Issue 76- April/May 2017 Buying Guide

Woodcraft Magazine Team - 03-22-2017

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Issue 76 - April/May 2017 Table of Contents

Woodcraft Magazine Team - 03-22-2017

PROJECTS pg. 21 Build A Bench Think spring with this solid, simple bench made from two 2×10s. pg. 36 ...

OnlineExtras Issue 76: April/May 2017

Woodcraft Magazine Team - 03-15-2017

Jewelry Chest: Fitting Inset Drawers ...

Famous Furniture: The Maloof Rocker

Jim Harrold - 03-15-2017

One of the most celebrated woodworkers and furniture designers of the 20th century, Californian Sam Maloof plied his craft from the early post-World War II era through 2009, the year of his passing. So original were his designs for chairs, tables, and stands that the world at large coined a new term...

Expert Answers: April/May 2017

Woodcraft Magazine Team - 03-15-2017

Q. Many tool manufacturers list the type of steel used in their chisels and blades. What do these abbreviations mean, and how might they affect woodworking? A.“Tool Steel” refers to a class of steels that are metallurgically very “clean” and fall within strict limits for all...

Wood Sense: Spotlight on MESQUITE

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, senior editor - 03-15-2017

Ask any East Coast woodworker about their experience with mesquite (Prosopis julifora), and it’s likely to involve a grill and a choice cut of meat. On the other hand, furnituremakers and turners throughout the Southwest know that within this small, twisted, thorny tree lies more than a potential ...

Profiles: Scott Phillips

Chad McClung - 03-15-2017

Scott Phillips is always on. Over the course of the last few years, as we worked together on articles, photo shoots and videos, I kept waiting for a lapse in enthusiasm or energy. By now I’ve learned that it ain’t gonna happen. That warm, talented, energetic woodworker you see along with his wif...

CAST RESIN Turning

Keith Lackner - 03-15-2017

My introduction to turning began with small projects. Turning wooden pens helped me learn basic skills, and I used some of the money from selling pens to fund my hobby. Before long, I started to buy resin pen blanks because of the amazing variety of colors that are available. It took a few years fo...

Build a Bench: Think spring with this solid, simple bench made from two 2×10s.

Designed by Andy Rae Written & built by Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk - 03-15-2017

Some woodworkers turn up their noses at 2-by lumber, but it’s a great choice for beginners and for experienced woodworkers who want to enjoy a weekend in the shop. Cypress and cedar are nice, but considering that the pine version can be built for $40, I’m betting that a few woodworkers may recon...

Jewelry Chest: A bureau-top beauty made with layout-free mortising jigs

Geoffrey Noden - 03-15-2017

While studying woodworking in the early 1980’s at the John Makepiece School in England, I was taken by an open-sided chest of drawers at Makepiece’s home. Basically constructed of sticks connecting the four legs, with the drawers exposed, the piece’s delightfully honest architecture exposed it...

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