June 2005

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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...

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Tool Test: New Porter-Cable Dovetail Jigs are Simpler to Use

By David Thiel Page: 26 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now I’ve yet to find a dovetail jig that I find simple. That includes the Porter-Cable Omnijig, which has been a mainstay among dovetail jigs for decades. But the Omnijig’s new little brother makes things easier than many. From the...

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Tool Test: AngleMag Sets the Amateur Sawyer Straight

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 25 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Learning to handsaw to a line is a fundamental woodworking skill. And I routinely see many new woodworkers struggle mightily with making straight and square saw cuts. The Australian-made AngleMag is an interesting jig that acts as a guiding...

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Tool Test: Hitachi C12LCH Digital Readout Compound Miter Saw

By David Thiel Page: 25 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Not having to decipher hash marks to determine where your miter saw is set to cut? Priceless. (Well, actually it’s $370.) Hitachi now offers a 12″ compound miter saw with digital readouts for both the miter and bevel settings,...