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  • AW Extra 7/3/14 - Collapsible Work Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Collapsible Work Table Every shop needs a work table or two. In cramped shops, it’s great to have the table the right height for assembly, as well as infeed and outfeed support for power tools. Here’s a unit that has adjustable height, compensates...
  • AW Extra 6/26/14 - Tambour Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 23, 2014
    Tambour Doors Disappearing doors hide your clutter and show off your skill. Tambour doors are a bit of woodworking sleight of hand. Now you see them, now you don’t. Fun to open and fun to close, tambours invite you to play with your furniture. Designing...
  • Hexagonal Pen

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Hexagonal Pen Create geometric shapes with your router and a shopmade jig. By Charles Mak You can make attractive wooden pens without a lathe. All you need is a plunge router and a shop-made jig. The jig takes a while to build—certainly longer than...
  • Desktop File Holder

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Desktop File Holder A desktop file holder is a great office accessory. It provides easy and immediate access to the files you’re currently working with so you don’t wear a path between your desk and your file cabinet. Our desktop file holder...
  • Tablesaw Extension

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Tablesaw Extension Make wide cuts in a small shop. By Roy Smith There’s not enough room in my garage shop for a tablesaw with a 52-in.-capacity rip fence. But no worries—I don’t need one! To make wide cuts, I simply install a shop-made...
  • AW Extra 6/12/14 - Photo Album

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 6, 2014
    Photo Album By Dave Munkittrick Do you have a pile of photos waiting to be put in an album? We all do. That’s why you can’t go wrong making these distinctive photo albums for yourself or as gifts. Figured wood makes an attractive cover.The...
  • Tim’s Rolling Pins

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 2, 2014
    Tim’s Rolling Pins Even an ordinary kitchen tool can be beautiful. By Tim Heil If you're looking for an easy-to-make gift for someone who loves to cook, here it is: a custom-made rolling pin. There’s something about this humble tool that...
  • AW Extra 5/8/14 - Diamond Inlay Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 5, 2014
    Diamond Inlay Table Create striking patterns with a router. By Peter Schmitt This hall table posed a challenge, because it was built for a fundraiser. I wanted it to stand out, but I also wanted to limit the amount of time I invested in it. So I started...
  • Pure & Simple Jewelry Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Pure & Simple Jewelry Box Great-looking wood and brightly-colored felt are a hit with my customers. By Tom Adair I’m hooked on making jewelry boxes–to sell. I’m retired, so I don’t live on the income, but making dozens of boxes...
  • Patio Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Patio Chair A curved seat and back make this chair extra-comfortable. By Carroll Davidson With a set of outdoor chairs like this on your patio or deck, you and your guests can enjoy the open air in comfort and style. This chair is comfortable (the seat...
  • AW Extras 4/10/14 - Mobile Outfeed Tables

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Mobile Outfeed Tables Upgrade your tablesaw and save precious shop space with a pair of outfeed tables. By George Vondriska A tablesaw is a lot safer and easier to use when it’s equipped with an outfeed table. Whether you’re ripping long boards...
  • AW Extras 4/3/14 - Walnut Chest of Drawers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    Walnut Chest of Drawers Building for the love of wood. By Herman Vallejo A visit to the Design in Wood exhibition, the annual show sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association, inspired me to enter this chest of drawers, which I built for my...
  • AW Extra 2/20/14 - The Ultimate Shop-Built Crosscut Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, February 20, 2014
    The Ultimate Shop-Built Crosscut Sled It's safe, it slides like a dream and replaceable throat plate makes it last forever! By Travis Larson A good tablesaw sled makes perfect crosscuts easy, accurate and very safe. In addition, a well-designed sled...
  • Tombstone Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Tombstone Doors By Lonnie Bird Through many years studying and building 18th-century furniture, I’ve learned that this era produced countless fine examples of good design. One example is the arched-top door. Often called a tombstone door because...
  • AW Extra 2/6/14 - Treasured Board Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    Treasured Board Table One precious board is all you need. By Tom Caspar Every woodworker discovers an extraordinary piece of wood once in a while. What do you do with it? One board is not enough for a big project. It’s a crime to cut it up into...