Links from Fine Woodworking issue #289
Online extras from Issue No. 289 of Fine Woodworking magazine. June 2021
Step-by-Step Guide to Tuning Your Block Plane
Whether your block plane is new or vintage, follow these steps to get it running at full capacity.
Arts & Crafts Coffee Table with Story-Book Charm
With an understated shelf, beveled through-tenons, and stretchers shaped at the ends to corbel-like curves, this coffee table evokes the traditional Arts and Crafts style without being too serious.
Seven tasks for a block plane
One of the most versatile tools in the shop, the humble block plane is essential to Mike Korsak's production of accurate and precise work.
How to brush on a varnish finish
A wiping varnish goes on easily and creates a tough surface ready for rubbing out.
How to rub out a varnish to a mirror shine
Rubbing out allows you to adjust the sheen of a finish, while removing imperfections like dust nibs, runs, sags, or bumps from the surface.
A Deck Chair Built to Withstand the Elements
Tapers, curves, and angles converge in a sleek, durable outdoor chair.
Continous grain, mitered door and drawer pulls
Larissa Huff and Robert Spiece's smart construction techniques make fashioning their small parts safe and repeatable.
Faces of the Craft: Rosanna Coyne
It was in a class at the North Bennet Street School where Rosanna Coyne discovered carving, and found the passion that changed the course of her woodworking journey.
From the Bench: A long loose end
A nine-drawer dresser sat in mid-build for nearly 30 years, its drawers half-built, its pockets stuffed with student supplies, clippings, letters, and other stuff. Then David Welter retired, and the dresser came home, rose to the top of the "to-do" list, and found a new life.
The bowl is a bird
Dave Fisher turned a branch into a bowl, and a bowl into a wren.
Steel screw before brass?
Mike Korsak weighs in with his thoughts on a common practice.
Workshop Tip: Simple splitter for an old tablesaw
This method makes it easy to line up the tab perfectly with the blade.
Workshop Tip: Repair a bowl without taking it off the lathe
Use the tool rest as a clamping caul to reattach broken pieces.
Workshop Tip: Sand moldings with sockets
It's similar to using a dowel, but there are more size options.
Workshop Tip: Soup up your shop apron
Make a place for your dust-collector remote and dust-proof the pockets.
Workshop Tip: Work backward with wandering hand tools
Realign the tool for each subsequent cut.
Workshop Tip: Check and set hand tools with an angle finder
This tip works great on sliding bevels, miter gauges, and squares.
Tool review: NGX Clamp Edge System from Bora
Bora's new system turns your circular saw into a track saw.
Tool review: Bench Top DC from Oneida Air Systems
Danny Kamerath reviews a new collector designed to sit on your workbench and collect dust as you sand.