Lee Valley Tools    Woodworking Newsletter
   Vol. 4, Issue 1
   September 2009
   Featured Articles
Make Plane-Friendly Panels
Make Plane-Friendly Panels
When gluing narrow boards into a panel, such as for a tabletop, you should use different strategies if you are going to hand plane the top. In this article, Christopher Schwarz explains how to arrange the boards so that the result looks good and is easy to hand plane. Read more...
Decorative Carving

Decorative Carving in 17th Century New Mexican Furniture
In this article, two carving designs are highlighted — the sawtooth pattern and the bullet pattern. Each can add an interesting element to furniture or decorative boxes,
and each can be applied to furniture styles other than New Mexican. Read more...
Hope Mill Restoration
The Hope Mill, a water-powered sawmill built in the early 1800s on the banks of the Indian River, located in the Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough, Ontario, region, had become derelict and subject to vandalism and arson by
the 1990s. That is, until a group of retirees took on the time-consuming and labor-intensive project of restoring it as a demonstration mill, serving to save the unique character of this historic landmark. Read more...
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