August 2009

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Tool Test: Czeck Edge Marking Tools

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now Yes, you can mark out your joints with a pocket knife, a craft knife or a sharpened piece of Chevy bumper. But once you’ve tried a well-made marking knife, you’re unlikely to go back to your old ways. Czeck...

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Tool Test: The New Unisaw

Delta re-invents its flagship table saw with great success. Bravo. By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now There’s been so much written about Delta’s new Unisaw that it’s difficult not to repeat the information for a second or third time. But many of the design...

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I Can Do That: Knife Block

One piece of wood and a lot of bamboo skewers do the trick. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 26-27 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now When we build an “I Can Do That” project we buy all the materials from a home center. For this project, however, I also had to...

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The Wood Whisperer: John Hall’s Frame

One half of the famous Hall Brothers designed this piece of art. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 22-25 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now History was never an interest for me. It was my least favorite subject in school and much to my professor’s dismay, I found that class to be...

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Arts & Mysteries: Adapting the Lessons

Philadelphia Chair: Incorporating carving instruction learned from a master. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 18-21 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now I’m building a Philadelphia Chippendale (rococo) chair. This has proved to be a fabulously difficult piece of woodworking that has challenged me at every step. From the very first saw...

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Out on a Limb: The Best Teacher Might be a Rodent

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now I had three hours in my Saturday to do about eight hours of work in the shop. So I pulled on my shop apron, crammed my hearing protection into my ears and reached for the table saw’s switch. But...