WOOD Magazine

March 2022

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club mid

When Annette and I bought our first house, it sported shag carpet, paneling, lauan trim, and harvest-gold kitchen appliances. Without enough furniture from our two-bedroom apartment to fill our three-bedroom split foyer, we soon acquired a bunch of midcentury furniture, not because it was trendy or stylish but because it was cheap and plentiful at tag sales. (Probably because we were a lot closer to the middle of the century than we are now!) Now, almost 34 years later, my son, Colby, and his wife, Jenny (above), have bought a house just 15 minutes away from us. Although it’s a couple of decades older than our first house, it has “good bones,” and came with a 5-year-old kitchen remodel. Like us, they’re now filling rooms they never had with midcentury furniture found…

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woodmagazine.com

JUST A BUNCH OF LINKS. FINE. WHATEVER. Fine-furniture Accuracy from Any Tablesaw woodmagazine.com/accuracyfine Fine-toothed Blades Make for Clean Cuts woodmagazine.com/cleancutsfine When to Forgo Fine-grit Sanding woodmagazine.com/sandingfine A Fine Pine Finish woodmagazine.com/pinefine Make Fine Pencil Lines Visible woodmagazine.com/pencilfine Razor-fine Layout Lines woodmagazine.com/linesfine Tools for Fine-tuning Joints woodmagazine.com/jointsfine Flat Kerfs for Fine-fitting Splines woodmagazine.com/splinesfine Make Fine Furniture from Stock Cabinets woodmagazine.com/cabinetsfine Fine-tune Drill-bit Angle with a CD woodmagazine.com/cdfine Fine-tooth Trowel for Spreading Glue woodmagazine.com/gluefine Razor-fine Chisel Sharpening woodmagazine.com/chiselsfine Free Plan: Fine Wine Cabinet woodmagazine.com/winefine Fine-feathered Guide to Birdhouses woodmagazine.com/birdsfine Fine Print: Sign Your Work in Brass woodmagazine.com/brassfine Please send an email to Dave at woodmail@woodmagazine.com to let him know that you also don’t read this column, so he shouldn’t worry about it that much. woodcraft.com…

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sounding board

Yes, Yes, Yes, Darling! I’m so thankful for WOOD® magazine and all it has done for my getting started in woodworking and keeping me sane during the pandemic. Some of the projects I’ve built from your plans are shown in this photo: the Barn-door Buffet and Modern Armchair and Footstool from issue 269 (September 2020) and the Craftsman-style Raised Dog Dishes from issue 273 (March 2021) for our dog, Reba—all made out of oak. When my mom saw the buffet I made for my wife, Alyssa, she wanted one, too, so I made another for her! Although I still have much to improve in the craft, each issue of WOOD teaches me, inspires me, and helps me become a better woodworker. —Brian Darling House Springs, Mo. Pro amplifies soundproofing suggestions As a home theater designer by…

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your questions

Choose the right speed for a circle cutter or any other drill-press accessory. woodmagazine.com/dpspeed Q Hole-y Dilemma, Batman! Every so often, I have a project that calls for making a hole larger than my largest holesaw. What is the best method for doing this? —Randy Claxton, Mesa, Ariz. A Most holesaw sets max out at 2½", Randy, although you can buy individual holesaws for diameters up to 6". For holes larger than that, or in between standard holesaw sizes, try one of these methods. For holes up to about 8" in diameter, consider a circle cutter (also known as a wing cutter) in a drill press. A circle cutter features an adjustable arm that holds a cutter. Set the distance between the center of the pilot bit and the cutter’s edge to the radius of the hole…

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work faster, smarter, safer

Workpiece Security Hinges on This Tip Because my workbench lacks an end vise or dogholes, I had to get creative to secure workpieces for planing, sanding, or other handwork. Here is how I solved this problem with four pieces of scrap and a recycled door hinge. I started by cutting four pieces from ½" Baltic birch plywood, each measuring 4×8". Next, I connected two of the pieces by mortising a hinge onto the ends so the pieces lie flat when placed hinge side down on the workbench. The other pair act as stops I clamp to the workbench to trap the hinged pieces and workpiece. Clamping a stop to the workbench as shown, I then butt the workpiece against it. I then place the hinged assembly hinge side down over a 1×1" spacer…

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midcentury blanket chest

Don’t let the name pigeonhole this project. Sure, it will store blankets, but also winter clothes, toys, or anything else that you want to keep out of sight. The sliding tray makes it easy to access articles deep inside without digging. Wrap the Wood Grain 1 From ¾" stock, glue up a 17×88" panel for the chest front (A) and sides (B) [Materials List, Exploded View]. Glue up a second 17×42" panel for the back (A) [Exploded View]. 2 Lay out the front and two sides on the long panel, with the front (A) in the center. Bevel-cut the front to length [Photo A, Exploded View]; then the mating ends of the sides, as close to the beveled end as possible; and finally the opposite ends of the sides to length. Bevel-cut the…

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