David Thiel

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Tool Test: Amana Carbide Countersinks

By David Thiel Page: 35 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now While using screws on a woodworking project may not be fine woodworking, it happens all the time. To improve the look of those screws, a good countersink and plug cutter help a lot. To make things even easier, I...

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Prairie-style Coffee Table

An anachronism in its time, this table now fits perfectly in our homes. By David Thiel Pages: 62-66 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Frank Lloyd Wright would probably be dismayed to see a coffee table built in his Prairie furniture style. In fact he and his fellow early 20th-century...

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Woodworking Essentials: Casework Construction – Beginning Principles

By David Thiel Pages: 53-60 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now To open our seven-part series on casework construction it’s probably smart to include the definition of casework. “Webster’s Dictionary” (Random House Value Publishing) gives it a one-word definition: cabinetwork. I think that’s both a little too complicated and simplistic...

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Tool Test: Jet Parallel Jaw Clamps

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now When Jet announced its new line of parallel jaw clamps, I asked if they would be less expensive. Company officials said, “No, but they’ll be better.” I was skeptical, but the company proved good to its word. The clamps...

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A Woodworking Miter Saw

Turn a contractor’s tool into a precision woodworking machine. By David Thiel Pages: 66-71 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I don’t know of too many woodworking shops, whether home or professional, that don’t have a miter saw as part of their equipment. A miter saw is a fine alternative...

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Tool Test: Bosch Trimmer Not Just for Laminate

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Bosch has upgraded and redefined its line of trim routers to make them more durable and convenient for woodworking operations – though the tool was originally designed for the laminate-installation industry. From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this...

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Tool Test: Shop Fox Overarm Router

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I’m a tool junkie, but I’ll be the first to admit this overarm router doesn’t belong in everyone’s shop. But … if you’re doing any kind of repetitive pattern work, sign-making or just want to pretend you have a...