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Woodworker's Journal August 2019

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.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rockler Press, Inc
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It’s the heart of summer, which for many of us means outdoor project season. I’m talking about those fun projects that make your backyard a great place to hang out. Things like Adirondack chairs, patio sets, porch swings and even bird feeders. This month we pulled together more than 25 of our favorite outdoor plans and put them in a new Outdoor Project Plan category on WoodworkersJournal.com. So, if you’re looking for something new to spruce up your deck, patio, porch or garden, go to www.woodworkersjournal.com/outdoor-project-plans and find your next outdoor project.…

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ROB JOHNSTONE Publisher ALYSSA TAUER Associate Publisher JOANNA WERCH TAKES Editor CHRIS MARSHALL Senior Editor JEFF JACOBSON Senior Art Director DAN CARY Senior Content Strategist MATTHEW HOCKING Internet Production Coordinator MARY TZIMOKAS Circulation Director LAURA WHITE Fulfillment Manager Founder and Chairman ANN ROCKLER JACKSON Contributing Editors NORTON ROCKLER ERNIE CONOVER Advertising Sales MARK HAGEN National Sales Representative mhagen@woodworkersjournal.com (312) 286-4926 Fax (763) 478-8396 ROB JOHNSTONECustom Video Contact rjohnstone@woodworkersjournal.com (763) 478-8255 Editorial Inquiries editor@woodworkersjournal.com…

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letters

Mid-Century … Why Yes I Am! PROJECTS GO BACK TO THE FUTURE! If you check out our projects in this issue, you will find two that are clearly in the Mid-Century Modern style. The Tambour Console would look completely at home on a “Mad Men” set, and the Modern Coffee Table is clearly inspired by George Nelson designs. The Mid-Century school is continuing to gain in popularity — and that is good news to me. Why? Because I was born square in the middle of the 20th century and hence consider myself a prime example of Mid-Century design at its finest (although I will admit that both of the projects are more handsome than I am). Even so, we are not mired in the past when it comes to our projects in this…

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reader projects

Jewelry Armoire I searched for a long time to come up with plans for a jewelry armoire. [Eventually], I got inspired by reading the Journal and how your writers work out the plans in the magazine, so I gave it a try. I made three of these for Christmas: two for my daughters and one for my wife (bonus points, LOL). Anyway, I drew up detailed plans along with a cut guide just like the pros! Two are made out of ash and the other, cherry. All wood was purchased from a sawmill and milled to working dimension. Thanks again for the inspiration and excellent magazine. Stan Kowalczyk Riceville, Tennessee Nook Table Here is a nook table for three I built over a summer. The sapele table is 30" high and 35" in diameter. Charles Mak Calgary,…

3 min.
extending clamps and their uses

Stick a Pin In It I’ve tried all kinds of ways to prevent the tips of CA glue bottles from clogging up or becoming encrusted with dried glue inside the cap. My best solution is this: just use a pushpin instead of the glue bottle cap. It works so much better that I’ll bet you never go back to using the cap again. Charles Mak Calgary, Alberta Sneaking Up on Crosscuts When crosscutting at the miter saw, here’s an easy way to trim off as little as 1/32" or even less. Set the end of the workpiece against the side of one of the blade teeth, and gently press the wood against the blade to deflect it slightly. Now hold the workpiece where it is, with your hand a safe distance from the blade. Raise…

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steaming glue joints; cutting board woods

Q Recently, my father, husband and I had a question about using steam to reactivate wood glue. We enjoy antique furniture, but sometimes the refinishing can take so long. Also, at times, something is broken and in need of repair. It would be nice to be able to take apart the furniture to repair/refinish and then reassemble. Is it possible to steam the area to soften glues or adhesives? Would this only work on water-based glues? Also, would the steam warp the wood? Kimberly Sutherland Smoot, Wyoming A You’re wanting to know my deepest trade secrets! Working as a professional furniture restorer since I was about 14 — a long, long time ago! — I have steamed apart joints many times. The photo above shows one of my favorite tools for doing it.…