February 2009

Feb09_Page_24_Image_0001

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....

Feb09_Page_23_Image_0001

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...

Feb09_Page_22_Image_0001

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...

Feb09_Page_20_Image_0001

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...

Feb09_Page_18_Image_0001

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....

Feb09_Page_12_Image_0001

Arts & Mysteries: Make a Ball & Claw Foot

Part 3 in a series on building a Philadelphia-style Chippendale chair. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 22-27 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now If you’ve been following my column, you know that I am building a Philadelphia-style Chippendale chair. I’ve reached the stage where I’m supposed to carve the legs, and...

Feb09_Page_12_Image_0001

Out on a Limb: The Map is Not The Territory

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 10 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now A college professor who taught Zen Buddhism once told me the following odd story about a test he gave to his students. The test had only one question: “Explain the nature of Zen Buddhism.” All the students scribbled furiously...