Though we’re buried in snow, Spring is on the way…in the form of the April 2010 Popular Woodworking Magazine. This issue is the first that combines the best of Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine into one bigger and better-looking package , we hope you’ll like it. And to whet your appetite, here’s a look at some what you’ll find inside , and related online extras:
Forgotten Shaker Stepback , We got access to some little-known pieces at White Water Shaker Village (an unrestored community in Southwestern Ohio) and this is the first time in print for this handsome piece. And to build it, Senior Editor Glen D. Huey had to make a few educated guesses about the crown moulding and feet (which you can read about here and here) as well as make the curious backboards (which can read about here). Plus, our new “behind-the-scenes” video tour of White Water is now online.
11 Proven Rules to Build Better Tables , To build a table that is strong and also looks good, you must tap into both the artistic and engineering sides of your brain. Senior Editor Robert W. Lang show you how , and how to avoid some of the most common table-making pitfalls. And online, you can read a free PDF excerpt on dining table design from Bob’s book, “Drafting and Design for Woodworkers.”
Clark & Williams, Plane Makers , A slip on the ice launched the toolmaking company called Clark & Williams, one of the few makers of wooden handplanes in the West. Editor Christopher Schwarz explores their shop and their unusual business. And online, you can check out five years worth of blog posts on handlanes, here.
Plus, an excerpt from Roy Underhill’s most recent book, “The Woodwright’s Guide: Working Wood with Edge & Wedge,” and watch our first “Tricks in Action” video, for which I was, uh, volunteered to clean a bunch of our gunky table saw blades.
And of course, much more , all mailing to subscribers next week, and on newsstands March 9.