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Tips & Techniques5

Precision Stopped Cuts12

Hand-Cut Dovetails16

Wall Calendar20

Simple to build and easy to rearrange, this wall calendar is a quick weekend project. But you’ll be using it to keep track of the days and months for years to come.

The paint for the poplar parts of the calendar is from Benjamin Moore, “Waters Edge” (#1635) and “Van Deusen Blue” (#HC- 156). Both of these are Aura Matte finishes. The stencil paint is from Dick Blick, Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint in “Blacktop Black.”

One-Wall Workshop: Versatile Carts24

A flip-top tool stand, a handy router table, and an assembly cart add capability to the one-wall workshop. Best of all, they tuck out of the way when they aren’t in use.

  • Page 29: Main illustration
    In the main drawing, the cutout on the Drawer Front (I) is shown to be 6" wide and 8" from the end of the workpiece. However, that doesn't center the cutout on the front. The 8" dimension should be 9".
  • Page 29: Main illustration
    The False Front (K) is listed as 27 1/2" in the main drawing, but 27 1/4" in the materials list. The materials list is correct.

The carts were painted with Benjamin Moore’s “Rendezvous Bay” (eggshell). The tools sliders, and the tops of the assembly cart, and flip-top cart are finished with two coats of spray lacquer (satin). The plastic laminate for the router table is “Sandcastle” from Nevamar.

Box-Jointed Craft Center34

The compact, stacked trays of this craft center provide loads of storage. Then when you’re ready to work, they cantilever out for quick and easy access.

  • Page 41: Supplies list
    The Materials and Supplies list suggests you need (2) continuous hinges. At the length given, only one hinge is necessary to complete the project.

The sewing box was stained with a mixture of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part Wood Kote Jel'd stain (cherry). Then it was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.

Domed-Top Steamer Trunk42

Frame and panel construction and brass hardware give this trunk its heirloom look. But it’s the domed top that provides the woodworking challenge.

  • Page 46: Main illustration
    There is a discrepancy in the width of the Bottom Rail (H). The drawing on p.46 says it's 2 5/8" wide. The materials list shows 2 1/4". The materials list is correct.
  • Page 48: Figure 3a
    Figure 3a advises the woodworker to 'maintain a 2 1/4" rail width.' It should read 2 3/8"

The trunk was stained with one coat of Varathane Premium Wood Stain in “Gunstock,” followed by a light coat of lacquer to lock in the stain. After the lacquer dried, I applied one coat of General Finishes Glaze in “Van Dyke Brown.” The trunk was then sprayed with a couple of coats of flat lacquer.

To get the trunk hinges and steel trunk tacks to match the antique-brass look of the other hardware pieces, I soaked them in a brass aging solution.

Get More from a Disc Sander54

The Efficient Woodworker58

Shop Notes64

  • Page 65: Main illustration
    In the drawing on the top of page 65, the template blank is listed as 8 3/8" x 23 1/2". It should be 8 1/2" x 23 1/2". In locating the opening, the centerline is 2" down from the top edge and 6 3/4" from the lower edge. It should be 6 1/2" from the lower edge.