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Chippendale Chair

Creative thinking and dirt-simple jigs make the joinery a straightforward task. By Jeff Miller pages 28-35 I tend to think of Chippendale chairs as highly ornate. But there are startlingly simple [...]

Hold Everything (With Almost Nothing)

You can hold anything on your workbench with just pegs, wedges & notches – no fancy vises required. By Christopher Schwarz pages 36-41 It’s difficult for most woodworkers to imagine a [...]

8 Common Hinges

Every door needs a hinge – Nancy Hiller shows you which hinges to use, the advantages of each type and how to install them. by Nancy Hiller pages 46-52 Wherever there’s a door, there must be [...]

Precision in the Woodshop

You’re measuring wrong, and making it more difficult to do good work. by Raney Nelson pages 42-45 If the title has you expecting high-tech procedures or suggestions for expensive measurement gear [...]

A Lifelong Love Affair

Debey Zito produces fine Arts & Crafts furniture and cultivates aspiring craftswomen from the hills of Northern California. by Laura Mays and Deirdre Visser page 53-55 To find Debey Zito’s [...]

Shaper Origin Hand-held CNC

Introducing a new kind of CNC, happy in the hands of a woodworker. by Tim Celeski page 14 Up to now, CNCs were large, heavy, complicated tools that took up a lot of space in a shop. The Shaper [...]

Design by Touch

While design is dominated by the eye, the hand plays an important role. by George Walker page 18 Most of what I’ve written about design has focused on how we look at it. Yet good design often has [...]

Letters: Dishwasher-safe Finish for Wood?

by Bob Flexner page 6 We have wood-handled silverware, which gets washed in a dishwasher. In the past, I have refinished the wood using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. That worked well in the [...]

Folding Stool

For camping, conquering and contemplating, these stools have a long history among artists, soldiers and rugged individualists. by Christopher Schwarz with David Lyell pages 24-27 There are few [...]

Serious Play

Judson Beaumont and the Straight Line Designs furniture factory. by Asa Christiana pages 28-32 When I think of Judson Beaumont I can’t help thinking of Willie Wonka – the original Wonka, from [...]

Rout Arches of Any Size

This millwork technique can be used to make curved parts with accuracy and ease. by Ben Brunick pages 33-39 Much of my recent work has been making period-appropriate arch-top sash windows for an [...]

17th-century ‘Desk Box’

Simple joinery will keep this piece together for centuries. by Peter Follansbee pages 40-47 Books, papers, lamps, candlesticks, spoons, Legos, clothing, electronics and more all end up on top of [...]

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