Build projects with both modern and classic styling; increase your productivity and upgrade your shop skills with a framing jig and instructions on using a steady rest; easily create a curved laminate; and check out the choices for the best 10” sliding compound miter saw. You’ll find all this and more in the March/April 2015 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.
Coffee Table with LED Lighting: Sandor Nagyszalanczy adds an additional element of fun to a mid-century modern styled coffee table with the installation of color-changing LED lights beneath the glass top.
Tool Review: Chris Marshall examines the current crop of 10” sliding compound miter saws. His tests of hundreds of crosscuts and compound cuts through hard maple help answer the question “which saw is right for you?”
L.& J.G. Stickley-Inspired Settle: Simple construction techniques like mortise-and-tenon, grooves and corbels underlie the minimalist design of this Arts and Crafts style project inspired by some of the Stickley brothers.
Bowfront Hall Table: A curved laminate front apron is the key detail to this table. Creating it takes patience and precision, but doesn’t require rocket science.
Framing Jig: Making frames? This jig will give you fast, accurate clamping and easy glue-up.
Carving Linenfold Panels: Fool the eye with a wood panel that looks like folded cloth — a great project for beginning carvers.
Woodturning: Learn how to successfully turn long, slender items with advice from Ernie Conover (and a steady rest).