Popular Woodworking Magazine, April 2017




Popular Woodworking April 2017

The April difficulty of Standard Woodworking Journal (#231) simply
mailed to print subscribers and emailed to digital subscribers.
It’s reside in our on-line retailer too. There’s rather a lot to dig into in
this difficulty, together with a chisel primer from Christopher Schwarz
– he addresses what chisels you really want, learn how to set one up
proper and proper chisel utilization methods. And when you’re
focused on interval woodworking, you must actually try
Kerry Pierce’s William & Mary-inspired facet desk, full
with turned drops and legs, dovetailed aprons, Gothic arches
and serpentine stretchers.

Often known as the “excellent floor,” urushi (a/ok/a, Japanese
lacquer) yields a really gorgeous end – however, created from poison
sumac, it could possibly additionally yield a nasty rash. For that reason, and to
keep away from the months of software urushi requires, Don Williams
developed a “fake urushi” approach that employs epoxy for a
fast, skin-safe fake-out. And we’ve obtained a breadboard finish
reducing board – trendy seems meet a really outdated approach for this
gorgeous kitchen accent.

This difficulty additionally options Jameel Abraham’s article, “Make Your
Personal Plywood.” Now, I do know plywood – on my household’s farm, four&occasions;eight
plywood is second solely to salvaged (i.e., free) lumber in
favor. I’ve constructed a couple of rooster coops out of plywood, to not
point out huts and windbreaks for the assorted drifts of pigs
rooting across the acreage. When one of many sows develops cabin
fever and tears a gap within the wall of the farrowing barn, I’m
glad to have a bit of plywood and a few nails inside straightforward
attain. Wired-together plywood makes an ideal short-term chute
for loading pigs right into a trailer (which itself sports activities a
plywood-reinforced ground), and I realized the onerous approach that, for
hog wrangling round electrified fencing, plywood is a superior
sorting-panel materials to extremely conductive cattle panels
(zap!).

I don’t need to make plywood. I purchase that stuff.

However in fact that’s not the form of plywood Jameel builds –
his plywood is a one-off, solid-core board meant for constructing
lasting furnishings. Its edge can maintain hinges, and laminated
veneer sticks to it higher than strong wooden. Accurately made, DIY
plywood is useless flat and secure, and its distinctive properties
mean you can create shapes and kinds you simply can’t with strong
wooden. Store-made plywood, in contrast to the big-box stuff, is
high-quality, versatile materials. I wouldn’t be tempted to make
a nesting field for my hens out of it.


Read about DIY plywood and much more in the April 2017 issue of
Popular Woodworking Magazine!


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