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Jig to aid in marking and holding short lengths of molding for hand carving.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 17

Hand carving egg and dart molding. University of Virginia alumnus illustrates the techniques necessary to pattern and carve large wooden molding.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Spring 1986 (v.2#1) pg. 24

Carving repeat moldings. Hand-carving techniques for carving picture frame molding with repetitive lamb's-tongue and berry pattern.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #13 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 32

Jig for cutting a quarter-round piece out of a turned spindle. The resulting spindle is used to form a decorative guard where two interior walls meet to form a protruding corner.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 6

Period furniture moldings. Learn how to recognize and make them with this historical guide to William & Mary (1690-1720), Queen Anne (1720-1750), Chippendale (1750-1790), and Federal (1785-1820).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 44
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 6

Tip on attaching a molding across the grain of a solid-wood carcase.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 18

How cock-beading was made and applied to drawer fronts in the 18th century.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 11

Tip on using keyhole slots and screws to attach molding on cross-grain panels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 19

Jig and technique for fabricating reeded moldings using a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 80

Sketches show four common types of moldings that can be added where the walls meet the ceiling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. F6 (118+)

How to install moldings to give a room a finished look. Covers preparation and measuring, trimming doors and windows, and how to treat corners.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 64

Molding makeovers. Tips on applying stock moldings to plain walls and cabinets to add personality. (1) Break up a long, tall wall with both vertical and horizontal strips. (2) Flat screen molding with panels of wallpaper are applied to flat cabinet doors. (3) Windowsills and colonial casing create built-in plate racks. (4) Verticals, created with screen molding, hold prints framed in 1x3s. (5) Headboard with shelf and patterened panels.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1999 (v.77#3) pg. 21

The molding maze. An introduction to the various materials and shapes available in stock moldings.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 46

The charming quirk bead. How to cut this unique rounded profile using a bull-nose router bit.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2000 (v.24#2) pg. 16

Shop-milled trim. Techniques and tips for making consistent wooden molding on a router table.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2002 (v.26#2) pg. 18

How to form decorative molded edges without a router by using combinations of various circular saw cuts and commercially available moldings.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1983 (v.6#12) pg. 37

Architectural embellishments. Tips on selecting and installing decorative molding, pilasters, columns, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1984 (v.7#10) pg. 21

Decorative work with a table saw. How to make elaborate moldings, repeat patterns and textures, open grill work and a host of other shadow-catching and eye-pleasing designs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1985 (v.8#4) pg. 18

Making wide frame molding with a hand router. Includes instructions for building a wall mirror.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 10

Geometric techniques for producing curved woodwork from solid wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1985 (v.8#10) pg. 50

A guide to moldings that can be used to add interest to a room.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 32

The geometry of miter joints for moldings of different width and for curved moldings.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 14

Safe shaping on the table saw. Safety tips, set-up instructions, and a list of required fixtures for cutting moldings on your table saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1988 (v.11#6) pg. 25

Jig for creating flat-sided moldings with the planer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Right on the nose. Uses for bullnose trim on cabinet face frames, doors, in crown molding and woodwork.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 15

Make unique wooden moldings by combining store-bought profiles in various ways. Several ideas shown.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1994 (v.17#10) pg. 36

Tip on building a removable "crown surround" to top freestanding cabinets. This will overcome seasonal expansion and contraction problems and facilitate moving the cabinet without damaging the molding.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1996 (v.19#4) pg. 13

Making miniature moldings. Using small routers and jigs to shape wood moldings for miniature houses.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Sep 1999 (v.29#9) pg. 53

Molding profiles. Using moldings to date early American woodwork and furniture. Some tips.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1989 (v.20#2) pg. 65

A look at what's available in wood, metal and plastic moldings and tips on how to use them in finishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #161 Feb 1975 (v.25#2) pg. 50

