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Tips & Techniques5

All About Basswood10

Blind & Through Slots12

Desk Lamp18

Put your band saw to work making the shade of this modernlooking lamp. The technique is easy to master and a great way to create a unique look.

  • Page 20: Detail 'b'
    In detail 'b' in the main drawing, we incorrectly dimension the spacing between the kerfs. The numbers are correct, but the leader lines should not be centered on the kerfs. They should instead line up with edge of the kerfs. The thickness of the kerf should be 1/16". This also affects detail 'a' in Figure 1 of the How-To box.
  • Page 20: Detail 'a'
    In Figure 1, detail 'a', the 3/8" dimension should be 7/16".
  • Page 22: Materials List
    The materials list lists the Shoji paper as 8.5x12". However, the paper needs to be at least 14.5" to fit. The Shoji paper should be 8.5x16" instead.

All of the lamp parts were individually finished with three coats of spray lacquer before assembly.

Hand Plane24

With just a few scraps of wood and a weekend in the shop, you can fashion your own hand plane that’s sure to become one of your most-used tools.

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Woven-Seat Stool30

After building the wood framework of this stool, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your skills further by learning how to weave the seat for a comfortable perch.

Each stool requires approximately 350' of cord to complete the weave of the seat. L-nails come in boxes of 100, each stool uses 54 nails.

The stool is stained with a mixture of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part Wood Kote Jel’d stain (cherry).

Router Table Storage36

Using a commercial router table as the starting point, this project adds plenty of storage for bits and accessories. As an added bonus, it incorporates under-the-table dust collection.

  • Page 41: Materials list
    Parts E and F should be 1/4" hardboard, not 3/4" plywood.

The rest of the parts for the router table cabinet can be found at most hardware stores and home centers.

Byrdcliffe-Inspired Linen Press42

Whether you decide to use it in the bedroom, dining room, or living room, this handsome cabinet combines functional storage with an attractive appearance.

To finish the linen press, I first colored the oak with 16:2 mixture of General Finishes High-Performance Polyurethane water-based topcoat and green dye. Once the colored polyurethane was dried, the entire linen press was finished with multiple coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.

Jig Saws56

Woodworking Questions58

Basic Sharpening60

Shop Notes64