This advertising-free publication is filled with good craftsmanship and shop-tested techniques. You can download a PDF version of our Winter 2009 issue that can be viewed and printed on any computer, PC or Mac.
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This issue is also available in a printed format that can be mailed to you. Articles in this issue include:
This seemingly simple stool will challenge the way you think about layout and joinery.
Chairmaker's Secret Weapons
Create a hollow with a minimal amount of noise, suffering and collateral damage – or create a hollow in a hurry.
Liquid Hide Glue
We delve into some sticky issues about hide glue and compare two commercial liquid varieties, plus a liquid version you can cook up in the shop.
White Water Shaker Bench
We build a reproduction of a rustic and sturdy bench using hand tools and local walnut.
Bench Planes: The System of Three
We rethink the Western bench-plane system and simplify things. All you need to know is that there are three tools, three setups and three planing jobs.
A True Oil Finish
Oil finishes are simple to apply and a favorite of many woodworkers – but to get the best results, you might have to adopt a new set of rules.
Thrice the Advice
What was once confusing to a new woodworker has become a source of entertainment.
Plus On the Level, Letters, and Shortcuts.
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