December/January 2016/2017

Issue Number: 244

Body Mechanics: The Jointer

December/January 2016/2017 Page: 40

Moving a board across a jointer seems simple enough: Just hold the board down while moving it forward, right? While that gets the job done, it’s the nuances of your movements that get the best results. Here’s how to correctly joint a workpiece to flatten one face and then square an edge to that face.

Become a Pen Pal

December/January 2016/2017 Page: 36

pen turning

Creating pens on a lathe can be a fun and fulfilling way to get started in woodturning. With a little practice,you can easily make a pen in less than an hour. We'll show you how to make a tyopical pen using a slimline kit.


Plan is available in the WOOD Store


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