August 2005

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Norm Abram’s Adirondack Chair

Editor Steve Shanesy builds an improved Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in The New Yankee Workshop. Build the chair and learn how Abram works. By Steve Shanesy with Norm Abram Pages: 38-44 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I’ve become keenly aware throughout the years that patience allows time for...

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Great Woodshops: Yankee’s Shop True to Name

Two days on the set of ‘The New Yankee Workshop’ reveal surprising truths about the way Norm Abram works. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 34-37 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now We’re lost. I’m trudging through two feet of snow in what looks to be someone’s backyard and there’s no...

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Power-tool Joinery: Cope-and-Stick Joints

Run the moulding and make the joint with this time-tested technique. By Bill Hylton Pages: 30-33 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now The so-called cope-and-stick joint – a.k.a. the rail-and-stile joint, the rail-and-pattern joint, etc. – is an efficiency expert’s dream system. The joint is virtually synonymous with raised-panel doors....

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Endurance Test: Lie-Nielsen No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

Heavy, precisely made and surprisingly easy to wield. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Woodworkers tend to get obsessed with their smoothing planes. No other plane requires as much tuning and no other plane rewards its user with the same gossamer shavings. I have 10...

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Tool Test: Bosch Trimmer Not Just for Laminate

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Bosch has upgraded and redefined its line of trim routers to make them more durable and convenient for woodworking operations – though the tool was originally designed for the laminate-installation industry. From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this...

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Tool Test: Shop Fox Overarm Router

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I’m a tool junkie, but I’ll be the first to admit this overarm router doesn’t belong in everyone’s shop. But … if you’re doing any kind of repetitive pattern work, sign-making or just want to pretend you have a...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Convex-soled Plane Has Many Uses

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now As my woodworking has evolved to encompass more curved and sculptural forms, including chair seats and the like, I’ve turned to tools with curved cutting surfaces, from rasps to travishers to specialty spokeshaves. But what I really needed was...