August 2005

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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...

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Out on a Limb: What is the Value of Woodworking?

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now There is a book published by our company called “How to Make $40,000 a Year with Your Woodworking.” Years ago I dubbed it our only offering in the fiction category. Sure, there are enterprising woodworkers who pocket this and...