Article Index Troy Sexton

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Benchtop Router Table Stand

Save money and create more storage space with this smart shop cabinet. By Troy Sexton Pages: 64-69 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now At first it might seem a bit odd to build a cabinet base that will convert a benchtop router table into a floor model. But it really...

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A Practical Shop Cabinet

Easily organize, store and transport all your small woodworking accessories with this clever cabinet and inexpensive plastic tackle boxes – instead of drawers. By Troy Sexton Pages: 53-55 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now One of my favorite things to do when I have free time is to tinker around...

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Frame & Panel Dresser

Traditional techniques eliminate wood-movement concerns, reduce construction time and save money. By Troy Sexton Pages: 40-48 From the February 2005 issue #146 Buy this issue now Nice looking dresser, huh? Looks complicated, right? Believe it or not, two router-table setups allow you to build the case quickly using less-expensive wood and plywood for the...

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Superior & Speedy Sanding

How to get the maximum results in the minimum amount of time: A slightly unorthodox approach from a 23-year cabinetshop veteran. By Troy Sexton Pages: 62-67 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now The difference between a project that looks OK and a project that looks stunning is the finish. And...

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Master the Jigsaw

With the right blade and body position, you can split pencil lines with ease with this oft-misunderstood tool. By Troy Sexton Pages: 34-39 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The jigsaw generally gets a bad rap as a rough tool that’s best suited for kitchen installations and oddball carpentry jobs....

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Country Settle Table

This convertible project serves as a nice breakfast table, a handy small chest and a surprisingly comfortable place to sit. By Troy Sexton Pages: 60-65 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now When furniture was more precious to its owners, it was common for a piece to have more than one...

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Hybrid Saws: Compromise or Cure-all?

The table saw is one of the most important machines in a shop. Should we make room for a new category, or stay with the ‘old reliables?’ By Troy Sexton Pages: 38-44 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Hybrid table saws burst onto the woodworking scene almost as fast as...

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Antique Barn Finish

Add centuries of wear and tear to your projects using a tested formula that’s simple and safe – no open flame! By Troy Sexton Pages: 78-83 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now This is the furniture finish that fooled our local auctioneer, a man with 30 years of experience selling...

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Real World Router Test

A woodworking pro takes on 9 router kits to find his favorite. By Troy Sexton Pages: 57-63 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now I’m a full-time professional woodworker, so I need my tools to be reliable. And I absolutely hate to waste time. I make money when I’m doing something...