Woodsmith last issue Woodsmith current issue

Keep up to date with

Sign Up for Our FREE Newsletter

Give a Gift FREE Issue

Table of Contents

Tips & Techniques6

Advanced Router Jigs10

Band Saw Boxes20

These three boxes will take your band saw skills to new heights. Each one starts as a single blank and all the parts are revealed in a unique sequence of cuts.

  • Page 22: Main Illustration
    A callout is needed to show the thickness of the sides that get cut off. That dimension is 3/4"
  • Page 23: Figure 2
    A callout is needed to determine where to get the bevel to. That demension is 2.5" from the bottom.

Online Extras

Kitchen Cart26

Who needs an island with this cart around? The large, thick top works as a prep and serving surface. The case below offers handy storage. And you can roll it anywhere.

The cart was finished with General Finishes “Black” gel stain. After staining, the cart was sprayed with a couple of coats of lacquer. The maple top and wheel assembly was finished with Boos butcher block oil. This is available online from amazon.com

Pie Crust Table34

Here’s a woodworking tour de force in a compact package. This beautiful table incorporates turning, carving, dovetails, and more. The result is an eye-catching showpiece.

The table was first sprayed with a coat of lacquer. Then General Finishes “Java” gel stain was hand-rubbed in. Then topped off with lacquer that was tinted with TransTint dye, Medium Red and Brown. (A teaspoon of each in a quart of lacquer.) This was sprayed through a .8mm nozzle.

Miter Plane42

This traditional hand plane style blends stunning looks with glass smooth surfaces. Combine metalworking with some woodworking and you have one amazing tool.

  • OnlineMetals.com
    3⁄16” Bronze21583
    1⁄8” Bronze20545
    1⁄8” O1 Tool Steel7153
  • Amazon.com
    Peacock OilB07PRTR8ZT

Sander Shelf50

Organizing your shop never looked so good. This Shaker-inspired design corrals your power sanders, discs, and belts so you know just where to find them.

The shelf was painted with two coats of General Finishes “Blue Moon” milk paint. The drawer pulls and Shaker pegs have a couple coats of oil applied to provide contrast.

Working With a Sawyer60