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"IT STARTS WITH A BOX"  (JD Anderson)  1/5/00
Exotic woods and a simple design pay off.

"BUILT-IN ROUTER TABLE (WITH A DUST-FREE TWIST)"  (James Jones)  12/14/99
The shop-built dust-collector fence is the secret.

"THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR"  (Ellis Walentine)  12/14/99
Carol Reed helps with the rebuilding effort.

"PET HOTEL"  (Ken Oakley)  11/10/99
A bed & breakfast for furry boarders.

"PONDEROSA PINE LINEN PRESS"  (Mike Conner)  11/10/99
Turning humble materials into an extravagant gift.

"CHIPPENDALE SUITE"  (Paul Flood)  11/2/99
A technique for making identical turned legs without a lathe.

"KITCHEN ACCOMPLISHMENT"  (Dewitte Cage)  11/2/99
A first project on a grand scale.

"WOODWORKING ASPIRATIONS"  (Tim Berg)  11/2/99
A high-school teacher who makes Craftsman and vernacular furniture on the side.

"TRASH TO TREASURE"  (Barbara Gill)  10/25/99
This lathe table shows what you can do with ingenuity and some scrap iron.

"BOOKCASE ADVENTURE"  (Jim Wright)  10/10/99
Built with patience, dedication and a little help from his friends at WoodCentral!

"PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT"  (Mike Callihan)  10/1/99
Building the shop of a lifetime on "Callihan's mountain."

"A SHOP AND SHOWROOM FROM SCRATCH: PART 2"  (Bill Larson)  10/1/99
Framing a 12-ft. high shop and a 9-ft. showroom.

"NEVER A DULL MOMENT!"  (Dick Herman)  9/20/99
15 Grandchildren can sure keep a woodworker busy!

"AN OFFICE FROM A TREE"  (Lester Gillett)  9/19/99
Heirlooms from scratch.

"A SHOP AND SHOWROOM FROM SCRATCH: PART 1"  (Bill Larson)  9/5/99
Preparing for the cold Minnesota winter with radiant heat.

"HYBRID CASE CLOCK"  (Jay Drew)  7/18/99
Designing it yourself is half the fun.

"VENEERED DISPLAY TABLE"  (Ken Winningham)  7/9/99
A triumphant first veneering project in walnut and anigre.

"BREECH-LOADING MUSKET"  (Bill McCarthy)  6/27/99
Never heard of one? You're not alone...

"FLOORING FROM SCRATCH"  (Barbara Gill)  6/16/99
Walnut and cherry parquetry highlight this complicated flooring job.

"AWAY FROM IT ALL"  (Ellis Walentine)  6/9/99
A weekend of turning is good for the soul.

"DRILL PRESS STAND"  (Neal White)  6/9/99
A clever storage unit for a bench-top drill press.

"DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!"  (Ellis Walentine)  6/9/99
The sad aftermath of a workshop fire.

"GLASS-TOP COFFEE TABLE"  (Frank Ashmore)  6/9/99
An unusual twist on the Queen Anne style.

"A GRAB BAG OF IMAGES"  (Everett McDaniel)  6/9/99
Shop glimpses and a couple projects from the heartland.

"THE WELL-RESEARCHED BENCH"  (Tim Celeski)  6/9/99
After much agonizing, the author opts for a traditional design.

"SOUTHWESTERN CABINET-ON-STAND"  (Ken Winningham)  6/9/99
A little-known inlay material adds the regional touch.

"THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!"  (Jim Hatton)  6/9/99
A cabinet triptych for the serious audio/videophile.

"MOUNTAINTOP SHOP"  (Michael Byck)  5/25/99
With a view like this, how can he get anything done?

"CEDAR BLANKET CHEST"  (Mike Conner)  5/22/99
Two kinds of cedar team up nicely in this production item.

"CARLISLE LYNCH HUNTBOARD"  (Virgil Johnson)  5/22/99
Wide mahogany boards and holly inlay give this piece its air of authenticity.

"SPRING HOUSECLEANING"  (William Larson)  4/29/99
Sorting hardware can mess up the tidiest shop.

