by Steven D. Johnson
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A Couple Of More Things
The Bath Vanity video
dealing with the milling and preparation of lumber has, by no small margin, generated more emails than anything I have ever done. I just looked, and there are still 94 unanswered emails in my inbox (I'm working on them!). It appears that warping, twisting, and other forms of wood misbehavior is a real and pervasive problem shared by many, many woodworkers. I will try to get a little more "in-depth" into this subject very soon. In the meantime, just remember, if you are plagued by wood movement, you are definitely not alone!
Speaking of email, the easiest way to communicate with me is via:
The comment functionality on YouTube is fantastic, but the system is not really intended for, or conducive to, "conversation." So, if you have a question or advice, please email me.
This month's video
takes the Bath Vanity project to what I call the "decorative" or "creative" phase… making the parts that really show and that other people (non-woodworkers) notice first. In this installment you will see how I select grain patterns for beautiful book-matched panels, how to hand plane edges for a perfect, nearly invisible joint, and how to set up the router table for cope, stick, and raised panel door production.
Thanks for reading!
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Steven Johnson is retired from an almost 30-year career selling medical equipment and
supplies, and now enjoys improving his shop, his skills, and his designs on a full time basis
(although he says home improvement projects and furniture building have been hobbies for most of his
Steven can be reached directly via email at