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MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE  (David Yoho)  2/12/03
These jigs allow accurate cuts in large panels.

GONE FISHING  (Doug and Mary Ridley)  2/12/03
This carving is a real catch.

MOST VALUABLE TOOL  (Matt Wilkerson)  2/10/03
Every woodworker needs one sooner or later.

TABLESAW EXTENSION ROUTER TABLE  (Dave Sloane)  2/9/03
Efficient dust collection plus plenty of storage for accessories.

FIRST CLASS VACATION  (Tom Ryan)  2/9/03
A great week at The Conover Workshops.

CROWNING MOMENT  (Michael Echterling)  2/1/03
An earlier mantel design was the inspiration.

MADDY'S CRADLE  (Angelo Triandafilou)  1/31/03
Wild wood and a Legacy machine team up beautifully.

RETIREMENT PLANNING  (Bob Borner)  1/29/03
This workshop addition provides rewards for today and tomorrow.

HANDCRAFTED TREASURES  (Carol Bowers)  1/25/03
Who says you have to know a dado from a rabbet to do nice work?

BACKYARD BIRDS  (Doug and Mary Ridley)  1/25/03
Partners in life collaborate in their work, too.

SHOP-BUILT SLOT MORTISER  (Dan Barber)  1/25/03
An exercise in accurate jig-making.

HANDMADE PLANES  (John Pappas)  1/18/03
What started 25 years ago comes full circle.

PINE GALORE!  (R.P. "Bob" Aspey)  1/10/03
A whole family of living room furniture designed by CAD.

ARTS & CRAFTS DRESSER  (H.C. "Chico" Sakman)  1/10/03
White oak, Pacific yew and wenge team up beautifully in this classic case piece.

HEART PINE RING BOX  (R.P. "Bob" Aspey)  1/10/03
A century underwater and the pitch still gums up tools.

PINE ENTERTAINMENT STAND  (R.P. "Bob" Aspey)  1/10/03
A secret compartment hides wires and ventilates the equipment.

WOODEN CLOCKS  (Gary Mahony)  1/7/03
A CAD system and a scrollsaw make it easy.

WALNUT MANTEL CLOCK  (A.J. Hamler)  1/7/03
Proof there's no such thing as scrap!

RED OAK BIBLE STAND  (Bernie McGivern)  12/29/02
A loving gift to display a family treasure.

INSTALLERS SUPPORT GROUP  (Frank Grambo)  12/20/02
An ingenious method of installing countertops.

A GAME OF KINGS AND QUEENS  (Mike King)  12/20/02
This chessboard features a stained-glass battlefield.

MILLING AND TURNING ADVENTURES  (Lester Gillett)  12/20/02
Never a dull moment in Missouri.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MOM!  (Dan Donaldson)  12/19/02
A special handmade gift from the heart.

MARY HOYT WEDDING CHEST  (Greg Brunk)  12/15/02
Wedding gifts don't get any better than this.

A TALE OF TWO ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  (Chris Knob)  12/13/02
The cherry unit is part of an entire bedroom suite.

SHOP-MADE CYCLONE  (Dave Sloane)  12/10/02
Here's a dust-collection device built from scratch.

SAFE HAVEN FOR FLIES  (Jim "Clampman" Chestnut)  12/4/02
This clever case keeps fly tying supplies organized.

REBUILDING A COMMUNITY  (Ed Slattery)  12/1/02
Renovation work turns old into new.

PRECIOUS BOTTLE STOPPERS  (Pete Kekel)  11/22/02
Exotic woods in small doses.

AN ORIENTAL FLAIR  (Randy Stukenberg)  11/22/02
Walnut parquet enhances the top of this low table.

A GIFT FOR CARVING  (Walter "Bud" Segl)  11/22/02
This retired engineer enjoys a challenge.

ROLL-OUT ACCESSORY CABINET  (Barbara Siddiqui)  11/20/02
A ingenious storage solution that puts wasted space to use.

FEDERAL-STYLE DEMI-LUNE TABLE  (Chris Knob)  11/20/02
A feast for the eyes of figure and color.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS  (Jon Martin)  11/17/02
A haunting approach to workshop decor.

