American Woodworker A August

Knockdown Construction Is the Key to this Elegant Cabinet by Jeffry Lohr Real Arts & Crafts-style furniture is made by thoughtful individuals, not some computer-controlled machine One of my art teachers once told me, The originality of your design is directly proportional to the obscurity of your sources. He was alluding to the fact that few designs are truly original. Since then, I have preferred to think of myself not as a designer but as a discriminating editor of some of the good designs...

Exhibit Information

'Tools Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America runs through September 4, 1995 at The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Gallery, Colonial Williamsburg, VA. The exhibit features more than 1,500 woodworking hand tools from the 1700s and 1800s. For more information, call (804) 220-7724. Using Air Pressure to Hold Your Work One-sided clamping. Spielman planes a board held by a pair of right-angle vacuum-clamping fixtures. Suction holds the fixtures to the lyench and to the workpiece. The small...

Section A

Since this cabincc has glass door panels, I decided to light the interior. I installed a double showcase lamp (available from The Woodworkers' Store, 21801 Industrial Blvd., Rogers, MN 55374, 800-279-4441) on the underside of the top. I try to avoid using metal hardware on my pieces, and when I do use it, I like it to be out of sight. So, for this piece, I decided to use pivot hinges (available from Hafclc America Co., 3901 Cheyenne Dr., Archdalc, NC 27263, 800-334-1873) and handmade wooden...

Woodsmith

Construction Extruded aluminum plastic subfences. Fence height 3' 4 in. Fits table size Up to 13 4 in. thick, by 24 in. to 30 in. long. Special features Quick-action cam clamps for table attachment. Optional accessories starred in photo Feather board bit guard vacuum attachment for 2' 2-in. hose. Pros Two-piece fence lets you adjust gap for bit from zero in. to 23 l6 in. wide. Cam clamps lock fence in position securely with half-turn of lever. Base-mounted bit guard adjusts independently of...

Visiting A Specialty Wood Dealer

Bent Corner Box Kerf

Follow this Advice to Make the Most of Your Trip Call first. With the exception of Groff amp Hearne Lumber, minimal staffing is the rule at these specialty yards. Arrive unannounced and you'll probably discover that the people you need to consult with are out looking at logs, supervising a sawyer, or otherwise unavailable. Bring your drawings. If you call to schedule a visit, you can expect someone to be available to go over your c utting list. You may get valuable assistance in picking the...

Raised Panel Router

Panel Router Table

SUPPLIED with BALL BEARING CARBIDE TIPPED 2' Larjje Dtamefor fi 4 Shan 3-1 2' Large Diameter 1 2' Shank 4-5 8' Largo Diamotoe Shaper REVERSIBLE COMBINATION RAIL mmd STILE BIT lt For Mlii4 n t lmj rtih m Mil m iMH piiMl itor Il Wot win tlwk Km It It l gt 7. vcncional paints, and they dry with the ropey brushed texture commonly seen on antique furniture and architectural surfaces. A total of 17 standard colors are available, and the company can produce custom colors on request. Price pint, 12.50...

Entire Line

Beyond these two, Merz says, Flecto is still in the process of deciding which WATCO products to bring back next. The Flecto Company, Inc. also manufactures the VARATHANE line of finishes and stains. But the company's recent advertisements assure that Flecto will stick to WATCO's original 67-year-old Danish Oil formula. If you're a business interested in carrying the reborn WATCO line, call Flecto customer service at 800 635-3286. McLean, VA, is the 1994 winner...

Leiters

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