Giving Thanks

Chris Marshall photo

From my home office window, it’s not uncommon to see an impressive buck strut out from our now leafless woods. Geese are still headed south, and every so often, a half dozen wild turkeys make an appearance in the neighbor’s yard. I just bought the first pickup truckload of pellets for my shop heater last Saturday. Yep, no question about it…it’s late Fall, with all the changes November brings. And come Thursday, many of us will be enjoying that bountiful annual meal with family and friends, giving thanks. I know I will! Which brings me to this simple wish for you all: In whatever way you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it’s peaceful and full of joy. Maybe by the end of the day, you’ll be eagerly anticipating getting into the shop on Friday to work on those holiday gifts — more power to you!

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Chris Marshall, Woodworker’s Journal

Installing Classic Knife Hinges

Cabinet door being opened with knife hinge
Laying out and forming precise hinge mortises is the key to successfully installing beautiful and functional knife hinges.

Reversible Gameboard

Cribbage and Mancala game set
Here’s two gameboards in one, with a slide-out tray in between that stores a deck of cards, cribbage pegs and mancala playing pieces.

Premium Project: Easy Live Edge Table


Timber-Link pine table
Even a beginning woodworker can build this trendy and attractive table in a day, thanks to pre-made components.

Premium Project: Workshop Odds and Ends Cabinet

Small workshop storage cabinet
Store small assortments in this handy-dandy shop helper. A miter-fold dado blade adds fun to this simple weekend workshop project.

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