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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Build a Recurve Bow

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    Build a Recurve Bow By David Radtke I got my first bow for my fourth birthday. It was plastic and thank heavens the arrows had rubber tips because everything within a 30-ft. radius was fair game. These days I exercise better judgement and only shoot at...
  • 3 Routed Picture Frames

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    3 Routed Picture Frames Three custom profiles with infinite possibilities. By Eric Smith Your router table is the perfect tool for making an almost limitless variety of picture frames. The problem is that with so many router bits and possible combinations...
  • Stickley Dining Chair

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 22, 2010
    Stickley Dining Chair Build accurate replicas of a classic design. By Seth Keller Having built the Mission oak dining table that recently appeared in American Woodworker (Dec/Jan 2009, issue #139), my next project was to build chairs to go with it. A...
  • Inside Greene and Greene Furniture

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, October 23, 2009
    Inside Greene and Greene Furniture How teamwork between architects and woodworkers solved classic problems in furniture design. By Tom Caspar Here’s a recipe for creativity: Mix two gifted architects with two seasoned woodworkers, throw in a bunch...
  • Trophy Coffee Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Trophy Coffee Table Stunning Beauty Right from the Tree By Dave Munkittrick Big planks of wood with natural bark edges make my heart race. Most woodworkers share a desire to build something from a single, thick plank of wood. After 20 years of building...
  • Face Frame Cabinets

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    Face Frame Cabinets Master these techniques to open up a world of projects. By George Vondriska If you can make dadoes, rabbets and face frames, you can make almost any cabinet. Master this foundation of skills and you’ll be ready to launch into...
  • Hoosier Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Monday, July 28, 2008
    Hoosier Cabinet Recreate and American icon. By Tim Johnson Eighty years ago, before built-in cabinets were common, every modern homemaker wanted a “Hoosier” cabinet in her kitchen. As a baking center,it was the last word in efficient design...
  • Wooden Storm Door

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Wooden Storm Door Versatile design keeps winter winds out and lets summer breezes in. by Tim Johnson A storm door doesn’t just keep out the wind and rain. It’s the focal point of your home’s entryway; the first thing guests see when...
  • Vine Trellis

    by AW-Editor     Friday, July 27, 2007
    Vine Trellis By Tim Johnson Make any climbing plant happy with this 6-ft. tall, freestanding trellis.We used dadoes,glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines.We built our trellis from...
  • Tablesaw Picture Frame

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, December 4, 2009
    Tablesaw Picture Frame Safely make shaper-quality molding on your tablesaw without fancy jigs. By Eric Smith and Richard Tendick This how-to story has a picture-perfect ending. In fact, you might want to round up some spectators for applause in the final...
  • Turned Lidded Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, November 4, 2011
    Turned Lidded Box A Precision Fit Lid that Snaps Shut By Alan Lacer Of all the different forms of woodturning, I find the most delight in creating lidded boxes. The satisfying snap of a well fit lid as it closes, the beauty of the shape and the wood combined...
  • Steam Bent Music Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Steam Bent Music Stand “Learning to bend wood with steam takes practice, just like playing an instrument.” By Seth Keller Bending wood with steam always intrigued me, but I never tried it. The process seemed mysterious, complicated and maybe...
  • 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...
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown's Parlor Table This little charmer folds flat, then sets up in seconds. By Tim Johnson This table is an accurate reproduction of one purchased by Molly Brown and her husband in the late 1880s, when they were starting their...
  • 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...
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