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SHOT #500! THE ANNUAL 2 X 4 CONTEST   11/20/03
It's amazing what you can do with a single, construction-grade 2x4!

THE ULTIMATE CARVING CLASS (Walt Segl)  11/19/03
For aspiring carvers, a week with Al Breed is about as good as it gets.

THE GRANDDADDY OF ALL ROUTERS (Bill Hylton)  11/19/03
It is remarkably similar to today’s models.

A BIG MACHINE FOR A LITTLE LADY (Carol Reed)  11/19/03
Faced with a heavy task, the "Router Lady" used brains over brawn.

NORTH WIND (Jerry Cousinsr)  11/13/03
It all begins with an outline.

NOT A TWO-BIT BED (Paul Alt)  11/13/03
A beautiful combination of machine and hand work.

BROKEN HEARTH (Eduardo Sarmiento Hall)  11/13/03
Picked from the ashes, this copaiba reveals its inner beauty.

CLASS AT THE DOGWOOD (Jack Schlachter)  11/7/03
A great way to spend a weekend.

WILDERNESS HOMESTEAD (Bob Smalser)  11/7/03
This one-time farm boy returns to his roots.

HANDCRAFTED IN SWEDEN (Jan Blomqvist)  11/7/03
Relief carvings reflect life's events.

ICEBOX WINDOW SEAT (A.J. Hamler)  10/27/03
Multi-functional companion for the dining room.

THE SPICE OF LIFE (Chris Knob)  10/23/03
Beautiful PA Spice Boxes feature a variety of woods.

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW (Chris Knob)  10/23/03
This armoire features some stunning veneer.

THE GREEKS ARE COMING (Eduardo Sarmiento Hall)  10/20/03
A trio of turned Copaiba vases.

ARTS & CRAFTS MEETS THE ORIENT (HC "Chico" Sakman)  10/20/03
Wine storage never had it so good!

HOME FOR HAND PLANES (Dave Anderson)  10/14/03
Borrowing design features from the pros helped.

CLASSIC HUNTBOARD (Jason Tuinstra)  10/6/03
The cherry puts the Class into Classic!

SIMPLE ATTRACTION (Jason Tuinstra)  10/6/03
Inspired by a Thomas Moser design.

TWO WEEKS WORTH (Eduardo Sarmiento Hall)  10/1/03
Now that's a lot of turning!

A UNIQUE MARRIAGE (Brent Greer)  10/1/03
A mixture of materials provide stunning results.

NEW RIDGID TABLESAW (Ned Bulken)  10/1/03
Inspiration to make some new jigs.

"BOOMSLANG" (Dale Hamilton)  10/1/03
Overcoming bewildering problems forges a man.

SHOP SAFETY SHOES (Derek Lentz)  9/29/03
Fits Biesemeyer style rip fences.

SASSAFRAS WINE BAR (Drew McManus)  9/29/03
This wedding gift organizes bottles and glassware.

AN ENTERTAINING SPACE (Brent Greer)  9/29/03
Utilizing CAD to visualize a large project.

A JIG FOR NAUGHT (Jim Shaver)  9/29/03
A classic example of the jig-making thought process.

SHOP SPACE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT (Hal Shearer)  9/15/03
What bed, that's a lumber rack!

RIDING THE RAILS (Eduardo Sarmiento Hall)  9/15/03
A homemade lathe from railroad tracks.

WEDDING MEMORIES ON DISPLAY (Mike Keating)  9/15/03
Contrasting woods create a beautiful tabletop display case.

NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD WORKHORSE (Mike Keating)  9/15/03
This old DeWalt radial arm saw is ready for action again.

A VERY "GIRLY" ROOM (Andy Wright)  9/8/03
Big sisters need their own space!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? (Aurele Delaurier)  9/8/03
A wooden version of this pigskin classic.

DELTA MORTISER MODIFICATION (John Weber)  9/3/03
A De-Sta-Co clamp is the key feature.

AND BABY MAKES THREE (Chadd Hamilton)  8/28/03
This beautiful blanket chest is the first of three pieces.

