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 52: Apr/May 13
Enjoy your backyard spaces with this cedar “Outdoor Table and Benches” by craftsman Ken Burton. The plans include instructions for a 62"-long table and a 60"-long bench, and feature loose-tenon joinery. You’ll build a mortising jig that should prove useful for other projects as well. Or Start a youngster in woodworking with this simple “Kid-Built Birdhouse”. Instructions are divided up so that the mentor completes the more challenging steps, leaving a variety of tool use and assembly experiences for the student. Learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as you build this nicely styled “Craftsman’s Tool Tote”. Designed by Mario Rodriquez of the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop, it measures 25 1/4" long, 7 1/8" wide, and 12" high. Display quartersawn surfaces on four sides of this Arts & Crafts Lamp’s shaft , and create a light,elegant mica shade following the techniques and precision machine setups by seasoned woodworker Tom Svec.
Techniques in this issue: “Restoring Outdoor Projects” Add years of life to badly weathered outdoor chairs, tables, arbors, and more with the strategies and products found here. “Tackling Tear- Out at the Tablesaw” Discover six shop-proven tricks that pros use to prevent damage to project parts when executing crosscuts, dadoes, rabbets, and other saw cuts.
Tool features include: “Well Stocked Shop: Angle Masters” Whether measuring an angle, transferring an angle when laying out a part, or setting an angle on machine components, one or more of these instruments are poised to deliver.
And a special feature “Complete Guide to Woodworking Glues”. See what product works best for the gluing task at hand with this comprehensive round-up. Hang the glue chart at the center of the magazine in your shop for fast, at-a-glance answers.