September/October 2016 Issue Preview
In the September/October issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find projects like a Mid-Century Modern Nightstand and 19th Century Drop Front Desk that hark back to earlier times but work just as well for today’s uses, plus get the latest news on new tools like the JET JWSS-22 Scroll Saw, Festool HK 55 Portable Circular Saw, Triton TWX7 Workcentre and NOVA 18” Voyager DVR Drill Press. And, whatever you’re building, you’ll find Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s tips and techniques for accurate measuring to be invaluable. All this, plus a Shaker Chair, a Portable Board Game Storage Box, tips on making identical turnings, and more.
Mid-Century Modern Nightstand:: Learn to edge plywood and rout rounded corners with this sleekly styled piece inspired by the designs of the mid-20th century.
Portable Board Game Storage Box: Get set for playtime with a storage case that keeps your boards and your playing pieces snugly contained between friendly competitions. You’ll also find instructions in this issue on how to use tape to mask off a chessboard for the finishing process.
19th Century Drop Front Desk: Secret compartments, plenty of drawers and a writing surface made this style of desk work for field commanders during the Civil War era, and are just as useful today. Author A.J. Hamler provides options for period-correct construction, as well as today’s techniques.
Shaker Chair: The model might have been a museum piece, but building this chair offers an easy introduction to chairmaking, with the use of a handy alignment and drilling fixture for properly spacing the mortises.
Techniques: Sandor Nagyszalanczy offers you options to take the frustration out of measuring and layout – and make sure your project comes out right.
Take a closer look at this new scroll saw from Jet. Carole Rothman puts this saw through several tasks to test all the most important features.
Rockler’s new Corner Radius Templates (item 57510) can help to both draw the curved corners of the drawer faces and rout them to final shape.
What speed should you set your drill press for each bit? NOVA’s new variable-speed, computerized Voyager DVR Drill Press sets the speed for you.
Take a closer look at the Triton TWX7 Workcentre. This compact and mobile work station can be set up as a work bench, table saw or router table.
We take a closer look at the Festool HK 55 and cordless HKC 55 Circular Saws. This is not a test or formal tool review, but we do show you the best features of both saws and how well they work on a real job site.
Learn how to weave the seat for a Shaker stool or seat. We will walk you through every step of the process.
Learn how to turn multiple matching spindles on the lathe. Ernie Conover teaches how to make duplicate parts and turn matching spindles.
Learn the best speed to move your power sander for the most effective results. Get a perfect smooth surface and no sander marks.
Sandor Nagyszalanczy demonstrates his tried and true methods for making measurements and layouts. These simple tricks will prevent the headaches caused by misaligned tools, inaccurate cuts and more.