Boxes, Clocks, Lamps, & Small Projects: Over 20 Great Projects for the Home from Woodworking's Top Experts

Boxes, Clocks, Lamps, & Small Projects: Over 20 Great Projects for the Home from Woodworking's Top Experts


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565233287
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: The Best of Woodworker's Journal series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 685,106
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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 & Accessories, Woodworking Essentials, and Workshop Projects. He lives in Casper, Wyoming.

Table of Contents

Arts & 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 & 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.

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