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Woodcraft Magazine Issue #40 Preview

Here is a pre-newsstand peek into the upcoming April/May 2011 Issue #40 of our Woodcraft Magazine.

The cover features a Walnut Hand-Tool Cabinet designed and built by our Turning Tuesdays host from Lubeck, West Virginia, Bill Sands. Bill’s quality craftsmanship is second to none when it comes to getting the job done correctly.

Showcase your tools and learn the “How-To” of making this beautiful, very resourceful clamshell cabinet featuring drawers, cubbies, a plane ramp, and specialized tool holders:

Sand’s shares his shop every Tuesday to a great bunch of guys that help each other grow as a group to fine tune their individual woodworking venues.

In one of the groups last meetings, the guys gave back by helping sponsor missionaries in poverty stricken areas of South America. The missionaries in Honduras teach the young adults creative productive skills like relief carving. The Turning Tuesdays crew provided a supply of carving tools and sharpening stones to that effort, and Bob McKelvey, whose church sponsors these missionaries carried out the delivery of these supplies. Shown left to right below are, Jim Roberts, Jim Morrison, Gene Smith, Tom Hart, Dave Bonnette, Ron Thompson, and Tom Vensel with some of the relief carvings sent back by these underprivileged young people in appreciation for the tools they received.

Along with Bill’s giving heart, he also teaches woodworking classes at the Parkersburg Woodcraft store. Through this April/May issue #40 of Woodcraft Magazine, you will get to know his vast woodworking abilities.

To help you build this customized storage unit, this issue will contain a tool cabinet cut list, a convenience-plus buying guide, a suggestion on hanging this stalwart cabinet, and some tip alerts from Bill for making this project easy to build.

Just in time for Spring you will find in this issue, a Full-Service Potting Bench project by Ken Burton.

This back saving mini-garden center is a true essential tool for any gardener, providing not only a comfortable work surface, but a solid area to work, standing or sitting instead of on your hands and knees.


Another Spring project packed into this multi-informational magazine is an article on how to build a Spring Sling Chair, which also includes the cut-list and buying guide.

In addition, there is a 3 category, 10 questions and answers forum from none other than the master himself, Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop. Look for this page and topic where Scott covers 10 woodworking answers to emails and letters received on subjects of machining, tools, joinery, projects and finishing.

Get information beyond these pictures to discover his answers on each of the topic categories inside the magazine:

I will be with Scott & Suzy next week in a behind the scenes interview at his American Woodshop during the filming of one of his episodes. This will be a dynamic opportunity you will not want to miss out on, so stay tuned. Scott mentioned that everything in his house is now completely built in wood by him and Suzy. We’ll be looking forward to seeing their talents in person!

There is much more in this month’s magazine issue, such as how to make a carved frame and a chisel box. Many articles like handheld routing, and water vs. oil finishes with plenty of techniques, tips & tricks, and wood information await your woodworking hands to do it yourself. Don’t forget about the Hot New Tools Section covering the Porter Cable Compact Router Kit, Ancient Kauri Wood, the WoodRiver 6-piece Chisel Set and the Starrett Prosite Mitersaw Protractor, just in time for Father’s Day! Don’t forget about all of Woodcraft’s Classic Project Plans and Woodcraft Classic Shop Plans, featuring step by step instructions with detailed photos, illustrations, patterns, cut lists, and the Convenience-Plus Buying Guide. Woodcraft has everything you need for a successful woodworking project!

Pick an issue up at your favorite Woodcraft store, or better yet, pick up an extra issue for a woodworking friend or family member.

This latest issue (#40) will be available in the last week of March, 2011.

Check out our blog previews to the Woodcraft Magazine every other month to receive insights before it hits the press.

Get your Woodcraft Magazine Subscription on-line or at your local Woodcraft Store. Check out all that Woodcraft Magazine has to offer at:

Auf wiedersehen…Frank

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    jon, September 6, 2011
    How many total boardfeet of walnut are required for the tool cabinet? It's a beautiful design! Reply

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