And That A Perfect Dovetail Joint Can Make A Grown Man

Om apprentice o craftsman to ine'toolmaker, He's always had a passion for woodworking. Torben Helshoj stands with the desk he built as a final project to complete His woodworking apprenticeship in Denmark. Torben Helshoj's passion for woodworking started when he was a boy watching the skilled craftsmen in the boatyards of Denmark. But his path to becoming an accomplished woodworker, tool designer and co-founder of Laguna Tools included a number of interesting detours. After graduating from high...

Powertools

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Natural Bench

How To Make Strong Joints In Slabwood When I need wood for a project, my first stop is a small mill near my shop that specializes in local hardwoods. On one particular visit I noticed a pile of offcuts sitting out in the rain. As I pawed through the pile, a slab of white oak caught my eye. The sawn surface was wet and the grain just popped. The bark was almost completely gone on the flip side, leaving a smooth, natural surface that was miraculously free of damage from chainsaws and harvesting...

Hook

F The veneer on top of my plywood tool box is bubbled and split. I usually store my cordless drill charger there. Could it have caused this damage Yes, the heat from the charger has probably caused the plywood's glue to fail. Water causes this kind of damage, too, particularly wet glasses and mugs. You can repair delaminated plywood by re-gluing it. If the veneer has bubbled, but not split, slice into it with a thin knife to create a narrow opening. Slip the glue in with a .003-in. or so...

Info

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Handtools

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Elastic Cord

There's a special home for woodworkers nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Here, in a secluded hardwood cove just off the AppalachianTrail, master craftsman Drew Langsner has offered intimate classes on working green wood at his school, Country Workshops, since 1978. It's an inspiring environment for woodworkers of all levels. At Country Workshops, you'll find yourself splitting out project parts from a recently felled oak log, sitting at a shaving horse learning to use a...

Heirloom

Metal and wood are the basic ingredients in most woodworking tools. As woodworkers, we're familiar with working wood, but what about metal Actually, the level of metal working required to make some woodworking tools is pretty basic. If you've never made your own tools, give this project a try. There's something enormously satisfying about using a tool you made yourself. We chose the scratch awl for this article because it's an everyday tool that's easy to make. Making an awl will teach you the...

Super Brush A

Brush sanders excel at sanding contoured or profiled wood, such as moldings. SuperMax's new 13-in. SuperBrush SB13 has a truly unique feature an accessory drum sander head Photo 1 that allows you to flat-sand boards, panels and veneers. The sanding drum is easy to exchange it with any other head. Just remove four bolts and the head lifts right out. The SBf3's dual contour flat-sanding capability is popular with small shops that specialize in products such as moldings, picture frames and musical...

Cradle

The old saying, necessity is the mother of invention is certainly true when it comes to woodworking jigs and techniques. The necessity for my multipurpose fence came in the form of a cigar humidor I recently built see, Asian Inspired Humidor, AW 134, March, 2008, p. 76 . I first built the sliding tall fence to cut slots for the decorative splines in that project. Then I added the hold-downs to cut the raised panels for the humidor lid. With a few more modifications, I was able to use my new...

Shaving Horse

Shave Horse Plans

Expert craftsman Tom Donahey shares his plans for an essential tool to work green wood. Few woodworking experiences are as sweet as working wood that's just been split from a recendy felled tree. Green wood is much easier to shape with hand tools than wood that's been dried. It has a pungent odor and soft texture that make it all the more pleasurable to handle. Simple utilitarian items, such as chairs, benches, rakes and so on, have long been made from green wood. All you need are a few basic...