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Two groups of planes wHh the same profile, but in graduated sizes. The three planes on the left make a cove and astragal. Those on the right make a shape called OG and astragal. Both the OG and astragal were commonly used as back bands in Federal-period architecture. The plane on the far right is only missing about an inch of boxing, and so K still tracks very well. I pick up stray irons whenever I find them, but there are problems with moulding-plane irons that do not occur with bench-plane...

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Worked better and made the work even faster. Aside from cutting circles, the RT-87 also cuts arcs. I imagine this jig would be ideal for cutting accurate rockers for rocking chairs. For those of you who have to cut circles and arcs only occasionally, there is a less expensive, lighter-duty model-the RCT-101. The RT-87 can cut diameters from 9xh in. to 9 ft. (and any radius in between). The RCT-101 can cut a diameter from sliding around on top of your car. Either solution is dangerous. The...

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Kristina Madsen's side chair shows a direct influence from its inspirational model, a painted side chair from early 19th-century Pennsylvania. Kristina Madsen's side chair shows a direct influence from its inspirational model, a painted side chair from early 19th-century Pennsylvania. he Boston Museum of Fine Arts is emerging as one of the strongest forces encouraging the development of handcrafted furniture in the United States. In 1975. the museum began purchasing seating made by practicing...

Stuart R Sharp Pe

Marino of Babylon, NY Letters, September October, 1989 AW was correct in the fact that Your magazine is very good Let's keep it that way. If he or she and other woodeaters want quick and simple projects, there are several magazines that print just their cup of tea. AW is a magazine for serious craftsmen in that the two issues I have received so far contain projects planned around methods of joinery proven through the decades by the master woodworkers of the past. If I wanted...

Shaving Horse

Boggs Shaving Horse

The shaving horse is a sit-down workbench for holding stock while it's I worked with a drawknrfe. This German-style dumbhead shaving horse has a single pivot arm. It's used with longer stock, such as oars or rake handles. This German-style dumbhead shaving horse has a single pivot arm. It's used with longer stock, such as oars or rake handles. This shaving horse, made by Berea, Kentucky chair maker Brian Boggs, has a ratcheting riser block, to make adjustments more convenient. This shaving...

By Don Weber

F the vises and devices used 'to hold wood while it's being worked, the shaving horse, or mule, is among the most basic you can find. As a young fellow, I remember knocking about under my father's feet while he practiced the varied skills of the village carpenter and neighborhood repairman. Chair mending was a regular part-time occupation for him, so he used his shaving horse quite regularly. My use of his horse was a bit more imaginative. Between creative building sessions with nails and bits...

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'Running Dog Table Dog Detail 'Running Dog Table Dog Detail Honey Plate, by Jon Alley, Churchville, Pennsylvania. Bubinga, gold leaf. Dimensions D 10 in. Want to see your work in Gallery Send photographs and a description of the piece to AMERICAN WOODWORKER. 33 E. Minor St., Etnntaus, PA white prints 4 in. x 5 in. or larger or color slides will he accepted. Please do not send color prints or snapshots. Enclose a self-addressed envelope for return of photos. Wolf Cabinet, by Chartes Mark-Walker,...

Gallery

Bugs and Thugs, by Mark Sfirri and Robert Dodge, New Hope, Pennsylvania. Poplar, acrylic, gold leaf. Dimensions H 6 in., W 19 in., L 23 in. Animals have reared their beastly heads and feet on furniture throughout the ages. In ancient times, Egyptians carved lion paws, bull hooves and duck heads on the feet of their chairs. More recently, we find the claw-and-ball foot from the Chippendale period, or ornate birds and sinuous serpents from the Empire period. Once again, animal motifs are back...