Woodworker’s Journal – September/October 2017 Issue Preview
From showstoppers to practical solutions, you’ll find it in the September/October issue of Woodworkers Journal. Make an impact with a Slab Top Dining Table featuring the most spectacular piece of wood you can find (we’ll tell you how to deal with all those little “imperfections”), or craft a stunning Sideboard. Set up a snack station in your shop with our kitchenette Cabinet, and feed the furry family members, too, with a Dog Food Station just for them. Plus: applying flat finishes, updates in battery technology, a jig for making mortises, and more.
Mid-Century Inspired Sideboard: With an ash exterior and walnut accents, plus interior, this contemporary styled sideboard uses straightforward joinery (mortise-and-tenons, dadoes, grooves and rabbets) to create a stunning storage piece.
Workshop “Kitchen” Cabinet: It’s no secret that snacking takes place in the shop from time to time. This practical addition gives you a “kitchenette” for a shop (or dorm room), using practical laminate plywood (aka “cabinet liner”).
Dog Food Station: Feed Fido in style with this two-part dog food station: a storage box with a hinged lid provides a place for your dog food and accessories, while a dog dish holder elevates the food and water bowls for easier access.
Today’s Shop: Today’s tool batteries give a high-voltage performance. Features include longer runtimes, cool running, brushless motors and more.
Woodturning: No four-jaw chuck? No problem! Learn to turn a bowl with your lathe’s faceplate plus some glue blocks.
Learn how to cut the half-lap joints that were used to make the dog dish holder project in the September/October 2017 issue.
Large box or chest lids can be heavy and if they are not supported, they can fall and make a startling noise, or worse, cause an injury. One of the best ways to support a box lid is with a torsion hinge.
Rob Johnstone shows you how he built a dining table from a huge slab of cherry lumber.
Woodworker’s Journal wraps up our coverage of the latest tools and supplies now in stores from our September/October 2017 issue.
In the September/October issue of Woodworker’s Journal, AJ Hamler takes a look at how some companies are taking battery technology into the next generation.
Chris Marshall explains how he designed and built his Mid-Century Sideboard project, including discussion on his wood choice and the tools and techniques he used.
Woodturning expert Ernie Conover shows you several innovative methods you can use to secure a bowl to your lathe without a scroll chuck.