February 2009

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The Art of Making Dovetailed Drawers

Fine furniture calls for an elegant drawer. A master cabinetmaker shares his approach to design and fitting. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 50-54 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now There are just a few things my partner at Philadelphia Furniture Workshops, Alan Turner, and I don’t see eye-to-eye on. But how...

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Shaker Stepback

A classic furniture form revised for 21st-century entertainment. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 42-49 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now I have a love-hate relationship with my television. I love (too much, perhaps) to watch shows, but I hate having the TV out in the open as the focal point of...

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Tool Test: Optimal Performance with ‘AutoShift’

By Glen D. Huey Page: 40 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now Drills have been the focus of many tool manufacturers for a few years now. We’ve had to endure comparisons of Nickel-cadmium, Nickel-metal hydride and Lithium-ion batteries. We’ve moved through 12-volt to as high as 24- and 36-volt batteries....

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Tool Test: New Veritas Premium Block Planes

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 38 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now For those who think Veritas makes planes that work better than they look, I want you to feast your eyes on the newest block planes from this Canadian company. The new NX60 and DX60 block planes have flowing lines...

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Tool Test: SawStop’s Contractor Saw – At Last

Safety aside, this is a solid saw on its own. By Glen D. Huey Page: 36 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now Woodworkers have been waiting for more than two years for the SawStop Contractor Saw to come to market. What’s so special about this saw is the internal SawStop...

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I Can Do That: Low-profile Serving Tray

Off-the-rack moulding and packing tape make this project easy. By Linda Watts Pages: 32-34 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now A shopping trip to the pre-cut moulding section at Lowe’s was the beginning of my tray design. I had a general idea of what I wanted to make – a...

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The Wood Whisperer: Throw Away Your Tape Measure

Sometimes it’s best to let your project supply the answers. By Marc Spagnuolo Pages: 28-30 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now You’re at work on your latest masterpiece and everything seems to be going great. After days of planning, measuring and cutting, you are finally ready to do the glue-up....