January/February 2022 Issue Preview
If you’re feeling cooped up this mid-winter, perhaps it’s time to dive into a substantial woodworking project to give your creative energies an outlet. Or make a concerted effort to learn something new about this great craft. Either way, the February issue of Woodworker’s Journal will have you covered as we pass the time until spring!
Walnut Storage Cabinet: Up-and-coming online influencer Alex Fang shares his rendition of a dark, Mid-century Modern storage project that will be equally useful in your dining or living room.
Benchtop Drill Press Mobile Stand: Move your small drill press off the shop counter and onto this space-saving and sturdy base unit. It’ll mobilize your drill press while providing a home base for all of your bits and drill press accessories.
Breakfront Plant Stand: The sheer number of mortises and tenons in this handsome Arts & Crafts-inspired accent piece will fine-tune those joinery skills! See how our senior editor forms them using Leigh’s FMT Pro Mortise and Tenon Jig and a plunge router.
Shop Talk: Ever wish you had three or four hands when grappling with typical F-style clamps? Rockler’s innovative new Spring-loaded One-Handed Bar Clamps makes the clamping process much more manageable.
Woodturning: While we can’t transport you to a tropical sandy beach, turning a calabash bowl will invite a bit of warm Hawaiian culture into your shop. Ernie Conover and Emiliano Achaval will show you how.
Skill Builder: This first installment of a six-part joinery series offers a short course on mortise-and-tenon joints.
Power Tool Fundamentals: Our publisher takes a deep dive into why table saws are essential to most woodworking shops.
Tool Preview: Festool’s venerable TS 55 Track Saw has earned its place as a cornerstone power tool for many woodworkers and contractors. With the new cordless “K” model, it’s even safer than before!
Hardworking Hardware: European hinges are versatile, durable and easy to use. If you’ve never hung a cabinet door with them, here’s what you need to know to install this hardware like a pro.
Take a closer look at items in the January/February 2022 issue, including offerings from Rockler and Milwaukee.
Ernie Conover sits down with Hawaiian woodturner Emiliano Achaval to discuss the history of turning the classic calabash bowl.
What are mortise and tenon joints and how could they fit in your next project? Chris Marshall explains the ins and outs of one of woodworking’s most common joints in this video.
This video will give you basic information about what a European hinge is, when to use them and what options are available.
Rob Johnstone discusses why the table saw is a critically important piece of any woodworking shop.
Rob Johnstone explores the TSC 55 Cordless Track Saw and discusses how Festool has refined its track saw technology.
We used the Leigh FMT Pro Jig to make precision mortise & tenons for a breakfront tiered plant stand. Watch how easy and repeatable these joints are to make in this video.