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2013 Popular Woodworking Magazine Favs – Part 2

In a continuation of selecting my favorite articles from the issues of 2013 (read part 1 here), below covers the August (issue #205) through December (issue #208) for the year. My hands-down winner from the August 2014 issue is the article written by Mario Rodriguez, “Take a U-turn to Scoop a Chair Seat.” Jigs...

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Ingenious Jigs: Flexible Fence Fixture

This accessory will rise to the occasion to make cuts safer and easier. By Nick Engler Pages: 28-30 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Now and again you may have to turn a board on its edge to work it – cutting a groove, drilling a series of holes in...

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Ingenious Jigs: A Jig for Precision Trimming

Turn your laminate trimmer into a tool that flushes surfaces with incredible finesse. By Nick Engler Pages: 34-35 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Once upon a time I had the brilliant idea to use a strip of hardwood to trim out the edge of a laminate countertop. And not...

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Ingenious Jigs: A Better Table for a Drill Press

Hold and guide your work like never before with this fixture that will (finally) fix your drill press. By Eric Hedberg Pages: 36-40 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now There probably isn’t any machine more ignored in my shop than my drill press. Even though I use it constantly for...

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Ingenious Jigs: Swingin’ Outfeed Table

Get extra outfeed space without sacrificing precious floor space. By Eric Hedberg Pages: 84-85 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now Who says that table saws aren’t “hip?” This version of an outfeed table puts a little swing in one of the most useful but problematic tools in my shop, and...

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Ingenious Jigs: Spindle Dancer Jig

A modern interpretation of a classic trick from old-school turners. By Eric A. Hedberg Pages: 30-33 From the  February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now I believe there are two types of wood turners, those who turn for pleasure and those who turn out of necessity. I started in the latter group. I...

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Ingenious Jigs: Stopped Cuts Made Easy

This extra-long mortising fence helps you cut “blind” joints in your work. By Nick Engler Pages: 30-31 Cabinets and furniture often have “blind” joints − dados, grooves or rabbets that are stopped at one end so you can’t see the joint on the outside of the case. Sometimes these joints are “double-blind,” meaning they...