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Woodworker’s Journal • AUGUST 2023 Volume 47, Number 4
FROM OUR READERS • CREATING CREATURE COMFORTS OF ALL SORTS
SURVEY • HAND TOOL COMPETENCY
STUMPERS • Uses could vary for this hand tool.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE
SHOP TALK • Our longtime contributor Ian Kirby finds a considerable challenge from an odd lumber gift.
AMPShare — Powered by Bosch • New alliance of 15 cordless toolmakers will offer products compatible with Bosch’s rebranded CORE18V battery platform.
High School Woodworking Contest Hosted by Castle USA • High school woodworkers accepted the challenge presented to them in the “What’s Your Angle” contest. The results were impressive.
WOODWORKING BASICS • This next project in our learning to woodwork series adds new skills to your list, plus you get a nice wall shelf.
MODERN SHOP HAND TOOLS • These thin, flexible pieces of steel can come to your aid for a variety of smoothing and cleanup tasks that surpass a sander or hand plane. Sharpening them correctly is key.
Cherry Dog Kennel • This practical homemade kennel can be a beautiful high-class home for your favorite four-footed friend.
Memento Mirror Frame • Half-lap joints, formed with a new router table jig from Rockler, will help create this unique mirror-and-photo accent project.
Outdoor Corner Plant Stand • Made from freshly milled hemlock, this four-tiered shelving unit creates a graceful space in outdoor settings. It’s as easy to build as it is beautiful.
SIMPLIFYING BIT SETUPS • There’s no need for extra hardware if you hang plaques and picture or mirror frames with a keyhole slot instead.
THE LUMBERYARD • While it might not be a particularly common softwood for woodworking, hemlock earns its keep with contractors.
ADVANCED POWER TOOL TECHNIQUES • Sure, flattening faces and edges are how jointers earn their keep. But they’ll also rabbet and taper or tame major distortion. Learn how here!
WHAT’S IN STORE
TOOL PREVIEW • Moving ever closer to the goal of a fully battery-operated jobsite, Festool offers this 36-volt sliding compound miter saw.
HARDWORKING HARDWARE • Modified ball-bearing slide hardware and cup hinges bring pocket or flipper door functionality to face-frame and frameless cabinets.
FINISHING CORNER • This hard wax finish has been making waves in the woodworking world with its single-coat application and coloring process.