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  • March/April 2017

    The March/April issue of Woodworker’s Journal takes on projects for your home head-on. From the newest version of a fold-up Murphy Bed, to a Bathroom Vanity that can be adjusted to fit your plumbing, to a Shoe Storage Rack that will serve your entryway well, you’ll find home projects that are both practical and pretty. This issue also contains a clock with two timepieces, information on how to use a vacuum veneer pump and instructions on applying varnish. Our woodturning columnist revisits traditional techniques for harvesting the wood that will create freshly turned spindles, while we also introduce you to tools that incorporate the most modern Internet-connected technology. Murphy Bed: An updated version of the classic space-saving foldaway bed, with optional matching side cabinets. Bathroom Vanity: A beautiful veneered grain pattern on the false fronts of Anatole Burkin’s bathroom fixture creates the illusion of symmetry. In reality, you can customize the fit of the three graduated drawers to your own house’s plumbing. Shoe Storage Rack: Store your shoes in style with this red oak storage rack, which also provides benchtop seating. Author Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s tips to combat wood movement come in handy when creating a project from a handsome hardwood. Thinking-of-You Clock: In this case, two faces aren’t a bad thing: one clock keeps track of your own current time, while the other clock face ticks away the time in a faraway loved one’s locale. You’ll also find a chalkboard inset handy for messages and reminders, plus a place to keep your keys. Woodturning: Want to turn spindles from green wood? You can, as long as your wood has a complete annular ring. Learn how to harvest wood to get that result, plus tips for turning that green wood spindle. Technology & Woodworking: Everything’s connected these days – including tools. Chris Marshall introduces you to mobile apps for batteries and power tools that can provide diagnostics, tool tracking, dial-in settings and more.
  • January/February 2017

    In the January/February issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find classic projects with an updated twist to start your shop year off right. What better addition to your shop than a solid new Workbench? Or, perhaps you’d like to start off smaller, with a Chairside Caddy or a Classic Step Stool? The Spade Bookcase has a classic Arts and Crafts design, while a knockdown Finishing Turntable is another handy addition to your shop. Is improving your shop skills among your New Year’s resolutions? Start off by learning six methods of circle-cutting, plus find out how to use stain to “upgrade” your wood.
  • November/December 2016

    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.
  • September/October 2016

    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.
  • July/August 2016

    In the July/August issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find summertime projects like a Beehive and Turned Grilling Tool Handles, as well as projects to make your house a home when you shift back inside. Read about your options in cordless brad nailers, learn how to incorporate the ancient proportions of Greek columns into your modern woodturning, discover how to correctly paint your solid body electric guitar, and more. Beehive: Do your part to save the pollinators by providing your bees with an upscale home that includes shop-made tapered lap siding. Turned Grilling Tool Handles: Demonstrate your mastery of the grill and the woodshop when you baste, flip and remove your items using a brush, spatula and tongs that feature handles you’ve turned yourself. Lighted Bookshelf: The hardware used to mount this shelf to the wall makes it appear to be floating in air, while the sliding dovetails on the bookends that support your reading material can be adjusted along the length of the shelf to store more, or fewer, books. Recesses on the bottom hold a couple of lights. Upholstered Ottoman Chest: It’s a seat, it’s storage, it’s a place to rest your feet … Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s Ottoman is all this and more, with its hollow interior, reversible lid (the other side’s flat, to be used as a tabletop) and upholstered top. Technology & Woodworking: Bosch’s new REAXX Portable Jobsite Table Saw offers a new approach to skin-sensing technology. Tool Review: Chris Marshall takes a look at the new crop of battery-powered 18-gauge brad nailers.
  • May/June 2016

    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.
  • March/April 2016

    The March/April 2016 issue of Woodworker’s Journal takes on shop tools big and small, with a cabinet meant for storing portable tools, a review of 8” jointers and a reader survey all about the table saw. You’ll also learn the technique of double bevel marquetry, be introduced to an affordable 3D printer, and build a beautiful End Table.
  • January/February 2016

    The January/February 2016 edition of Woodworker’s Journal showcases projects ranging from a bookcase you can build in a weekend, to a work station for your garage, to a stunning Arts & Crafts style dresser. Plus, learn about turning pens, what it takes to get a glossy finish, and our turning expert’s opinion on how you can make money with your hobby.
  • November/December 2015

    The holidays are fast approaching, and the November/December 2015 issue of Woodworker's Journal has you covered. Build a keepsake box, jewelry box, carousel toy, lamp and plant stand, and check out the latest in cool woodworking technology.
  • September/October 2015

