
Build a nearly forgotten layout tool, shown in Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 “Melecolia I” engraving; it’s a simple way to use up some shop scraps, by Christopher Schwarz.
After 35 years of teaching, the “King of Windsors” is closing his school – find out what’s next for Mike Dunbar in this profile by Megan Fitzpatrick.
In “Tool Test,” you’ll read about the new Festool ETS EC125/3 low-profile sander, the Chestnut Tools Universal Sharpener and an inexpensive moisture meter from CMT.
In “Arts & Mysteries,” Peter Follansbee shows you a “riving brake”; Bob Flexner teaches you about “water-based lacquer”…which isn’t really lacquer in “Flexner on Finishing;” George Walker discusses how to lighten the look of a bank of drawers in “Design Matters;” in “End Grain,” Jim Baker shares his life-changing experience at the Tower of London; and more.