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‘Tis the Season for Woodworking Plans
FROM OUR READERS • Let the Gales of November Come Calling
SURVEY • LUMBER BUYING WAS THE TOPIC OF A RECENT READER SURVEY
STUMPERS • Sharpening Solution Filed
TRICKS OF THE TR ADE • Remedies that Help Dispense, Protect, Clamp
A Different Kind of Summer Job
GREX Marks 25th Anniversary • Quality fastening tools engineered with “old-school” values
Turning Spatulas and Spoons • These spindle-turned gifts are good exercises for practicing interrupted cuts.
Cartographer’s Coffee Table • Figured maple and milk paint enhance this multi-drawer conversation piece.
Cartographer’s Coffee Table Hard-to-Find Hardware
General Finishes Milk Paint: Flat-out Easy Topcoat Option
Cordless Charging Bedside Table • Sometimes it’s what you can’t see that makes the difference. This little table keeps its secrets to itself.
Bedside Table Hard-to-Find Hardware
Modern Clock with Large Numbers • Wall clocks are great gifts, and the basic concept shown here can make many different-looking styles.
Lollipop Clock • Ovals are tricky things to cut accurately, unless you are using a CNC!
4 Simple Holiday Gifts
Rustic Candle Centerpiece • Pilfer your firewood pile to make this super easy illuminated decoration.
Coffee Clip • Scoop your co_ ee with style and keep the co_ ee bag tightly sealed with these little wooden wonders.
Rustic Candy or Nut Bowl • Use a bole to make a bowl. It’ll be a hit this holiday season.
Substantial Serving Tray • Use a small section of a slab to serve cheese or goodies.
Powered Sharpening: Quick, Keen Edges • Grinding and honing edges can certainly be done manually, but a little power and the right machine setup sure make it easier!
Plane and Simple
An Effective Drill Team
RIKON 70-3040 Lathe with Sliding Bed • Motorized expanding bed — an industry first — doubles distance between centers and increases usable swing.
Better Sanding, Clamping, Sawing Control
Stain Finish for Closed-grained Hardwood • Gel stain colors the wood while helping to minimize unsightly blotching.
Red Oak: Quercus rubra • From flooring to fine furniture, few species are as practical as red oak.