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The combination of wood and glass is hard to beat. Here’s how to make it work.
We'll show you how to get an even bigger bang from this common and versatile shop tool.
Adding a router base is a great way to get more out of a rotary tool. The Dremel plunge router base can be found at most hardware stores and home centers that carry Dremel products, or from the sources listed in the margin.
The Precision Router Base (5260) is available only through Stewart-MacDonald. They also carry router bits for rotary tools.
Take a look at a couple of jigs that take the guesswork out of routing perfectly spaced flutes.
A little time at the table saw and a simple jig is all it takes to make this traditional molding.
This eye-catching project gives you the chance to fill an idle weekend with a healthy dose of straightforward woodworking. You'll have the candle stands up and glowing in short order.
The only item you'll have to purchase for the candle stands on page 16 (aside from the wood) are the candle cups. You can find these at most craft stores.
The unique look of these beautiful boxes is guaranteed to draw attention. But that's only part of the story. Building one or both is sure to raise the level of your skills a notch or two.
Like the candle stands, the gift boxes on page 22 also don't require much in the way of hardware. Aside from a few woodscrews, all you'll need is some adhesive-backed felt to line the boxes. This can be purchased at most craft or fabric stores.
The classic design of this bookcase is a bit deceptive. The techniques, joinery and materials used to build it are thoroughly modern. It goes together easily and will last a lifetime.
Most of the hardware for the bookcase on page 30 came from Rockler. This includes the 36″ shelf standards (34025), 48″ shelf standards (34033), shelf supports (33852), and levelers (81696). The anti-tip kit used to anchor the bookcase came from Hangman Products (TK-400). The shoulder bolts (00N14.70) and bolt caps (00N20.17) are from Lee Valley.
Another option is to use purchased moldings for the bookcase. You can obtain plinth blocks and crown molding from Jarrett’s Woodworking.
The bookcase was stained with Varathane stain (American Walnut) and finished with lacquer.
Learn how to use these large bits to make factory-quality moldings on the router table.
When completing a project, hand sanding is the key to a smooth surface that's ready for finish.
The sanding blocks and adhesive-backed sandpaper shown in the article on page 42 really go a long way toward making hand sanding easier. We purchased these items from the Woodsmith Store, but you should be able to find similar products through most woodworking suppliers.
Turn your circular saw into a real shop workhorse with just a few easy upgrades.
Upgrading the blade on your circular saw is a great way to get better results from this power tool. Oldham blades are available at many hardware stores and home centers. Forrest brand saw blades can be ordered directly from the manufacturer.
You don't need expensive equipment to apply a professional-looking sprayed finish.
Spray can finishes and aerosol spray can handles like those shown on page 46 are commonly available wherever finishing products are sold. The Preval spray gun is available through Rockler (30998). Or you can contact the manufacturer for a supplier near you.
Here's a simple technique that adds both strength and a traditional look to a project.