How to apply carved moldings for unusual decorative effect. Four pages of photos show how moldings can be used on walls, doors, drawer fronts, shelf edges, mirror frames and tables.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #178 Feb 1977 (v.27#1) pg. 32

Photos show tips on decorating with wood and moldings. Includes information on cutting and fitting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 26

Create elegance with moldings. How to make your own wooden molding on a table saw or radial arm saw by means of a molding head with interchangable cutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 96

Decorate your home with wood trim. Some tips on selecting and installing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 96

Trimming tricks for remodelers. Make your trim work more precise and enjoyable using these tips, techniques, and ideas from a professional carpenter's notebook.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 61

Tip on getting a good color match between old and new wood molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 88

Finishing touches for walls. (1) How to install synthetic trim molding. (2) Complete guide to hanging borders and wallpapers. (3) Special paint finishes (glazes, sponging, etc.).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 39
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 8

Tip on removing quarter-round molding without breaking it or damaging the molding behind it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 44

How to cut molding with a coping saw at angles other than 90 degrees.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 6

Installing wood trim. Tips and techniques to make finish woodwork look great.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 47

Technique for getting perfect coped (butted) corner joints when working with decorative molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 88

How to tighten loose woodwork using trim screws.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 62

Table saw molding. How to cut large size decorative moldings using a table saw without the need for special molding heads.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 48

How to form curved trim for arched windows by cutting straight trim (with correct profile) into thin strips and then laminating back together in a curved jig.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Tip: Cut a three-face brick molding in one pass on a table saw by placing two different diameter saw blades on the saw at the same time.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 12

Period moldings. A primer on these touchstones of Neo-Classical architecture. Includes Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 59

Tip on trimming out a window or door.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Tips on making casing for a curved window. Involves using a trammel with a router, plus a good deal of hand work.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 10

Casing a door. A look at the tools and special techniques needed to do a good job of applying trim to door casings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 55
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 4

Trimming out the main house. A look at the molding and paneling styles being used in the Victorian-style headquarters of George Lucas.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 44

Molding character. Using a Williams & Hussey molder/planer to create a formal 18th-century interior.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 33

Tip on wet sanding interior woodwork prior to repainting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 24

How to apply wooden trim pieces to masonry walls using finish nails. The technique requires drilling holes and installing wood plugs in the wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 28

Simple jig for cutting moldings using a router.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 24

Molder-planers. Multi-purpose tools that plane wood, cut moldings, etc. What is available and tips on their use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 50

Estimating and buying molding. Off-the-shelf or custom, the main considerations are quantity, quality and cost.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 48

Technique for coping the end of a piece of quarter-round molding using a Forstner bit.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 26

Making trim from MDF (medium-density fiberboard) that mills and paints well whether you're creating straight runs or curves. Laying out and making custom moldings for an arched passageway is illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 52
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 30

Making heart-pine kitchen cabinets from recycled wood. Includes tip on making a zero-clearance router fence for use when cutting moldings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 60

How to cut Ogee wooden molding on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 15

Tips on preventing molding separation as clocks (or furniture) expand or contract.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 26

Tips for holding molding pieces at the edge of a workbench so they can be worked with a plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 29

Tip: Fabricating an oval molding for a marble top coffee table using the "bricklaying" method for building a stacked segmented molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 30

The scribed joint. Used to mask (hide) wood movement in molded frames.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 76

How to route wide moldings on a Shopsmith set up in the drill press configuration. A shop-made jig serves as a guide that lets you go slowly enough to get a clean cut at 5500 RPM.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 85

Two jigs which, when used with a portable router, can produce both semicircular and straight molding in patterns difficult to produce with a shaper.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 18

Make matching semicircular pieces for sectional moldings by attaching the molding head cutter blade to a handle and forming the molding on wood mounted on the faceplate of a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 18

Use an auxiliary fence (equipped with an adjustable pressure shoe) and a horizontal hold-in when shaping thin stock on a table saw equipped with a molding head.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 20

