In “Voysey Mantel Clock,” the cover story for the August 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, executive editor Robert W. Lang makes a reproduction of C.F.A. Voysey’s beautiful painted clock from 1895. Despite being over a century old, the sleek design is still very much at home in the contemporary dwelling. Mary May teaches step-by-step the techniques used to “Carve a Classic Linenfold Panel.” Learn to scoop a chair seat using a table saw and a simple jig in “Take a U-turn to Scoop a Chair Seat” by Mario Rodriguez. In “William & Mary Spice Chest,” Zachary Dillinger builds a standout period piece with curved stretchers, turned legs and hidden drawers. Jameel Abraham uses a scrollsaw and a few simple steps to yield stunning inlay results in “Double-bevel Artistry.” Managing editor Glen D. Huey builds an exact reproduction of a Piedmont “Southern Gent’s Mirror Stand” that was discovered in a museum basement.
In this month’s tool test, we take a look at the Dadonator Jr. in “Infinity Shrinks the Dado Stack.” Plus “Amana Countersinks Conquer Burning & Marring,” “Clever Spyder Jigsaw Blades Make Super-tight Turns,” and “Vesper Tools Try Square: Perfect & Functional.”
In this month’s Design Matters, George R. Walker shows you how to “Train Your Eye” for small details and design decisions that make a difference. Megan Fitzpatrick gives you “The Hole Story” on boring and boring tools in Woodworking Essentials. In Arts & Mysteries, Adam Cherubini teaches you how to go from “Logs to Lumber.” Bob Flexner address the question “Revive of Restore?” when dealing with old, deteriorated finishes in Flexner on Finishing. Finally, David Mathias decides to “Conquer Finish Fears” in End Grain.