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Here at Woodworking Magazine, we plan each issue in the same way we build furniture , to last forever.

Every issue is filled with techniques that have been tested by our own hands and by time. Every project has classic lines so they’ll look as good in 100 years as they do today.

And so you can keep this information forever, we bind the issues into a handsome hardbound edition that will protect and preserve these articles for years to come. We’re just about to receive our newest book, which contains Issues 8 through 12, and we’re offering a special pre-order discount.

If you order the “Woodworking Magazine Hardbound Edition, Vol. II,” by April 30, the price is only $19.99. That’s 20 percent off the regular price of $24.99. To get the 20 percent discount, use this coupon code: WWMGV220.

The 192-page book contains issues 8 through 12 exactly as published. The text and photos are printed on paper that’s heavy and bright. The book is hardbound with a red cloth cover with the magazine’s name stamped in gold. Plus, there’s a full-color dust jacket.

Here are some of the highlights from these five issues:

– The Holtzapffel Workbench. This 19th-century cabinetmaker’s workbench features a wooden twin-screw face vise and a quick-release end vise. It is an ideal bench for dovetailing and building furniture.

– How to Use a Handsaw. Most people have difficulty sawing because they are using the wrong tool and the wrong technique. We explain the differences among the saws and the 10 techniques we use for accurate sawing.

– Better Ways to Build a Chest.
When people build chests, they usually make it harder than it has to be. We explain a traditional technique to build chests that requires less wood, less work and less fussing.

– Test of Sliding Bevel Gauges.
Most bevel gauges stink because they don’t lock down hard enough. We review new and vintage bevel gauges and find the ones that work best.

Find all of the hardbound editions here.

– Christopher Schwarz

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  • matt

    When will the book be available from Lee Valley? (I’m in Canada, so shipping and duty are hassles.)


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