Downloadable Issue 55: October / November 2013
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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...
Build a “Modern Morris Chair” designed by Jeffry Lohr. Few furniture pieces scream Arts & Crafts more than the beloved Morris chair. This updated version teaches techniques that range from mortise-and-tenon joinery to bending wood. Add whimsy to a child’s room with this colorful four-shelf “Pencil-Post Bookshelf”. Make the giant-sized pencils at the tablesaw and lathe. Then, attach them to the shelves with connector bolts and cross dowels. Add something special to your cache of Christmas ornaments by trying your hand at this unusual “Inside-Out Ornament” spindle turning. Its construction will surely keep onlookers guessing. When it comes to making personalized presents, it’s hard to beat a very cool, easy-to-make, and inexpensive “Geo Box” that honors the recipient’s geographical roots. If you like turning pens and giving them away, then build this handsome “Pen Presentation Box” out of fancy woods to make your gift extra special.
Techniques in this issue: From prepping through a series of application steps, see how the pros at the Lohr School of Woodworking bring out cherry’s rich, subtle grain and make it silky smooth to touch.
Tool features include: “Problem Solving Product: Micro Jig’s Tapering Jig” Cut perfect, repeatable tapers safely on table leg blanks and other project parts with this easy-to-adjust shop accessory. “Raps and Files” Match the tool to the assignment as you remove wood or metal with one of these handheld specialists.
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