Woodworker’s Journal – May/June 2017 Issue Preview
As spring turns to summer, the May/June issue of Woodworker’s Journal looks to the outdoors, with projects ranging from a relaxing Porch Swing to a turned Birdhouse, plus a Hanging Herb Garden. Instructions on building a Small-Scale Dehumidification Kiln help you save money on your woodworking lumber, right in your backyard. Plus, our woodturning columnist provides a review of today’s mini and midi lathes.
Tool Review: Woodturning columnist Ernie Conover examines the latest in 10” mini and 12” midi lathes: what’s new, what’s important, and what’s best for your shop.
Summer-Ready Porch Swing: With built-in cup holders on both arms plus a contoured seat and back meant for relaxing, this outdoor addition will add some simple pleasures to many summers to come.
Hanging Herb Garden: This rack of modular planters can hang from your deck, your fence, or even a sunny outdoor wall. Worried you’ll forget to water? Author Sandor Nagyszalanczy shows you to how install a drip irrigation system.
Woodturning: A barrel-shaped birdhouse teaches you the coopering technique of stave construction while providing, depending on finish choice, an outdoor home for your feathered friends or an inside addition to your décor.
Graceful Bar Cart: An accessory for entertaining with a top tray that removes for serving, built-in holders for stemware and wine bottles, and caster wheels for moving easily from one part of the party to the next.
Small-Scale Dehumidification Kiln: If you’ve always wanted to dry your own lumber, this article’s for you. Learn how to assemble and use a shed style kiln.
Have you ever wondered what happens when we review tools in the magazine? Ernie Conover gives you a peak behind the camera as he discusses his review of Midi and Mini Lathes.
Save money and dry your own lumber in a shed-based kiln. These PDFs provide a little more information on the cost and equipment needed for a home kiln.
We dive deep into a project using Freud’s new CNC router bits and offer a video look at a few more of the products featured in the What’s In Store section of our May/June 2017 issue.
Woodturning expert Ernie Conover takes a step-by-step look at creating a barrel-shaped birdhouse, that is as at home in your living room as it is outdoors.
If you’re planning on adding some furniture to your porch or outdoors, Chris Marshall explains your options and shows what he used on his mahogany porch swing project.
Sandor Nagyszalanczy used a slick set-up to create a drip irrigation system for his hanging herb garden. He demonstrates how he did it in this video.
Sandor Nagyszalanczy explains his process for cutting out and assembling the planter boxes for a hanging herb garden.
Learn how to use two miter gauges to create a crosscut jig for making miter cuts or crosscuts.
When making interior cuts that will be more difficult to clean up, take your time and cut as close to the layout line as you can.