August 2014 Articles:
Dog Bed: A woodworker’s best friend gets to sleep in style with this custom-made Dog Bed from Kimberly McNeelan, incorporating a self-closing dovetail drawer and walnut accents.
Hobby Desk: The fall-front desktop of Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s Hobby Desk provides a work surface, the inside storage can be tailored to your needs – and it all folds up neatly when you’re done working on whatever your particular hobby may be.
Croquet Set: With options for rounded or square-head mallets, stakes, pegs and hoops – plus balls turned in two different methods – Ernie Conover makes a game out of creating a Croquet Set.
Tool Review: Chris Marshall’s review of 23-gauge pin nailers, all priced around $100, takes both performance and affordability into account.
Today’s Shop: Larry Okrend takes a look at the options available in shop vacuums across categories, from high-end dust extractors to affordable general purpose, and lets you know what to look for to meet your needs.
Finishing Thoughts: Michael Dresdner provides fixes for six slip-ups in spraying finishes (and tells you how to avoid those mistakes in the first place).