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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Staining Pine

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 8, 2010
    Staining Pine Make this inexpensive wood look like a million bucks. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . 1. Brush on two generous coats of water-based conditioner. With each application...
  • Repair a Water-Damaged Finish

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 3, 2011
    Repair a Water-Damaged Finish Work miracles on wood with oxalic acid. By Kevin Southwick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Watering a potted plant can be disastrous if the plant lives on top of something...
  • Precise Hand-Cut Dovetails

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 10, 2011
    Precise Hand-Cut Dovetails A new approach to half-blind dovetails guarantees a precision fit. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . The handmade half-blind dovetail joint is an enduring...
  • Foolproof Scraper Sharpening

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Foolproof Scraper Sharpening Make Shavings Like a Pro With Our New Sharpening Method By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . I couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I saw John Erickson...
  • Tune Your Bandsaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Tune Your Bandsaw 6 adjustments deliver professional results. By Mark Duginske Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . I love bandsaws, even though they have a reputation as troublesome tools. I suppose...
  • Perfect Edge Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Perfect Edge Joints A 6-step tune-up sets your jointer straight. By Dave Munkittrick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Jointers are simple machines with few moving parts, but the two beds, the fence...
  • Tapered Sliding Dovetails

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, November 4, 2011
    Tapered Sliding Dovetails Two jigs make a complicated joint ever so easy. By Luke Hartle Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . The tapered sliding dovetail joint is one of the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship...
  • Stronger Shelves

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Stronger Shelves Designing sag-proof shelves. By Tom Caspar Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Have you ever heard a shelf groan? Well, maybe not, but some shelves look like they would if they could...
  • Restore an Antique Oak Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Restore an Antique Oak Table Thoughtful finishing and new leaves prepare this classic for the next 100 years. By Kevin Southwick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . This old table looks like a prime...
  • Not-So-French Polishing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Not-So-French Polishing A new twist on an old method of applying shellac. By Richard Tendick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . You’ve spent weeks, or months producing that perfect table from...
  • Aged Cherry Finish

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Aged Cherry Finish Wipe on years of age in a few easy steps. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . If you want to make a woodworker gnash his teeth, ask him to make new cherry look like...
  • Basic HVLP Spray Techniques

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Basic HVLP Spray Techniques How to succeed at spraying a waterborne finish Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . When it comes to finishing, we’re all looking for easy answers that give professional...
  • 20 Finishing Tips

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    20 Finishing Tips Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Make dewaxed shellac Take the wax out of shellac and you have a great sealer that’s compatible with most other finishes. It’s best to...
  • Bandsawn Dovetails

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Bandsawn Dovetails Hand-cut appearance with half the fuss. By Seth Keller Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . If you’ve labored over handcut through dovetails, you’ll be amazed how much...
  • Turn a Green Wood Bowl

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Turn a Green Wood Bowl By Alan Lacer Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Making a functional object directly from raw material in its natural state is incredibly satisfying. Just ask any potter. For...