Tips & Tricks: Issue 14
AS I WAS making a corner cabinet out of birch plywood with cherry facings and five-sided shelves, I encountered a problem. My design called for gluing cherry facing strips to the front edges, which I would then shape. However, the long front edge of the shelf had no opposing parallel edge to use for clamping. I developed this jig so I could clamp the facings to the front edge of the plywood.
Time is money in the furniture-making business. This applies to the amateur woodworker as well as the professional. I have had numerous carved pieces slip out of homemade clamps and jigs, and have even broken items while trying to hold and carve them.
New & Notable: Issue 14
This seven-piece set routs slots, grooves and rabbets, making it ideal for biscuit and tongue-and-groove joints.
Spinning Wheels: Jet Slow Speed Wet Sharpener
NOW THAT THE JET SLOW SPEED WET SHARPENER has been on the market for a while, I guess this isn’t a new tool review. Then again, you might say this never was really a new tool at all.
IT’S USUALLY 10 TO 20 EXPERIENCED WOODWORKERS who meet every Monday night at Johnny Jones’ home workshop in Boerne, Texas, a community in the beautiful Texas hill country 10 miles north of San Antonio. They bring samples of what they have been working on to show the others, or seek advice on a particular problem they are having, or just generally “shoot the bull” with their fellow woodworkers. This Monday, there would be much to talk about.
A Toolmaker's Vision
Thomas Lie-Nielsen will likely be remembered as a visionary in the world of toolmaking. For the past quarter century the founder, president and head tool designer of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks has successfully proven that high quality hand tools can be manufactured. Likewise he and his employees continue to meet the challenges of growth while consistently producing some of the most highly respected tools in the woodworking field.
Small Wonders: Proxxon Mini Tools
I really like what I have seen in Proxxon’s line of miniature tools. I can only imagine the possibilities for professionals such as architects, prototype builders or anyone who must perform small-scale, precision work.
Mission Style Frames Minus the Miters
Only your imagination will limit the picture frame variations you can make with this useful project - made easier with a special jig.
Stamp of Approval
It’s just a small problem to tackle: a wooden stamp holder with serious desk appeal. Here's how some woodworkers “thought small.”
Stash those Stogies in a Pocket Humidor
This project is a great way to use up small pieces of figured wood that are too nice to throw out, but too small for most other projects.