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The Next Generation of Woodworkers

Last month, Jet and Powermatic sponsored an event in Nashville, Tenn., at which Powermatic showed its new PM1000 (we have one in the shop that we’re currently testing). Jet unveiled a new band saw (I wrote about it in this blog) and a few other tools such as a couple of smaller lathes and...

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Jet’s New 14″ Band Saw

I’ve been in Nashville, Tenn., for the last 24 hours at an event for Jet Tools and Powermatic. The companies hosted a nice dinner for us on Tuesday evening before turning us loose on a downtown that has more country music bars than one could check out in weeks. Wednesday we hopped a bus...

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Look it Up or Suffer Under it: Resistentialism

When I teach a woodworking class, I give my students free reign with my tools. It’s a great way for them to get a feel for tools that are sharp and in order. It’s also a great way to get a broken turning saw. During the last few years, students have destroyed my turning...

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Do Power Tools Have Soul?

I don’t generally think of power tools in the same reverential, (perhaps) overly romanticized tones that come to mind when I consider hand tools. I can stare at my grandfather’s 8 oz. Kentucky Bluegrass claw hammer for hours daydreaming about what may have caused the nicks and wear. Or imagine the unknown maker who’s...

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Make Drift a Myth

You can tune up your band saw to resaw veneer without expensive fences or blades. By Carl Bilderback Pages: 66-67 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now The subject most often written about in woodworking magazines is probably cutting dovetails. In second place – and not far behind – is likely...