Christopher Schwarz’s clever and simple technique for eye-catching “riveted” joinery is the cover article for the June 2014 issue. While Chris used the approach on a campaign furniture piece, a little touch of brass will add shine to any project – and it’s simple to achieve.
In “Contemporary Cabriole Legs,” you’ll discover Jeff Miller’s take on a classic form, updated for modern use – plus a slick trick with a router to quickly flush the top of legs with a table’s apron. In “Get a Handle on Mortise Chisels,” Willard Anderson and Peter Ross share their crazy (but cool) technique for rehandling oval bolstered mortise chisels (hint: it involves fire).
Glen Huey shares his techniques for making box joints at the table saw in his “Hardware Hideaway” build – a piece inspired by a pricey find in an antique mall. It’s a great-looking piece for storing your shop bits and bobs – but it would be equally at home in the kitchen of office – or anywhere else you have small items to sort and store. Inspired by both Wharton Esherick and nature, Chuck Bender walks you through the design and planning process, and then the build, of a graceful stool. And Peter Follansbee teaches you to carve spoons – all it takes is a few tools and “found” wood.
In this month’s Tool Test, we review the Nova Comet II Midi Lathe, Blue Spruce Toolworks Joiner’s Mallets and Grobet Cabinetmaker’s Rasps. In Woodworking Essentials, Megan Fitzpatrick boils sharpening systems into the three basic things you need to know, Bob Flexner shares fixes for a baker’s dozen of finishing problems in Flexner on Finishing. And in End Grain, David Wiggins shares his essay on woodworking coming full circle.
Plus Tricks of the Trade, reader letters and more.
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