The October issue features round, lidless Shaker boxes with a contrasting rim. Shaker expert John Wilson steps you through the process of making this classic, and almost forgotten, traditional form.
In “Soap: Making a Clean Finish,” Christopher Schwarz shows you a traditional Danish surface made from soap. Both safe and simple, this soap finish will give your next project a soft and subtle sheen!
Build an elegant, versatile tote suitable for hauling everything from hand tools to handicrafts. Striking joinery and bent lamination and make this project one to carry with pride.
If you like tuning up old handplanes, Jameel Abraham has your next challenge in “‘Old Arn.’” Learn about finding and restoring old woodworking machinery – just don’t get too addicted to this satisfying area of interest and neglect building!
Joshua Klein shows you how to paint with beer and sets a shellacked chest on fire as he teaches about grain painting, an ancient technique for high-class ornamentation on a peasant’s income.
In “Tool Test,” you’ll read about Wood Turners Wonders’s Super Nova magnetic lathe lamp, David Barron’s magnetic dovetail guide and the new 14” Bayonet Precision Carcase Saw from Bad Axe Toolworks.
Learn about using a story stick with Peter Follansbee in “Arts & Mysteries”; Bob Flexner teaches you how to deal with white water rings in “Flexner on Finishing”; in “Design Matters,” look at doors and the lessons they teach us with George Walker; Vic Tesolin talks about the advantages of woodworking as a hobby over a career in “End Grain”; and more!