April 2005

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...

Traveling Toolbox

Bodger and blacksmith Don Weber shows how to effectively combine power and hand-tool techniques to build a simple and sturdy toolbox. By Don Weber Pages: 44-48 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now I’m a bodger and a blacksmith, making tables and chairs in iron and wood. When...

Greene & Greene Sideboard

Authentic details are easier than you might imagine. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 36-43 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now In 1907, the architectural practice of brothers Charles and Henry Greene was at its peak of popularity in southern California, with several houses under construction. Equally busy...

Tool Test: Ashley Iles Turning Tools

By Steve Shanesy Page: 30 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now Although highly regarded and widely distributed in England, turning tools from famous toolmaker Ashley Iles have been scarce as hen’s teeth on this side of the Atlantic. Now, speciality tool online retailer Tools for Working Wood...

Tool Test: Grizzly Disc/Spindle Sander

By Robert W. Lang Page: 29 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now The combination of an oscillating spindle sander with a 12″ disc sander makes a lot more sense than the usually seen belt and disc combination. Here are two tools that you will really use. Both...

Tool Test: Veritas Straightedges

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now No matter what sort of woodworking you do, you need a quality straightedge. Power-tool woodworkers need them for setting up machines. Hand-tool woodworkers need them for knifing in joint lines. All woodworkers need them to determine...

Tool Test: Drill Doctor Drill Bit Sharpener

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now I’ve always considered drill bits to be disposable items. You buy an inexpensive 29-piece set and use them until there are too many missing, or they’re too dull to use. The thought of spending $100 for...

Tool Test: All-new Fein Cordless Drill

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now When we reviewed all the 12-volt drills on the market more than a year ago, we knew Fein had a new one headed our way. Well, it’s here and the results are positive. The new drills...