March/April 2022 Issue Preview
It won’t be long and spring will be in full bloom, regardless of where you live in North America. We think that’s reason enough to build a handsome outdoor project to usher in warmer days, or even throw open the shop doors and try a traditional chemical staining technique you might have wondered about but never tried. You’ll find both opportunities in the April issue!
Outdoor Love Seat: Beautify your patio, yard or garden with this mahogany bench for two. It’s easy to make using full-size templates from Rockler.
Benchtop Drill Press Table: Add functionality and efficiency to your drill press with this versatile accessory. You can appoint it economically or supercharge it with lots of accessories.
Universal Clamping Table: This work surface will integrate T-slots into your clamping process for assembly, glue-ups, machining and more.
Roycroft-style Taboret: Build this little Arts & Crafts hallmark, then give it a traditional ammonia-fumed finish for a vintage touch!
Shop Talk: We profile a Twin-Cities non-profit that teaches kids life skills while they create first-rate watercraft.
Woodturning: Scroll chucks make work-holding easier. Our expert’s advice will help you choose a chuck that meets your needs.
Skill Builder: Our second installment of a six-part joinery series discusses the foundationally important yet incredibly simple butt joint.
Power Tool Fundamentals: The hard-working band saw can cut curves, rip, crosscut and resaw. It just may be the most versatile woodworking saw ever invented.
Tool Preview: Rockler’s 4-piece Digital Measuring Kit can verify angles, fine dimensions, blade and bit settings and more with numeric convenience and precision.
Hardworking Hardware: Undermount drawer slides are gaining popularity rapidly in the cabinetry marketplace because they’re nearly hidden with quiet, self-closing convenience. Here’s a primer for installing Blum Tandem Edge slides.
The world of scroll chucks is wide and wonderful. Here is a round-up to give you what you need to know.
Take a closer look at the tools featured in the March/April 2022 issue, including offerings from Rockler and Dremel.
Ernie Conover explains the process of installing undermount drawer slides including the Blum Tandem slides and shows tools to make the process even easier.
Rob Johnstone breaks down the band saw and explains its various parts and uses as part of a woodworking shop.
Rob Johnstone and LiLi Jackson provide an overview on butt joints and how to build them in this video.
Chris Marshall explains ammonia fuming for oak and what to do if sapwood creates some different coloration from the heartwood.
Scroll chucks require regular maintenance depending on how you use them. Ernie Conover discusses the process in this video.