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.