    As the weather starts to cool off, heat things up in your shop. Our latest issue brings back a reader's favorite heirloom bookcase, a wall mounted wine rack (with a bottle stopper), a slab top table, an outfit table, plus information on taking up turning, new tools and more!
  • July/August 2015

    Hot off the presses for July/August, this issue features a stylish new picnic table, a Greene and Greene Nightstand, privacy shutters for your windows and a look at a cool tool to help you route dovetails.
  • May/June 2015

    Our latest issue features plans for a miter saw station, counter-height bar stool, curved front vanity, and a canoe paddle. We also review jobsite radios and share a list of great Father's Day gift ideas.
  • March/April 2015

    Build projects with both modern and classic styling; increase your productivity and upgrade your shop skills with a framing jig and instructions on using a steady rest; easily create a curved laminate; and check out the choices for the best 10” sliding compound miter saw. You’ll find all this and more in the March/April 2015 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.
  • January/February 2015

    Build a spectacular Greene and Greene-inspired Bed, maximize your shop space with an extension for your router built onto your shop’s table saw, and check-in for our 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards. All that and much more can be found in the pages of the January/February 2015 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.
  • November/December 2014

    Create custom spoons and knives, build some toys and gifts, and catch up on the latest planer/jointers and spray guns, the November/December 2014 issue will keep you busy in the shop this winter.
  • September/October 2014

    Check out the latest in track saws, learn how to build a handy lap desk and keep your shop cool in the September/October 2014 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • July/August 2014

    Making an impressive dog bed, a croquet set, or a compact hobby desk are just some of the ways we suggest you spend your Summer in the latest issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • May/June 2014

    As the summer months slowly approach, Woodworker's Journal offers some cool new projects like our Full Length Mirror and a 19th Century Shaving Box, plus our band saw reviews and five of our best finishing tips. Check it out in the May/June issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • March/April 2014

    As the weather starts to warm back up, Woodworker's Journal helps you get back into the shop with a Classic Bookcase, an interesting Wall Lamp, a simple, but effective Bedroom Valet and an Art Deco Cabinet perfect for your small shop. All that and much, much more (including tips on keeping your shop warm right now!) in the March/April 2014 issue of the Woodworker's Journal.
  • January/February 2014

    The Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine bridges the past and the future. Rob Johnstone recycles some old material for a cool cabinet, while Sandor Nagyszalanczy peers into the future of computer woodworking. Plus a lot more!
  • November/December 2013

    In the November/December 2013 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine, we'll help you get out of the cold and into the shop with some wonderful gift ideas fit for the holiday season.
  • September/October 2013

    As the Summer starts to wind down, the September/October issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine has you covered with plans like A.J. Hamler's Civil War folding table, a Veneer Paneled Blanket Chest, Ernie Conover's guide to setting up your turning shop and much, much more!
  • July/August 2013

    The July/August issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine features projects and tools for shops small and large, from building a stunning silverware case in your basement to huge equipment for milling your own lumber.
  • May/June 2013

    Many of us are still stuck in the cold, but the May/June 2013 issue of Woodworker's Journal will have you thinking about your summer woodworking projects.
  • March/April 2013

    Spring into your workshop with the March/April 2013 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine, with plenty of projects to keep your small shop running well into the summer.
  • January/February 2013

    The January/February 2013 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine contains plenty of content to keep you busy in the shop during winter months and beyond.
  • November/December 2012

    The December 2012 print issue of Woodworker's Journal offers three unique projects tailored for filling your gift list or for trimming the tree.
  • September/October 2012

    If you're looking for a sensible, yet challenging piece of furniture to build this fall, our September/October 2012 issue has you covered.
  • July/August 2012

    Take a tour of the great woodworking content you'll find in the July/August 2012 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine.
  • May/June 2012

    Field Editor Chris Marshall takes you on a quick tour of summertime projects and tool news in our May/June 2012 print issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine.
  • March/April 2012

    Rob Johnstone discusses what you'll find in the March/April 2012 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine.
  • January/February 2012

    A walnut bench, a sturdy bookcase, a review of new drill/drivers and some of the top saw accessories are featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine.
  • November/December 2011

    A Mission Coffee table, a sneak peak at the 2012 tools season and some holiday gift ideas warm up your shop in the November/December 2011 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • September/October 2011

