This blank comes from Bethlehem, Israel, and is crafted from trees with roots dating back to biblical times. Measuring 5-1/2" long x 3/4" square, it showcases a unique, wavy grain that offers sharp contrast to the light toned olive wood.
Art Deco Cabinet: Art Deco design features like geometric lines and simple elegance combine with modern functionality: a double-decker pullout drawer makes this piece perfect for use as a nightstand, end table or more. Classic Limbert Bookcase: Inspired by the style of an Arts & Crafts-era designer, this bookcase uses simple rabbet and dado joinery, plus template routing to recreate distinguished details like square cutouts and radiused corners. Today's Shop: Woodworker's Journal senior editor Chris Marshall pays tribute to his shop's standby tools: what couldn't he live without? Shop Test: Sandor Nagyszalanczy walks you through all the options for heating up your shop. What's available? How much heat do you need? What's most cost-effective? It's all in here. Jigs & Fixtures: One 4x8 sheet of plywood creates two clamp racks, storing over 80 clamps apiece, in Chris Marshall's practical, inexpensive shop storage project. Accordion Wall Lamp: This lamp's scissor arm extends up to 57 inches from the wall, literally bringing the light to the task. It involves several duplicate pieces: the builders encourage you to "jig up" every chance you get during construction. Bedroom Valet: Master woodworker Ian Kirby walks you through the thought process for designing a functional, purpose-built piece, like this Bedroom Valet for clothing and suitcase storage.
This curly soft maple is highly figured with tiger-striped rays running perpendicular to the grain pattern. Along with the wood's light color, this striping lends a shimmering quality to the lumber. Even unfinished, the wood has a very pleasing interaction with light. It is no surprise, then, that curly maple has become a woodworker's favorite for accents, specialty furniture, musical instruments, and more.To make the figure in this curly maple really "pop", we recommend using an oil product (tung, linseed, etc.), as opposed to a stain. If a lacquer or urethane finish is necessary, adding a coat or two of clear wax-free shellac before the final finishing will ensure that the figure stands out.
Named after the mysterious millionaire in Fitzgerald's classic novel, the ''Great Gatsby'' Twist Pen will add a distinguished touch to any executive's desk. Its streamlined shape makes it comfortable to hold, while the luminous finish reflects light in an impressive manner. The twist mechanism is located toward the top, and retracts the tip smoothly. A great pen for beginner and advanced turners alike-only one tube need be turned for each pen. Uses Parker style ball point refills and a 27/64'' tube.