|Quick & Easy Shelf-pin Jig|
This quick step-and-repeat jig lets you drill perfectly aligned and spaced shelf-pin holes for height-adjustable shelves that won’t rock on their pins.
|Cover Project: Wine Rack|
Arts & Crafts stylings and wine country go together like—well, like braised veal shanks and a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Build this project to store vino, or drop the stops and make it a handsome display stand. Either way, the construction is simple, consisting of biscuit and butt joinery.
|Media End Table|
Sitting next to your favorite chair, this beautiful table puts entertainment options at your fingertips. The golden Douglas fir frames and sets off the maple drawer fronts and sides, while the easy-to-make drawers perfectly fit your collection of CDs and DVDs.
Coordinate with your color scheme, pull together your pictures, and showcase your shop skills. All in a single frame. Not only is this frame fetching, it’s also flexible. Need more photo than the four spaces? Add a few parts and stretch a couple measurements. Or shrink it as needed.
|Bench Hook for Dead-on Miters|
Cutting perfect miters in small project parts using a tablesaw or mitersaw can be dicey. but with a handsaw and this bench-hook miter box, you’ll cut those angles with ease.
|Great Kid’s Gift: Magnetic Marble Run|
With limitless possible configurations, you’ll find yourself mesmerized—following the marble as it rolls and drops from one channel to another. Stick it to your refrigerator door or washing machine with the built-in rare-earth magnets.
|Goofproof Flush-fit Drawers|
Clean, modern drawers with precision reveals are just a few steps away. We’ll walk you through techniques for getting perfect inset drawers using both slides and slideless installations.
|Shop Monkey: How to Get What You Really Want for Christmas|
Woodworkers are notorious gift-givers. But here are some tips for receiving that woodworking gift you want for Christmas.
|Prevent Kickback on 4 Power Tools|
Startling at the least, injury-causing at worst, kickback can happen on a variety of tools. Understanding why it happens is the first step in preventing damage to your tools, project parts, and body parts. We look at kickback prevention on the tablesaw, router, mitersaw, and jointer.
|How to Use a Keyhole Router Bit|
When you want to hang a shelf, picture frame, clock, or candle sconce on a wall but don’t want the mounting screws to show, use an inexpensive keyhole router bit to cut screw slots instead.
|TOOLS & MATERIALS|
|Three Tricks to Get the Best Lumber|
The deep, dark bins of a hardwood retailer aren’t always the best environment for choosing the perfect board for your project. How much can you really tell about the wood with just a glimpse at the end-grain. We sliced into a log to get some answers.
|Wise Buys: Combination Squares|
A combination square, with a sliding head featuring 45° and 90° angles, ensures precise measurements, layout, and assembly. Tools Editor Bob Hunter tested a dozen squares in multiple price ranges and recommends his two top picks.
|Most Innovative New Tools of 2013|
Manufacturers of woodworking products live and die by the innovations they bring to market. We reveal the eight new products we judge most innovative for the coming year.
|SHOP TEST: Bench Chisels|
Every woodworker needs a set of bench chisels for everyday chopping, paring, and joint finessing. WOOD editors tested 17 multi-chisel sets and found winners for any budget.
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2012 Index of WOOD Articles