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Reader Feedback5

Tips & Techniques6

Compasses & Dividers10

Compasses and dividers can be found at most office supply stores, or at Amazon.com.

What’s New in Track Saws14

Shadow Boxes18

These shadow boxes contain a unique hidden feature. The front frames can be quickly removed to allow you to change out your display whenever you like.

The shadow boxes were painted with a base coat of Benjamin Moore “Amherst Grey.” After applying the crackle medium, a coat of Benjamin Moore “Bone White” paint was applied.

Entry Door24

Solid-wood construction and insulated glass are combined to create an entry door that is as strong as it is attractive. Plus, we’ll give you some tips on installing it.

Before purchasing the entryset for the craftsman door you need know swing direction and handle side of your door. The hardware provider will help you with your selection.

The craftsman door was finished with General Finishes “Candlelite” oil-based gel stain. The door was sprayed with multiple coats of UV-rated polyurethane.

All-in-One Workstation34

This workstation combines three major power tools into a single, mobile footprint. Its space-saving design makes it a great addition to any shop — large or small.

  • Page 37: Main illustration
    In the illustration of the case bottom at the top of the page, the dimension in the lower left corner is shown as 28”. It should be 23”.

To finish the workstation, I sprayed it with multiple coats of spray lacquer. The remaining hardware for the workstation is available at most local hardware stores.

Infant Cradle46

We’ve given this traditional project an updated look while maintaining all the charm of the original. Loose-tenon joinery simplifies the construction.

  • Page 52: Main illustration
    The dimensions in the main illustration show the stretcher as 30" long. In actuality, it should be 37" long.
  • A Baby
    Custom Cradle MattressVaries

To finish the cradle, I started with a coat of wiping varnish to warm up the color of the beech and cherry. Then I applied a couple of coats of satin lacquer.

Vacuum Stabilizing56

  • TurnTex, LLC.
    6" Vacuum ChamberVaries
    Cactus Juice ResinVaries
    Resin Stabilizing DyeVaries
  • Harbor Freight
    2.5CFM Vacuum Pump98076

Sliding Dovetail Joints60

Crackled Paint Finish64