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.
Greene and Greene Dresser: This showstopper conclusion to Chris Marshall’s bedroom set includes ebony accents, handmade pulls and “secret” drawers with self-closing slides.
Weekend Bookcase: Need a bookcase and have a weekend free? This straightforward, classically styled bookcase will fill your need – and you’ll also find skill-building tips on cutting dadoes and using a pocket-hole jig.
Folding Work Station: If you’ve got limited room to work, this practical piece gives you workspace and storage (and still leaves room for your vehicle in the garage). Ralph Bagnall’s torsion box construction gives it a sturdy strength.
Fun with Pen Turning: With the enormous amount of pen kits out there, there’s something for everyone. Ernie Conover talks you through turning a pen, plus some of the pen kit options available.
Old-fashioned Music Box: Create your own musical mechanism in this piece designed by Sandor Nagyszalanczy and inspired by organ grinders from days of yore.
Party Puzzle Tray: Perk up your next party with a Puzzle Tray: the pieces hold everyone’s food and drink. We created ours using a CNC router for the puzzle pieces, plus a laser engraver to add some embellishments.