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Reader Feedback5

Tips & Techniques6

Beyond Basic Bits10

Food-Safe Finishes14

Most woodworking suppliers carry finishes designated as food-safe. MCT oil can be found at many health food stores.

Carving Board24

A series of recesses routed into the surface of this carving board create a tree motif. But the recesses serve a practical purpose as well, allowing juices to run off.

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The carving board was finished with a blend of mineral oil and beeswax. The mixture is wiped on, then buffed out.

Turntable Console36

This turntable console rocks a mid-century vibe with its clean lines and low, sleek profile. Inside, there’s space for components as well as your vinyl collection.

The console was stained with Bartley’s “Jet Mahogany” gel stain. After staining, the console was sprayed with three coats of lacquer.

Rustic Dining Table & Bench46

Reclaimed lumber and timber-frame design elements give this table and matching bench loads of farmhouse charm. It’s sure to be a hit in any home.

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    The upper left dowel for the breadboard end is mislabeled. It should be 3/8, not 3/4.
  • Page 48: Main illustration
    The arrows for the Cap and Connector are correct for the left image. However, on the right hand side, they’re pointing to the wrong parts.

The reclaimed lumber used in the construction of the table was acquired from Harvest Reclaimed, a business near Winterset, Iowa that specializes in repurposing lumber from farm buildings in Iowa.

Drawbore Joinery58

Flattening Large Surfaces62