Popular Woodworking 2005-11 № 151, страница 8
ON THE COVER
Large-scale projects often are simply boxes within boxes. Learning how to build solid, square casework efficiently is the first step to building fine furniture.
Cover photo by Al Parrish
12 Out on a Limb
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104 Out of the
Human Moisture Meter
by Peter Sieling
PROJECTS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
44 The Essential Awl
Designed for piercing wood and laying out marks, some awls are better than others. Here's how to find the right one for your style of work. by Paul Sellers
66 The Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop
Take a tour of Williamsburg's period cabinet shop and learn some 18th-century tips to make your 21st-century woodshop a better place to work. by Adam Cherubini
70 The Basics of Wiping Varnish
Durable and easy to use, wiping varnish is the finish of choice for many woodworkers. We tell you how to identify it in the store, use it, deal with its problems and even make your own. by Bob Flexner
Casework Construction: Wood Selection and Prep
In the second chapter of our new series on case construction, learn the best methods for selecting and preparing solid wood and plywood.
A veteran period furniture maker lays out his time-tested (and sometimes surprising) strategies for building solid and square casework. by Lonnie Bird
Arts & Crafts Bridal Chest
We take Gustav Stickley's 1901 design, strip off the iron hardware and build it with contrasting woods to reveal a surprisingly graceful form.
82 Are Lasers Just a Gimmick?
Lasers are now available on everything from miter saws and drill presses to scrollsaws and drills. We decide if they're truly useful devices or simply clever marketing ploys.
86 The Newest Tools from the Las Vegas AWFS Show
Get a sneak peek at new tools and machines manufacturers are offering now and in 2006.
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