Woodcraft Magazine covers the Projects, Techniques, and Products of woodworking like no one else! Each issue is packed with stories from our expert project designers, builders, writers and consultants to help you work wood successfully and add to your woodworking skills and knowledge. Besides Projects, Techniques and Projects, you’ll visit a unique woodshop, collect new shop tips and patterns, and learn more about the wood used to build an issue project.
Issue 48: August / September
Measuring 30” wide, 48” long and 30” high, this “Cherry Compact, Comfortable Kitchen Table” seats up for four diners. Its mortise-and-tenon base guarantees long life while it’s beveled top offers a comfortable rest for forearms. Or build this handsome “Tile-Top Box” that you can customize using an 8 x 10” tile made from a favorite photo. Construction techniques include building a pair of precision jigs for miter-cutting and routing the corner dovetail key slots. If you prefer turning, turn a chunk of firewood into an object of art for this “Live-Edge Bowl” use a 4-prong drive center, 4-jaw chuck and a few gouges.
Techniques in this issue: “Jointer Unplugged” For those times when prepping short or narrow stock for edge-gluing proves unsafe at the jointer, turn to a jointer plane and sturdy bench vise for quick and true solutions.
Tool features include: “Step Up to Spray Finishing” and “Hot New Tools and Accessories”. If you find that pads and brushes take you only so far in your finishing quest, consider spray-finishing. See what system type best matches your woodworking needs and budget.
Special Features – “Orthographic Drawings” Learn how to make multi-view working drawings to establish the shapes, proportions, and relationships of project parts. Then use your new skill on your next design.