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Woodcraft Magazine April/May 2019 (88)

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Before arriving at Woodcraft in 2015, Tim Snyder interspersed trim carpentry work with freelance writing assignments and staff positions at five different magazines. “What this career path lacks in job security, it more than makes up for in the friendships I’ve made along the way,” says Tim. “The hard-working folks I’ve met on job sites and in workshops across the states are the best people I know—stone masons, plumbers, framing carpenters, furniture makers, and so many more.” Based in Sandy Hook, CT, Tim got help from his wife, Barbara (an avid gardener) in designing the cover project. When he’s not in the workshop, Tim enjoys spending time with his twin granddaughters and working on his topspin backhand. Steve Dando (right) started woodworking in 1963, as a teenager in his stepfather’s cabinet…

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on the web

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a growing team

Spring has sprung, and along with the blooming flowers, a few fresh faces have sprouted here at the magazine. First, I’d like to welcome expert woodworker Ken Burton. Ken has worked with wood for more than 30 years and has written about it nearly as long. You’ve seen his project and technique articles in past issues, but as a Contributing Editor, Ken will be sharing even more expertise and design inspiration. New graphic designer Kelli Edman, and circulation support manager Christie Wagner come to us from Woodcraft HQ. Kelli’s myriad design duties include collaborating with art director Bobby Schehl to produce compelling project-packed pages. Christie held positions in the purchasing and accounting departments at the corporate office but is now the cheery voice you hear when you call about your subscription.…

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share your ideas.

General information: 4420 Emerson Ave., Suite A P.O. Box 7020 Parkersburg, WV 26102 800-542-9125 Share a slick tip to win cash or a prize. Here’s your chance to help someone become a better woodworker and get rewarded for the effort. The winner of next issue’s Top Tip award will receive a Woodcraft Gift Card worth $250. All others will receive $125 for a published illustrated tip or $75 for a non-illustrated tip. Published tips become the property of Woodcraft Magazine. Email us at and put “Tips & Tricks” in the subject line or visit, and click on Contact. Important: Please include your phone number, as an editor may need to call you if your trick is considered for publication. Have a tough woodworking question? We’ll do our best to find the expert and provide the answer. Email us…

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william h. macy

When William H. Macy was making the movie “Fargo,” during the winter of 1995, he stopped into a woodworking store on a day off and took in a woodturning demonstration. As he might say, he was smitten. In short order, he bought a small lathe and kept it in a corner of the movie set. Whenever he had a little spare time, he’d do some turning. These days, he’s traded up to a larger lathe that resides in a spacious woodworking shop above his garage. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Felicity Huffman, and their two daughters. Portraying Frank Gallagher on the Showtime® series “Shameless” consumes much of his time (and keeps him in shoulder-length hair and a days-old beard). Writing and directing feature films occupies…

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news & views

This project rocks Thanks for the Sturdy Child’s Rocker in the Dec/Jan 2019 issue. I modified the plans slightly and then painted them with Black Dog Salvage furniture paint. I know the great-grandchildren will cherish them for decades. —Jack L. Dalton, via email A long-legged tray I like the Super Serving Tray article from issue #86 (Dec/Jan 2019) but noticed an error. The 9½" length provided for the legs would prevent them from both folding flat under the tray. —Rob Zellmer, via email Senior editor Tim Snyder replies: You’re right: 9½" won’t work; the legs should be 8" long. I apologize for our mistake in the drawing, and I hope your tray comes out looking great and serving as it should. Elusive bolts I ran into a problem while gathering materials to build the Super Serving Tray. The author…