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  • AW Extra 6/6/13 - Mobile Miter Saw Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Mobile Miter Saw Stand Get more from your miter saw with a stand that handles everything. By Richard Tendick This stand has everything you could want. With the wings up, it can handle 8-ft.-long boards on either side. With wings down, the stand is only...
  • Two-Drawer Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Two-Drawer Coffee Table Pass-through drawers offer two-sided convenience. By Tim Johnson A coffee table isn’t just for coffee. It displays interesting reading and serves the Saturday night pizza. It hosts Scrabble games, labors under kids’...
  • 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...
  • Greene and Greene Mailbox

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 23, 2012
    We needed a new mailbox, but I couldn’t find an off-the-shelf version that I liked. So I decided to build my own. As I’ve always admired the work of Greene and Greene, the architect brothers who fused Asian design with Arts and Crafts style...
  • AW Extra 4/4/13 - Turning a Green Wood Bowl

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Turning a Green Wood Bowl By Alan Lacer Making a functional object directly from raw material in its natural state is incredibly satisfying. Just ask any potter. For woodworkers, green woodturning captures that feeling. You literally start with a log...
  • AW Extra 4/24/14 - Improved Crosscut Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 21, 2014
    Improved Crosscut Sled A split fence guarantees accurate cuts By Tom Caspar Whenever I want to make an accurate square cut, I reach for my crosscut sled. Unlike a miter gauge, its right-angle setting doesn’t need constant tweaking. My cuts are always...
  • AW Extra 5/30/13 - Dovetailed Tool Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    Dovetailed Tool Box Fill it, carry it, bang it around: These joints will last forever. By Seth Keller A lightweight, sturdy toolbox is perfect for odd jobs around the house. Carpenters used to make their own, just nailed together. I’ve built a more...
  • AW Extra 7/4/13 - Home Office Cabinets

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 12, 2010
    Home Office Cabinets A flexible design for today's totally wired family. By George Vondriska and Ken Collier H as your computer become the nerve center of your home? Are you finding that your family spends more and more time at the computer, both...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lighted Quilt Hanger

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Lighted Quilt Hanger By Randy Johnson Decorative quilts make great wall displays, and this quilt valance gives you an easy way to show off a quilt—with light, no less. The top of the valance doubles as a small shelf for displaying plates or other...
  • 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...
  • AW Extra 9/26/13 - Oak Medicine Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Oak Medicine Cabinet Add style to your bath. By Bruce Kieffer Each morning, you probably look at a plain old medicine cabinet. Why not upgrade it? As a focal point in your bathroom, a new cabinet is a golden opportunity to display your skills. You’re...
  • Wooden Fishing Lures

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Wooden Fishing Lures Turning the body is only half the fun. By Alan "Hook" Lacer When I picked up Dudley Murphy and Rick Edmisten's Fishing Lure Collectibles (see Sources, below), my interests in fishing, antiques and wood turning met head...
  • AW Extra 3/7/13 - Treasured Wood Jewelry Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Treasured Wood Jewelry Box Make a big splash with a small piece of rare wood. By Tom Caspar and Jon Stumbras I’ll bet somewhere in the dark recesses of your shop you’ve squirreled away a small piece of special wood, just waiting for the right...