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FROM OUR READERS • The Season of Change
SURVEY • WHAT MEASURING TOOLS DO YOU USE OFTEN?
TRICKS OF THE TRADE • Helpful Hooks, Holders and Hold-downs
“Design in Wood” is Back! • SDFWA’s 2022 competition focused on heroes.
It’s Okay to Believe in Magic Again • Minnesota woodworker builds whimsical Icelandic elf houses for public parks.
Turning Candlesticks for the Holidays • Create a substantial candlestick with faceplate and spindle turning.
Contemporary Table • We took a vintage table plan from our archives and spruced it up for a 21st-century reboot.
Kitchen Spurtles • A band saw and benchtop sander are about all you need to sculpt these handy kitchen helpers.
Wearable Turned Rings • A stepped mandrel and multi-sized ring cores from Rockler are key to creating attractive custom jewelry.
Turned Ornaments • Combine your spindle-turning skills with Rockler’s new hardware kits to create miniature custom holiday ornaments.
Box and Finger Joints • Eye-catching, repeating geometry makes these sturdy joints a perennial project favorite.
Mortising Machines and Tenoning Jigs • Mortises and tenons make up one of the most important joints in woodworking. From frame-and-panel doors to table legs and aprons, mortise-and-tenon joints have been hard at work for hundreds of years. Modern machines and jigs simplify and streamline their construction.
Simple Center Finder, Worktop Wall Brackets
Bow Ties Made Easy with Templated System • Interchangeable templates and a specialized guide bushing simplify bow tie inlays with a router.
Installing Tabletop Drop-Leaf Hinges • Tabletops with drop leaves require a one-two punch of rule joints and these asymmetric hinges.
Creating a Super-Smooth Painted Surface? • Both our finishing expert and publisher agree that meticulous prep work is key to achieving “glassy smooth” with paint.