Andy Rooney

60 MINUTES' star commentator builds beautiful furniture and confesses to board hoarding Andy Rooney is a woodworker. References to woodworking arc sprinkled among the gems of wisdom chat this famous journalist has dispensed over a career spanning more than half a century. Rooney has even alluded to his woodshop activities on television's 60 Minutes news program, where his astute, amusing and often irreverent remarks are enjoyed by millions of viewers. Investigating the woodworking rumor, I...

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And get a Free Gift Package for both You and Your Friend An American Woodworker subscription is the ideal gift for your woodworking friends and neighbors. They'll enjoy a whole years worth of great projects, techniques and workshop wisdom plus the special American Woodworker 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide a must-have sourcebook for outfitting a shop. That's 7 great issues in all for a Special Holiday Price 4 payments of just 5.97. But that's not all. PLUS, lx> th you and your friend will receive a...

Singlehanded Achievement

Carving a carousel horse is did it one-handed, challenging enough with Peters, now 80, lost the two hands. Wayne Peters use of his left arm and hand Peters carved these carousel horses one-handed for the children of Giddings, Texas. Darwin Rossman enjoyed doing fine scrollsaw work, but he wanted to test his limits and see just how fine it could get. So the 82-year-old retired geologist from Charlottesville, Virginia, built himself a micro-scroll saw that cuts pieces of inlay as narrow as V (x)...

Steve Baldwin

Is the founder of Baldwin Toy Company. He displays his toys at art shows around the country. I make Noah's house from walnut. You can build it and check the fit at any point, but don't glue it to the top layer of the hull until you have completed the final sanding. Careful sanding is the key to a good finish. I sand the whole project using several progressively finer grits, stopping at 150 grit. I wipe on several light coats of Watco Danish oil. Then I apply two coats of General Royal Finish...

Gyokucho

Send lor a free broc hurc of ill line* of KAZOK SAWS. Tool Oitaloq 4 Wholesale available. HIDA TOOL, INC. GYOKUCHO JAPAN LV33 P bk> Ave-. Kyfcctey. CA 1702 I -80(Hlfr 3-S312 CIRCLE NO 401 ON prODUCT INFORM ATiO J FORM Send lor a free broc hurc of ill line* of KAZOK SAWS. Tool Oitaloq 4 Wholesale available. HIDA TOOL, INC. GYOKUCHO JAPAN LV33 P bk> Ave-. Kyfcctey. CA 1702 I -80(Hlfr 3-S312 CIRCLE NO 401 ON prODUCT INFORM ATiO J FORM

Third Prize

Game table Ejler Hjorth-Westh Elk, CA Ejler Hjorth-Westh prefers contemporary design as a native-born Dane, it's probably in his blood. But he's not averse to meeting a traditionally minded client halfway. This table, born of such a commission, has earned him his third Excellence in Craftsmanship* Award. (The first was for a bed in 1992.) My client bought a chessboard and asked me to build a table around it, with a backgammon set underneath. He requested a 'Queen Anne flavor.' But since I don't...

Jigs For Duplicating Stretchers

Remaining Leg

After bandsawing the stretchers to rough shape, use a template jig to rout the long curve. Rout the two end curves. Use another template jig to rout the finished end curves, flipping the workpiece end-for-end between cuts. I template-rout the concave curves in the stretchers on a shaper that accepts router-bit collets, but you can do it just as well on a router table. I use a pattern-cutting bit and a couple of template-routing jigs to cut identical curves on the...

Highs And Lows

Bridgewood Table Saw Tsc 10b

WORST INSTRUCTION MANUALS Star and Sunhill FLATTEST TABLE SURFACE Delta Contractor's Saw BEST FIT amp FINISH Craftsman, Delta Contractor's Saw, Delta Contractor's II and Jet GREATEST RIP CAPACITY Star 35 in. LEAST RIP CAPACITY Sunhill 24 in. MOST DIFFICULT BLADE CHANGING Delta Contractor's II DELTA CONTRACTOR'S SAW 34-445 oo gt 438-24M c Street price 928. Includes 30-in. Unifence, extension table and legs. CONS 5-in.-dia. dust-collection opening needs adaptor to fit standard 4-in.-dia. pipe....

Photo By Oavd Harrison

Student Palomar College, San Marcos, CA. 27 W. x 42 D. x 41 H. by G. Stewart Lenox, Akron, OH. Amateur Mahogany body, rosewood fretboard, recycled ivory inlay. 10V2 W. x 34 H. A ''Dolphin custom-made sports car 120 mph top speed by Peter Portugal, Eureka, CA. Professional. Redwood strip exterior oak frame members trim made from walnut, quilted maple, mahogany, brass and bronze wicker seats. by Michael Dolbow. Student North Bennet St. School, Boston, MA. Primary woods mahogany...