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Woodcraft Magazine June/July 2018 (83)

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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 47-year woodworking tour, Craig has also appeared on the covers of WOOD and American Woodworker. Working in a shop that’s a veritable woodworking museum, Craig’s antique restoration and furnituremaking skills keep him in high demand. When time permits, he enjoys teaching at Guilds and Woodcraft stores. Being one of those kids who took things apart to see how they worked, and then reassembled them, Dan Thornton drove his parents crazy. However, he learned a great deal about how to show others how things are made. Dan’s…

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on the web

Online EXTRAvaganza. Visit to find patterns and a cut list for the Grill Cart (p. 36), bonus tips for making the Treasure Box (p. 27), and a sharpening lesson to support the Hand Plane story on p. 50 (see more info at right). Plus, we have a video of the new Leigh Beehive Jig in action (p. 10), and plenty of extras for the giant Pequiá tree (p. 8).…

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navigating the learning curve

When Woodcraft Magazine began almost 15 years ago, the editor’s column was aptly titled Cutting In. After all, our fledgling title was stepping into a crowded market of established woodworking publications. We developed a distinguished dance card, offering woodworkers a fresh take on original projects, shop-tested techniques, and quality products from Woodcraft. The column’s title was later changed to Staying Sharp by our last chief editor, Tim Snyder. I thought that was a cool concept. Tim had done a wide range of writing and editing work before coming to Woodcraft. Jumping back into magazines in his 60’s was his way to stay on his toes, to keep learning and improving while making the magazine even better. I’ve changed the editor’s column title to Getting Sharp, which is always a good idea,…

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rocky mehta

The small North Carolina town of Conover may seem like an unusual location for one of the largest importers of exotic hardwoods. But that’s where Rocky Mehta and his wife Kim chose to relocate their lumber business a little over three years ago. Moving from previous headquarters in New York, they were attracted by southern hospitality and better access to southern ports where many wood shipments arrive. Today, West Penn Hardwoods supplies woodworkers with over 100 different wood species from all over the world. Rocky’s passion for sourcing specialty lumber has taken him all over the planet, and he’s weathered the transition from jetway to jungle more times than he can count. If you believe that every tree tells a story, you’ll appreciate the treasure trove of adventures Rocky can…

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sweet and simple box joints

Leigh may have developed the B975 for the apiary box-making community, but other woodworkers can reap the benefits too. This stone-simple router jig makes quick work of 1/2"- and ¾"-box joints for a fraction of the price of other commercial jigs. The jig required some assembly (attaching the template and stops to a shop-made beam), but I was ready to rout my first joint in about an hour. Following the provided step-by-step instructions, I achieved tap-together tight joints on my second try, and every time thereafter. My success had less to do with my skill and more to do with Leigh’s innovative e10 bushing and the stops that automatically set the correct offset for the mating board. Unlike standard guide bushings, the e10 bushing uses an elliptical sleeve to guide the bit.…

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one tough middleweight contender

When it comes to chopping with a chisel, you might think that a mallet is a mallet is a mallet. But it ain’t necessarily so. I own mallets of various sizes and shapes, and I definitely reach for particular ones, depending on the job at hand. After introducing this 7"-long, 14-oz. aluminum and hard nylon tool to my arsenal a few months ago, I find myself reaching for it more and more. It’s solid, compact, comfortable, and terrifically tough. Being relatively small, it’s easy to maneuver, but hefty enough to deliver anything from a carefully controlled tap to a fairly vigorous pounding. This makes it great for chopping out everything from typical hardware recesses and dovetails to driving carving tools. Beautifully manufactured and darned hard to mar, this tool will…