Stop With the Snow! On to the Outdoor Projects!
If you paid attention to the news this past weekend, you know that, here in Minnesota, we got hit with a spring blizzard. I measured a foot of snow on my front sidewalk just during Shoveling Round One (with the tape measure I keep in my coat pocket for such times as this — tools have many purposes).
This is ironic timing, considering that the cover of our March/April issue of the magazine features an outdoor Adirondack chair, and the forthcoming May/June issue has a couple more outdoor-focused projects, too. And, truly, all of us up here in the (still) frozen North would much rather be working on outdoor projects than still shoveling the white stuff and watching our full-grown 70-pound dogs sink into the snow up to their belly.
So, in an attempt to live vicariously through our readers: what outdoor projects are you working on this year?
Joanna Werch Takes, Woodworker’s Journal
Son and father team create traditional maple workbench vises and clamping products.
Learn how to attach wood veneer to a plywood substrate. Veneer is a thin piece of solid wood which is attached to the substrate with wood glue.
Perforated steel table connects to a 4-in. dust collector to help remove more dust during sanding operations.
Oversized flush trim bits feature compression cutting design for smooth cuts in all woods and sheet goods.
What’s the best way to fix cabinet doors that won’t stay closed?
This reader traditionally makes rocking horses for his grandchildren’s first birthday. This one, made specifically for the Texas State Fair, was good enough to bring home first prize.
Readers tell Rob how they make their box joints: with homemade jigs, commercially made ones, or a combination of the two.