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Tips & Techniques4

Garden Arbor6

Woodworking on a grand scale. This graceful, outdoor project stands nearly eight feet tall and incorporates several woodworking techniques. The beams are connected to the posts with mortise and tenon joinery. And the lattice side panels use basic half-lap joints.

  • Page 13: Materials List
    Item I -- Arch Supports. Quantity should be 4, not 2 as printed.
  • Page 13: Cutting diagram
    Item B. Printed as 2 x 8 x 7 1/4 but should be 2 x 6 x 5 1/2. Also the amount of bd ft. should be 8, not 10.7 as printed.
  • Page 13: Main Illustration
    The garden arbor in issue 111 did not locate the concrete footings. The bottom and right concrete forms should be 32 3/4" from the center points. The bottom and left concrete forms should be 51 1/2" from the center points.

Step Stool14

This sturdy weekend project is constructed with through mortise and tenon joinery. Plus a handy pull-out step features a unique hidden stop system that prevents it from being pulled out too far.

Shop Notes18

Low-speed Grinder20

Our unique shop-built grinder allows you to convert your table saw into a sharpening station. And it's designed with an adjustable tool holder that makes grinding chisels and plane irons a snap.

Hollow Grinding28

From flattening the back of the tool to the final honing of the beveled edge, this article will take you through all the steps to creating a perfect, razor-sharp hollow ground edge.

Flip-top Tool Stand32

This easy-to-build project is a great space saver. The top on this stand spins allowing you to mount two tools on top of each other. And when you're done, it rolls out of the way.

Talking Shop34

Final Details36