Woodcraft Magazine February / March 2020

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Edwards Smith is a retired physician and academician with a lifelong interest in wood. He started in furniture but soon developed a distaste for measuring, and found woodturning more palatable. At 81 years old, Edwards sells his creations at craft shows (See his tips for selling your work at crafts shows on p. 32) and art galleries near his hometown. He’s active online and writes a blog about his woodworking exploits, and has no intention of retiring. Edwards works in an unheated barn in Williston, Vermont. Craig Bentzley has never been on the cover of Rolling Stone, but we think his reputation in the woodworking world approaches rock star status. Craig, usually accompanied by projects designed for our readers, has appeared on our cover five times. Over the span of his…

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on the web

Join the community. Check out the Woodcraft family online and enjoy an active community of woodworkers. Whether from the magazine or a fellow maker, or on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll find a rich mix of videos, project ideas, plans, tips, tool sales, and much more. Stop by anytime for inspiration, or to share your own woodworking ideas. onlineEXTRAS! This issue is packed with extra content. The Record Stand (p. 36) comes with a cut list and information on drawer slide hardware. For the Cutoff Cart (p. 52), we have a helpful article on panel-cutting. There are free patterns for various handle shapes so you can customize your own shop-made scratch awl (p. 48). And for subscribers, we have free projects that relate to the Record Stand and the Basketball Cutting Board…

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a bridge-building craft

We woodworkers have perhaps more opportunities than any other craft aficionados to mingle our myriad interests. Woodworking itself is vast and varied, with many branches stemming from the craft’s great trunk, including furniture making, carving, and turning, among others. And we can intertwine these offshoots to create projects limited only by our imagination, as we hobnob with a host of companion métiers like metalwork, carpentry, and upholstery. But it doesn’t stop there. A trade like ours can bridge the gap to virtually any other pastime. The things we make find their way into shops, libraries, living rooms, gardens and the hands of all manner of humans for all manner of motives. As for me, I’ve made a number of kitchen implements for gracious cooks, thanking them with spoons, spatulas, and stacks…

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share your ideas.

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anne briggs

Anne Briggs (she pronounces it Annie) is a true woodworker for the Internet age. She has successfully established her skills and personality as a brand—Anne of All Trades. She uses YouTube and her own website to document what she does in her shop and on her farm, as a way to inspire people. While she claims she’s not an expert in any of her trades, Anne has excellent handwork chops. She can cut tight dovetails, build just about anything from a chicken coop to a Windsor chair, and forge a knife from Damascus steel. So far, besides woodworking, her trades include woodturning, blacksmithing, welding, organic farming, and beekeeping. More than 150,000 people follow Anne on Instagram, and her YouTube video on building a tiny house has attracted nearly a million…

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a different spin on the circle-cutting jig

Bill Schneider’s bandsaw circle-cutting jig (Oct/Nov 2019) inspired me to make my own version (see photos below). The pivot bar sits flush with the base’s surface on my modified sled. On the underside of the bar, I attached a 1" × 1/4"-20 threaded rod that passes through a slot in the base. A fixture knob threads onto the rod to hold the position. Pivot holes every two inches along the bar allow cutting diameters from 1" to 48". An epoxied rare earth magnet in the travel stop helps to hold the base steady while the jig is in use. And a 1" hole where the blade cuts allows better dust collection, especially when I remember to remove the bandsaw’s throat plate before using the jig.…