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Chipbreaker: Theory & Use

Most bench planes come equipped to eliminate tear-out. by Kees van der Heiden & Wilbur Pan pages 32-34Handplanes are great tools for creating a smooth, finish-ready surface on a board without the dust and noise from a sander. If the board is straight grained and the blade is sharp, it is easy to use a plane....

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Inlaid Jewelry Box

Shell and wood combine to decorate this delightfully detailed piece.by Autumn Doucet pages 35-41I lie in bed sometimes, my eyes closed and my mind letting go of the details of the day, when out of the darkness comes a shape. If I overlay the shape with the sparkle and chatoyance of mother-of-pearl and paua abalone,...

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Shop-made Tail Vise

Transform your workbench with custom-fit workholding – without any fuss.by Don Williams pages 42-45For many woodworkers, especially those of the Galoot persuasion, a workbench with a tail vise of some sort is a fundamental necessity. These vises are integral to most European-style benches, and there are now extraordinary aftermarket options, some of which I own....

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Greene & Greene-style Blanket Chest

A simple approach to a sublime design.by Marc Spagnuolo pages 46-54I’ve been enamored of Greene & Greene furniture since my early days of woodworking, well before I possessed the skills to produce such a piece. Since that time, this style has become a regular part of my woodworking vocabulary, and I enjoy making reproductions and...

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From Punk to Period

Freddy Roman built his career with hard work, outstanding teachers and plaid shirts.by Christopher Schwarz pages 52-55You know those chests filled with tools that people give to children? The tools aren’t much good for building anything. But the chests do have another purpose: planting the seed of an idea in the child’s mind.Such was the...

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Golf Ball & Socket Clamping Device

pages 10 - 11Occasionally while woodworking, we all find the need to work on tapered parts. But how do you hold those parts in a vise or with a clamp in order to do the work?I saw a product in a catalog that used the age-old concept of a pivoting jaw mounted to a...

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Bosch CM10GD Glide Miter Saw

by Chuck Bender page 12Bosch does it again, only smaller, with its CM10GD Dual-bevel Glide Miter Saw. Like its big brother (the GCM12SD), this saw has a hinged-arm system that creates a smooth, gliding action when extending the saw for a cut. While the similarities don’t end there, you will find some differences.On the surface...