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Take a look at a few handy accessories that take the drudgery out of sanding curves.
The flap sanders, sanding mops, and discs shown in the article on page 8 came from Klingspor's Woodworking Shop. They have a large assortment of sandpaper and sanding accessories. The Dremel Abrasive Brush is available wherever Dremel tools and accessories are sold.
These mighty routers offer a surprising range of features in an easy-to-handle package.
Both of the routers featured on page 10 are new models that were just released this year. They are available from woodworking dealers that carry DeWalt and Porter-Cable tools.
Here's a quick and accurate way to add knobs and pulls to your projects.
Here's your chance to work on an interesting project that you'll also be able to put to use in your shop nearly every day.
Simple, knock-down construction and a clean, uncluttered look guarantee this practical project will go together in a flash.
To build the bookshelf on page 18, you'll need some Minifix fasteners (22161) and a plastic sliding door track (10007). We purchased both of these items from Rockler. For the frosted glass doors, we went to a local glass shop.
The bookshelf was stained with a mix of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part WoodKote Jel'd Stain (cherry). Then it was finished with two coats of spray lacquer.
Building this attractive lidded box will give you a chance to pull out all the stops. The small size keeps it all manageable.
All of the hardware used for the contoured-side box on page 22 is available from Lee Valley. This includes the hinge (00D52.16), hinge screws (91Z01.02X), ball chain (00G40.01), chain end anchors (00G42.15), and brass chain screws (91Y04.02X). The felt used to line the box can be purchased at a fabric store.
To finish the box, we wiped on a coat of General Finishes' Seal-a-Cell and then sprayed on two coats of lacquer.
Don't let the large size fool you. Classic details, no-fuss joinery, and low-cost materials come together in a great-looking project.
Nearly all of the hardware for the entertainment center on page 30 was purchased from Lee Valley. This includes the drawer slides (02K42.20 and 02K42.12), hinges (00B15.34), door dampers (00B17.32), pulls (02W40.54), connector bolts (00N16.30), and bolt caps (00N20.12). The antique brass shelf pins (22765) are available from Rockler.
We used two different stain colors (both from General Finishes) on this project. The doors, drawer fronts, shelves, and top of the base cabinet were stained with Georgian Cherry. The rest of the project was stained with Java. Once the stain was dry, everything was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.
Learn the secret to cutting perfectly sized project parts from full sheets of plywood.
Find out why his classic plane is one of the most valuable hand tools in the shop.
This easy-to-use product offers a great way to protect and enhance the look of your projects.
Create custom beads and other molding profiles with this traditional shop-made tool.