How to cut elaborate curved moldings on the radial arm saw. How to cut the swan-neck or sweeping ogee moldings.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 80

Jigs to improve your radial arm saw. (1) Roller head clamp allows small incremental movement of head. (2) Planing with a saw blade stiffened by an aluminum disc. (3) Jig for making radiused molding for clock tops.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 82

How to hand-carve "gooseneck" molding, a type of cornice found on scrolled pediments in period architecture and cabinetwork.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 26

Moldings. Applying geometry with style. A look at the use of classical moldings, their geometry, manufacture, miters, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 57

Carving running patterns. How to chop out picture-frame moldings by the yard using "production" hand carving techniques.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 46

Safer method for using a molding head on a table saw to shape short vertical boards.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 14

Making and modifying small cutting tools (molding cutter, router bit, or shaped lathe tool) to make those unique profile cuts.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 73

How to fabricate a veneered ogee molding with the grain of the veneer at right angles to the substrate grain.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 14

Tips on duplicating old convex moldings.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 16

Ripple molding. Reinventing a 19th-century mechanical marvel. Two articles look at the design and use of machines to cut ripple or wave patterns on molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 62

Stop molding for glazed crowned-frame doors is made by laminating veneer strips in a simple mold.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 8

Making custom-contoured sanding blocks to get a perfect finish on intricate moldings.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 8

Joining molding. Coping with corners and complex miters.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 68

How to convert a common fly-cutter to form interesting circular patterns (rosettes) using an interchangeable blade from a table saw molding head.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 12

Tip on bending shoe molding without cracking or breaking, and without the need for soaking, steaming, kerfing, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 20

Making elliptical mirror or picture frames out of wood which require molding a profile on a curved surface. Uses techniques and fixtures developed for making arched door trim and oval window casings.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 88

Designing with moldings. Dressing up a basic case with classic profiles. How to measure and reproduce period moldings.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 48

Tips on shaping furniture cock beading after the case is glued together and the drawers are done.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 24

Molding on a radial arm saw. An auxiliary fence and table provide safety and versatility when using a molding head.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 80

How early cabinetmakers made swan-neck molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 24

Furniture molding that stays put. Using dovetailed keys to attach case-work furniture moldings.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 52

Cock beads dress up a drawer. A 17th-century detail that stands the test of time. How to shape and install these small molding strips to the edges of drawers.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 38

Tip on protecting surrounding area when nailing and concealing the nail holes of prefinished molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 18

How to paint woodwork.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 84

Tip: Make glue channels in the backside of molding to prevent squeeze-out when solid wood molding is glued and nailed to a flat wood surface.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 20

Stripping interior woodwork. A guide to the safest, most effective methods.
HOME MECHANIX #762 Feb 1992 (v.88) pg. 50

Replicating moldings in older homes. Tips on making a pattern and cutting with a router or combination plane.
HOME MECHANIX #766 Jun 1992 (v.88) pg. 14

A return to moldings. Advice on selecting and installing interior trim. Samplers describe appropriate installations for classical, country and contemporary home styles.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 26

How to select and install metal moldings.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 43

Makeovers with moldings. Use stock moldings or make your own for elegant decorative trims on walls, ceilings, etc.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1988 (v.13#10) pg. 32

Tip: Eliminate unsightly caulking seams around doors and windows by covering them with molding.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 64

How to measure molding and miter, cope or splice it.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 79

Four pages of tips on how to add decorative touches using molding.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 48

How to add decorative moldings to walls, doors, etc. to make a room appear more elegant.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 58

How to cut molding to get corner fits.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #460 Sep 1966 (v.62) pg. 102

The Belsaw planer-molder-saw and how it works.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #515 Apr 1971 (v.67) pg. 92

How to work with standard and special molding heads that turn your table saw into a special wood shaping machine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #516 May 1971 (v.67) pg. 117

How to apply moldings to walls, around windows, and between wall and ceiling to create the "colonial" look which combines wallpaper and wainscoting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #642 Nov 1981 (v.77) pg. 50

