Category: June 2014 #211 | Popular Woodworking Magazine

‘Rivet’ Your Furniture

This strong and simple – but uncommon – joint imparts a decorative touch.

by Christopher Schwarz pages 22-25 After 20 years of making furniture, it’s not every day that you [...]

Contemporary Cabriole Legs

A new approach to a traditional design element.

by Jeff Miller pages 26-32

Early on in my career, I built a number of tables with different types of cabriole legs. These [...]

Hardware Hideaway

Store handles, hinges and fasteners in this handsome dust-free organizer.

by Glen D. Huey pages 33-37

While exploring in an antique store, I found a small, two-level lidded [...]

Spoon Carving

This kitchen workhorse presents a surprising and rewarding challenge.

by Peter Follansbee pages 38-41

A wooden spoon – you can get one for a dollar in many places. It’s just [...]

Reeds & Leaves

Design and build a Wharton Esherick-inspired stool.

by Chuck Bender pages 42-47

Looking at Wharton Esherick’s furniture, it’s easy to see how he brought nature into his [...]

Get a Handle on Mortise Chisels

Period tools provide an opportunity for study – and for rehandling.

by Willard Anderson with Peter Ross pages 48-54

Mortise chisels get a lot of heavy use – and sometimes [...]

Split Bench Hook

pages 14-15 A bench hook is an indispensable workholding device for crosscutting. The traditional bench hook is made of a base, a stop or rest and a cleat. It is usually used against the apron or [...]

Grobet Cabinetmaker’s Rasps

by Robert Lang page 18 A good quality machine-cut rasp or two should be in every serious woodworker’s tool box. Rasps come into play when a small amount of material needs to be removed, [...]

Blue Spruce Joiner’s Mallets

by Christopher Schwarz page 18 For some woodworkers, building your own mallet is a rite of passage. After using dozens of student-made mallets, however, I wonder if many of us would be [...]

Nova Comet II Midi Lathe

The reversible motor turns this benchtop tool into a sterling machine. by Chuck Bender page 16 Teknatool’s new Nova Comet II wood lathe is feature-packed at a price that’s hard to [...]

The Rule of Three

Grind, hone, polish: the basics of all sharpening.

by Megan Fitzpatrick pages 20-21

Among the fundamental skills necessary for good woodworking, I’d put knowing how to [...]

Application Problems

Solutions to a baker’s dozen of common finishing difficulties.

by Bob Flexner pages 58-60

It’s easy enough to provide instructions for applying finishes. But in the real [...]

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