    The Woodworker's Journal staff brings you an Ultimate Planer cart, a beautiful jewelry cabinet, a look at scroll sawing on a budget and more in the September/October 2011 issue.
  • July/August 2011

    The July/August 2011 issue of Woodworker's Journal takes you outdoors with a classic Adirondack chair and some great tips for finishing your outdoor projects.
  • May/June 2011

    Our experts take a look at combo nailer kits, jigsaws and dive into furniture with a Mission coffee table and a stunning Shaker dresser.
  • March/April 2011

    In the March/April 2011 issue of Woodworker's Journal, we take a look at saw blades, digital tool accessories and a great Walnut chair plan.
  • January/February 2011

    A Classic Bookcase, a review of top-shelf Benchtop Drill Presses and Ian Kirby's "Three Tenets of Good Design" are featured in the January/February issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • November/December 2010

    In the November/December 2010 issue of Woodworker's Journal: Building a Waney Edge Box, Some Holiday Gift Ideas and Our Best Router Tips.
  • September/October 2010

    A Game Table with a twist, a look at benchtop planers and some shop safety tips are just the start of what you'll find in the September/October 2010 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • July/August 2010

    Features on Shaker Furniture, benchtop mortisers and outdoor projects and finishing lead the way in the July/August 2010 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • November/December 2009

    In the November/December 2009 issue of Woodworker's Journal, it's Routermania: top router reviews, dovetail jigs as well as some cool projects.
  • September/October 2009

    A Convertible Coffee Table, a look at green finishes and an Adjustable Tenoning Jig and more can be found in the September/October 2009 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • July/August 2009

    Build a Fly Rod, organize your workshop and add a Wall Mounted Panel Press to your home in the July/August 2009 issue of Woodworkers Journal.
  • May/June 2009

    It's woodworking on a budget in the May/June issue of Woodworker's Journal, with home-made Shop Pulls, a budget Outdoor Table, and an ultimate small shop Router Table.
  • March/April 2009

    In the March/April 2009 of Woodworker's Journal, you'll get a look at the All-American table saw, build a Classic Drop Leaf table and round-up all the clamps we could get our hands on.
  • January/February 2009

    January/February 2009's Woodworker's Journal features a cool Candlestand Table, a comfortable Floating Platform Bed and a Fold-down Outfeed Table for your shop.
  • November/December 2008

    What are the 10 coolest router bits? How do you build a perfect Entry Bench? What's the secret to power waxing? Find the answers to these questions and more in the November/December 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • September/October 2008

    Organize your shop with the September/October 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal, we've got a fold up Router Table, a Router Bit Storage center and take a look at space and money saving jointer/planer combo kits.
  • July/August 2008

    Take to the shop with the July/August 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal. We test 19 top random orbit sanders, build an Arts & Crafts Bookcase and teach the pen turning process step-by-step.
  • May/June 2008

    In the May/June 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal, we take a look at a classic American Tool Chest, a weekend Greenhouse project, and some of the best sliding miter saws out there.
  • March/April 2008

    Follow some expensive wood from harvesting in Africa to a shop in the U.S., build a new set of kitchen cabinets, learn about 15" planers and more in the March/April 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • January/February 2008

    Learn about drill presses, biscuit joiners and build a Band Saw Box in nine easy steps with the January/February 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • November/December 2007

    In the November/December 2007 issue, the Woodworker's Journal staff takes a look at some top router bits, lifts and tables, make some Holiday Ornaments and design a pair of cool Tables.
  • September/October 2007

    In the September/October 2007 issue of Woodworker's Journal, we caution you against the 7 Deadly Woodworking Sins, take a look at jig-based joinery and create a perfect miter.
  • July/August 2007

    Extreme Woodworking, Lithium-Ion Tools and and an Eclectic Blanket Chest are among the interesting things you can learn about in the July/August 2007 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • May/June 2007

    Make a Torsion Box with Ian Kirby, learn more about HVLP Spray Guns and learn some tips for getting the most out of your circular saw in the May/June 2007 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • March/April 2007

    Norm Abram goes unplugged in the March/April issue of Woodworker's Journal. Also in this issue? Take a look at eight great nail guns, build a Bathroom Vanity project and more.
  • January/February 2007

    Peer into the future of woodworking with CAD drawing programs, learn about our most amazing jig yet, and we tackle a myth about band saws in the January/February 2007 issue of Woodworker's Journal.
  • November/December 2006

    The November/December 2006 issue of Woodworker's Journal is a router overload! We look at router techniques, the best trim routers out there as well as a few cool projects.