April 2009

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Three Ways to Make Edge Joints

By hand or power? With a spring joint or not? By Robert W. Lang, Glen D. Huey & Christopher Schwarz Pages: 40-43 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now One of the most important joints in woodworking is the edge joint. Without it, our projects would look like they have been...

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Greene & Greene Medicine Cabinet

Humble origins but a distinguished pedigree combine in the ultimate Arts & Crafts medicine cabinet. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 34-39 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now This cabinet caught my eye on my first visit to the Gamble house. I had an hour to kill before the tour began,...

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Flexner on Finishing: Finishing the 5 Types of Woods

Organize all the woods into categories to determine the best finishing strategy. By Bob Flexner Pages: 66-68 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now Woodworkers choose among dozens of wood species for projects. Unless you’ve actually used many different woods and experience how they machine, feel, smell and respond to stains...

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Tool Test: Ridgid’s Rock-top Saw

By Glen D. Huey Page: 31 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now Ridgid now has its version of a granite-top table saw on the market. With the motor mounted inside the cabinet and the saw powered from a 110-volt circuit, the Ridgid R4611 saw is considered a hybrid saw. Features...

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Tool Test: Metabo Sander Pulls Double Duty

By Glen D. Huey Page: 31 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now Many woodworkers rely on random-orbit sanders as their primary method to level an out-of-whack glue-up or for smoothing a surface in preparation for finish. To accomplish both tasks adequately, most sanders are made with middle-of-the-road specifications. If your...

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Tool Test: Veritas Dovetail Saw

New saw design opens the door to hand sawing. By Robert W. Lang Page: 30 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now One of the thrills of woodworking is learning a new technique and adding a new skill. Many new skills require a new tool, and the cost of the tool...

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I Can Do That: Storage Bench

Keep the end of your bed organized in style. By Drew DePenning Pages: 28-29 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now The inspiration for this “I Can Do That” storage bench was simple – I wanted it. Ever since I picked up a king-size bed at a liquidation sale, I wanted...