ROUTER TABLE ON STERIODS (Dev Emch)  8/25/03
A creative solution for using router bits in a shaper.

PLENTY OF NEW SPACE (Brent Harral)  8/25/03
This busy woodworker has been heard to mutter, "Soon, real soon!"

AFTER DINNER, LET THE GAMES BEGIN (Lou Siville)  8/25/03
Even with some helpful jigs, mitered angles can stretch the patience.

A LIGHT ON MARQUETRY (Jerry Cousins)  8/25/03
This craftsman relects on the challenge.

A WELL THOUGHT-OUT SHOP (Chad Brink)  8/18/03
Proof that planning pays off.

SHIP TO SHORE (Richard Erickson)  8/14/03
This small shop is turning out beautiful work.

JUST CAN'T SAY NO (Larry Verhoff)  8/14/03
An expectant grandfather goes the extra mile!

SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME (Mark Stone)  8/14/03
A glimpse at a work in progress.

IT AIN'T HEAVY, IT'S MY PULPIT (Derek Lentz)  8/12/03
A unique design in wood, metal, and glass.

PROMISES, PROMISES (Drew McManus)  8/12/03
Construction mishaps drive design changes.

"HÉROÏCA" (John O'Brien)  8/12/03
Designed and built by Nicolas Côté.

ANAHEIM 2003! (Ellis Walentine)  8/8/03
The woodworking event of the year is history.

HOUSING FOR THE BIRDS (Ned Bulken)  8/6/03
Simple gifts - sure to please.

A PEACHY NEW SHOP (Erik Hammarlund)  8/6/03
This expectant father may have to put accessorizing on hold!

KNOCKDOWN WORKBENCH (George Huron)  8/6/03
Torsion box construction provides strength but less weight.

NEW HOMES FOR KEEPSAKES AND STOGIES (Mike Keating)  8/4/03
An exercise with woods other than oak.

A MULTI-FUNCTION CHILD'S ARMOIRE (Larry Wyatt)  8/4/03
Able to handle present and future storage needs.

THE SIMPLE ELEGANCE OF THE SHAKER STYLE (Jim Shaver)  8/2/03
A class project featuring milk-painted poplar with cherry.

NAUTICAL HEADBOARD (Russell Svenningsen)  7/20/03
A story stick does the trick.

A & C COFFEE TABLE (Andy Wright)  7/16/03
An ambitious project teaches new skills.

NEW SPIN FOR SAW CABINETS (Max Young)  7/14/03
A mentor guides a budding woodworker.

CULINARY WORK BENCH (Bernie McGivern)  7/5/03
For a mom who works magic in the kitchen.

CURLY MAPLE AND WENGE BED (Pete Petersen)  7/2/03
Credits David Marks for his inspiration.

A SILK PURSE FROM A SOW'S EAR (Ken Rozema)  6/30/03
Selecting usable Big Box lumber isn't easy!

ONE LAST PROJECT (Drew McManus)  6/26/03
The choice of woods just seemed fitting.

WALNUT WITH A TWIST (Bob Borner)  6/26/03
His dream project built at last - for someone else!

A TRIO OF OAK TABLES (Rick Newbrey)  6/24/03
Featuring ample storage for all those video tapes.

A DIVINE DESIGN (Alan Young)  6/24/03
This craftsman found sanctuary for beautiful new furniture.

CHERRY DOLL CASE (Dave Glackin)  6/12/03
Adding craftsmanship to stand the test of time.

A GRAND WORKBENCH (Peter Berglund)  6/5/03
A real labor of love.

WALNUT SHOE CABINET (Basil Bailey)  6/5/03
Got the idea for making the dentil molding on WoodCentral.

BENT ON COMFORT (Bruce Brown)  6/3/03
It took three years for this Bentwood Rocker to evolve.

TURNING YELLOW (Ellis Walentine)  5/29/03
A slab of rare yellow cedar burl yields a brace of bowls.

CURIO CURIOSITY (Kevin Lloyd)  5/22/03
An interesting twist of fate.