Evaluation and tips on using the Belsaw Model 684 Jointer, Planer, Molder 3-in-1 shop tool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 72

Using Manila hemp (rope) instead of wooden molding to conceal the corners between walls and ceilings, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #657 Feb 1983 (v.79) pg. 26

All about moldings. How to cut moldings. How to decorate with moldings. A chart of the various shapes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #660 May 1983 (v.79) pg. 51

Five low-cost decorating ideas. (1) Create a paneled look with molding. (2) Make wood look like marble. (3) Build an eye-catching cornice treatment. (4) Build homemade panel doors for your cabinets. The removable panels can be wallpapered, wrapped, or painted to match room decor. (5) Add mirrors to stair risers to create the illusion of no risers at all. This trick visually enlarges small foyers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 54

How to add a decorative touch to plain walls with molding strips at ceiling and chair-rail heights. Wallpaper above and below the chair rail is different, but harmonious, patterns.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#9) pg. 51

Wood moldings in early American detail. Part 1. Wall treatments with wood moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1975 (v.3#10) pg. 8

Wood moldings in early American detail. Part 2. Doors, mantels, furniture, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1975 (v.3#11) pg. 1

Refinishing paint-stripped woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1976 (v.4#1) pg. 1

Woodwork refinishing clinic. Hints on stripping and refinishing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1976 (v.4#4) pg. 2

Making wood moldings the old way using molding planes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1976 (v.4#4) pg. 4

Remedies for "dark, ugly" woodwork. How to clean and revive woodwork and paneling made of walnut, mahogany and oak with less effort than stripping and refinishing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1976 (v.4#9) pg. 5

Adding storage to the old house. Part 2. Dramatic effects that can be achieved with stock moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1977 (v.5#12) pg. 135

Tip shows how to make a series of cuts in molding so it can be curved.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.6#8) pg. 95

Tip: How to rejuvenate woodwork and furniture with a good washing, linseed oil/turpentine, and paste wax.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 175

Refinishing clinic. Using logic and good preparation when refinishing woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1981 (v.9#10) pg. 229

Decorative plaster. Part 1. Running plaster moldings. Bench work from mixing to mounting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1984 (v.12#7) pg. 136

Selecting a clear finish for paint-stripped woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1984 (v.12#9) pg. 197

How to remove interior woodwork without destroying it. Includes tips for removal and identification of each piece, reinstalling trim and using new molding. Describes two techniques for making coped joints.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1985 (v.13#5) pg. 97
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1985 (v.13#7) pg. 136

Tip: Patch plaster ceiling moldings with drywall joint compound.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 46

The hand-rubbed finish. How to create a silky smooth finish on interior woodwork and furniture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1986 (v.14#2) pg. 70

Woodwork repairs. How to remedy all the problems revealed when woodwork is stripped to prepare it for a clear finish. (1). Open joints. (2) Cracks and checks. (3) Warpage. (4) Damaged veneer. (5) Mismatched or missing pieces. (6) Scratches, gouges and dents. (7) Stains and discolorations.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.15#3) pg. 32

Duplicating short molding sections using ad-hoc carpentry techniques. Includes a directory of sources for period molding patterns.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 26

Restoring and caring for composition ornament (compo), a mass-produced casting that simulates decorative woodcarving or marble.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.21#1) pg. 28

Caring for carvings. How to carve small replacement pieces and apply them to original, ornamental woodcarving in an old home's woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 46

Molding your own. How to make knives for running (cutting) moldings on a table saw or radial arm saw when creating reproductions of historic millwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 58

Tip describes making and using a reveal gauge when installing moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 16

Ghost story. Re-creating lost parlor trim in a Greek Revival mansion. How to use the incidental outline left by an architectural feature. A three-step guide to reproducing the capitals on top of pilasters.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 30

