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  • Design in Wood 2009

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 17, 2009
    The Design in Wood (DIW) competition just wrapped up its 28th exhibition and here are the winners. DIW is co-sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (SDFWA and the San Diego County Fair. The competition has 22 regular county fair classes...
  • AW SketchUp Plans

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    What is SketchUp? SketchUp is a computer program that allows you to view a woodworking project in three dimensions. Do I have to buy the software to get started? No, the software is free. You must download the SketchUp software first before you can view...
  • Palomar College projects

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 31, 2009
    Table by Justin Ames Cherry, Maple, Zebrawood and Ebony Wine Case by Justin Bain Cherry, Maple and Ebony Slat-Back Rocker Chair by Carolyn Barnes Cherry 2 Nightstands by Beston Barnett Walnut Green and Green Style Nightstand by Wesly Berneberg Cherry...
  • More on the Master Cabinetmaker's Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 15, 2010
    In issue 148, May/June 2010, we published a story by Alan Turner on making this workbench. Allen runs Philadephia Furniture Workshop, a school devoted to fine woodworking. In one of the many classes Allen teaches, students build their own benches during...
  • Northern Woods Show

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 31, 2009
    Northern Woods is an annual woodworking show and competition sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, a group of amateur and professional woodworkers from throughout the state and surrounding states. The show provides an opportunity for Guild members...
  • Woodcarvings by Jeffry Disko

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, May 1, 2010
    Jeffery Disko, soon to be MIT engineering graduate (class of 2010) is also an accomplished woodcarver. One of his favorite tools is the Dremel rotary tool because of the detail it allows him to achieve. Below are pictures of a jewelry box he recently...
  • Rocking Horse by Bill Brun

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    ROCKING HORSE Bill Brun Longwood, Fl Materials: Red oak; wool yarn for the mane and tail; soft leather for the ears. Finish: Miniwax Red Oak oil based stain; four coats of Minwax Polyurethane Semi-Gloss rubbed with 0000 steel wool. “A business associate...
  • Wood Pie Safe by Ed Koenig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    WOOD PIE SAFE Ed Koenig Cherry, walnut, osage orange, purpleheart, Brazilian satinwood, bloodwood, mahogany, lacewood, sassafras, basswood, zebrawood, boiled linseed oil, turpentine and beeswax. “I am strictly a self-taught amateur woodworker, but...
  • French Country Table by Tim Raml

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, March 14, 2009
    FRENCH COUNTRY TABLE 30”T x 41"W x 62” – 84”L Walnut, boiled linseed oil, wipe-on poly. Tim Raml Baltic, SD “This table was the first time I used rough lumber for a project. It saved me money, but was a lot of work for...
  • Curio Cabinet by Art Sudak

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 4, 2009
    CURIO CABINET Art Sudak Poplar, curly maple, 5/4 purple heart, 1/4" maple plywood, wipe on oil & urethane mix. “My curio cabinet was one of my first attempts at custom furniture. I have been in the construction trades since 1978 and have...
  • Oak Entertainment Center by Tim Raml

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 2, 2009
    Red oak solid and plywood, aniline dyes and polyurethane. Tim Raml Baltic, SD “The doors for the entertainment center are mortise and tenoned with square pegs. I don't have the expensive router bits to make the cope and stick joint. I used pocket...
  • Tool News - 10 Reasons to Organize Your Garage

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    1 - So you can spend your weekends enjoying what's in your garage. 2 - So you can stop getting in out of your car like you're a NASCAR driver. 3 - Soy you can save money buy not having to replace "lost" items. 4 - Stop being ashamed...
  • Blanket Chest by Fabian Little

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 3, 2009
    BLANKET CHEST Fabian Little Walnut and oak (cut by a local sawyer), orange shellac, poly urethane and paste wax. “I built the blanket chest for my wife. I used frame and panel construction. I cut the raised panels on the table saw (just my preference...
  • Display Cabinet by Ron Spears

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 13, 2009
    DISPLAY CABINET Ron Spears 60”T x 24”W x 12”D Walnut, ash, boiled lindseed oil. “All the solid wood comes form a local mill. I cut the wood into strips with beveled edges then biscuit joined them together to create the arch. The...
  • Lingerie Chest by Mike Rosenberg

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 5, 2009
    LINGERIE CHEST Mike Rosenberg, Tecumseh, Michigan Red oak, poplar, plain sliced red oak plywood, Polyshades Bombay Mahogany “The piece is one of a five-piece bedroom set I built for my wife. The canted corners were made by ripping the plywood and...
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