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In Woodcraft Magazine’s April/May Issue #52 are eighty pages filled with information you’ve got to have for your woodshop!  Projects in this issue covers how to create a Tool Tote with hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery.  Learn how to make an Arts & Crafts Lamp with quartersawn 4-surfaced sides, and build an Outdoor Table with Benches featuring loose-tenon joinery where you can additionally build a mortising jig useful in this project as well as future projects.  This Projects category also features “Projects for Kids” with a first installment Birdhouse build, showing how to start a youngster down the righteous path of woodworking!

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In this issue of Woodcraft Magazine,  Tommy MacDonald of Rough Cut becomes a cooper, building this coopered leg table.  A cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels.  A woodstave is a narrow length of wood with a slightly beveled edge to form the sides of barrels, tanks, pipelines, and in this feature, legs for a beautifully built table made from Ambrosia Maple.  Everything a cooper produces is referred to as cooperage.  Tommy recreates this methodology in this issue and in this video from Season 3 of Rough Cut.

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Woodcraft Magazine’s fourth book in its Home Woodworker Series features 46 projects to help woodworkers improve their workshop production with jigs, fixtures, and related woodworking helpers. Woodcraft Supply, LLC, is the magazine’s parent company.

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In this month’s Woodcraft Magazine, January Issue #44, our Editor-in-Chief, Jim Harrold writes an article responding to the Feb/Mar 2011 magazine issue where he asked for solutions in setting up a shop for the wheelchair woodworker. His article and this blog are the result of the many letters and emails sent. It is one thing to have ideas to create woodworking, or be inspired from others works, but without a user friendly shop in these circumstances, none of the ideas or inspirations can become a reality. Five areas of importance in a shop design are, wheel chair design with reach considerations, floor plan or shop layout, cabinets with power tools, managing materials with storage, and product choices that consider safety with convenience. When designing a floor plan you will first need to consider the wheelchair type. Variations include motorized units, sports models and other manual designs.

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