July/August 2014 Print Magazine
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).
Ernie Conover shows you how to choose and use woodturning scrapers. He shows you his favorite scrapers for turning various projects. He also demonstrates how to use each type of scraper.
Not all dogs are made the same, so not all dog beds are either!
Never fret, dear dog owner, we’ve created a supplemental Materials List that will help you resize Kimberly McNeelan’s dog bed project to your best friend’s specifications.
In the issue, Ernie Conover takes you out of the shop and into his yard for a fun family game of croquet. In this video, Ernie shows off how to create your own balls on the lathe.