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Pennsylvania

CALL FOR ENTRIES Philadelphia Entries due August 31. The Wood Turning Center is now accepting applications for its summer 1997 and 1998 International Turning Exchange residency program. For an application, send SASE to The Wood Turning Center, Box 25706, Philadelphia. PA 19144. CLASSESAVORKSHOPS Cooksburg July 1-5. Woodtuming Dave Hout. July 6-8. Relief woodcarving Dave Bennett. July 9-11. Carving Lincoln in relief Rick Harney. July 10-12. Carving songbird feet and habitats Rosalyn Daisey. luly...

Woodworking Tools And Accessories

Box 2309, Bellingham, WA 98227 Phone (360)734*3482 FAX (360)671-3053 For appearance and function, design your chest with the shallowest drawers at the top and the deepest at the bottom. Flat items like layout tools and cabinet scrapers can live in the shallow drawers bench planes can occupy the deep ones. In between, size your drawers for commonly used hand tools like chisels, screwdrivers, spokeshaves, and files. Groove or drill small blocks of wood to separate items like chisels and...

Miter With Solidwood Corner Insert

Insert protects fragile corner and lets you form an edge. of the board, not centered. (See right photo, page 26.) 'I'hcv should be the thickness of the saw kerf and no longer than one-third the board's thickness. There's nothing to be gained by making thickcr or longer tongues, and going too far crcatcs serious weakness. A tongue-and-groove corner joint in solid wood is mostly end grain. It doesn't contain any long-grain gluing area, so it's not very effective. In man-made board, the same joint...

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Corner Block Joint

Corner blocks let you form an edge, and they protect the corner joint. Biscuits and glue join corner blocks to panels. Extended corner blocks may become cabinet legs. and glue join solid-wood corner blocks to man-made panels for a strong joint. Here, the lengthened corner block will form a cabinet leg. manageable but oversized picccs, on the tablcsaw or with a portable circular saw. Straighten one edge by sawing a thin slice off it. keeping the bulk of the board between the blade and the...

The Fort Washington Expo Center

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Simple woorlen box or exquisitely rendered cabinet. < i woodworker s t< K> l chest puts everything he needs in one place. It help* to bring his ideas and inspiration to life. The mericw Woodworker Show takes its rue from that tool chest's example. This three-da woodworking extravaganza lias ii .ill from the hottest tools at the coolest prices to some of the greatest woodworking talent oil the planet. In just one afternoon. The american Woodworker Show will equip, enlighten., and entertain...

Lew Johnson

Is a professional woodworker at Kevin Kopi Furniture Design. A graceful bridge. A butterfly key is an attrac tive detail with the strength of a dovetail. Commonly seen in the furniture of the late George Nakashima, the butterfly joint is a detail that turns heads. With its dovetail angles, the butterfly is strong, too. Nakashima used the butterfly to span splits and cracks in the wood that nature provided him we use it to bridge an intentional gap between the two boards of our floating-top...

Designing A Table From Scratch

Taper Jig For Table Saw

Designing an original piece of furniture is always a challenge, but it's simpler once you realize that it starts with a single idea. That idea snowballs, generating more ideas along the way. Luckily, I'm surrounded by top-notch craftsmen in my shop, so I get everyone involved in the design process. For my floating-top table I started with the idea of a piece in the Arts and Crafts style sturdy, simple, with an honest use of solid wood. Looking at museum catalogs of the work of Frank Lloyd...

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Wood Carvers Bench Plans

First we rip two adjacent sides, then we insert a spacer between the stock and the jig's fence and rip the other two sides. Sawing octagonal blocks We use a j sliding compound-miter saw to cut the angles and bevels on the two centcr-picce blocks. You can get the same results on the bandsaw if you tilt the . table to 10 , saw the blocks to shape, then clcan up with a sharp hand plane. Notching stretchers and battens Angling the end assembly. Kopil cuts the angles on the rails by clamping the end...

Leichtung Is Sold

Woodworker's Supply, Inc., has acquired Leichtung Workshops , a well-known mail-order merchant. Dr. John Wirth, Jr., President and owner of Woodworker's Supply , said the company plans to continue Leichtung's popular catalog business. 300 lbs. of pressure and 224 mph winds couldn't break this door down. Better not lose your keys. We don't test our dcors at Stanley. We punish them with wind, with water, with very large metal objects. And when we're done, we punish them some more If we sound like...

Maine

CLASSFSAVORKSHOPS Deer Isle July 14-August 2. Mixing wood with found objects Trent Whitington. August 4-16. Green bentwood chairs Clifton Monteith. August 18-30. Critiquing your work Charles Swanson. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. 207 348-2306. Rockport July 1-12. Basic woodworking Peter Korn and Charles Durfee July 1-5. Planemaking Mario Rodriguez. July 8-12. Carving the ball and daw Philip Lowe. July 15-26. Advanced furniture making Stephen Proctor July 15-19. Rustic furniture Daniel...

Workshop On Wheels For Kids

Sheila Dawson didn't pick up a saw until she was 30. Today, the 50-year-old former secretary is making sure the woodworkers of tomorrow get an earlier start. Dawson teaches woodworking to children ages four to 10, and she docs it in a mobile workshop housed inside a transit bus. The four-wheeled workshop has 10 height-adjustable benches and a wide variety of hand tools. Dawson's first student was her son, who tinkered by her side from the age of two. She enjoyed teaching him so much, she began...

Massachusetts

CLASSESAVORKSHOPS Arlington Year-round. Three-day intensive workshops in woodcarving, traditional or contemporary. Sharpening, layout, technique, tool forging, lettering and design. Taught by professional carver. Calvo Studio. 617 648-5589. East Sandwich Year-round. Workshops in hand woodcarving. Taught by Paul White. Write Down East, Rte. 6A. East Sandwich, MA 02537. Easthampton uly 22-26. Practical woodworking without a shop Steve Squire. Architectural wood-turning Beth Ireland. July 27-28....