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Winter 2013-2014

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Woodworking Projects

  • Whittled Peg Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 21, 2014
    Whittled Peg Rack It's just you, your knife, and the wood. By Tim Johnson Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) when everything went wrong and you wondered why you decided to take up woodworking in the first place? It’s supposed to...
  • Wooden Spring Tongs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Wooden Spring Tongs A great all-around kitchen utensil. By David Radtke Here’s a great kitchen utensil you’re sure to find indispensable. These wooden tongs feature a unique spring tab mechanism built into a knuckle joint. The joint allows...
  • Weekend Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Weekend Picture Frames Create extraordinary frames with ordinary router bits. By Tim Johnson Here’s a fun way to save money, be creative, make something useful, and use up scrap stock: make your own picture frames. You can start from scratch and...
  • Magic Coin Bank

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 11, 2011
    Magic Coin Bank Kids love secrets—and so do adults! This small bank with its sneaky false drawer is a kick to make. You won’t need any fancy mechanism to make the drawer; just a few brads. Start building your nest egg; the coin slot is large...
  • Sliding Bookrack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Sliding Bookrack Arts & Crafts details add sophistication to a simple project By Seth Keller I’ve always admired the work of Greene & Greene, two architects who designed Arts & Crafts homes and furnishings in the early 20th century....
  • Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the...
  • Craftsman Frame

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Craftsman Frame Pegged half-lap joints are the cabinetmaker's way to build a beautiful frame. By Jock and Susan Holmen Picture frames are pretty easy to make, except when it comes to putting the pieces together. Getting four mitered corners perfectly...
  • Dovetailed Step Stool

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 12, 2008
    Dovetailed Step Stool Three kinds of dovetails make it extra strong. By Frank Klausz After I finish a large commission, I like to surprise my client during the holidays with a gift—this sturdy kitchen stepping stool. Making one is a pleasure because...