June 2004

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Tool Test: Magnetic Featherboards Offer a Quick Extra Hand

By David Thiel Page: 26 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Featherboards keep your work tight against fences and machine tables to reduce kickbacks and keep your hands away from cutting edges – always a good thing. The trick has always been to make the featherboard easy enough to attach...

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Tool Test: Sharpening Video Filled with New and Useful Tricks

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now I’ve been sharpening tools for a long time, so it’s rare for me to start taking detailed notes when I watch a video on sharpening. But David Charlesworth, a well-regarded British woodworker, teacher and author, has some incredible tricks...

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Tool Test: Performax Small-shop Drum Sander

By David Thiel Page: 24 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers have drooled over a drum sander at one point in their life. Whether it was for a project with lots of thin or figured pieces that needed sanding or for a tabletop that you wanted perfectly flat,...

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Out on a Limb: Many Woodworkers Have Knowledge Gap

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now In the early decades of the 20th century, home woodworking got its start when woodworking machines with electric motors were first marketed to homeowners. These machines made it possible for untrained and unskilled enthusiasts to produce projects of surprising...

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Out of the Woodwork: The Painted Panther

American folk art meets the world’s most collectible hand saw. By Ralph Brendler Page: 96 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now It’s easy to understand why folk artists love to paint on saws – a saw blade is a large and flat area that is easy to paint, yet the...