Roll Away Home

A farmer once told me that a minute of planning was worth an hour of power. Hence my problems last weekend. My task of building a couple of roll-out shelves for our kitchen (mentioned in a previous Weekly) turned out to be more of a challenge than I had anticipated due to two things: geometry and stubbornness. The 1940s era cabinets in my house turned out to be considerably out of square, both the in horizontal and vertical planes. And I stubbornly decided to go forward with side-mounted drawer slides rather than return them and go with a much more logical choice of center rail drawer slides.

Taking that minute of planning would have been a good idea. At the end of the day (a long day), the pull-outs work just fine in spite of my foibles, and my wisdom has grown by a small degree.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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LiLi Jackson and Rob Johnstone discuss butt joints, how they’re used and go over how to properly make them.

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Wall sconces built in a woodworking class

Dale Barnard describes the atmosphere of his and wife Mary’s woodworking school as “real informal. It’s like working in your dad’s shop.”

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