Cavatelli Pasta-Making Paddle – Revisited

WWGOA reader Henry Kay took Paul Mayer’s cavatelli paddle to another level. He owns a CNC (computer numerical controlled) router system and programmed it to make the paddle and engrave the recipe on the reverse side. In an effort to make the text easier to see, Henry darkened it with coffee. The entire paddle was

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Cavatelli Pasta-Making Paddle

One of my favorite childhood memories is going to the home of my friends to eat cavatelli pasta made by their mother, Albena (“Bena”), master cook and mother of seven. This savory pasta is a small ridged dumpling-like noodle, where the ridges add an appealing texture and hold more sauce. Bena uses a production-class machine

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Modern Media Cabinet Part 5: Adjustable Shelf and Top Construction

In the previous installment of this project, we completed the cabinet body. Now we will construct the top using edge joined solid wood, and the adjustable shelf using edge banded plywood. For details on the shelf, see Diagram D. Cut plywood as specified in cut list. Be sure you get a good clean cut on

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Modern Media Cabinet Part 4: Drawer Bank Construction and Assembly

In the previous installment of this project, we constructed the horizontal stretchers complete with tenons. Now we will focus on building the drawer bank using plywood joined with biscuits. We will also assemble the cabinet in two stages to simplify this otherwise complex glue-up. See Diagram C for details on construction of the drawer bank.

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Modern Media Cabinet Part 3: Tenons and Edge Banding

In the previous installment of this project, we performed the milling operations on the legs, including mortises and tapers. Now we will turn our attention to the stretchers that join with the rails, milling tenons and arches where appropriate, as well as applying iron-on veneer banding to exposed plywood edges. Prepare the Stock Cut all

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Office in a Closet Part 4: Finishing and Installing

Time to wrap this office project up by finishing and installing the components. Finish and cabinet assembly: Apply finish to all components. I used a water based poly acrylic product to provide a nice looking durable finish. Set cabinets in place. Be sure they are level, and use shims if necessary. Scribe your face frame

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