June 2004

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Power-tool Joinery: Biscuits – Fast, Cheap & Good

A few small wafers can help strengthen any project you’re working on. By Bill Hylton Pages: 90-92 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Biscuit joinery is so fast and easy it almost seems like cheating. And I gotta tell you, I’m no cheater. Consequently, I pretty much ignored the system,...

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Dado Storage Box

This handy box protects your dado set and even helps you set up your saw for accurate cuts. By Rick Campbell Pages: 82-85 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now When I purchased my dado stack set, it came in a flimsy, clear plastic package that did nothing to protect the...

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Outdoor Lantern

Add some mood lighting to your next outdoor affair with this great Arts & Crafts luminary. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 78-81 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Call me dull, but I’ve never been a Tiki torch kind of guy. And the last time we lit an outdoor party we...

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Folding Sawhorses

The entire weight of your project rests on these supports. Make sure they won’t let you down. By David Thiel Pages: 76-77 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now You might think this is an unusual product for a woodworking magazine to test, and so did some other members of our...

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Portable Writing Desk

Writing letters longhand is one of life’s simple pleasures, as is building this traditional lap desk. By David Thiel Pages: 70-75 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The portable writing desk was an integral part of 18th and 19th century life, when writing was the only form of long-distance communication....

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Benchtop Router Table Stand

Save money and create more storage space with this smart shop cabinet. By Troy Sexton Pages: 64-69 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now At first it might seem a bit odd to build a cabinet base that will convert a benchtop router table into a floor model. But it really...