Downloadable Issue 52: April / May 2013
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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.
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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!