Bolection (deep-relief molding) perfection. How to make custom millwork on a table saw.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.25#6) pg. 40

Matching woodwork in an old house. How to age the appearance of new wood, add fool-the-eye grain patterns, choose a stain, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1999 (v.27#6) pg. 67

How to shape your own moldings with a portable drill and bench using rotary wood rasps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1971 (v.136#4) pg. 178

How to work magic with moldings. A look at ways to use moldings on walls and doors to achieve interesting decorating effects. Includes instructions on how to miter and cope moldings, how to make right angle cuts and how to do blind nailing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 104

Wooden storage rack for molding-head cutter blades.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 110

Create an unusual room with strips of wood (lattice). Contrasting color lattice is attached to walls and ceilings, in various patterns, to decorate a room. Matching coffee table is made from plywood and lattice.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 102

How to make your own large-size concave molding using a saw, a small shaper, and a belt sander.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 119

More about finish carpentry looks at installing door trim, window trim, outside corners, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1981 (v.156#3) pg. 106

How to closely duplicate period moldings using stock lumber.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1984 (v.161#8) pg. 122

Coping saw technique for joining decorative moldings at corners without mitering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1984 (v.161#8) pg. 124

Create a room in the Shaker tradition. From cabinet to moldings, how to reproduce the functional simplicity of a Shaker room. The cabinet measures 74" tall, 18" deep, 29" wide.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 104

Cutterhead closeup. How to mill your own moldings using a molding cutterhead on a table saw or radial arm saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 71

How to install trimwork (molding) around doors, windows, floors, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 115

Tip on repairing decorative carved picture frames (or moldings) by casting replacement pieces using a modeling material that can be baked hard in a kitchen oven.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 139

Tips on installing moldings, door casting trim and baseboards.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 148

Simple jig to cut half-round moldings from dowels on a table saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 165

Special section illustrates full-size profiles of wood moldings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1968 (v.193#1) pg. 107

How to use plastic woodlike moldings and carvings to transform doors and furniture.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1970 (v.196#3) pg. 76

Sand moldings the easy way. Shape a Polybond wheel to the profile of the molding being sanded using the method shown. Especially suited for jobs requiring a lot of this kind of sanding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1974 (v.205#5) pg. 58

How to enlived drab walls with wood moldings. Make eye-catching wall graphics and room dividers from stock moldings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1982 (v.220#1) pg. 93

Tip on making a reverse molding sanding block for sanding the profile of molding.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #70 Jan 1993 (v.12#4) pg. 10

Collecting and using antique hollow planes and round planes to cut moldings.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #86 Sep 1995 (v.15#2) pg. 16

A collection of shop built jigs and accessories for combination planer/molder machines.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 18

Turn scraps of molding into bracket feet, trivets, drawer pulls, box corners, and other decorative elements.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #102 May 1998 (v.18#2) pg. 68

The molding cutterhead. Advice on using molding knives on a table saw or radial arm saw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #108 May 1999 (v.19#2) pg. 16

How to remove wood molding without damaging it. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 58

Architectural model moldings. How to fabricate intricate molding for a model Georgian house on the scale of 1"=1 ft. Includes an easy-to-assemble shaper table for use with a Dremel tool, fabricating one-bladed miniature shaper heads that are chucked in a drill press, and cutting rope moldings using a lathe.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #2 Summer 1985 pg. 26

How to fit and attach moldings.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #213 Jan 1963 (v.34#1) pg. 90

Built-up moldings. All it takes to create detailed molding is a router, three bits, and this simple technique.
SHOPNOTES #19 Jan 1995 (v.4) pg. 12

Tip on cutting and using a "glue moat" to trap excess glue and prevent squeeze-out, especially when making built-up moldings.
SHOPNOTES #21 May 1995 (v.4) pg. 29

Molding makeover. Molding adds character and flair to any room. Here are the 8 major types and where to use them.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #829 Oct 1998 (v.94) pg. 37

