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Waterstones (like the ones featured on page 8) are great for sharpening edge tools.
The Shapton waterstones and the nagura stone came from Japan Woodworker. For the Norton combination stones and the holder, we turned to Lee Valley. The flattening stone (33463) came from Rockler.
These handy bits give every woodworker the means to make top-notch raised panels.
You can find router bits for creating raised panels at most woodworking suppliers. The ones shown in the article on page 10 are made by Amana and Freud and were purchased from the Woodsmith Store.
Cut large coves quickly and safely with this convenient new table saw jig.
Kitchen accessories never looked so good. Here are three handsome boxes that will give your shop skills a workout and then add some pizzazz to your kitchen.
The only hardware you’ll need for the kitchen containers on page 16 are the nickel-plated case hinges (00S55.01) for the recipe box that came from Lee Valley. However, the screws that come with those hinges will be too long for the box. I purchased screws that were ½″ long at my local hardware store.
You’ll need 1,600 10″ bamboo skewers for the knife box. I found them online at The Webstaurant Store. They’re sold in packages of 100. All of the boxes were finished with a wipe-on varnish.
Building a set of solid, great-looking chairs doesn’t have to be an overwhelming challenge. Simple lines and straightforward joinery make this chair project an easy build.
We took one basic case design, combined it with different details and came up with three great projects. Craftsman, country or traditional, you get to make the choice.
Of the three bookcases featured on page 30, only the traditional style bookcase required special hardware. The needed items can be obtained from Lee Valley. This includes two oil-rubbed bronze ring knobs (02W11.11), two pair of 2″ finial-tipped, no-mortise hinges (00H52.22), two ½″ rare-earth magnets (99K31.03), two 5/8″ magnet cups (99K32.53), and two 5/8″ magnet washers (99K32.63).
To rout the raised panels on the cherry bookcase, I used a Timberline bit (420-30) by Amana that I purchased from the Woodsmith Store.
The feet for the country and the traditional bookcases were purchased from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak. For the country bookcase, I used the Newport bun foot (461-BF). The traditional bookcase gets two Queen Anne front feet (481-F) and two Queen Anne back feet (481-B).
The three bookcases did have different finishes to match their styles. The Craftsman bookcase was stained with a mixture of two parts Wood Kote cherry stain to one part dark oak Jel’d Stain.
The country bookcase was finished with a couple of coats of Benjamin Moore’s Misted Fern paint. The beadboard back was painted with Benjamin Moore’s Woven Jacquard.
The stain applied to the traditional bookcase was a blend of three parts Zar cherry stain with 1 part cherry Jel’d Stain.
Add some muscle to your miter joints with this simple table saw technique.
Clean, accurate mortises with the flip of a switch -- a hollow-chisel mortiser will do the job.
Here are some great tips for working efficiently and accurately when making multiple parts.
It may sound backwards, but sometimes it's best to do the finishing first. We'll share the secret.
All you need is a sharp hand plane and the right technique to smooth an assembled frame.