Inside, the Spring issue, you’ll find plans and step-by-step instructions for building two Stickley Tabourets, as well as technique articles on understanding backsaws and learning how to use a handsaw properly for the best results. Plus, we investigate and test the various methods for cutting perfect circles and settle on the best technique. You’ll also find plans for a handsome circular cutting board, and discover how to apply glaze for the best results.
Coming up in the Summer issue (on which we’re now hard at work!), we take a look at finger joints, and how to cut them better and cheaper , no $300+ jig or table saw needed , you can make your own jig out of plywood and get perfect results!
Then, we use the finger joint to build an adaptation of a Shaker blanket chest and a sea chest with tapered sides. Plus, you’ll find technique articles on trimming end grain with both hand tools and power tools, and step-by-step instructions for producing an aged painted finish. You’ll also find a review of woodworking screws , and will likely be surprised by our conclusions (the most expensive aren’t the best).
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.