Four pages of photos show how to bring rooms and furniture alive with molding.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 11 1980 (v.43#7) pg. 98

Make 'em yourself moldings. Multiple-pass router techniques for making custom moldings for a fraction of the cost of milled ones. Six patterns include: (1) Table edging, (2) base molding, (3) picture frame, (4) continuous drawer pull, (5) picture rail and (6) chair rail.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 44
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 12

Tip on turning perfectly-matched radiuses (corners) for use with stock moldings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 66

Cabinet cleanup tricks. (1) How to make a molding flush with a surface. (2) Sanding molding profiles. (3) Correct a mismatched miter.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 34

A look at multipurpose planer/molders and tests of 7 models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 62

Advice on fastening trim moldings all around the outside of a solid-wood chest so that expansion and contraction can be accommodated.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 78

A tip for safely routing narrow moldings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 14

Hardboard spacer strips keep decorative moldings in proper alignment during installation.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 35

V-grooves in back of trim molding control glue squeeze-out.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 38

A technique and jig for holding long boards securely so the front face can be routed to produce molding.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 20

Distinctive interior trim. How to decorate your walls with moldings. Design ideas include country, colonial, arts-and-crafts, and 19th-century. Includes information on choosing, cutting, fitting, and installing decorative molding.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. HI-1

Tip on attaching prefinished molding and filling the countersunk nail hole without getting any filler on the surrounding wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 36

Hand carving a length of "guilloche" molding will teach you how wood responds when cut with, against, across, and along the grain.
WOODCARVING #11 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 24

Molding matters. Part 1. Production hand carving of molding with a waterleaf pattern.
WOODCARVING #48 May-Jun 1999 pg. 24

Molding matters. Part 2. Production hand carving of molding with an egg and dart pattern.
WOODCARVING #49 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 24

Molding matters. Part 3. Production hand carving of molding with an acanthus leaf pattern.
WOODCARVING #50 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 24

Tip: Table saw jig for cutting a single bead on the outside edge of a square table leg using a molding head.
WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 3

Joinery and molding tips. Cutting quarter-round stops. Stopped molding cuts. Routing rabbets. Compound miters.
WOODSMITH #36 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 20

Tip: How to "square-off" inside corners left when cutting decorative profile moldings using a router.
WOODSMITH #48 Dec 1986 pg. 15

Tip on clamping Roman ogee molding while glue dries.
WOODSMITH #59 Oct 1988 pg. 3

Arched molding. Using jigs and a router to machine a one-piece curved molding for the top of a decorative armoire.
WOODSMITH #67 Feb 1990 pg. 26

Use flexible plastic tubing as a sanding block when sanding the narrow coves in molding.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 5

Tip on using the blade from a molding head as a scraper to clean up rough spots in the work piece.
WOODSMITH #73 Feb 1991 pg. 4

Making quarter-round molding in small sizes using a router table and table saw.
WOODSMITH #87 Jun 1993 (v.15) pg. 16

Three tips for cutting and fitting of small mitered molding strips (such as those used to hold panels in a raised-panel entry door).
WOODSMITH #94 Aug 1994 (v.16) pg. 15

Advice on matching grain when laminating two pieces of wood for wide moldings.
WOODSMITH #106 Aug 1996 (v.18) pg. 19

Making your own wooden picture frame moldings using a router table. Moldings include (1) accent strip, (2) wide accent strip, (3) single bead profile, (4) double bead profile, (5) veneered, and (6) two-piece veneered.
WOODSMITH #121 Feb 1999 (v.21) pg. 20

Carving on turning. Part 10. Turning a patera (a circular ornament found on the ends of a frieze or decorating the tops of pilasters in fireplace surrounds) and carving its high-relief design.
WOODTURNING #24 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 36

Running carving. A repeatable pattern makes it easy and efficient. Tools and techniques for carving the decorative edges or moldings found on picture frames, around tabletops, etc.
WOODWORK #5 Spring 1990 pg. 62

