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Woodworker's JournalWoodworker's Journal

Woodworker's Journal Mar/Apr 2016

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

We know our subscribers can never get enough woodworking content, but we’re still going to try. Every subscriber can now get a lot more on woodworkersjournal.com! You can access every past issue of Woodworker’s Journal from 1977 up to the most recent — PLUS, view articles, plans and new videos, including a brand-new 14-part video series from Ernie Conover that covers everything you need to know about hand planes. It’s available to you, our print and digital-edition subscribers, right now! Accessing this exclusive content is easy. All you have to do is verify that you’re a current subscriber. The easiest way to do that is to log in to the site with your account number. You can find your account number just above your address on the mailing label that’s stuck…

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tell us what you think

THREE NEW EDITORIAL OFFERINGS ... As this is our second issue in 2016, I thought I would take a moment and ask you what you think of our editorial additions. As you likely noticed, we replaced our recurring Small Shop Journal project article with Weekend Projects. The idea, as the title suggests, is to offer solid woodworking projects that most folks can knock out in a weekend. Nothing fancy, just practical, bread-and-butter projects that are fun to build. The next addition is a twopage Technology and Woodworking department. In it, we will make sure you know about the high-tech offerings that your peers are using, and do our best to demystify the subject. Technology in the shop can be controversial, and while no one I know wants a machine where you…

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tricks for caps, compressors and cleanup

Sponsored By Bit Splits It Evenly Need to scribe a line down the center of a thin piece of stock? If it’s a typical thickness (1/4", 5/16", 3/8", etc.), here’s a simple way. Lay the stock on a flat surface and use a brad-point bit with a diameter that matches the stock as a scribing gauge. Lay the bit next to the wood, and drag the bit’s tip along the edge or end to mark your scribe line. A quality bit will leave a perfectly centered line. Paul Guncheon Wahiawa, Hawaii Handy Compressor Tote My air compressor has become too heavy for me to lift and carry easily, so I made this tote from 2x scrap that fits my two-wheel dolly. It attaches with two U-bolts and wingnuts to the dolly’s upright tubes, so I can…

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where, oh where does the vise go?

THIS ISSUE’S EXPERTS Chris Marshall is senior editor of Woodworker’s Journal and author of several woodworking books. Mike Gulley is product manager at Mirka USA. Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finishing expert and the author of The New Wood Finishing Book. 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’m getting ready to build a workbench for my woodworking hobby and was wondering if there was a reason that the front vise is installed on the left side of the workbench? I’m right-handed, and it would seem more comfortable for me to have the vise on the right side. Will…

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gone to the dogs

What’s This? Bob Frederick of Beverly Hills, Florida, found this mystery tool in a 200-yearold mansion in Carrutherstown, Scotland. 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! In response to the December 2015 mystery tool submitted by Henry Dechief of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Christopher Hodgkin of Friday Harbor, Washington, posed the question: “What, none of your staff owns a dog?” Mea culpa. With names like “matting rake” (Gene Fisk, Cedar Rapids, Iowa), “mat splitter” (Angie Ruszel, Waukegan, Illinois), “dematting comb” (Holly Stover, Trenton, Michigan) or “grooming rake” (Jim Cameron, Marietta, Georgia), the tool “is used by dog groomers to demat or detangle a mat in animal fur,” said Jane Janzen of Warsaw, Missouri…

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seasonal celebration:

Rockler Stores Recognize National Woodworking Month This April, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is among those celebrating National Woodworking Month. As part of the celebration, “make-and-takes” will be offered at all of the company’s retail stores. While the connection to National Woodworking Month is a natural for the woodworking-focused, family-owned company, there is more at work here than simple self-promotion. “It’s our hope that woodworkers around the country will be inspired to use National Woodworking Month as a reason to teach a child or neighbor how to do basic woodworking,” said Scott Ekman, Rockler vice president of marketing. Rockler Expands In the past two years, Rockler has relocated or remodeled several of its retail locations, plus opened two new stores. A central feature of these new locations and renovations is a glassed-in classroom area with bleacher…

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