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 49: October / November 2012Standing 60" high, this quartersawn red oak “Arts & Crafts Bookcase” features adjustable shelves and a full-width drawer. Style elements include through mortise-and-tenon joinery, corbels, spindles, and period hardware. Or if Chippendale is more your style, check out this “Chippendale Mirror” designed and built by Mario Rodriquez of the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop, this Colonial classic combines a routed frame with a scrollsawn crest and drop, all in dyed figured maple. Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that little girl in your life, Make her happy with this charming project, sized to a variety of today’s popular dolls. Biscuits, dowels, and screws lock in the joints, while store-bought spindles speed construction.
Techniques in this issue: “Fixing Finishing Flaws” Let finishing expert Jeff Jewitt help you tackle a slew of common finishing problems that include glue spots, sanding scratches, drips, sags, and trapped debris.Tool features include: “Handling Sheet Goods” Save your back and achieve better results with these shopsmart strategies for moving and breaking down plywood,melamine, and MDF.Special Features – “Get a Grip on Lumber Grades” Study up on the standardized approaches for grading hardwood and soft wood to make the right stock selections for your next project, and maybe save a few bucks.