January/February 2017 Issue Preview
In the January/February issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find classic projects with an updated twist to start your shop year off right. What better addition to your shop than a solid new Workbench? Or, perhaps you’d like to start off smaller, with a Chairside Caddy or a Classic Step Stool? The Spade Bookcase has a classic Arts and Crafts design, while a knockdown Finishing Turntable is another handy addition to your shop. Is improving your shop skills among your New Year’s resolutions? Start off by learning six methods of circle-cutting, plus find out how to use stain to “upgrade” your wood.
Workbench: This heavy-duty bench from Sandor Nagyszalanczy combines designs from traditional benches, meant to support hand tool woodworking, with elements that support a contemporary work style that incorporates portable power tools.
Spade Bookcase: Spade-shaped inlays, a secret dovetail drawer and locking miter joints make this Arts & Crafts styled bookcase a rewarding shop challenge.
Classic Step Stool: Made with just five boards of home center lumber and an afternoon of shop time, this handy little home addition gives a step up to those who need it.
Chairside Caddy: This single-drawer box handsomely holds what you need next to you. It’s created on a scroll saw, and the drawer pull is designed to resemble a fishing lure.
Jigs & Fixtures: Need to spray occasionally but no need (or room) for a spray booth? This knockdown turntable gives you 360˚ access to your workpiece.
Techniques: Learn six different methods for cutting circles – plus how to avoid saw marks on your final piece.
Learn how to use two miter gauges to create a crosscut jig for making miter cuts or crosscuts.
When making interior cuts that will be more difficult to clean up, take your time and cut as close to the layout line as you can.
Woodworking historian Ernie Conover takes you for an inside look into the Yale University’s Rhode Island Furniture Symposium.
Chris Marshall demonstrates how to create a simple table saw jig to cut perfect circles of wood using just about any table saw in just a few steps.
Carole Rothman expands on her tips and tricks for gluing, clamping and sanding small box pieces for her Chairside Caddy…
Sandor Nagyszalanczy takes you through the process of adding end and side vises to your workbench with this step-by-step demonstration video.
Want something that looks just like ivory but without hurting any elephants? Expert woodturner Ernie Conover shows you how to create pieces with the unique and beautiful tagua nut.