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Boxes, Clocks, Lamps and Small Projects If your're a woodworker that loves to be in the shop, but your busy life won't afford the time, this collection of small projects is for you. Selected from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, the most trusted name in the woodworking community, these 22 beautiful and practical projects are instant heirlooms that won't consume vast amounts of time or material. Each project is accompanied by detailed plans, expert instructions, and helpful tips to ensure your finished, hand-crafted project will be treasured forever. What's Inside: * 22 Classic small prohects including a hall mirror, cigar humidor, and creaftsman clock *Technical and exploded drawings io *Material lists for each project *Easy-to-follow, ste-by-step instructions *Helpful quick tips from the experts Other Books in the Best of Woodworker's Journal Series: Craftsman Furniture Projects Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques from Woodworking's Top Experts Jigs and Fixtures for the Table Saw and Router Get the Most from Your tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts
With attractive and functional projects to inspire any level of woodworker, this guide presents detailed plans with expert instruction for tasks that can be created from unused wood already on hand and in the smallest of woodshops. With hand-selected projects from the editors of "Woodworkers Journal"--including a walnut burl humidor, a bird's-eye maple lamp, jewelry boxes, picture frames, and an Irish parlor clock--woodworkers will delight in finding traditional and classic tasks as well as more unique options. These small woodworking projects that are big on design, coupled with getting-started tips and techniques, allow craftsmen of any skill level to produce professional results in no time.
These 22 beautiful projects may be small in size, but they're big in design. Selected by the editors of Woodworker's Journal, these projects -- including a humidor and a craftsman mirror -- are sure to become instant heirlooms.
Over 20 Great Projects for the Home from Woodworking's Top Experts! This book is for any woodworker that loves to be in the shop, but doesn't always have the time or materials to tackle that large project. Selected from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, these 22 practical and beautiful projects are small in size, but big on design and will satisfy woodworkers of all skill levels. Among the projects featured are a walnut burl humidor, a bird's-eye maple lamp, jewelry boxes, picture frames, and an Irish parlor clock. Each project is accompanied by inspiring images, detailed plans, expert instructions, and helpful tips to ensure the hand-crafted project will be treasured forever.
About the Author
John A. Nelson is considered a master craftsman by scroll saw enthusiasts and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. He is the author of 10 books about scroll sawing, including The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks, 50 Easy Weekend Scroll Saw Projects, Making Wooden Baskets on Your Scroll Saw, and Inspirational Scroll Saw Projects. John has spent thousands of hours at the scroll saw, authored dozens of patterns, and built some of the most beautiful examples of scrollwork to be found.
One of the most respected magazines in the field, brings the voice of expert woodworkers to its readers. The publishers believe in a "community" approach to woodworking, where good design is not a secret to be guarded, but shared, and woodworkers learn from one another's mistakes and successes.John English is a contributing editor of Woodcraft Magazine and a former editor of Today's Woodworker. His work has appeared in numerous woodworking magazines, including American How-To, Fine Woodworking, and Woodshop News, and his syndicated how-to and home repair columns have appeared in newspapers across the United States. He is the author of The Building Buddy, Toys and Accessories, Woodworking Essentials, and Workshop Projects. He lives in Casper, Wyoming.
Table of Contents
Arts and Crafts Picture Frame 8 by Jim Jacobsen A handmade picture frame is a nice opportunity to do a small-scale project that offers full-size satisfaction when you're finished. Picture Frame for Two 16 by John English Build a simple router jig from scrap and you can create enough picture frames to satisfy everyone on a holiday gift list. Frame Shadowbox 20 by John Kelliher Every family has its sories to tell, and this frame shadowbox is adaptable to any collection of treasures your family has to display. Hall Mirror for Beginners 28 By Simon Watts This simple mirror would make a handsome accent in any decor and is easy to tackle even if you have only modest tools. Octagonal Mirror 34 By J. Petrovich Miters depend on end grain-to-end glue joints, but this mirror is sturdy because it has decorative splines at every miter. Praire-Style Lamp 42 By Rick White The angles, wood-framed shade makes this a challenging project, but these angle-cutting jigs will make the process easier. Bird's-Eye Maple Lamp 52 By Rick White When designing a production project, you don't have to compromise queality or appearance. This lamp project with deorative inlay is both attractive and quick to build. Scroll-Sawn Nightlights 58 By john Nelson Looking for something to interest the kids when they can't sleep? These simple scroll-sawn nightlights are also a good project for introducing gradeschoolers to the basics of woodworking. Arts and Craft Wall Lamp 62 By Michael McGlynn Built in the Greene and Greene style , this beautiful wall lamp features stained-glass panels, a dyed mahogany framework and classic ebony accents. Frank Lloyd Wright Table Lamp 70 by Micharl McGlynn This table lamp is modeled after a print stand designes by the master architect. Its size allows you to build it from leftover material, and its design evokes the best of the Prairie School. Irish Parlor Clock 76 by John English In today's electronic world, an elegant wooden wall clock ties us to a simpler past and makes more a statement than ever. Craftsman Clock 84 By J. Petrovich Sloping sides, exposed box joints and a deeply overhanging top are all classic elements of Craftsman sytling. Select quartersawn white oak to add the crowning touch. Artist's Pencil Box 92 By David Larson Here's a quick project you can make for an aspiring young artist, It's a perfect way to put some attractive or exotic scrap wood to good use. Undelivered Letter Box 96 By Nina Childs Johnson Here's one woodworker's tale of love lost and lessons learned through the process of designing and building this beautiful and intricate box. It illustrates the truth that woodworking often influences other aspects of our lives. Turning the "Write STuff" 110 By Jim Carroll Pens are an excellent gift-giving option: they're quick to turn, look great when you're through, and don't cost an arm and a leg. Plus you get a chance to work with exotic wood. Bombe' Box 114 By J. Petrovich Carving shapes with your table saw, building a low-tech slot mortiser and cutting finger joints...from a techniques standpoint, this project will give you a woodworking workout. Classic Chessboard 122 By Rick White This clever project was inspired by a James Krenov design that ingeniously tackles the wood movement problems inherent in using two wood species. Walnut Burl Humidor 128 By Marty Lubbers A basic exercise in veneering, this attractive 20 -cigar humidor with Spanish cedar lining can easily be converted to a stationery holder or jewelry box by simply omitting the lining. Zestful Turnings 138 By Craig Lossing Start with several pieces of scrap cherry and maple, stir well and add a few hours on the lathe. Now you're ready for the salt and pepper. Kaleidoscope 142 By John English Look no further: here's the perfect production project for the next holiday season. A kaleidoscope will bring you back to your childhood, and it's just as amusing to today's internet kids. Classic Canister Set 148 by Brad Becker Here's a bygone kitchen accent whose time has come again. Regardless of what you store in yours, these octagonal beauties are fun to make, and you can crank out multiples at a time if you follow these productions method., Dovetail Puszzle Mallet 154 By Stephen Sheperd Even though this intriguing mallet desgin has been around for centuries, the method for building it had nearly been lost.