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Tips & Techniques5

Accent Woods10

Routing with Trammels12

Attach your router to a board. Pin it down on one end. Making precise curves and circles is a little more complex than that, but not much.


Spiral Candle Holder16

This decorative candle holder is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday dinners. It’s also a creative use for those special pieces of scrap wood that you’ve been hoarding.

Hobby Station22

This tabletop workcenter can be customized for any number of hobbies. It offers multiple options for storage and organization of materials and tools.

Display Cabinet28

Open glass shelves, a series of drawers and compartments, and a concealed tray provide the perfect place to store and display any collection of treasures or keepsakes.

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Page 39: [Several parts]

Several parts were mislabeled in the cutting diagram: the segments labeled LL should be HH, the segment labeled KK should be LL, and the segment labeled HH is unneeded.

Page 38: [Several labels]

Several of the part labels in the How-To section are incorrect. In Figure 1, part LL should be HH; in Figure 2, part HH should be II; and in Figure 3 the unlabeled false front piece should be labeled LL.

Painted Rocking Horse40

Based on a 19th-century design, this horse swings back and forth on bent steel rods that you fashion in your own shop. It offers plenty of woodworking challenges, as well.

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Page 53: Cutting Diagram, second board

On the second board from the top in the cutting diagram, letters 'B' and 'C' are reversed. 'B' should be the first part on the board and 'C' should be the last part.

Page 52: Main Drawing

In the main drawing on page 52, we call out the lag bolts as 3/8"- 18. Then in the materials list on page 53, we list them as 3/8"-16. Both of these are incorrect. They should be listed simply as 3/8" x 4" (no thread count) lag screws (not bolts).

Mortising Machines54

Pets in the Shop58

Must Have Hand Saws60

Shop Notes64

Blade Hook Angles66