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Online Extras: June 2009 Issue

Online Extras for the June 2009 issue include a video of Marc Spagnuolo using his favorite pushsticks and featherboards, download full-size patterns of the Deck/Dock Chair leg profiles in PDF format, a SketchUp model of the Joiner's Tool Chest project, and several more videos.

Make the cut with the circular saw motor hanging over the guide – this arrangement provides the most support for the saw and keeps it from tipping.

Sawing Particleboard and Plywood

Precision cutting with a hand-held circular saw. I’d like to know who it was that decided that plywood was best sold in 4-foot by 8-foot sheets. I’ve always thought that it was a practical joke in questionable taste to take such a wonderfully useful woodworking material and manufacture it in sheets that are bigger...

Made to order.  Fit the cases to your books  to avoid wasting space, lower your  material costs and make moving easy.

I Can Do That: Stacking Bookcases

Make Boxes to fit your books – and your space By Robert W. Lang Pages 22-23 From the June 2011 issue #190 Buy this issue now The typical bookcase is a good example of poor design. We make them that way because that’s the way we’ve always made them; almost every plan you see is 12" deep, yet...


Power-tool Joinery: Biscuits – Fast, Cheap & Good

A few small wafers can help strengthen any project you’re working on. By Bill Hylton Pages: 90-92 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Biscuit joinery is so fast and easy it almost seems like cheating. And I gotta tell you, I’m no cheater. Consequently, I pretty much ignored the system,...


Dovetailed Keepsake Box

Shortcuts learned as you build this classic box help you become a better joiner. By Glen. D. Huey Pages: 44-47 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now This box is chock-full, but don’t look on the inside. Check out the outside. It’s loaded with dovetail joinery – through dovetails on the front and half-blind dovetails...


Dado Storage Box

This handy box protects your dado set and even helps you set up your saw for accurate cuts. By Rick Campbell Pages: 82-85 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now When I purchased my dado stack set, it came in a flimsy, clear plastic package that did nothing to protect the...


Outdoor Lantern

Add some mood lighting to your next outdoor affair with this great Arts & Crafts luminary. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 78-81 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Call me dull, but I’ve never been a Tiki torch kind of guy. And the last time we lit an outdoor party we...


Folding Sawhorses

The entire weight of your project rests on these supports. Make sure they won’t let you down. By David Thiel Pages: 76-77 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now You might think this is an unusual product for a woodworking magazine to test, and so did some other members of our...