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Woodsmith No. 178
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
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.
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.
4 / Tips & Techniques
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
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.
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.