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Don’t be Such a Square

Make a 45° miter square with help from dividers and a straightedge. by Bob Rozaieski pages 58-50 The very first lesson any woodworker learns is that precise work requires square corners. We ensure that stock is square before cutting any joinery. We check to make sure that casework is square during assembly. Almost everything...

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Period Clamping Techniques

Did traditional workholding involve fewer gadgets? by Bob Rozaieski pages 20-22 In my fledgling years as a woodworker, I had a large collection of clamps. I literally bought in to the belief that you could never have too many clamps. I had pipe clamps all the way up to giant 5 footers. I had multiple F- style...

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Arts & Mysteries: Small-shop Efficiencies

Simplification and organization are the keys to success. by Bob Rozaieski pages 22-24 I’ve worked in a small workshop for many years now. Many, if not most woodworkers, would classify my 7' x 13' space more as a closet than a workshop. In fact, I have seen some master-suite walk-ins that were indeed larger than my shop. The...

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Arts & Mysteries: Choose Your Woods Wisely

Materials matter more when it comes to hand tools. by Bob Rozaieski pages 58-60 As a result of the inherent beauty in the material, for some of today’s woodworkers, visual appeal is the primary consideration in construction. That’s because most machines can more easily overcome a board’s physical properties than a person using hand tools. Modern machinery...

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Chimney Cupboard

This classic furniture piece offers lots of storage in a small footprint – and it’s a simple hand-tool build. By Bob Rozaieski Pages 36-41 I need some additional storage space in my 7' x 13' shop, however, space in my shop is at a premium. At the moment, every inch of floor and wall space is occupied,...

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Arts & Mysteries: Separated at Birth?

Western and Eastern tools might not be as different as you think. By Bob Rozaieski & Wilbur Pan Pages: 22-24 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now At first glance, Japanese woodworking tools and techniques seem like the platypus of the woodworking world. Beginning in the Edo period in the early 1600s, Japan isolated itself...

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Arts & Mysteries: Soup up Your Sawing Savvy

Good practice makes perfect – or at least better. By Bob Rozaieski Pages: 28-29 From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue now When it comes to using hand tools, good technique is everything. We can spend hours sawing, chopping and planing, but if we don’t practice good technique, all we are doing is getting...