July/August 2018 Issue Preview
You’ll get some time in outdoors when you make the Shou Sugi Ban table from the July/August issue of Woodworker’s Journal – that’s where you do the Japanese charring technique – as well as when you set it up afterward. Looking for other exterior finish options? Check out Michael Dresdner’s Finishing Thoughts column. Back indoors, we’ve got projects like a Mission style Window Bench, a Waney-Edged Box with a stunning lid and Woodturning’s Small Hollow Forms. Plus, discover what you do – and don’t – know about your drill/driver. You’ll find it all in the July/August issue of Woodworker’s Journal.
Shou Sugi Ban Side Table: Get aglow about the outdoors with this easy-to-build tabletop fire pit, plus expand your woodworking skills to a new material as you route an aluminum plate for the fire pit top.
Limbert Window Bench: Rob Robillard, the Concord Carpenter, walks you through a shop installation of Rockler’s cool new Pro Lift Router Lift into his his table saw’s extension table.
Waney-Edged Box: A box’s simple lines showcase the natural edge of the wood used for the lid. Plus, learn about regulations now affecting that species – and all the rosewoods.
Tool Tutorial: The drill/driver is a standby tool, not just for woodworkers, but for homeowners, DIYers – just about everyone. Learn more about this basic from Chris Marshall, including why you care about amp/hours and whether you need a hammer drill or impact driver.
Woodturning: Ready to move beyond the basics of spindle turning? Small, hollow forms are a fun next step — plus, these vessels can make great gifts.
Finishing Thoughts: What do you put on your projects when they’re going to live outside? Michael Dresdner walks you through the options for exterior finishes.
Closer looks at the Rockler Dust Right Downdraft Table, Milwaukee M18 Fuel 8-1/4” Table Saw, Wagner SprayTech FLEXiO 3000 Paint Sprayer, and Bow Products GuidePRO Band Saw Guide.
Learn how burning your project can actually protect it in the long run. Show Sugi Ban is the wood finishing technique of charring the surface of wood to make it more resistant to water, insects and UV rays.
Chris Marshall examines the innovative drill/drivers from Bosch and Festool with interchangeable chucks.
Willie Sandry created this interesting piece of Limbert furniture for our July/August 2018 issue of Woodworker’s Journal Magazine.
As of January 2017, stricter regulations have gone into effect on the international trade and travel of rosewood, cocobolo and bubinga and products made from them.
Ernie Conover explains his process for spindle turning small hollow forms on a lathe. Hollow form vessels make great small gifts and home decorations.
David Crawford offers his thoughts on working with various species of wood he has been able to find in central Arizona. He’s divided 23 species into the good, the average and the poor.
Lauren Zenreich of the American Association of Woodturners was kind enough to supply this video discussing the parts of a lathe in a little more depth.