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Woodsmith No. 178

Features

Weekend Project

16 / Magazine Rack

It isn’t every weekend that you can lay claim to a project that’s this practical and looks this good. Straightforward joinery and some hardware helpers make it all go together in a snap.

Designer Series Project

Online Extra
22 / Lighted Display Cabinet

Building an attractive display cabinet doesn’t have to be a lot of work. This project proves the point. Clean lines and simple construction create the perfect place to show off your treasures.

Heirloom Project

Online Extra
30 / Traditional Swing-Leg Table

I think you’ll agree, this is no run-of-the-mill table project. Its unique function and woodworking challenges are guaranteed to give you a double dose of woodworking satisfaction.

Departments

4 / Tips & Techniques

All About

8 / Bench Dogs & Hold-Downs

Securing your work is essential. We’ll take a look at the old standbys and the latest innovations.

Tools of the Trade

10 / One-Hand Clamps

You’ll see why these versatile clamps deserve a spot in every woodworking shop.

Jigs and Fixtures

12 / JIG-IT Hinge Mortiser

With this versatile, inexpensive jig, routing perfectly sized hinge mortises is a sure thing.

Techniques from our Shop

14 / Straight Lumber

We’ll show you some tips and tricks to get your project started on the right foot.

Tips from our Shop

28 / Shop Notebook

Woodworking Technique

40 / Routing a Rule Joint

A few minutes at the router table is all it takes to create this traditional drop-leaf joint.

Working With Tools

42 / Razor-Sharp Edge

Don’t rely on myth. Here’s what you really need to know about sharpening edge tools.

Finishing Room

44 / Custom-Mixed Stains

When you want the perfect stain color, your best bet might be the one you mix yourself.

Details of Craftsmanship

46 / Managing Wood Movement

Wood movement is a fact of life. But there are many tried-and-true ways to deal with it.

In The Mailbox

Video Workshop
50 / Q & A

Looking Inside

52 / Final Details