Issue 204 WOOD Mag

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WOOD™ Magazine May 2011 Issue

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.

Planter Box/Trellis
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.

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Planter Box Trellis

For about $170 in wood and copper you can build this project and plant it wherever you'd like a splash of greenery, and perhaps some added privacy. An open grid inside the planter box supports plant containers while allowing water, leaves, and dirt to fall through.

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

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Grinder Grand 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.

» 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

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Step-by-Step Elegant Chair

Combining elements from Federal, Chippendale, Early American, and Arts and Crafts, Master Furniture maker Tom McLaughlin designed this chair for WOOD magazine readers to be elegant without sacrificing comfort.

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

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How to Sharpen Forstner Bits

How to Sharpen Forstner Bits

Are your bits losing their edge? Rather than giving them the heave-ho, try the ol' re-hone.

Joinery: Rout Mitered Half-Lap Joints

Loads of glue surface area makes a half-lap one of the most durable miter joints you can make.

The Router Bit That Hides Your Goofs

To err is human. To hide your mistakes using a flush-trim V-groove bit is divine.
Cut Cleaner with a Jigsaw

Cut Cleaner with a Jigsaw

For cutting curved parts, a jigsaw makes a safe, portable, and affordable choice, compared to a bandsaw or scrollsaw.
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