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Woodcraft Magazine August/September 2019 (90)

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The workbench on page 34 was designed by Andy Rae, an instructor at Making Whole (MakingWhole.com), an apprenticeship program for men recovering from addiction. Andy (atop bench) supervised the construction of the bench with the crew of Making Whole (shown with shop dog Daenerys) as part of a program built on the idea that the growth opportunity in building objects by hand is the perfect platform for rebuilding lives. The shop makes studio-quality furniture in wood, metal and architectural concrete, not so much for the outcome of the project, but for the process. The men find that as they search for solutions to the problems they encounter during a build, they discover themselves. “I like watching people work,” says David Heim, who contributed two articles to this issue (pages 8 and…

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on the web

Free stuff! Just a friendly reminder that we are always adding new totally free content at woodcraftmagazine.com. Swing by and check out our exclusive onlineEXTRAs, Patterns, and Videos. As an added bonus, subscribers get access to every project we’ve published all the way back to issue one! Helping You Make Wood Work Join Chad Stanton as he helps you make wood work in a new skill-building video series from Woodcraft. Chad will share step-by-step instructions on specific techniques that will grow your woodworking knowledge. All you have to do is tune-in to YouTube.com/woodcraftmarketing and then take your new-found talent to the shop and make some sawdust.…

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sharing woodworking’s rich history

Woodworking may well be the oldest human craft. Not long after our ancestors climbed down from trees, they began utilizing them to make things. From these primitive beginnings, woodworking and humans evolved together. It’s a history rich in crafted objects of all sizes and shapes, for purposes that range from purely practical to total frivolity. But the story of woodworking isn’t only about what we make; it’s the knowledge we share and the many tools that get passed from one generation to another, accumulating their own special history along the way. Long after their communities began to decline in the mid-1800s, the Shakers place in woodworking history continues to show its staying power, as evidenced by the candle stand on page 56. The Art of Seating (30) demonstrates how American chair…

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share your ideas.

We love hearing from readers! And there are all kinds of reasons to get in touch with the crew at Woodcraft Magazine. Check out the details below. 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 tips@woodcraftmagazine.com and put “Tips & Tricks” in the subject line or visit woodcraftmagazine.com, and click on Contact. Important: Please include your phone number, as an editor may need to…

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gregory paolini

Beginning in 2007, Gregory Paolini and I worked together on several magazine articles and books. With each collaboration, I came away impressed by Greg’s woodworking ingenuity and drive. He has a knack for dreaming up clever router templates, ingenious ways to cut dovetails, and different ways to work more efficiently. When we first met, Greg was building Arts & Crafts furniture out of a small garage. He always seemed to have his sights on better tools, more commissions, and a bigger workspace. These days, he and his staff make custom furniture and cabinetry in a large commercial shop located near Asheville, NC. As if that’s not enough, Greg also offers a full schedule of woodworking classes for students who range from beginners to experts. We spoke by phone for this…

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news & views

Faceplate fixes I liked the Top Tip in the June/July 2019 issue, but have an even better method for faceplate mounting. I use a piece of kraft paper cut to the same size as the mounting block and glue them to the blank using Titebond II. When finished, I wedge a wide chisel between the block and blank. The paper splits, and the blank pops free. —John Crouse, via email Contributing Editor Ken Burton replies: I’ve tried your approach but found that the paper can shear if your tool catches, potentially resulting in catastrophe. This is especially true with beginners. I’ve taught basic bowl turning for years, and my students see more success with the added security of wood-to-wood contact between the blank and the mounting block. Since I switched to this method, I…