Table of Contents
Woodsmith No. 179
16 / Slant-Sided Tote
Here’s an easy-to-build project that still offers a great range of woodworking experiences. You start with some basic joinery, then get to learn a new skill — bent lamination.
Designer Series Project
20 / File Storage Cabinet
Who says that a practical file cabinet can’t also look great? But the classic appearance isn’t all this project has to offer. The challenge of building it will keep you on your toes.
30 / Craftsman Library Table
This library table gives you everything you could want in a project. The design is traditional, the woodworking is down-to-earth, and the end result will be a treasured heirloom.
From Our Readers
4 / Tips & Techniques
8 / The Benefits of Secondary Wood
Sometimes, using a less expensive wood can make a project better. We’ll explain how.
Tools of the Trade
10 / Woodworking Drill Bits
Not all drill bits are the same. Here are the best options for clean, accurate holes in wood.
Jigs and Fixtures
12 / Simple Circle-Routing Jigs
You’re guaranteed consistent results with these inexpensive and easy-to-use router jigs.
Techniques from our Shop
14 / Bent Lamination
We’ll show you a great technique for making strong, gracefully curved workpieces.
Tips from our Shop
28 / Shop Notebook
40 / Ripping Thin Strips
All it takes to rip perfect thin strips at the table saw is the right setup and technique.
Working With Tools
42 / Quick Table Saw Tune-Up
Keep your table saw in top-top shape with this simple, seven-step tune-up.
46 / Using Paste Grain Fillers
When you want a perfectly smooth finish on porous wood, grain filler is the key.
Details of Craftsmanship
48 / Adding Perfect Pulls
Learn the secrets to installing the drawer or door pulls that complement the look of a project.