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Woodcraft Magazine - Downloadable Issue 51 February / March 2013


Woodcraft Magazine covers the Projects, People and Products of woodworking like no one else! With each issue you'll enjoy a variety of projects aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced...

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Woodcraft Magazine covers the Projects, People and Products of woodworking like no one else! With each issue you'll enjoy a variety of projects aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers. We'll take you into the shops of talented hobbyists as well as famous professionals like Sam Maloof and David Marks. And we'll keep you posted on the best woodworking tools and supplies available through our Toolbox section and product comparisons.

Build a fine home for worthy tools while showcasing your woodworking skills. This capacious “Heirloom Tool Chest” , with its dovetail joinery, lidded upper compartment, and full-extension drawers is one for the generations. Or Sharpen your joinery skills as you make this compact seven-drawer “Simply Made Spice Box”. Built by Scott Phillips, co-host with his wife Suzy of public television’s The American Woodshop, its construction includes basic dado joints and screws. Steer your budding builder into the construction world with this “Tough Enough Dump Truck”. Discover safe ways to machine small parts and a clever jig to fashion treaded tires. Learn the secrets for bending wood and making book-matched panels as you build this must-have “Upscale Music Stand” for your favorite musician. The adjustable music rest and rear leg detach for transporting or storage.

Techniques in this issue: “Making Bread-Board End Joints” Learn how to design and make spiffy stiffeners that give solid wood panels room to move and keep them from cupping. “Flattening Boards by Hand” Have you ever wrestled with a board that's too wide for your jointer? Discover how a pair of planes can quickly and efficiently lend a hand. “Tablesaw Dovetails” Looking for a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get that hand-cut dovetail look? Put down your saw and read this. “Rust Busters” Check out our side-by-side survey, and then select the best rust fighter to help win back your hand tools and machinery.

Tool features include: “Well Stocked Shop: Gloves” Different tasks–from handling
rough boards to finishing–require different gloves. See which mitts you need in the shop for maximum protection.

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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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Are you ready for Woodcraft Magazine Feb/Mar Issue #51? It’s going to keep you very busy making entertaining projects like a music stand, toy truck, spice cabinet, an heirloom tool chest, and more.  All projects have plan instructions, techniques, jigs and fixtures to help you make it right.  Our hot new tool features the Easy Wood turning chuck and every project comes complete with cut lists and buying guides. There is a special article on Rust Busting by senior editor, Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, covering many ways to prevent rust from taking over your shop  tools and machines.  If you think it’s too late, Joe has some fixes for those items as well.

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