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Shooting Boards

These appliances add accuracy and consistency to your handplane work. by Graham Blackburn page 42 There was a time, before the introduction of power tools, when the handplane was the very icon of woodworking. Nowadays of course, woodworking is often represented by the table saw and the electric router (among many other power tools)....

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Design a Trestle Table

Choose your own styles and techniques: simple, advanced, or somewhere in-between. By Graham Blackburn Pages 50-53 In furniture, the term “trestle” historically referred to a pair of diverging legs wide enough to be self-supporting, and joined at their upper end, sometimes by hinges. Two or more such trestles that support a wide board form a table, which...

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The Case for Handsaws

Why you should learn to sharpen and use these oft-neglected tools. By Graham Blackburn Pages: 60-65 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now Far from being quaint anachronisms or symbols of outdated and inefficient technology, handsaws are precision instruments that deserve a place in every contemporary workshop. There are several reasons...