Updates & Revisions

Here you will find important updates and revisions to the articles and plans published in Woodsmith magazine.

Woodsmith Issue 172 cover image

August 2007
Issue 172

2-in-1 Desk Set
Page 39: Drilling the holes illustration
The drawing on the left has a callout about drilling a 9/32"-dia. hole. It should be 9/64".
High-Back Hall Bench
Page 31: Mirror Description
Clarification: The mirrors used in this project were custom-made with a 1 1/4" bevel. The bevel size is a matter of personal preference, so choose what looks best to you.
Page 31: Supply list for Upper Assembly
The length of Piece II is 4 3/4", not 4 1/4" as printed.
Page 31: Cutting diagram
The diagram indicates 4 of part II, but only 2 are needed.
Page 30: How-to Bracket Details diagram
The piece is 4 3/4" long, not 4 1/4" as printed. The placement for the hole to accept the T-bolts that hold the upper assembly to the bench is correct. The scale for pattern/layout shown is incorrect. Another row of grid squares needs to be added on the right side. This slightly affects the layout of the curve; see corrected PDF.
Page 31: Cutting Diagram
Part Y is listed as plywood, yet shows up on the top board in the lower set. That part number on the board should be W. Also, parts DD and EE in the second board are plywood as well. There's no need for them to be listed on the board.
Page 31: Cutting diagram, lower set
Parts AA and BB should not be included in the second board from the bottom. The width of that board is printed as 7"; it should be 7 1/2" so as to include room for kerfs on parts Z. The board footage is correct.
Page 31: Cutting diagram, lower set
Parts DD and EE, and two of the parts II, should not be included in the third board from the bottom. The width of that board is printed as 6"; it should be 6 1/2" so as to allow room for kerfs. Two AAs and two BBs should be included on this board; AA stacked on top of BB and another stack next to it. The board should be 60" long and the board footage should be 3.4.
Page 31: Cutting diagram, lower set
The fourth board from the bottom of the page shows a part 'BB'. This is incorrect. It should be part 'LL.' This board also shows one long part 'HH'. There should be four shorter parts.
Letter Bin
Page 17: How-To, First Illustration
The curve should start 1 5/8" from the edge of the notch, as shown in detail 'b' at the top of the page.
Page 17: Text in Joinery paragraph
Under the paragraph heading "Joinery", the second sentence should read as follows: These rabbets, which you'll find dimensioned in details 'c' and 'd,' will hold the plywood back that's added later.
Shop Notebook
Page 33: Illustration 3
For the letter bin, the screws should be #6 x 3/8" woodscrews, not 1/2" as shown. The Letter Bin article correctly says to use 3/8" woodscrews.