May/June 2016 Issue Preview
In the May/June 2016 issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find projects for indoors and outdoors, including an Adirondack Chair perfect for your yard and another chair that brings the romance of the water inside. Learn about apps and online tools that can enhance your woodworking; build helpful jigs for your shop or buy the ones our experts recommend; find out the surprising things woodworkers said about their cordless drills, and more.
Adirondack Chair: Senior editor Chris Marshall and his daughter joined forces to build a weekend project that creates a perfect place to relax for any family’s yard.
Compound Cut Flower Box: Scroll saw expert Carole Rothman creates a spring-themed box filled with flowers and butterflies, which also teaches techniques like stack cutting, creating contours – and how to make a round lid liner with matching grain on all of its edges.
Oar Chair: Dream of boating even when you’re not on the water with a chair whose back is created from an upcycled oar. You’ll also find a sculpted seat and joinery inspired by Sam Maloof.
Two Shop Jigs: Build two handy helpers for your shop: a Miter Cutting Sled that enables your table saw to cut quick and accurate miter angles, plus a Dovetail Chiseling Jig that provides secure clamping and a reference fence for chiseling dovetail shoulders.
Woodturning: Cubic boron nitride grinding wheels: a major advance in technology for sharpening turning tools.
Finishing Thoughts: Tap into the adult coloring book craze by bringing your art supplies to the woodshop: watercolor pencils can do great things as a wood stain.
We asked our readers what (other than woodworking) they use their cordless drills to do. The results were…interesting.
The best grinding wheels for sharpening your turning tools are cubic boran nitride (CBN) wheels. Learn about the advantages of CBN grinding wheels.
Choose the right sander and sanding techniques to add the finishing touches to your projects. We show you several techniques to create beautiful contoured parts.
Learn how to make beautiful marquetry projects. Marquetry is the practice of creating pictures and designs using different colors and species of wood veneers.
How to position and install drawer and door pulls. This jig makes it easy to install drawer and door handles and pulls.
You’ll learn how to make a zero clearance throat plate for cutting thin stock and how to cut plywood.
These apps and calculator programs will turn your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a valuable tool in your shop.
How to cover exposed screw heads with wood plugs. Learn how to make and install wood plugs. Chris shows you how to cut custom plugs from any wood species.
One of the easiest ways to duplicate parts is by using templates. Learn how to make templates and which router bit should you use when cutting around a template.