August 2006

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Power-tool Joinery: Keep Your Tabletops Flat

Battens: Just one proven method to keep you on a level playing field. By Bill Hylton Pages: 23-25 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now The best way to keep a tabletop flat is to make it flat in the first place and to attach it properly to a rigid frame,...

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At the Lathe: Turn a Custom Tool Handle

An elegant grip that perfectly fits your hand can enhance your tool-using experience. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 19-22 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now There are at least two reasons you may want or need to make a new handle for one of your turning tools. Sometimes unhandled tools are...

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Out on a Limb: Making Peace to Make Furniture

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 8 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now A couple years ago I bought a vintage Disston No. 7 handsaw to round out the nest of saws that are useful to a typical furniture maker. The saw was perfect: sharp, straight, correctly set and it felt like...