Save space in your shop, upgrade your powder room or find the best player for your shop tunes. Plus build a bar stool, craft your own canoe paddle, and more. You’ll find all of this and more in the May/June 2015 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.
Redwood Slab Vanity: Starting with a stunning piece of live-edge lumber, Brad Holden incorporates curved laminations into a vanity with contemporary style.
Shop Test: Sandor Nagyszalanczy sounds out jobsite radios – their features and their acoustics – to determine which will be the best fit for your shop.
Miter Saw Station: Ralph Bagnall’s space-saving shop solution lets you use your miter saw without sacrificing bench space.
Northwoods Canoe Paddle: Dan Cary shares his experience building a traditional Northwoods canoe paddle.
Counter Height Bar Stool: Hand tool skills, sturdy dovetails and book-matched panels add appeal to this handy seating space from Kimberly McNeelan.
Finishing Thoughts: Michael Dresdner is your tour guide for a brief history of guitar finishes.
Dan Cary spent two days at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN, learning how to make a traditional Northwoods canoe paddle.
Creating a curve in a piece can add a unique look to your next woodworking project. Brad Holden demonstrates the technique he used to create a bendable plywood base for his bathroom vanity.
Want to add some tunes to your next outdoor work session (or your shop)? Sandor Nagyszalanczy checks the features of some top jobsite radios, then tests their audio quality with his latest summer jam.
Kimberly McNeelan explain the process for making book-matched panels for her barstool project. The resulting panels blend together like one larger piece in the final project.
When you’re a master woodturner like Ernie Conniver, turning becomes part of almost everything you do. Ernie shares some of his favorite tips from around the house that you can make a part of your daily routine.
Ralph Bagnall explains the design elements behind his space saving Miter Saw Station project. Putting the saw between two cabinets with large shelves saves space, keeps things neat, and offers a great way to cut long pieces.