Article Index David Thiel

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Folding Sawhorses

The entire weight of your project rests on these supports. Make sure they won’t let you down. By David Thiel Pages: 76-77 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now You might think this is an unusual product for a woodworking magazine to test, and so did some other members of our...

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Portable Writing Desk

Writing letters longhand is one of life’s simple pleasures, as is building this traditional lap desk. By David Thiel Pages: 70-75 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The portable writing desk was an integral part of 18th and 19th century life, when writing was the only form of long-distance communication....

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Great Woodshops: Cerritos College – An Orderly Education

Attention to detail is essential for building furniture and running a woodworking school. By David Thiel Pages: 35-37 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Some woodworkers will tell you that an organized shop is one that doesn’t produce a lot of work. But it’s an almost astonishing level of organization...

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Tool Test: Magnetic Featherboards Offer a Quick Extra Hand

By David Thiel Page: 26 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Featherboards keep your work tight against fences and machine tables to reduce kickbacks and keep your hands away from cutting edges – always a good thing. The trick has always been to make the featherboard easy enough to attach...

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Tool Test: Performax Small-shop Drum Sander

By David Thiel Page: 24 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers have drooled over a drum sander at one point in their life. Whether it was for a project with lots of thin or figured pieces that needed sanding or for a tabletop that you wanted perfectly flat,...

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Stickley Ottoman

After half a dozen Morris chair plans, we decided it was time to help you put your feet up and relax. By David Thiel Pages: 57-61 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now A Morris chair (heck, almost any chair) just isn’t complete without an ottoman to prop your feet on....

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Tool Test: EZ Smart Circular Saw Guide is Great for Plywood

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now While woodworkers usually don’t consider a circular saw to be a refined tool, they still own one and use it. Why? Because plywood is sold in 48″ x 96″ sheets. And unless your shop is large and well-equipped, these...

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Tool Test: Bridgewood MS-25T Tilt Head Mortiser

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Dedicated mortising machines aren’t necessary for all woodworkers. But if mortises are an important part of your woodworking, especially if you happen to enjoy making chairs, there’s no machine that will save you as much time as a tilting-head...