June 2009

Carve a 17th-Century Panel

Straightforward work with V-tools and gouges creates a lively result. By Peter Follansbee Pages: 51-55 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now Seventeenth-century New England joiners produced a variety of furniture forms; the most common surviving pieces are carved boxes and chests. The joined chests’ structure is a...

A Classic Huntboard

Ample storage and simple lines make this dining room server highly desirable. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 44-50 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now During the holidays, I remember as a youngster growing up, a card table set up in the dining room to stage the dinner...

Ebonizing Wood

Achieve a deep, rich black using household ingredients plus some powder from a South American evergreen. By Brian Boggs Pages: 40-43 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now It’s hard to improve on the natural beauty of wood with all its various hues and grain patterns. For that...

A Joiner’s Tool Chest

Not too big, not too small. This chest is a handy size for a basic set of tools. By Roy Underhill Pages: 32-39 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now It’s the modern joiner’s dilemma. An old house over in the next county has missing mouldings on the...

Tool Test: Ashley Iles Mk2 Bevel-edge Chisels

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now My first great set of chisels was made by Ashley Iles, a small manufacturer with deep roots in the toolmaking history of Sheffield, England. The steel was easy to sharpen and held its edge tenaciously. My...

Tool Test: Grizzly’s ‘Ultimate Band Saw’

This do-it-all band saw has all the power and finesse you’ll need. By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now Grizzly calls its model G0636X the 17″ Ultimate Band Saw. With “ultimate” defined as last, final or definitive, I would agree. This could...

The Freedom to Become Uncommon

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the June 2009 issue #176 Buy this issue now For me, learning to design furniture has been a lot like learning to write. For both disciplines, there are rules that you need to know, such as how to establish rhythm in an arrangement of drawers...