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Woodworker's JournalWoodworker's Journal

Woodworker's Journal August 2015

Woodworker’s Journal is the magazine for people who love to work with wood. Woodworkers of any skill level will find top-tier plans to build great projects, expert reviews of woodworking tools, and a ton of woodworking tips and techniques. Get Woodworker's Journal digital magazine subscription today and get inspired and motivated.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rockler Press, Inc
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6 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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woodworkersjournal.com

The fact that you’re reading this tells me that you love learning about woodworking. I’m guessing you may even get a little impatient waiting for the next issue of Woodworker’s Journal to arrive. I get it. I’m a woodworker, too, and I’m always interested in hearing about the latest tools or looking for a new project to tackle. One of the best ways I’ve found to scratch that itch is by opening my weekly issue of the Woodworker’s Journal eZine. It’s filled with the latest tool updates, woodworker interviews, expert advice and project plans. And, it shows up in my email inbox every week for FREE! The eZine is no secret if you’re one of the over 270,000 woodworkers who already subscribes and get your update every week. But if you’re…

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styling in the shop!

IT’S T-SHIRT WEATHER! Not everybody likes T-shirts, but most woodworkers I know wear them all the time. So, a while ago, in our eZine (www.woodworkersjournal.com/ezine) we hosted a contest asking for great woodworking sayings that would look good on a T-shirt. Now, I am pleased to announce, we have put those slogans on T-shirts with groovy-looking graphics and have them for sale on our website store. The slogans are: “I came, I sawed, I conquered!” “In this world, nothing is certain but death, taxes and wood movement” And my personal favorite: Woodworker’s Journal: Based in Minnesota for your protection.” For me, looking good while letting folks know that I am a woodworker: that’s as good as it gets. And even though my significant other has given me a list of where I can wear (grocery…

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clever tweaks to improve tools

Cardboard Stands Save Effort It’s tough to hold long pieces of quarter round molding for priming and painting, but recently I had 300 ft. of it to prepare for our new home. So, I used cardboard from our moving boxes to make four of these triangular stands, taped together, with V-notches cut along the top. The notches were shallow enough to hold the molding’s curved edge “proud” for easy finishing. Tom Kaye Louisville, Kentucky Bull’s-eye Level Keeps Drilling on Target Even though a drill press is best for drilling holes perpendicular to a workpiece, sometimes your only option is a hand drill. To help me drill more squarely, I attached an inexpensive bull’s-eye level to the back of my drill with hook-and-loop tape. Thanks to this fix, I can get very close to drill…

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questions & answers

Plane Answers THIS ISSUE’S EXPERTS Ian Kirby is the author of Sharpening with Waterstones and the DVD Sharpening Planes and Chisels. Sandor Nagyszalanczy is a writer/photographer of several woodworking books and a frequent contributor to Woodworker’s Journal. Rod Burrow is quality assurance/customer service manager at RIKON Tools. Contact us by writing to “Q&A,” Woodworker’s Journal, 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, MN 55340, by faxing us at (763) 478-8396 or by emailing us at: QandA@woodworkersjournal.com Please include your home address, phone number and email address (if you have one) with your question. Q I have run across the statement several times that the corner on bevel-up plane blades (irons) must be more pronounced than on bevel-down blades. What is the reasoning behind this? R.E. Jones Saginaw, Michigan A The bodies of early planes were made of wood. The only metal…

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”no more free milk”

Or, “tough love, Old McDonald style” What’s This? ”No More Free Milk” Or, “tough love, Old McDonald style” This mystery tool belongs to Mark Patrick of Ionia, Michigan. Do you know what it is? Send your answer to stumpers@woodworkersjournal.com or write to “Stumpers,” Woodworker’s Journal, 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, MN 55340 for a chance to win a prize! Lavern Zimmerman of Shiloh, Ohio, commented about the April issue mystery tool (from Rick Kerns of St. Joseph, Missouri): “I am very curious to know how many other people know what it is!” Answer? 974. There’s a lot of readers out there with a farm background (no word on whether they’ve seen Par-ee), plus a few “bovine veterinarians” like Todd Plocher of Salem, Ohio. Grant Coffin of Black Hawk, South Dakota, said, “This device is called, locally,…

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shop talk

In January 2014, Steve Purtell and Gus Kanakis made a discovery at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts: a Civil War flag and carved frame. Steve Purtell said, “We found the flag leaning behind a piano one day in basement storage and knew there was much more history behind this unique piece. I have never seen anything like it.” They brought it to the attention of the Greater Lowell Veterans Council, then under Commander Bob Page, which jumped into action to restore the flag and 73" wide x 54" high frame, bringing it to Camille Breeze of Museum Textile Services in Andover for the restoration of the flag itself and to Melissa Carr of Masterwork Conservation in Arlington for the restoration of the frame. Whose Flag? The story behind this flag began when…

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