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The Summer 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine delves deep into the topic of tenons. Here's a preview of a few stories:
• Tuning Tenons: Editor Christopher Schwarz writes in this article, "When it comes to tenons, there are reams of rules and scientific data that will tell you exactly how big each tenon should be for every application, glue and wood species. If you try to follow these rules, however, you'll be doing so many calculations that you'll never get any woodworking done."
• Stickley Sideboard: The cover project puts the rules of tenons to the test in a handsome Harvey Ellis-designed sideboard (the desirable Stickley No. 802). The bulk of the joinery consists of mortise-and-tenon joints (with a few dovetails for good measure).
• New Drawbore Pins: We first wrote about this forgotten technique in 2005 and since then, several toolmakers have introduced new drawbore pins to the market. We review them, show you how to use them, and help you choose the right set for your style of work.
• Wave-form Mouldings: We reintroduce 17th-century ripple moulding — it's rarely seen because it's difficult to make in the traditional method (which involves building a "waving engine"). But Senior Editor Robert W. Lang devised a 21st-century tooling technique that makes it shockingly simple and quick to create.
• Making Frames: Using Robert W. Lang's technique, you'll learn how to make the moulding into an eye-catching picture frame.
• Finish the Inside?: You'll find that we have settled the silly finishing debate on whether the insides of drawers and casework should be finished.
Plus, as always, we features shop tips in our Shortcuts section, your Letters and absolutely no advertisements whatsoever.