June 2004

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Drill Press Workstation

A mobile drill press center with a wide, adjustable table is an asset to any shop. By Danny Proulx Pages: 58-63 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now A drill press is an important machine in any woodshop. It is available as either a floor or a bench model, and has...

The Speed Demons of Sharpening

We test three new machines that try to replace grinders and traditional sharpening stones. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 53-57 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now For hundreds of years, the best way to get the keenest edge on a woodworking tool has been to rub it on a series of...