DIAMONDS-II  (H.C."Chico" Sakman)  11/17/02
Stunning quilted maple veneer and unusually tapered legs highlight this design.

PUZZLE TOLERANCES  (Steve Strickland)  11/16/02
Prototyping can be an extremely valuable tool.

DUAL-PURPOSE LATHE STAND  (Chris Knob)  11/16/02
This chest makes good use of wasted space.

VERTICAL FEATHERBOARD  (Ellis Walentine)  10/27/02
Here's a handy accessory for resawing with a "point fence."

EVOLUTION IN STYLE  (H.C. "Chico" Sakman)  10/27/02
Waterfall bubinga veneer and Cuban mahogany grace this delicate side table.

MULTI-FUNCTION DOWNDRAFT TABLE  (Norman Pirollo)  10/13/02
A powerful dust sucker that doubles as an outfeed table.

MINIATURE CEDAR CHEST  (David Yoho)  10/6/02
A simple design featuring rich looking hardwoods.

COMPUTER DESK ORGANIZERS  (Drew McManus)  10/6/02
Designed for easy access to A/V connections and media storage.

WoodWorks2002 BLASTS OFF!  (Ellis Walentine)  10/5/02
Inaugural event in Novi, MI, was a real crowd-pleaser!

RESAWN WALNUT PIE  (Craig Daymon)  10/4/02
Now, what will it be?

"DIAMONDS"  (H.C. "Chico" Sakman)  9/22/02
...but not in the rough!

A TREASURE TROVE OF PROJECTS  (Paul Blackwell)  9/21/02
Looks like Paul's been busy in his shop!

WEDDING GIFT EXTRAORDINAIRE  (Alan Young)  9/16/02
This oak and walnut bed was inspired by the Arts & Crafts style.

A SWIVELING WEATHER STATION  (Drew McManus)  9/14/02
A gift for his wife serves double duty.

A HANDCRAFTED BEDROOM  (Sherwood Hawthorne)  9/13/02
...and that isn't all this retiree has been up to...

WOEFULLY CRAMPED  (Rick LoDico)  9/11/02
Making the best of a small workshop.

ORIENTAL QUILTED-MAPLE CHEST  (Mark Valsi)  9/11/02
Retired teacher's plans include lots of woodworking.

CAD-CREATED CURIO CABINET  (Kurt Allen)  9/11/02
Carving adds a dimension of elegance to this glass-and-cherry tour de force.

FUMED OAK CANDLESTICK  (Craig Daymon)  9/11/02
All you need is a cooler and some household ammonia.

ROUTER LADY HEADQUARTERS  (Carol Reed)  9/11/02
An epic tour of a great shop.

A TRIO OF TABLES  (Alan Young)  9/11/02
These beauties feature a mixture of styles and design.

VENEERED DISPLAY STAND  (Chris DeHut)  8/29/02
Exotic woods frame a lovely glass sculpture.

PURPLEHEART JEWELRY BOX  (Lou Siville)  8/25/02
Intarsia and faux pearl adorn this box made from dazzling scraps.

DOWNDRAFT SANDING TABLE  (Barb Siddiqui)  8/23/02
Limited space inspired this smart design.

ORGANIZED CHAOS  (Ken Oakley)  8/16/02
As long as he knows where everything is...

SERPENTINE-FRONT BUREAU  (Virgil Johnson)  8/16/02
Wide cherry and classic methods make this piece special.

MERCURY OUTBOARD  (Barbara Gill)  8/14/02
A simple headstock conversion brings sharpening within reach.

WALNUT DRESSER WITH MIRROR  (Gary Gillman)  8/7/02
What's more dangerous . . . a daughter with a curling iron, or a new empty dresser?

SPALTED MAPLE CHEST  (David Maudlin)  8/7/02
A visit to a local sawmill yields a treasure for this woodworker.

WELCOME TO MY SHOP  (Robert R. Clough)  8/7/02
Making do in a small space.

CEDAR CHEST EXTRAORDINAIRE  (John Coco)  8/7/02
This beauty features 3-D carving done with a router.

WORKSHOP WITH A FEW EXTRAS  (Edgar Davidson)  8/7/02
A punching bag and a unicycle round out the tool list.

ODE TO WOOD GONE BY  (Randy Burbank)  8/7/02
Vintage postcards of logging's past, framed in oak.

