September/October 2019 Issue Preview
In the September/October issue of Woodworker’s Journal, our projects run the gamut — from a practical wall storage unit for your shop to an esoteric take on a tree trunk table that gives you good reason to try your hand at power carving. Our woodturning columnist completes his three-part series on cored bowls, and we take a closer look at band saw blades, power nailer options and making segmented bowls on a scroll saw.
Wall Storage System: Shops with small footprints need all the space-saving help they can get. This wall storage unit with drawers and rolling bench combo can help you stay organized and work more efficiently. Build it from common home center materials.
Nakashima-inspired Console: A client’s request for a compact media center inspired Michael Crow to design a Mid-Century solution for today. It takes a number of design cues from George Nakashima’s early works.
Walnut Coffee Table: Careful templating and a well-tuned miter saw can help you align a live edge all the way around the rectangular top of this contemporary project. We’ll show you how.
Carved Table: Our publisher happened upon a sizeable cross section of a cottonwood tree. It provided an ideal opportunity for experimenting with Arbortech™ power carving tools and a shou sugi ban carbonized finish.
Tool Tutorial: Today’s corded or gas-charged power nailers can drive everything from 23-gauge pins to framing nails. If you’re considering a switch out of pneumatics or buying your first nail gun, A.J. Hamler’s overview can help make the selection process easier.
Scroll Sawing: Segmented bowls are usually the products of wood lathes, but Carole Rothman demonstrates how they also can be made convincingly and beautifully on a scroll saw.
Use the interlocking trays, bins and dividers to build a tidy grid of compartments that is customized not only to the size of your drawer, but also to the tools and hardware that you need to sort.
Whether you make this project out of white oak (as the author did) or not, this white oak trivet makes a great little gift you can create with your scroll saw.
Rob found this huge section of a cottonwood tree and decided to turn it into a coffee table. Watch him use a combination of Arbortech power carving tools and a chainsaw to form the table.
Watch Rob transform a slab of walnut into a coffee table, featuring a continuous live-edge, ash inlay, glass panel, and metal legs.
Learn how Ernie finishes turning these three bowls using a combination of vacuum chucks and multiple jaw chucks.