In the December 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking, Senior Editor Glen Huey builds a 21st-century version of a classic Shaker Workbench. It’s time for our annual picks of the best new tools of the year, and we present our list of 15 favorites.
Marc Adams continues his new series about working smarter and safer with Woodworking Essentials: Practical Safety Devices. Online Extras from the December 2007 issue include a drawing showing the location of the workbench dog holes, full-size drawings of the Gustav Stickley Poppy Table for $3.00, download instructions from Shaker Workshops for weaving the Mission Chair seat, and more.
Christopher Schwarz has helped many of us solve some pretty frustrating problems over the years. The cover project of the October 2010 Popular Woodworking issue is an Arts & Crafts sideboard by Robert W. Michael Dunbar reveals how to understand and use a bowsaw – a traditional tool that is woefully misunderstood by modern woodworkers. In his second installment, Toshio Odate and his assistant add an innovative drawer design to Magobei’s dining table. A shop experiment answers the question of where glue goes, and leads its author to adopt a new gluing technique.
Online Extras for the October 2010 issue include the free SketchUp model for the Factory Cart Coffee Table, a free 3-D model of the buffet cabinet project in SketchUp format, a video of Michael Dunbar using a large and a small bowsaw, video of a visit to the David R.
I made the decision to murder with a tinge of remorse because I have heard more than a billion times during the last few years that we need trees to help stem global warming. On my first day on the job as an apprentice cabinetmaker, my task was to glue together radiator panels for an office building. The fear of a sagging tabletop leads to a solution that incorporates Western joints and Japanese aesthetics. Many countries have their own woodworking traditions, which are often a combination of mythology and ideology. We make the case that the material used on the finest furniture of the past should be in your future.
I designed this buffet cabinet a couple years ago for a weekend seminar on Arts & Crafts joinery. This reproduction of an industrial workhorse will give you years of use in your living room. At the turn-of-the-century, no factory existed without several industrial carts (also known as trucks) at its disposal.
POPULAR WOODWORKING provides practical woodworking instruction to all skill levels of woodworkers through its project-based, step-by-step instruction format.
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On Page 42, school is in session — flex your joint-making muscles with a stool by Neil Cronk that includes eight different types of joints, along with bent lamination and several hand-shaped parts. Not many people can say they changed the world — but a curious attorney revolutionized the woodworking world with an iconic chair and years of research. Create sultry sophistication with Art Deco details by Mario Rodriguez page 23 Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933) is considered by craftspeople, collectors and designers to be the premier Art Deco furniture maker; he was called “Art Deco’s greatest artist” by The New York Times in 2009. By Jeff Skiver Page: 96 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now A woodworking club offers countless rewards to the aspiring craftsman. By Bob Flexner Pages: 90-92 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now Unless you’ve been doing wood finishing for quite a while, I imagine the shelves of solvents in home centers and paint stores look pretty much like Greek to you. Lang that combines classic elements from Gustav Stickley, Harvey Ellis and Greene & Greene. In this first of a series of articles, he shows how to get started using this material that was used on the finest furniture of the past.
With turbines the air pressure is established by the number of “stages,” usually two, three or four. The lively editorial content also provides articles on tips and techniques, shop setup, finishing, tool reviews, and new products. From its torpedo-shaped holly and mahogany legs to the 80 holly dots that orbit the veneered top, Mario has designed a piece that pulls from Ruhlmann’s design dictionary of crisp rectangles, sinuous curves and lush materials – and shows you a few tricks of his own. Frank demonstrates how this versatile traditional joint can be made by hand quicker than you think.
Raney Nelson builds a Japanese-inspired lamp that showcases intricate kumiko, or latticework, along with a finish created by fire.
Read about Jennie Alexander’s near-perfect chair and amazing journey that popularized green woodworking, in this profile by Christopher Schwarz. Thanks to the tools’ long-lasting carbide inserts, I can focus on the shapes I want to produce instead of heading to the grinder or tweaking the lathe’s tool rest. Senior Editor Robert Lang builds a magnificent mahogany reproduction of the little-known Gustav Stickley poppy table.
By Adam Cherubini Pages: 34-37 From the February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now One of the first things any beginning woodworker must do is set up a workshop. Lang Pages: 76-78 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now When woodworking throws you a curve, how do you respond? Each issue features 15 or more projects, presented using clear instructions, high-quality photography, ample technical drawings and accurate material cutting lists. You have to know your way around a toolbox but you don't have to be an expert to enjoy this magazine.
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