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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Joinery

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now In Chapter 3 of this series we discussed basic joinery on the table saw, including miters, bevels, rabbets, dados and grooves. In this chapter we’re going to take those concepts a step further. Essentially we’ll be using the same...

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Woodworking Essentials: Customize Your Table Saw

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 There are dozens of table saw accessories you can mount on your machine to make it safer, more accurate or extend its capacity. Some can be purchased, others can be made by you. By carefully choosing these options, you can soup up your old table saw or customize a...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – Placing Machinery

By Scott Gibson Pages: 49-56 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now In a much earlier era, cabinetmakers didn’t spend much time worrying about where to put machines in their shops. They didn’t have much to work with. A small shop might have had a communal lathe turned by an apprentice,...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – Lighting & Power

By Bill Stankus Pages: 45-52 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now When the workshop has proper lighting, sufficient electrical power and plenty of outlets it is a safer and better work environment. Whether you are building a new free-standing shop or adapting a garage or basement for your woodshop, determining...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – The Right Location

  By David Thiel Pages: 45-52 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers back their way into woodworking, gathering tools and equipment slowly. Because of this fact most woodworkers also grow their woodworking space slowly as well. They may start out with a corner of the garage or basement...