Issue # 204 Table of Contents
Shop Project: Federal-Style Wall Mirror|
Construct this mirror in a weekend, then enjoy it for a lifetime thanks to its ultra-sturdy mitered half-lap joinery and timeless styling.
Shop Project: Grinder Stand
A dedicated grinder stand, kept near the lathe or bench area, helps you sharpen your tools and get back to work, saving time around the shop.
Quick-and-Easy Tablesaw Tenoning Jig
Rather than paying $50 to $100 for a factory-made tenoning jig, make his one from scrap stock and get equally great results.
Plant this box wherever you'd like a splash of greenery, and perhaps some added privacy. An open grid inside the box supports plant containers.
Build just the planter box or add the wood-and-copper-water-pipe trellis to support vines. We built ours from cypress, cut cedar or redwood, or fir with a coat of paint will also stand up to the elements. Overall Dimensions: 42" W x 24" L x 78" H
» Order the Plans: Planter Box Trellis
» Build this simple stand from 3/4" plywood
» Add a few screws and it's ready in less than two hours
» Overall Dimensions: 18" W x 16" D x 36" H
» Order the Plans: Grinder Grand Stand
Templates help you easily make the curved parts, and you can cut all the joints with a tablesaw, bandsaw, and mortise or drill press. When it's all done, fashion a comfy seat using our proven, easy-to-do technique. Overall Dimensions: 20" W x 20" D x 40" H
» Order the Plans: Step-by-Step Elegant Chair
How to Sharpen Forstner BitsAre your bits losing their edge? Rather than giving them the heave-ho, try the ol' re-hone.
Joinery: Rout Mitered Half-Lap JointsLoads of glue surface area makes a half-lap one of the most durable miter joints you can make.
The Router Bit That Hides Your GoofsTo err is human. To hide your mistakes using a flush-trim V-groove bit is divine.
Cut Cleaner with a JigsawFor cutting curved parts, a jigsaw makes a safe, portable, and affordable choice, compared to a bandsaw or scrollsaw.
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