Woodworking

Becoming a skilled woodworker requires practice, patience, and a thorough understanding of numerous tools, materials and techniques. It's a skill that's not mastered quickly or easily, but the satisfaction of working wood and enjoying the final project is hard to beat. Woodworkers love the challenge of solving problems.Yet, there are many times when we end up scratching our heads and wondering if there is a better way to do something (or worse, wondering if there was a better way). American...

In Wood

PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW PATTERSON AND LYNN RYBARCZYK from Traditional Furniture to Wood Carving. 21,000 in Prizes Design in Wood Exhibition is co-sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association and the San Diego County Fair. Design in Wood is the largest juried woodworking exhibition of its type anywhere. The exhibition is open to all interested adult woodworkers. Download an entry form from www. sdfwa.org designinwood2010 or send a 10 self-addressed stamped envelope to Design in Wood, San...

Granite Top Table

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The top edges of these ebony plugs follow the upward arc of the crest rail, a detail that's easy to miss. Gamble House master bedroom Japanese and Asian motifs played an important role in the Greenes' designs. C. R. Ashbee, a leader in the English Arts & Crafts Movement, visited Charles Greene in Pasadena. Ashbee later said, Like Lloyd Wright, the spell of Japan Is upon him, The cloud lift was one of the more common details employed by the Greenes. It's essentially a rise in a horizontal...

Americans Woodworker

Many of the stories in American Woodworker are written by people just like you talented folks, passionate about the craft. We're always looking for fresh voices and new faces. Join us in sharing your love of woodworking. Big or small, tell us about your pride and joy. Email us at stories femeri can wood-worker.com. Go ahead, brag about your workshop. Email your story to myshop american-wood work er.com WoodWerks custom Powermatic Tablesaw Thomas Mee

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Torsion Box

This huge torsion box is 8 ft. long, but it easily holds 300 bs. of bricks and deflects less than 1 2. It weighs only 30 lbs., and is made from inexpensive 3 16 hardboard. How can something made from such thin wood be so stiff That's what everybody asks when they first meet a torsion box. The engineering principles behind a torsion box are pretty simple even so, there's a lot of misleading information about torsion boxes, particularly on the Internet. Without getting too technical, here's what...