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 50: Dec/Jan 13
Add a classic to your casual home furnishings with this “All-American Pie Safe”. Standing 411⁄2" wide × 17" deep × 551⁄2" high, it features attractive punched-tin panels. Joints include rabbeted tenons and grooves for the paneled sides, half-blind dovetails for the drawers, and stub mortises and tenons for the doors. Create a complementary pair of “Pepper and Salt Mills” using the detailed drawings and template inside. The sourced mechanisms let you shape 6"-high mills in woods of your own choosing. Tired of fighting miters? Stop all the fussing and fitting, and get ’em perfect the first time around using this low-cost, shop-made “Tablesaw Miter Sled”. You’ll wish you made it years ago.
Techniques in this issue: “Plywood- Cutting Guides”Breaking sheets needn’t be a back breaker. Discover four different fixtures that can help you cut your next sheet down to size. “Resawing Basics: If you’re not using your bandsaw to slab small logs, create beautiful book-matched panels, or slice veneer, you’re wasting some of the machine’s best talents. Here’s how to get started.
Tool features include: “Well Stocked Shop: Masks and Respirators” Protect yourself from dust and fumes with one of the appropriate products found in this safety category. “Finishes for Woodturners” Match the finish with your project as pro turner Nick Cook covers CA, lacquer, oil, wax, friction finish, and water-based, providing application information and best product use.
Special Features – “Best Woodcraft Tools of 2012” Expect to find a holiday gift or two as you check out the 16 top tools and accessories from this year’s editors’ roundup of new woodworking products.