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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...

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Portable Writing Desk

Writing letters longhand is one of life’s simple pleasures, as is building this traditional lap desk. By David Thiel Pages: 70-75 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The portable writing desk was an integral part of 18th and 19th century life, when writing was the only form of long-distance communication....

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Benchtop Router Table Stand

Save money and create more storage space with this smart shop cabinet. By Troy Sexton Pages: 64-69 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now At first it might seem a bit odd to build a cabinet base that will convert a benchtop router table into a floor model. But it really...

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Drill Press Workstation

A mobile drill press center with a wide, adjustable table is an asset to any shop. By Danny Proulx Pages: 58-63 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now A drill press is an important machine in any woodshop. It is available as either a floor or a bench model, and has...

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The Speed Demons of Sharpening

We test three new machines that try to replace grinders and traditional sharpening stones. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 53-57 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now For hundreds of years, the best way to get the keenest edge on a woodworking tool has been to rub it on a series of...

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Woodworking Essentials: Edge & Surface Treatments

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Routers were developed to cut moulded shapes in wood. Although their workshop role has expanded (greatly) during the last century to include joinery and other operations, moulding is still what they do best. They remain the chief woodworking tools...

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Federal Inlay Table

If you can rout a mortise for a hinge, you can handle the inlay on this table. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 38-44 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now This table will test and improve your inlay skills, not to mention your mastery of turning and traditional joints. It’s based...

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Great Woodshops: Cerritos College – An Orderly Education

Attention to detail is essential for building furniture and running a woodworking school. By David Thiel Pages: 35-37 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Some woodworkers will tell you that an organized shop is one that doesn’t produce a lot of work. But it’s an almost astonishing level of organization...

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From the Bench: Simple, Useful Cabinet Scrapers

The cabinet scraper is an effective weapon in the war against tear-out. By Don McConnell Pages: 32-34 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The cabinet scraper (also known as a card scraper) holds a remarkable place among the traditional woodworking tools that are used to deal with especially dense timbers...