November/December 2016 Issue Preview
In the November/December issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find plenty of projects designed to turn your shop into “gift-making central” for the season. Look at this issue’s Holiday Gift Section, and you’ll learn how to make a Band Saw Box designed by David Picciuto, highlight your best family photos with an Inlaid Picture Frame, or stock up the kitchen with accessories like a Banana Hanger, Pasta Serving Set and a handy set of Tongs. Wondering how to finish wood items that will touch foodstuffs? Our finishing expert Michael Dresdner has that covered, while Sandor Nagyszalanczy shares tips and tricks for making sure your hardware looks handsome when you add the final touches to your projects.
Turned Rolling Pins: Create a perfect cylinder on your lathe, and you have a base for a rolling pin – with handles or without.
Trapezoid Band Saw Box: David Picciuto’s design for a trapezoid-shaped band saw box puts together a small amount of wood and a small amount of shop time for a gift project with a big impact.
Inlaid Picture Frame: Create a custom color inlay stripe to add some visual interest to the frame around your favorite photos.
Pizza Cutter Block: This handsome addition to your countertop safely stores your metal pizza cutter in a custom-made slot, created with a special routing jig.
3 Kitchen Accessories: Whip up a few last-minute wooden gifts for the kitchen, even when there’s no time to spare: it’ll take you just a twinkling to turn out some tongs, a banana hanger and a pasta measure and server.
Today’s Shop: Don’t ruin a perfect project with poorly placed hardware: Sandor Nagyszalanczy lets you in on the secrets to practically perfect hardware installations (and the ways to fix things that might have gone wrong).
Chris Marshall demonstrates full instructions for how to mix the dye solution and then mix in two-part epoxy.
Sandor Nagyszalanczy shows you how to install surface mount hinges, how to lay out and cut the mortises for butt hinges, how to install Easy Mortise Hinges, and how to use a Rockler JigIt template for cutting the complicated mortises for quadrant hinges.
Learn how to safely perform four simple and safe carving knife techniques to get you started woodcarving. These simple cutting skills apply to cutting wood with any knife.
Not satisfied with just the three kitchen doodads we featured in the November/December 2016 issue of the magazine? We have a deal for you: Two extra plans from our classic archives!
In this video, David Picciuto explains the process he used to apply flocking to this project. Plus, download our band saw box pattern.
Learn how to turn a baguette or French, American-style, or pasta rolling pin. You’ll learn the woodturning skills you need to turn a rolling pin on your lathe.
Take a closer look at the DeWalt 60V MAX Cordless Table Saw. Learn more about the features, how to set up, and how to use this cordless saw.
Learn how to make perfect stopped grooves using a router table. The trick is to mark the locations of the router bit edges on the router table fence or table top.