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March 2016

Issue Number: 238
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Rolling Kitchen Island Woodworking Plan

Kitchens and workshops are a lot alike: Neither ever seems to have enough storage or worksurface. This rolling cabinet you can make in your workshop will neatly solve both kitchen problems with a generously sized maple top plus three roomy drawers and slide-out space for trash and recycling bins.

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Pop-a-top Turned Bottle Opener Woodworking Plan

When we tasked our turning pro, Brian Simmons, with creating a handle for this bottle-opener kit, he wasn't happy with the ho-hum handle he initially cranked out. When he tested his first creation on a bottle of cold brew, he got a thunderbolt of an idea: Make the opener look like the bottle.

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Bent-lamination Spokeshave Woodworking Plan

A spokeshave is the perfect choice for shaping and smoothing curved surfaces, oftentimes finishing the job quicker than a spindle sander. Store-bought spokeshaves can cost $100 or more, though, so we created this porject that uses a sub-$40 hardware kit and lets you build the body from small cutoffs you've been saving.

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Coopered-door Cabinet Woodworking Plan

Furniture with curved surfaces, like those on this cabinet, project an aura of woodworking mastery. But don't let that intimidate you: We broke down this process into easy-to-follow steps. The result? A wall-hung cabinet with eye-catching details inside and out.

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