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Woodworkers Journal • DECEMBER 2021 Volume 45, Number 6
WE ASKED OUR SURVEY GROUP ABOUT ROUTERS THIS TIME • Routers are “jack-of-all-trades” tools, capable of so many operations. Most woodworkers own at least one. Here’s what survey folks say about theirs.
STUMPERS Fiery Possibilities Or a toothy truth?
Thrifty Caddies, Slick Flush-trimming Mod
Cut from the Same Cloth • Industrious influences fuel this rocket scientist’s passion for woodworking.
Denver Store Celebrates Grand Opening • Major lumber expansion nearly doubles store size and provides one-stop shopping convenience.
Build a Four-legged Windsor Stool • Combine both faceplate- and spindle-turning techniques with a little time at the drill press to create this practical heirloom.
Modern Farmhouse Dining Table • This substantial, handsome table will usher in many decades of holidays to come, thanks to sturdy Beadlock loose-tenon joinery.
Pouring Resin Coasters • So many creative options!
Menorah/Holiday Tea Light Candleholder • Modular construction ensures easy building.
Simple Serving Tray • This colorful project is a great way to get started in woodworking!
Beehive Honey Dipper • Turn a knob or handle to give Rockler’s stainless-steel honey dipper hardware a personalized touch.
Rockler offers many kitchen utensil turning kits and supplies
Vote for the Best Design in Our Honey Dipper Challenge!
Turner’s Tool Holder
Veneering: Skin-deep Beauty • Veneering is a time-honored technique that has enhanced woodworking for centuries. Is it time for you to give it a try?
Quick-and-easy Joinery Solutions • These four mechanically reinforced joint options form strong connections with minimal fuss.
Veneer Pack Options are Great for Newbies • For your first smaller veneering projects, use a trusted source.
New Silicone Casting Molds • Pour your own custom epoxy resin blanks to make pens, rings, coasters, handles and knife scales.
Safer Track Saw, Forest-friendlier Mallets
Replacing My Antique Table’s Sticky Finish? • Self-destructing finishes and an “easy-does-it” refinishing approach.
Bubinga: Guibourtia tessmannii • A convincing substitute for rosewood, this beautiful lumber is now CITES protected.