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Issue 51

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Projects

  • Small workbench

Don't let its size fool you. This sturdy workbench features two home-made vices that provide more clamping options than many benches twice its size. And the vice mechanisms can be purchased from Australian Woodsmith.

  • Shaker lamp table

With its Shaker-style lines, this lamp table will fit in well in a variety of settings. And it's easy to build.

  • Garden seat

It's a traditional garden bench - without the back or arms. Build it in a weekend, and the result will be a comfortable resting spot in the backyard for years to come.

  • Drop-down tool table

You can take advantage of the space under your bench with this handy tool tray.

  • Magazine rack

This magazine rack doesn't take much time to build - we used ordinary mortise and tenon joints to hold it together.

  • Benchtop router

Take a closer look at this space-saving router table. It features a large table, an adjustable fence, and three different accessories. Yet it folds into a compact box.

Techniques

  • Assembly tips to square up your projects
  • Using a featherboard for you table saw or router table
  • Box joints with a simple jig
  • Selecting Brushes, applying a finish and clean-up tips
  • Install a router plate