August 2007

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Tusk-tenon Bookrack

Hand and power tools work together to make signature Arts & Crafts joints. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 60-63 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now The dividing line between hand-tool woodworking and machine-tool woodworking doesn’t exist for me. Although I’m not fond of noise and dust, I have an appreciation...

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The Sindelar Tool Collection

After collecting tens of thousands of the world’s most beautiful tools, cabinetmaker John Sindelar is ready to show them off in a new tool museum. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 56-59 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now John Sindelar stands in front of a door at the back of his thriving...

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What You Don’t Know About European Saws

Because of their unfamiliar features, unusual appearance and higher price tag, many Americans don’t even consider buying a European saw. Here’s why they should. By Kelly Mehler Pages: 49-55 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Perhaps when you think of table saws, the names that first come to mind are...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – Dust Collection

By Scott Gibson Pages: 41-48 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now It’s tempting to think of sawdust as little more than a nuisance, a housekeeping problem like mud tracked across a clean kitchen floor. Sawdust is more ominous than that. It does seem to get in every nook and cranny...

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Authentic Shaker Clock

Erastus Rude was the craftsman of this clock in 1811. It still strikes a bell with us today. By Robert Casey & Glen D. Huey Pages: 32-40 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now The Online Extras that went with this article are in this story on our website, click here....

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I Can Do That: Canted Wall Box

Adapted from a 19th-century example, this wall-hung shelf is perfect for displaying your treasures. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 30-31 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now? Adapted from an 1840s piece, this canted wall box is scaled up from the one you’ll find in John A. & Joyce C. Nelson’s “The...

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Tool Test: Machine Sharpening – Maybe It’s Not Scary

By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Many of us are not hand-tool aficionados but we still need sharp tools. Nonetheless, we delay sharpening and continue to work with dull tools. That increases the chances of injuries. Or, we turn to machines to get the...