June 2006

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Pocket Mirrors

Take a turn at creating these decorative reflections of your craft. By Dale Nish Pages: 53-55 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Pocket mirrors are a fun project to turn and are very popular for gifts and craft show items. The ladies find the highly figured wood very attractive and...

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Workholding Strategies

Your workbench’s vise isn’t the only way to secure your workpieces. By Lonnie Bird Pages: 40-44 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Learning to use hand tools opens a whole new realm of woodworking possibilities. Planes, saws and chisels give your work fine details that can’t be matched by any...

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Power-tool Joinery

Use your router to join wood along simple and complex curves. By Bill Hylton Pages: 36-39 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now If you rip a board in two, you can easily rejoin the pieces along the line of the cut. But you can’t rejoin two pieces that have been...

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Arts & Mysteries: The Charles Plumley Inventory

Documentary sources teach us about traditional woodworking. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 32-35 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now In my shop, tradition fills in where experience and education are lacking. So, I find it helpful to learn as much as I can about traditional woodworking. Studying 18th-century furniture is a...

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Tool Test: Wenzloff & Sons Backsaws Make the Cut

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now The hand-tool crowd lives and dies by the hand saw. But even for the rest of us, no matter how many electrons we consume in our shops (and I consume my fair share) we all need a couple decent...

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Tool Test: Grizzly’s Baby Drum Sander Rocks

By Robert Lang Page: 30 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Early in my career I was spoiled forever by a 42″-wide, three-head wide-belt sander. I can’t keep from comparing other sanders to that, and this new drum sander from Grizzly isn’t that kind of machine. But it is, without...

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Tool Test: Quick-Stop Drill Press Table

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Dead-on accuracy from a drill press table isn’t necessary for woodworkers. But it sure is nice to be able to hold your work securely, and have a fence that guides the work with convenient stops for repeated cuts. Drill-press...