November/December 2021 Issue Preview
We wouldn’t be doing our December issue justice if it didn’t include plenty of economical, fun-to-build gift projects for the upcoming holiday season. So that’s just what you’ll find in this new issue — plus a handsome dining room table and plenty of other woodworking content to keep you busy as 2021 draws to a close.
Pouring Resin Coasters: If you’ve contemplated dipping a toe into the epoxy resin craze, Rockler offers a new pair of silicone molds to create round or square drink coasters. Here’s an affordable way to experiment with mixing and pouring basics.
Simple Serving Tray: Make an eye-catching party platter with just a modest collection of hand- or power tools and beginner skills.
Beehive Honey Dipper: Turn a custom resin or wood handle to give this stainless-steel kitchen utensil a personal touch. It’ll make a fantastic stocking stuffer for a honey lover in your life!
Menorah/Tea Light Candleholder: Put your scroll saw to work when you make this contemporary holiday accent. We share free full-size plans for it online.
Modern Farmhouse Dining Table: “Alabama Woodworker” Huy Huynh shares a substantial dining room table project that you can build using Rockler’s Beadlock joinery system.
Woodturning: Ernie Conover’s four-legged Windsor stool will help you brush up on your spindle- and faceplate-turning skills. It’s a classic project for any shop or rec room.
Tool Tutorial: Learn how four mechanically reinforced joint options are quick, easy to make and plenty tough for a wide range of woodworking applications.
Tool Preview: Pour your own resin pen blanks, handles, knife scales, rings and coasters with a variety of inexpensive, reusable molds from Rockler.
Hardworking Woods: Bubinga is a dead ringer for rosewood, and that similarity now makes it CITES protected.
Shop Talk: Rockler’s Denver store nearly doubles in size, thanks to an expansive increase in lumber offerings. It’s development that soon will enhance many Rockler stores.
Buying Lumber: Veneering isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it can unlock a whole new dimension of design possibilities for your projects. Here’s why to give it a try!
LiLi Jackson shows you how a bit of epoxy, silicone molds and whatever accents you’d like combine to make a perfect gift projects for your loved ones – or yourself!
Ernie Conover uses Forstner bits to drill out the holes for installing the legs and stretchers for his Windsor stool, then demonstrates the assembly process.
Rob Johnstone walks through the basics of applying veneer to a project, the process of adding a thin layer of expensive wood over simpler woods, plywood or MDF.
This simple serving tray makes for a great gift, and is a perfect introductory project for beginning woodworkers.
We’ve created this set of full-size templates for creating your own scroll sawn menorah or holiday tea light holder.
We challenged our staff to come up with their own version of a honey dipper. Join in the fun and vote for your favorite!