The August issue features a portable, adjustable and powerful double spring pole lathe built out of construction lumber. Roy Underhill walks you through the steps to building this foot-powered lathe.
In “The Real Truth About Block Planes,” Christopher Schwarz teaches you how to set up your block plane to perform a wide variety of furniture-making tasks. You can use this versatile tool for more than just carpentry!
Turn historic, handled vessels with a pole lathe. Craft teacher Jarrod Stone Dahl shows you how to use the lathe’s reciprocating motion to make integral handles possible.
Mike Siemsen teaches you how to build a handsome, wall-hung tool till tailored to fit your handplanes, saws and more. Build one out of easy-to-find 1×10 material with step-by-step plans.
In “Lumberyard Prep,” industry expert Shannon Rogers shows how a little planning and the right questions will help you make the most out of your trip to buy lumber.
In “Tool Test,” you’ll read about the Lake Erie Toolworks Moxon Vise, Blue Spruce Toolworks 4″x6″ square and Naniwa’s sink bridge for sharpening stones.
In “Arts & Mysteries,” Peter Follansbee explores guild regulations differentiating joiners from carpenters in early London; Bob Flexner teaches you his “half-right rule” when encountering finishing information; George Walker takes a look at dividers in “Design Matters;” in the debut of “Hardware,” Orion Henderson tells you why the right hardware matters; Steve Branam shares how he takes an interval training approach to rigorous hand tool tasks in “End Grain;” and more.