August 2012 #198

Campaign Furniture

Simple, rugged, masculine and awesome – this sometimes-forgotten style of furniture is great for beginning and advanced woodworkers. By Christopher Schwarz Pages [...]

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4 Boxes, 4 Ways

The editors present some of their favorite designs. By Matthew Teague, Robert W. Lang, Megan Fitzpatrick & Steve Shanesy Page 31-35 Whether we spend most of our time building [...]

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A Trio of Trifids

Three variations on a carved foot offer high style. By Charles Bender Pages 36-41 Access to information provides the modern woodworker with greater variety, and it challenges [...]

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Stickley Book Rack

Expose your joinery skills with this Arts & Crafts classic. By Robert Lang Pages 42-47 In the early 1900s, furniture maker Gustav Stickley began producing a unique style of [...]

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Rule Joints: by Hand & by Power

No matter how you cut them, understand their subtleties to make a smooth-moving joint. By Willard Anderson Pages 48-53 The rule joint is elegant in its apparent simplicity and is [...]

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The Elusive Ellipse

Plot an ellipse using simple geometry in 4 minutes or less – really! By Freddy Roman Pages 54-57 As a furniture maker with a fondness for the Federal period, I’m interested in the [...]

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Arts & Myteries: Mortising by Hand

The key to a lasting joint is a good fit – or good pegs. By Adam Cherubini Pages 20-22 Frankly, I can do without dovetails quite nicely. You can nail two boards together and be [...]

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