Article Index

2018 WOOD magazine Innov8 Awards

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 64

The WOOD editors name their picks for the most innovative in the field of woodworking for the coming year. 

Barn Lantern

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 56

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Combine oak and copper in a rustic candle holder.

Shop Test: Parallel-jaw Clamps

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 50

These sought-after clamps have sturdy bars that resist flexing, deep jaws that close up parakllel, and the mass to better clamp flat workpieces and assemblies. We put eight models through their paces.

Bench-mounted Router Table

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 44

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Save precious floor space by making this model that clamps to the edge of a bench. You still get built-in storage for bits, wrenches, and push pads, and a fully adjustable fence with dust collection and sliding faces.

Platform Bed

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 38

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You won't give up a thing in the looks department by using well-chosen southern yellow pine. But you can kick it up a notch by featuring a beautifully figured hardwood slab in the headboard.

The Fastest Cabinet You'll Ever Build

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 32

WOOD's Senior Design Editor Kevin Boyle has built dozens of cabinets using the approach shown in this article. If you read and understand the process before you get into the shop, you’ll be amazed how quickly a cabinet comes together.

Figure-popping Finish

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 28

Russ Filbeck's sanded-in oil finish topped with paste wax brings out the light-refracting beauty in figured woods, such as curly maple or walnut crotch, delivering depth and luster that just can’t be achieved with a brushed or sprayed finish. Best. Finish. Ever.

Unvarnished: The Heart and Soul of Woodworking

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 24

Custom woodworker Bob Rummer explains why the objects we craft absorb meaning that makes them more than objects.

Iron Age Display Shelf

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 70

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Blend classic wood shelves with steel legs for an industrial, yet refined, contemporary look. You’ll need no fancy metalworking tools or special skills to create the legs, just a drill, hacksaw, and a bit of elbow grease.

Tactics for Successful Project Procrastination

December/January 2017/2018 | Issue 251 | Page: 68

Jim Heavey has successfully put off project requests from his wife for decades. Learn his secrets.

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