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The Microplane rasps shown on page 8 are available from a number of woodworking retailers. You can also order any of the Microplane products directly from the manufacturer.
See how a few inexpensive add-ons can make your router more productive.
The router accessories shown on page 10 are a great way to get more out of your router. The guide bushings (59031) and edge guide (34420) both came from Rockler. We purchased the router trammel at the Woodsmith Store. And the CMT router collet extension is available from Amazon. Router mats are commonly available from a number of woodworking mail order sources.
We'll show you a few, simple techniques that make assemblies go easier and turn out better.
The technique is surprisingly straightforward and the end result is pretty impressive.
Here's a chance to put an interesting, new technique - shop-made inlay - to practical use. It's a quick project that looks fantastic.
The frame is made of maple with walnut edging. The banding is holly and ebony. We applied a coat of General Finishes' Java stain to the edging to even out the color. Then after wiping on acoat of oil finish, the frame was sprayed with lacquer.
This wall mirror has everything you expect from a Craftsman-style project. It features traditional joinery, simple details, and a practical design.
What could be better than building a project that offers a comfortable place to rest? This attractive, sturdy bench definitely fills the bill.
Aside from a few woodscrews, the only hardware you"ll need to build the bench shown on page 24 is some webbing and a box of cut tacks for nailing it down. We ordered the 2"-wide cotton webbing (W-C-01 2000) from Jontay Distributing. The cut tacks were purchased at a local hardware store.
To finish the bench, we wiped on a coat of clear oil finish (General Finishes' Seal-a-Cell) to give the maple a warmer tone. Then we sprayed on a couple of coats of clear lacquer as a topcoat.
The look is impressive. But there's a lot more here. A quality woodworking experience and loads of storage round out the appeal.
The cherry sideboard featured on page 32 requires a fair amount of hardware, but all of it came from just two sources. Rockler supplied the shelf standards (34017), shelf clips (33852), shelf pins (22765), no-mortise hinges (28696), leg levelers (31210), and magnetic touch latches (28431). The knobs (02W33.22), the drawer slides (02K40.17), and the figure-eight fasteners (13K01.50) were purchased from Lee Valley.
The two sectioned columns used on the front of the sideboard were cut from a single column purchased from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak (507-CXM36.CH). When you order the column, you'll need to specify that you want it split into two halves. (There's an additional splitting fee involved for this.)
We stained the sideboard with a mixture of three parts ZAR Cherry Stain and one part WoodKote Jel'd Cherry Stain.Then after spraying on a sealer coat of lacquer, we added a dark glaze to highlight the details, followed by two more coats of lacquer.
The first step to a top-notch project is accurately sized parts. Here’s how to get it done.
When it comes to shaping parts quickly, easily, and accurately, this power tool tops them all.
The best way to apply a durable, attractive varnish finish is the traditional way.
This traditional design feature is a great way to add another level of sophistication to your work.