OAK BOOKCASE  (Joe Massena)  8/7/02
Oak bookcase inspired by a plan from AW magazine.

MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HONEY!  (Bob Berner)  7/28/02
Can you identify the mystery veneer?

WALNUT AND LACEWOOD BOX  (Randy Burbank)  7/28/02
What do you give to a medical student?

A BATCH OF BOXES  (Randy Burbank)  7/19/02
All it takes is some recycled pallet wood and a little imagination.

INLAID WRITING DESK  (Chris Knob)  7/11/02
Curly maple inlay provides dramatic contrast to dignified walnut.

DELUXE ROUTER WORKSTATION  (Mike Kelly)  7/10/02
Continuous improvements add up to a great performer.

CD STORAGE TOWER  (Loren Estes)  7/4/02
A small footprint and room for over 1000 CDs.

TANSU ANYONE?  (Drew McManus)  7/4/02
Adds a distinctive look to any room.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STYLE AQUARIUM STAND  (Drew McManus)  7/4/02
See what happens when we say, "I can make one better!"

NO ORDINARY HOUSE PAINTER  (Kathryn "Kap" Stanfield)  6/29/02
They look so real, you want to walk right in.

ROLLING TOOL CART  (Pat Harenza)  6/29/02
A mobile home for all those shop tools.

SOUTHERN COMFORT  (Steve Hahn)  6/15/02
Outdoor furniture made from ipe and jatoba.

FOUR-DRAWER FILING CABINET  (Terry Jennings)  6/14/02
Great for organizing files in the home office.

MAPLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER  (Brian McWeeney)  6/14/02
Plenty of room for storage and display.

TRAIN LAYOUT TABLE/CABINET  (Bernie McGivern)  6/14/02
On the right track for organizing a young engineer.

QUEEN ANNE DESK/VANITY  (Greg Brunk)  5/29/02
Four months of well-spent shop time.

RECYCLED RESOURCES  (Jimmy Walker)  5/29/02
This frugal father makes good use of discarded wood.

ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE ARMOIRE  (H.C. "Chico" Sakman)  5/12/02
A tapered line and quarter-sawn white oak give this armoire a special look.

BORN TO CARVE  (Marion White)  5/12/02
A story of both tragedy and inspiration.

FROM BIRDHOUSES TO TABLES  (Steve Schefer)  5/12/02
Here's a variety of shop-built woodworking projects.

CARVING A COWBOY  (Wolf Kiessling)  5/7/02
A woodcarver's steps for creating a lifelike bust.

OLIVE TALL CLOCK  (W. Patrick Edwards)  5/3/02
What do olives, oysters, and sausage have to do with this master's work?

IPE TABLE AND BENCHES  (H.C. "Chico" Sakman)  5/3/02
Despite Ipe's difficult properties, this beautiful wood is very durable.

MULTI-USE CORNER CABINET  (H.C. "Chico" Sakman)  5/3/02
A home for electronic media components and the office computer.

MOBILE TABLESAW AND ROUTER WORKSTATION  (Ray Mitchell)  5/3/02
Inspired by ShopNotes #50, this tablesaw and router cabinet is full of features.

CHERRY TALL CLOCK  (Mike Lynch)  4/28/02
Featuring cove moldings cut with an antique wooden plane.

JUST TOOLING AROUND  (Don Brandehoff)  4/28/02
Eat your heart out, Snap-On and Craftsman.

THE CHICAGO STORAGE UNIT  (Art Liebeskind)  4/24/02
This curly cherry cabinet was inspired by Modernist master, Mies Van Der Rohe.

A FEAST FOR THE EYES  (Derek Lentz)  4/7/02
Figured maple and granite make for a dazzling kitchen.

FANCY DIGS  (Dave Nichols)  4/7/02
This backhoe carries loads of realism.

TURNING TOOL RACK  (David Propst)  4/7/02
A look at an easy answer for storing lathe tools and accessories.

INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS  (Tony Leonard)  4/7/02
Beautiful crotch veneer, hand carving and the helpful folks at WoodCentral.

BACK TO BASICS  (Randy Burbank)  4/7/02
A 25-year absence from woodworking comes to an end.







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