"WISHING WELL"  (Loren Estes)  4/26/99
A weekend project that pays big dividends.

"PENCIL-POST BED"  (Virgil Johnson)  4/25/99
Home-milled cherry makes the difference.

"FOR THE COMPLEAT ANGLER"  (Dick Wilson)  4/22/99
Two beautiful fly-tying boxes, with a little help from WoodCentral.

"CLASSIC LINEN PRESS"  (Andy Rae)  4/22/99
A gorgeous cabinet from the past.

"RANDOM-ORBIT HEAVEN"  (Ellis Walentine)  4/2/99
Testing sanders: A dusty job, but someone has to do it.

" 'THIS OLD HOUSE' STARS RECEIVE AWARDS"  (Andy Newman)  4/20/99
Key West renovation job airing on PBS

"DELUXE ROUTER TABLE"  (Harvey Klene)  3/29/99
A remarkable first project.

"DREAM SHOP"  (Bruce Hutchings)  3/29/99
What a way to retire!

"VINTAGE IRON: YATES-AMERICAN 30" JOINTER"  (William Kerfoot)  3/28/99
Big Mama of the American family goes back to work.

"BEAUTIFUL BUBINGA"  (Bob Hoffa)  3/22/99
Unique laminated stretchers make this table unusual.

"CHERRY ACORNS?"  (Brian Bailey)  3/11/99
A lovely extension table from home-milled lumber.

"WIDE LOAD!"  (John Cotten)  3/11/99
When logs were logs and trucks were nervous.

"TWIST ON A CLASSIC"  (Ed Baranowski)  3/11/99
This washstand improves on its 19th-Century predecessor.

"HOME IMPROVEMENTS"  (Steve Condon)  3/10/99
Five great projects for the house.

"GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT"  (Brian Bailey)  3/10/99
An unpromising log turns out to be a real deal.

"WOOD MOVES...IT DOES?"  (Barbara Gill)  3/9/99
Restless sycamore table top proves the point.

"THE BEST CABINET-DOOR JOINT?"  (Ellis Walentine)  3/2/99
Loose tenons team up with cope-and-stick joints for super-strong doors.

"SPECIAL GALLERY: JERRY BEALL"   2/23/99
A sampling of work by an inventive master craftsman.

"LIFE IS BUT A DREAM" (Jim Barry)  2/23/99
A faux rowboat that won't float.

"MEGA CD CONSOLE" (Tony Leonard)  2/19/99
Another CD storage unit from modified magazine plans.

"SHAKER-STYLE CD CABINET" (Jeff Givens)  2/19/99
A modern gift of simplicity.

"CHERRY HIGHBOY" (Virgil Johnson)  2/19/99
A year-long labor of love.

"VINTAGE IRON: CRESCENT 32-in. BANDSAW" (Dave Heinlein)  2/13/99
Big wheels keep on turnin'.

"VINTAGE IRON: AMERICAN 8-in. JOINTER" (Dave Heinlein)  2/11/99
Big Iron sings again.

"PRIVATE LESSONS FROM A MASTER" (Ellis Walentine)  2/8/99
David Ellsworth teaches turning in his woodland studio.

"LINGERIE CHEST" (David Yoho)  2/8/99
An elegant home for unmentionables.

"JEWELRY BOXES EVERYWHERE" (Jim Ziegler)  2/6/99
Turning a hobby into a business.

"THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES" (Jamie Fowler)  2/4/99
Hobby encompasses flag box keepsakes and cabinets.

"TWO CHERRY TABLES" (Kevin Post)  2/4/99
Old traditions with strong roots.

"CONGRESS HALL DESKS" (Dan Minzner)  2/3/99
A dream commission and a technical challenge.

"FURNITURE CLAMP" (Craig Chappelow)  2/3/99
A cast-iron behemoth that really puts the squeeze on.

"INGENIOUS LAMINATING FORM" (Dan Minzner)  2/3/99
"Blue board" is the breakthrough.

