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Tool Test: Kreg Shelf-pin Jig

by Steve Shanesy Page 14 From the April 2012 issue, #196 If your idea of a jig for drilling shelf-pin holes is a piece of pegboard, there’s an affordable alternative from Kreg Tool that allows you to step up your game. And even if you have moved beyond pegboard, this new jig will cut...

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Tool Test: Festool ZOBO Bits

By Steve Shanesy Page: 14 From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now. Until Colt came out with its aggressive Forstner bits a while back, this was a sleepy tool category. Now, Festool has introduced its own aggressive bits and taken the tool’s capability to another level. ZOBO bits have a unique feature – interchangeable centers in the...

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Tool Test: BLOKKZ Universal Clamping Blocks

By Steve Shanesy Page: 16 From the February 2012 issue #195. Buy the issue now. I’ve made dozens of clamping cauls over the years to address the wide variety of oddball clamping conditions we run into in the shop. Some were simple and quick to make; others took more time. Some worked perfectly; others just got me through. VIDEO:...

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Tool Test: Earlex Steam Generator for Bending Wood

By Steve Shanesy Page: 17 From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now. You probably know Earlex as the British company that a few years back introduced North American woodworkers to an inexpensive but capable HVLP sprayer. Now the company has introduced an inexpensive electric steam generator that makes it ever-so-easy to add steam-bending wood...

New Life for a Vintage Table Saw

Editor Steve Shanesy refurbishes a 1940s Delta Unisaw in our series of free videos. The following are a list of the videos of the 1944 Delta Unisaw Restoration. 1 – Delta Unisaw Restoration 2 – Delta Unisaw Restoration – part 2 3 – Delta Unisaw Rebuild – part 3 4 – Delta Unisaw Rebuild...

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Out on a Limb: Many Woodworkers Have Knowledge Gap

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now In the early decades of the 20th century, home woodworking got its start when woodworking machines with electric motors were first marketed to homeowners. These machines made it possible for untrained and unskilled enthusiasts to produce projects of surprising...