June 2007

Antique Barn Finish

Add centuries of wear and tear to your projects using a tested formula that’s simple and safe – no open flame! By Troy Sexton Pages: 78-83 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now This is the furniture finish that fooled our local auctioneer, a man with 30 years...

Great Woodshops: Songs from the Workbench

Singer and songwriter Guy Clark builds both melodies and guitars in the woodshop of his Nashville home. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 84-86 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Songwriter, singer and luthier Guy Clark doesn’t like technology. “I put away all my recording stuff, built this workbench,...

Out of the Woodwork: The Quest for the Holy Tail

Klausz, Kirby … or WoodRat? By Dick Mallard Page: 96 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now The sacred dovetail, the Holy Grail of woodworking, done by hand, marks ascension from Shop Sweeper to Master Craftsman. Pins first or tails first: that is the question. Are you a...

At the Lathe: Round Bowl; Square Rim

‘Found-edge’ turnings offer unique edge shapes and a glimpse at wood origins. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 90-93 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Square bowls – or perhaps more accurately, found-edge bowls – are one of my favorite variations on the general theme of natural-edge pieces. I...

Handplanes for Beginners

Once you understand the anatomy of a handplane, you’ll be well on your way to using it with success. By Michael Dunbar Pages: 70-77 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Handplanes are the king of woodworking tools in that they are the most versatile tool in a...

Old School Veneering

Traditional methods with a veneer hammer and hot hide glue. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 64-69 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Veneering has been practiced for thousands of years. It’s a way to take some of the world’s most spectacular but unstable woods, cut them to paper-thinness...

Real World Router Test

A woodworking pro takes on 9 router kits to find his favorite. By Troy Sexton Pages: 57-63 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now I’m a full-time professional woodworker, so I need my tools to be reliable. And I absolutely hate to waste time. I make money when...

Southern Sugar Chest

This 19th-century piece was designed to safeguard a then-precious commodity. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 34-40 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Not so long ago, obtaining sugar wasn’t easy. It’s difficult to believe that the commodity we have in almost everything today was scarce and highly...