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Woodworker's JournalWoodworker's Journal

Woodworker's Journal December 2018

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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woodworkersjournal.com

It’s already November! For me, that means it’s time to decide if I’m going to commit to making holiday gifts (and, if so, how many?). Nothing beats the feeling of giving someone a gift that you made specifically for them — but making those gifts can be a big commitment. We can’t make your gifts for you, but we can offer project ideas and plans that should help speed up the process.You’ll find a bunch of great project ideas in this issue, and you can find even more on woodworkersjournal.com. Some are free for anyone to view, but many more are exclusively available to you and your fellow subscribers as Premium Content. Finding them is easy: just go to woodworkersjournal.com/gift-project-plans to browse through over 50 of our favorite plans. I’m…

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your sentiments on saws and safety

A couple of issues ago, I pondered whether I was getting older and wiser — at least when it came to keeping the guards on my table saw — and wondered if I was alone in my journey to sagacity and safety. I heard back from a lot of you and, while you’ll see the responses from several of your fellow readers in the Letters department of this magazine, there were more than we had room to print. Solution? One of those wondrous miracles that has developed during my decades on this Earth: the Internet. Check out even more commentary on saw guards in the Feedback section of the November 13 Woodworker’s Journal Weekly, Issue 553. (If you’re not already subscribing to this free newsletter, you should — you’ll get…

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reader projects

A Sleigh as a GiftMy friend and I have been working on making sleighs for gifts. This one has cherry wood sides, and the rest of the wood is walnut. I bent the runners after steaming them. This is the first wood bending project. I added brass to the runners and used brass to make the suspension system. The sleigh is 13" long by 6" tall. The screws were #2 × 1/4" long.Dan MartinGalena, OhioWaney Edge IdeasThe “Waney-edge Box” in the August issue gave me an idea of how to use some small pieces of wood with a single waney edge. Some time back, I was given a nice piece of quilted maple with two waney edges. I used it to make a couple of small boxes: one three-drawer and…

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anne briggs, marc spagnuolo and peter brown

Anne of All Trades - anneofalltrades.comAnne Briggs is a woodworker, farmer, builder, blacksmith, musician and more. In short, she’s Anne of All Trades. Anne is not afraid to tackle a new skill, and she wants to share that enthusiasm for learning with her audience. Her YouTube channel (youtube.com/allaboutanne18) initially featured woodworking and hand tool videos, but she is now also sharing projects around her small farm and even a few cooking recipes. Instagram (@anneofalltrades) is where you’ll find the most recent updates and content from Anne. Her assortment of farm animals, including a couple of alpacas and miniature donkeys, routinely steal the show.The Wood Whisperer - thewoodwhisperer.comThere are lots of sources of woodworking content on the web, but Marc Spagnuolo was one of the first to share woodworking lessons online.…

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memory-saving tips for the shop

Adhesive Tube Dispenser with a TwistI buy silicone adhesives in smaller toothpaste style squeeze tubes to make better use of the contents before they dry out. Here’s a little gizmo I’ve created from a couple of dowel scraps to make dispensing the product easier. I cut a slit along the center of the larger dowel that’s just wide enough to fit the flattened end of the tube, and I crosscut it a couple of inches overly long so I could run a smaller piece of dowel through its thickness, “T” style, to make it easier to twist. With this device, I can just roll up the tube without squeezing it.Jim WilsonSan Marcos, TexasApril Magnet Trick ReduxSometimes I forget what grit I have installed on my stationary drum sander. After seeing…

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unplugged power and flat rocks

The fuel gauge on a lithium-ion battery shows you how much charge is left on a battery (the one at left is fully charged). No need to leave your battery on the charger long-term.Q I have considered going to battery-powered tools for a few years. However, I often don’t use a particular tool for a long period of time — say, anywhere from a week for a drill, to a few months for a circular saw. My question is this: Since I want batteries charged at all times, would I have to put them on chargers and remove them frequently? Or, do the battery/chargers have a way to know when to start recharging a battery that has lost charge?(I had a couple of battery-powered drills in years past that you…

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