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Illusion Cabinet

Stylish legs and a dapper door dress up a simple case piece – and help to deceive the eye. by Gary Rogowski pages 41-45 This design is inspired by a taper, but I needed to establish the right proportions to flesh the idea out. In much of my design work, I...

Handle with Care

Make your own door and drawer pulls for a custom finishing touch on your work. by Gary Rogowski from the February 2012 issue, #195 pages 36-39 It’s the grip that counts. A limp handshake is as bad as a poorly designed handle. OK – that’s a stretch. But there is something...

Mortises by Router 3 Ways

Machined mortises are quick to cut and accurate. By Gary Rogowski Page 46-48 My old friend from college is a physicist who launches rockets into the sky for a living; let me just say that he is a very bright fellow. But he has also told me that the router is the quickest way...

Cove Cuts on the Table Saw

Accurately set up for and safely make these versatile curved shapes. By Gary Rogowski Pages 46-49 It was the 1970s. I was a young, lost woodworker out cruising the West Coast in search of inspiration, mentors, cool old tools and furniture to study. I found legendary furniture maker Art Carpenter at his studio in...

Fast Fix For Teetering Legs

A simple table saw technique levels four legs in no time flat. By Gary Rogowski Pages 52-54 Rock-n-roll. That’s what four-legged pieces have a habit of doing – even with perfect joinery and a careful and unhurried assembly. Even with all the care and attention you paid to building it correctly, it doesn’t sit...

Handle With Care

Make your own door and drawer pulls for a custom finishing touch on your work. By Gary Rogowski Pages: 36-39 From the February 2012 issue #195. Buy the issue now. It’s the grip that counts. A limp handshake is as bad as a poorly designed handle. OK – that’s a stretch. But there is something...

Jasmine Jewelry Box

Simple tools, techniques & joinery deliver elegant results. By Gary Rogowski Pages46-51 From the June 2011 issue #190 Buy this issue now It’s the stuff of arguments: Which tools in the shop are really the most important for joinery? It’s almost like arguing the top movie or the best shortstop of...