David Thiel

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Folding Sawhorses

The entire weight of your project rests on these supports. Make sure they won’t let you down. By David Thiel Pages: 76-77 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now You might think this is an unusual product for a woodworking magazine to test, and so did some other members of our...

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Portable Writing Desk

Writing letters longhand is one of life’s simple pleasures, as is building this traditional lap desk. By David Thiel Pages: 70-75 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The portable writing desk was an integral part of 18th and 19th century life, when writing was the only form of long-distance communication....

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Great Woodshops: Cerritos College – An Orderly Education

Attention to detail is essential for building furniture and running a woodworking school. By David Thiel Pages: 35-37 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Some woodworkers will tell you that an organized shop is one that doesn’t produce a lot of work. But it’s an almost astonishing level of organization...

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Stickley Ottoman

After half a dozen Morris chair plans, we decided it was time to help you put your feet up and relax. By David Thiel Pages: 57-61 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now A Morris chair (heck, almost any chair) just isn’t complete without an ottoman to prop your feet on....

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Endurance Test: Excalibur Sliding Table

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Alittle more than seven years ago we added an Excalibur sliding table to the cabinet saw in the Popular Woodworking shop. Because we deal with both solid wood and oversized sheet goods, we knew a sliding table would prove...

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13″ Portable Planers

We test 7 premium machines to find out which one belongs in your shop. By David Thiel Pages: 57-61 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Since our last review of portable planers in 2001, several manufacturers have introduced 13″-wide machines, and a couple even have two feeding speeds. So it...

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Tool Test: Milwaukee’s V28 System – Nearly Corded

By David Thiel Page: 84 From the December 2005 issue #152 Buy this issue now Who needs 28 volts of power? Me – especially if it’s sized like an 18 volt and will let me use a cordless circular saw that feels like a corded saw! The Milwaukee V28, lithium-ion-powered system is revolutionary. Milwaukee...

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14.4-volt Drills

They’re more powerful and affordable than ever, but are they a good choice for you? By David Thiel and Robert W. Lang Pages: 70-75 From the December 2005 issue #152 Buy this issue now For the past decade we’ve been telling you that for woodworking, a 12-volt drill is more than adequate. So why...