Issue 68: December / January 2016
Segmented, polychromatic turning can produce dazzling objects like this distinctive tree ornament. Now you can learn how to assemble small, precisely cut parts and produce a geometric blank that...
We love projects that provide maximum impact from minimum materials. A handmade mirror can be delightful to hold and behold. Learn how to personalize each mirror you make with incised lettering that’s created using a freehand routing technique.
Wenge, bocote and bird’s-eye maple combine in a treasure box that includes velvet-lined interior dividers and a unique shop-made handle. Construction involves spline joinery, a hinge mortising jig, and a tiny tapering jig for the legs.
Helical cutterheads offer definite advantages over straight planer knives, and now you can get this performance on affordably priced portable machines. Check out our test results.
Bringing a beat-up chisel back to life takes elbow grease and the right sequence of flattening, grinding and honing operations. Old chisels (and some new ones, too) will reward your restoration work with years of sharp service.
Don’t miss our editors’ gift picks for budgets big and small. They’re certain to increase accuracy, enjoyment, and sawdust production.
Small strips of wood can improve strength, add visual interest, and keep joints aligned during assembly. Here’s how to get spline joinery done right.