"'ANTIQUED' ARMOIRE" (Dan Minzner)  2/3/99
Lacquer and homemade glazes give this finish its dramatic depth.

"OAK DISPLAY CABINET" (Kevin Chadwick)  2/3/99
Working wood in South Africa.

"ROGERESS TREADLE JIG SAW" (John Cotten)  2/2/99
For fretwork that keeps you fit.

"GLASS-FRONT BOOKCASE" (Virgil Johnson)  1/29/99
A fitting use for wide boards.

"MITER-SLOT FEATHERBOARD" (Jim Cummins)  1/28/99
Look, Ma... no clamps!

"SPONTANEOUS CHAIR" (Michael Byck)  1/24/99
From the sketchbook to the living room in one easy step.

"NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD LATHE" (Cliff Ammons)  1/23/99
This F.J. Hills metalworking lathe spins wood with the best of 'em.

"DELUXE EXTENSION TABLE" (Bill Larson)  1/22/99
Telescoping table supports plywood and more.

"TWO MODEL TOYS" (David Eisner)  1/15/99
So what can you make on a 4-in. tablesaw?

"SLEEPING IN THE WOODS" (Steve Weiss)  1/15/99
This bed is a symphony of different wood species.

"VINTAGE IRON: MONSTER JOINTER" (William Kerfoot)  1/15/99
The Oliver #12 may be the finest jointer ever made...

"STEAMER TRUNK" (Jim Barry)  1/11/99
A perennial favorite built from store-bought plans.

"DOLL SHOWCASE" (Loren Hutchinson)  1/10/99
A fitting home for a fine collection.

"CHERRY SILVER CHEST" (Virgil Johnson)  1/10/99
A handsome adaptation of a colonial design.

"MAHOGANY BED" (J.M. Thompson)
Making the most of natural variation.

"BENCH OF DREAMS" (Jon Leppo)
Not one, but TWO tail vises...and an Emmert for good measure.

"A REPRODUCTION 'DISHRIM' TABLE" (Tom Foley)
Bringing an American classic to life.

"GARDEN TRELLIS GATE" (Ellis Walentine)
A painted mahogany portal with an Oriental flair.

"HAND-CARVED MARIONETTE" (Paul Anthony)
Strings control this realistic wooden puppet.

"ART DECO TABLE" (Dan Minzner)
A veneered work of art in the Ruhlmann style

"DENIZEN OF THE DEEP" (Ellis Walentine)
Frank Klausz carves a giant octopus to help a friend.

"A WOODWORKER'S HOME OFFICE" (Jim Hatton)
Shelves, cabinets and worksurfaces transform an empty room.

"CUSTOM-DESIGNED CANOPY BED" (Jeff Chaplin)
An oak and walnut four-poster that's solid as a rock.

"BOARD STRAIGHTENER 'SLED' " (Jim Cummins)
True up crooked and waney edges in one pass.

"A CRADLE FOR POSTERITY" (Jerry Hydle)
...and a router table to go with it!

"TWO SMALL CHERRY TABLES" (Virgil Johnson)
Different styles are quite compatible.

"HOW TO PACK A COMPLETE SHOP INTO A ONE-CAR GARAGE!" (Jerry Hydle)
Mobile machines make the difference.

"DELUXE ROOM DIVIDER" (Virgil Johnson)
How to divide a room gracefully with cherry and etched glass.

"SHOPMADE TENON JIG" (John Hebert)
Rides the rip fence with no frills.

"A BENCH THAT KEEPS ON GIVING" (Jerry Hydle)
It's hard to beat this $40 workbench.

"A TURNING SHOP IN THE WORKS" (Will Simpson)
A custom-designed lathe stand in a two-car log garage.

"PART-TIME BRACKET" (Jim Cummins)
A clever, collapsible cantilever bracket.

"STRESS RELIEF" (Ellis Walentine)
A technique for keeping freshly-milled lumber flat.

"BENCH OF A LIFETIME" (Virgil Johnson)
A fine workbench with a really unusual tail vise!

"STARTIN 'EM YOUNG" (Ellis Walentine)
A shop visit inspires the woodworkers of tomorrow.






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