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Design by Touch

While design is dominated by the eye, the hand plays an important role. by George Walker page 18 Most of what I’ve written about design has focused on how we look at it. Yet good design often has [...]

Woodworking Excellence

pages 40-45 The grand prize in the 2017 Popular Woodworking Excellence Awards goes to Al Spicer for his demilune (half-moon) marquetry table, featuring on its top a flowering morning glory vine [...]

‘Modern’ Gateleg Table

A contemporary-looking design that’s really from the 18th century. by Christopher Schwarz pages 28-33 If you’ve ever been dragged to Ikea by your spouse (few woodworkers go willingly – except to [...]

Table Saw MegaSled

Make accurate and safe crosscuts with ease – and set the stage for clever accessories. by James Hamilton pages 35-40 Most power-tool woodworkers have at least one table saw sled. And while a sled [...]

Roubo’s Parquetry Jigs

The 18th-century jigs of this French master belong in the contemporary shop. by Donald C. Williams pages 41-47 I’ve often heard that confession is good for the soul, so let me begin with one [...]

Young Makers’ Bookshelves

Some newer names in woodworking share the books that inspire them. by Rodney Wilson pages 48-54 I’m bookish. I’ve always been bookish. As a child I begged for stories until I could work through [...]

Mackintosh Tea Table

Art Nouveau meets Arts & Crafts in this oval-topped piece. by Michael Crow pages 55-60 Although he died in poverty, the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s furniture now sells for [...]

The Almost-Forgotten Fore Plane

Learn to set up and wield one of the most useful (and inexpensive) handplanes. by Christopher Schwarz pages 23-27 Kevin Drake, a furniture maker who trained under James Krenov, stood before his [...]

Paper Cord Weaving

Simple Danish ‘planflet’ weaving produces eyecatching results. by Caleb James pages 28-37 Danish paper cord is three-ply, twisted paper, a strong material that Hans Wegner used on his now-classic [...]

Greene & Greene Pantry Shelf

Cloudlifts and ebony accents add spice to utilitarian storage. by Norman Reid & Jeffrey Fleisher pages 38-42 This project began, as many do, with a need. Norm’s overflowing pantry shelves [...]

Shapely Legs

You needn’t rely on ready-made patterns to design good-looking gams. by Rob Porcaro pages 43-47 Legs with engaging, flowing three-dimensional curves can add immeasurably to the aesthetic success [...]

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