knock-down-drag-out cutting platform
A preview of articles from
Issue #130, February 2001
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Six interlocking strips of 3/4" plywood fit snugly together to form a sizable support for machining large workpieces.
full-service laundry center
Create a functional and appealing wash-day work area with this wraparound storage unit. In the process, discover the tricks for working with melamine-laminated particleboard.
a classic tilt-top oval table
You don't have to be a woodturner to shape the pleasing pedestal of this weekend woodworking project. Simply mail-order the turning from our source, cut the parts, and assemble.
decorator's fireplace screen
Add an eye-catching accent to your home's hearth following the easy instructions for both the wood stand and fabric panel
Nathan Hale pipe box
Construct a faithful replica of an authentic period piece found in the home of one our nation's greatest patriots.
tools and materials
drum sanders for home workshops
Looking to avoid the tedious, time-consuming business of surface-sanding boards and wide, glued-up panels? Give one of these shop-tested workhorses a try.
products that perform
Check out the latest in the woodworking marketplace. The products include a saw-blade cleaner, a scrollsaw arm lift, wood-aging chemicals, a shop-vacuum hose lock, a quick-change tool-less collet for routers, a unique screw-driving system, and an aerosol that lets paint adhere to plastic and metal.
tips and techniques
shop skills: cope and stick
Discover a low-tech, low-cost method for joining frame members for cabinet doors using dovetail and slot-cutting router bits.
tips from your shop and ours
One woodworkers saves money using carpet tubes for dust collection; another employs a shelf support to fasten down a tabletop. See these and more workshop solutions.
learn the secrets of scraping success
No tool cleans up a woodworking project better than the simple metal hand scraper. Find out about the types of scrapers available, how to sharpen them, and how to put one to good use cleaning up uoinery and glue lines.
the editor's angle
It's Here! A new series of articles that will help you make the most of your woodworking skills in and around the house.
Topics: Knowing when to clean an air filter; tablesaw trials appealed; a production jig for wheel treads; the American chestnut and elm; make that tablesaw insert safe to use.
Watch a masterful woodworking project unfold before your eyes; more free web offerings you don't want to miss; a mall loaded only with woodworking stores that stay open day and night.
How to harvest beautiful burls; ready, aim, blast?; furniture from barn wood?
one very puzzling craftsman
Get to know Virginia woodworker Jerry Syfert and see how his intriguing boxes exhibit a whole new level of complexity, with some selling for over $1,000.
Travel with WOOD magazine's Pete Stephano to the New Melleray Abbey in northeast Iowa where the Trappist monks supplement their monastery's lagging farm income with money made from a rather unique line of woodworking.
Termite-proof Habitat house goes up in New Orleans; no wood wasted; top trees for long-ago fencing.