Tip on using sharp, embedded nail points to keep small moldings from slipping out of position during the gluing and clamping process.
WOODWORK #34 Aug 1995 pg. 10

Diagram for a sticking board which holds strips of wood being shaped with an "English" type molding plane.
WOODWORKER #1039 Jun 1980 (v.84) pg. 404

Using a router to cut moldings, stair tread housings, louvered ventilating frame, and stopped rebates. Includes a jig for cutting decorative panels.
WOODWORKER #1043 Oct 1980 (v.84) pg. 644

Wooden molding planes. How they work, typical shapes, and tips on their use.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 85

Making moldings (moldings) from scrap wood using molding planes. Some tips.
WOODWORKER #1082 Jan 1984 (v.88) pg. 40

Planes for re-molding. How to rejuvenate old molding planes.
WOODWORKER #1093 Dec 1984 (v.88) pg. 839

Tips on the proper way to go about nulling or gadrooning edges of table tops.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 232

Easy-to-make gadget for marking out the pattern to be cut when joining molded sash frames.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 415

Tips on cutting compound miters when fitting dado rails around a stairway.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 439

Where scribe and miter meet. Solutions to the eternal problem of joining moldings at mitered corners.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 762

Simple template used to mark cutting lines on all sides of ready-molded sash glazing bars or other pre-shaped moldings.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 741
Added Info WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 162

Simple jig for cutting large hollow molding (cavetto) on a table saw.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 823

Turning circular moldings on a lathe. Part 1. Uses of circular moldings, laminating the turning discs, the backing disc, and turning tools.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 65

Turning circular moldings on a lathe. Part 2. Turning of an inlay molding and its corresponding bolection for a Victorian door.
WOODWORKER Oct 1994 (v.98#10) pg. 77

Making specialty moldings with the table saw and scratch beader.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 23

Shaping on a table saw. Using molding cutter heads along with simple jigs and fences.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 24

Shop test of the Jet JPM-13 planer/molder.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 20

Caulking your bathroom and the use of caulking for moldings.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1964 (v.20#2) pg. 49

How to strip paint or varnish from woodwork.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1965 (v.21#3) pg. 48

How to turn a table saw into a molding machine for shaping moldings. How to set up molding head on a table saw.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 58

Removing paint from household woodwork using paint remover and steel wool. Refinishing with a stain will change appearance of a room.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 52

Photos and tips show how to remodel a room by adding touches of molding.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 14

Versatile molding head makes saw a shaper. How to cut moldings on a radial arm saw. Includes several jigs you can build to make the job easier.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 100

Tips on using the Wagner Safe-T-Planer to make molding for picture frames, serving trays, etc. Also use to plane lumber, cut rabbets and tenons, shape raised panels for doors, and make fancy rosettes.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 76

Tips on finishing a room addition. How to install door jambs, doors, and moldings.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 108

Use-test of the Belsaw jointer-planer-molder.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 28
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 54, 58

Two storage cabinets for the molding knives, gibs and counterweights for the Belsaw jointer-planer-molder. May be adapted to other cutting heads.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 64

How to install extruded styrene plastic ceiling moldings.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 82

Use-test of the Woodmaster jointer-planer-molder. How to make a guide board for molding and a planer chip receptical, accessories which will also work with the Belsaw unit.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 52, 54
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 97

Custom made storage case for Woodmaster molding heads.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 72

Magic of wood molding makes a plain room "pretty".
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 16

Moldings. Part 1. Moldings enrich a stark room. How to fabricate and install an early-American cornice, a simple wall-ceiling trim molding, and other moldings.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 16

Moldings. Part 2. Common molding shapes (profiles), their names and typical uses.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 14

Tip on how to nail molding to a wall without damaging the wall or splitting the molding.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 10
Added Info WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 13

Shop made molding. Tips on the options that can be created with a set of router bits.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 32

Jig for ripping dowels into half-round molding using a band saw.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 17