June 2005

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Two Plane Makers

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Lee Valley Tools have changed woodworking with their premium hand planes. Meet the men behind the brands and learn the real differences between the tools. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 56-63 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Thomas Lie-Nielsen reaches into a cardboard box to fetch a tool...

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A Practical Shop Cabinet

Easily organize, store and transport all your small woodworking accessories with this clever cabinet and inexpensive plastic tackle boxes – instead of drawers. By Troy Sexton Pages: 53-55 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now One of my favorite things to do when I have free time is to tinker around...

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Woodworking Essentials: Special Techniques

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Although the table saw was invented to cut large boards into smaller ones, that’s not all it will do. With the proper accessories, you can use it to cut a variety of woodworking joints, and an astonishing number of...

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Sawbench & Shop Stool

This simple afternoon project is perfect for handsawing, holding doors for planing, organizing tools and giving you a leg up. It will quickly become indispensable. By John Wilson Pages: 42-44 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now My simple plywood two-step in the old tool shed had reached the end of...

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Build Better Bookcases

We show you how to make a great bookcase in any style, with one basic box design and one sheet of plywood. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 32-41 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Everyone needs a bookcase, and if you’re a beginning woodworker, it’s a great project to develop...

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Power-tool Joinery: Box Joints

Cut this stout joint using a simple jig, and your table saw or router. By Bill Hylton Pages: 28-31 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Visit most any antiques store or flea market, and you’re sure to see stacks of old wooden boxes marked with the logos of bygone businesses....

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Tool Test: Glen-Drake Hammer for Dovetailing and Carving

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 26 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Cutting dovetails by hand involves a lot of personal choices – from the saw to the chisel to even which part of the joint you cut first. So it was with great trepidation that I tried the Tite-Hammer from...