HOMEMADE SANDER (Ross Hodren)  5/20/03
Ready to tackle those big jobs.

SHOP-BUILT DOWNDRAFT BOX (Terry Hatfield)  5/20/03
Perfect for larger sanding and routing needs.

A CHIP OFF THE OL' BLOCK (A.J. Hamler)  5/20/03
Fullsize and miniature versions of an antique spool cabinet.

A CLASSIC HOME FOR SILVERWARE (Steve Wargo)  5/14/03
Traditional hand skills are the rule for this woodworker.

MILLING HUGE KAURI TIMBER (Hal Shearer)  5/13/03
New Zealand's giant ancient wonders.

A GAGGLE OF SMALL BOXES (Drew McManus)  5/2/03
Beautifully figured woods joined without using fasteners.

ONE CREATIVE CRIB (Robert Phillips)  5/2/03
This unique design features an array of beautiful woods.

A HOME FOR SPICES (Michael Shelley)  5/2/03
A beautiful addition to any kitchen.

MASTER'S CLASS (Hellen Patterson)  5/2/03
The Patterson's host a weekend with Wayne Barton.

SHAKER INSPIRATION (Jim Shaver)  5/1/03
Good things happen when we stretch our skills.

CLASSICALLY PROPORTIONED TOOL CABINET (Ted Owen)  5/1/03
After a seventeen year hiatus, it's finally finished.

TWO TANTALIZING TABLES (Steve King)  5/1/03
Featuring walnut burl and curly maple veneers.

EMMA'S CRADLE (Barb Siddiqui)  4/10/03
With more on the way, this woodworking Grandma stays busy.

OAK PANELED CEILING (Jim Shaver)  4/7/03
Risky business for this first time woodworker.

UP THE LAZY RIVER (Bob Hand)  4/5/03
This cedar strip river canoe is just the ticket.

SHOP-BUILT OUTRIGGER AND OUTFEED TABLES (Steve King)  4/1/03
Additional work surface for a mobile tablesaw.

RAINTREE AND MAPLE DESK (Derek Lentz)  3/26/03
Featuring resawn and bookmatched raintree veneer

GUARDING A CLASSIC BANDSAW (Ken Kimura)  3/24/03
New modifications aid safety and wheel alignment.

HYBRID CABINETMAKER'S BENCH (Ed DeLauter)  3/10/03
This beauty was inspired by Tage Frid.

KEEPING GLUEUPS FLAT (Rick LoDico)  3/10/03
These simple fixtures do the trick.

STAR-CROSSED (Alan Young)  3/7/03
The first of four custom chancel pieces for a new church.

A DOUBLE-DUTY CHEST (Jim Shaver)  3/7/03
Today a daughter's new toy box, tomorrow her blanket chest.

A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIRS (Gerald Mayberry)  3/7/03
Reproductions keep this retired chemist busy.

A QUARTET OF SHOP IMPROVEMENTS (Chris Knob)  3/7/03
Machines and fixtures made from scratch.

CHERRY ARTS & CRAFTS BOOKCASE (Mark Mazzo)  3/3/03
And it's only his second attempt at "real furniture!"

288 EASY PIECES (Mike Schwing)  3/3/03
This cutting board was inspired by a new shop floor!

PRACTICING AN AGE-OLD TRADITION (Jerry Cousins)  3/3/03
The art of marquetry requires some special skills and techniques.

POWERED SCARY SHARP SYSTEM  (Dave Sloane)  2/22/03
Adding a motor makes this a sharp idea.

LISTEN TO THE WOOD (HC "Chico" Sakman)  2/17/03
Sometimes it's better to let the wood dictate the design.

CHERRY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER  (Garrett Lambert)  2/17/03
A corner unit with space for components and CD's.

OAK BEDSIDE TABLES (Brent Greer)  2/16/03
Justification for buying all those tools!

FINE CABINETRY COMPLETES THIS BASEMENT SPACE (Brent Greer)  2/16/03
Beautiful figured maple adds a bold look.







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