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From Rob's Bench:

Cover photos: A mix of frustration and satisfaction

Mag cover
Getting good photos to include in our magazine is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. There’s something about a great photo that excites me, and I always hope it creates a sense of interest for our readers and lets them enjoy our articles just that extra little bit. And an exceptional photo may pull in a few new readers from time to time, too.
Woodworking Plan:

Fly-tying chest

Fly-tying chest
If you're a fly fisherman and a woodworker, there's no better project than a fly-tying chest. With lots of storage for smaller items it will make your fly-tying easier.
Woodworking Fun:

Micro mystery

Jun-Jul 2021 Micro Mystery
Woodworkers love tools, but have you ever taken a really close look at the tool you're using? I mean REALLY close!
Contest:

Win a Badger #5 straight turning tool

Win a Badger #5 Straight Turning Tool
The Badger #5 Hunter tool was designed for the box makers and the turners who like to work on small but deep vessels.
Woodworking Plan:

Make a wood hand plane in an afternoon

shop made handplane
Wooden planes offer flexibility that is unmatched by metal planes. Using the same construction, a plane can easily be made long or short, wide or narrow, or radiused across the width or the length of the sole.
Reader's Tip:

A good glue idea

glue bottle stand
I think it was an idea born from staring straight at an upside down bottle of ketchup. The label was right side up, but the bottle was inverted so that the ketchup would always be at the bottle top when squeezed out. What an idea for glue!
Woodworking News:

Perfect project plywood

aspen ply
With a smooth sanded, flat and consistent surface, Canadian-made FSC-certified PureBond Aspen Plywood is suitable for woodworking projects that will be painted – from cabinetry to closets, shelving, entertainment centres, tables, shelves, headboards, wall panels and furniture.
Woodworking Technique:

Hand-cut mortise and tenon

Mortise and tenon
The mortise and tenon has been a cornerstone of furniture joinery for generations. Learn how to lay this traditional joint out properly and cut it with nothing but hand tools.
Contest:

Win a Record Power SC3 geared scroll chuck package

Win a Record Power Chuck
The 1" x 8 TPI SC3 four-jaw chuck is ideal for use on any lathe, particularly small to medium-sized machines and is compatible with the full Record Power jaw range.

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Mahogany coffee table - Terry Mader
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