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Footstool’s Maloof-style Joinery Revealed

As managing editor, one of my duties is to pull together the “Letters” column for each issue, so please send in your questions or comments for me, the other editors or even for magazine contributors. We’ll do our best to provide answers as soon as we can. As I worked on the upcoming August...

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Are Prototypes Worth the Work?

In cleaning up the shop this past weekend, I came across the prototype for the Krenovian wall cabinet I built for the April issue and was reminded of how helpful it was in working out and hopefully improving the design – even though I failed to mention it in the article (I’m wordy as...

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Congratulations to Our Festool Sweepstakes Winner!

Congratulations go out to Robert McCollum of Lockport, N.Y., who won our Festool Giveaway. He won a Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw, and a CT 26 Dust Extractor for his shop.     Robert is both a hobbyist and professional woodworker. He makes furniture and cabinets for local businesses as well as children’s toys for...

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Tool Test: Festool ZOBO Bits

By Steve Shanesy Page: 14 From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now. Until Colt came out with its aggressive Forstner bits a while back, this was a sleepy tool category. Now, Festool has introduced its own aggressive bits and taken the tool’s capability to another level. ZOBO bits have a unique feature – interchangeable centers in the...

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Win a Free Domino from Festool

If you’re looking for a tool manufacturer, chances are they are in Las Vegas this week for the bi-annual woodworking show known as AWFS. We have Publisher/Editor Steve Shanesy reporting from the show – read his power-tool related post here. While a huge show where your competition is setup in a booth right next...

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Tool Test: Festool CXS Drill-driver

A mighty small and mighty compact drill. By Glen D. Huey Pages:16-18 According to Apple’s Steven Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” If you ask me, he could have been talking about Festool, which is, in my opinion, the most innovative tool company out there. BLOG: Read about new tools from Festool. VIDEO: See a...

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A Ruckus at Lie-Nielsen Event

There’s going to be a some unruliness at this year’s Lie-Nielsen show held at the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop on April 15th and 16th. I know this because I plan to cause the ruckus. Lie-Nielsen’s show is about hand tools – the company, as well as the other exhibitors at the show, make fantastic...

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LWIF Wrap-up, or Last Week in Festool

With so many posts about new products from Festool bombarding this column last week, I thought it best to write one more to wrap-up the entries. And luckily for me, Festool delivered another product to get the ball rolling. How about a classic designed systainer full of first aid supplies? At first you’ll wonder...

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Carvex: A Tricked-out Jigsaw From Festool

At first glance, the jigsaw in the photo looks ordinary. Oh, but it’s not. This is Carvex from Festool. Being from Festool, you know there’s more to it than meets the eye. There are four different Carvex models coming out in 2011. Two jigsaws will be barrel-grip saws and two will be D-handle saws...