Philadelphia Furniture Shdw Winner

Geoffrey Noden was this year's proud recipient of the Best New Artist in Wood Media award, presented by American Woodworker at the annual Philadelphia Furniture Show. Noden, a New Jersey craftsman, studied under famous English furniture maker John Makepeace. Today he trains his own apprentices, creating a wide range of furniture for a growing clientele. Noden's exhibit featured a number of custom-made chairs, including the arch-top model shown at left. Congratulations to Geoff on this...

Brushwork Makes The Difference

After pouring varnish into a clean container, dip the brush into the varnish so that only the lower third of the bristles contains finish. A touch on the side. Gently touch the inside wall of the container with the ends of the bristles, pressing slightly to get rid of excess finish. Starting stroke. Holding the brush at 45*, press down just enough to deflect the tip, then drag the brush slowly along the grain. or mineral spirits. Too chin is better than too thick. Several thin coats...

Shop Test

The Mill-Right 3-Axis Router Vlillint Center Verti-Mill, Precision Positioners, XYZ axes, Auxiliary Milling Table If this terminology makes you think of a metal shop milling machine, you're getting the right picture. They're just some of the features on the new Mill-Right 3-Axis Router Milling Center. This plunge router-based wood machining center offers almost limitless cutting capabilities If you can name a joint, you can cut it with great precision on the Mill-Right. Describing all the parts...

Specialized Storage Features

The tilt-out drawers pivot open and stop, making it easy to get to your stash of pipe clamps. (See page 81.) Fastener drawers. Three small drawers fitted with plastic food containers organize assembly hardware and provide convenient access. Slide-out access. The pull-out drawer behind the door lets you quickly get to supplies and accessories. A receptacle inside keeps spare batteries ready to go. Deep storage drawers. Two tall drawers hold stacks of quick clamps or power...

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Craig W Bentzley

Restores antiques and builds period reproductions in his Pennsylvania shop. Transform a boring machine into a precision instrument Jigging up. The vertical V-block jig is perfect for drilling pen blanks. Turn the page for more jigs. A thrill to drill. Bentzley's add-on table offers time-saving setups, super accuracy, and easy adaptability to all kinds of jigs and clamps. The drill press is indispensable in any woodshop, but the standard cast-iron table is woefully inadequate. Most drill press...

Spalted Black Birch

Once the shell is turned. I apply more Waterlox as necessary to fill the pores. As the wood dries, so does the varnish. When both arc dry, I buff off the finish residue on a 6-in.-dia. cotton-stitched buffing wheel. The final result is a hard, lustrous, nonglossy finish. On vessels with textured exteriors produced by shear cuts from the gouge, I usually prefer a spray-on lacquer finish. I've had good results using Krylon Crystal Clear 1303, an acrylic lacquer commonly...