Nick Engler

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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Techniques

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now In this chapter I’ll be sharing some advanced techniques you can use on your table saw to do some amazing things. How about cutting coves for crown moulding? That’s just one application for a coved shape, and with a...

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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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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Joinery

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now In Chapter 3 of this series we discussed basic joinery on the table saw, including miters, bevels, rabbets, dados and grooves. In this chapter we’re going to take those concepts a step further. Essentially we’ll be using the same...

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Woodworking Essentials: Customize Your Table Saw

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 There are dozens of table saw accessories you can mount on your machine to make it safer, more accurate or extend its capacity. Some can be purchased, others can be made by you. By carefully choosing these options, you can soup up your old table saw or customize a...

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Woodworking Essentials: Basic Joinery

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now There are three basic saw cuts: crosscuts, rips and miters. Crosscuts are made perpendicular to the wood grain, rips are cut parallel to the grain and miters are made at angles diagonally across the grain. None of these requires...

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Woodworking Essentials: Using the Saw Blade

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now Your table saw is the central piece of machinery in your shop, and the blade (or more appropriately – blades) is a critical aspect of the ease and accuracy of your work. A top-quality blade mounted on a medium-quality...

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Woodworking Essentials: Intro to the Table Saw

By Nick Engler Pages: 53-60 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Few tools have revolutionized a craft as much as table saws have changed woodworking. These saws saved tedious hand work and – beyond making single pieces – made it possible to precisely reproduce parts quickly and accurately. This affected...

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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Techniques for the Router

By Nick Engler Pages: 41-48 From the August 2004 issue #142 Buy this issue now The router is an amazing tool that can mimic many of the other tools in your shop, including the table saw, the shaper, the jointer and even the planer. But it’s also capable of amazingly delicate profile work, complicated...

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Ingenious Jigs: Stopped Cuts Made Easy

This extra-long mortising fence helps you cut “blind” joints in your work. By Nick Engler Pages: 30-31 Cabinets and furniture often have “blind” joints − dados, grooves or rabbets that are stopped at one end so you can’t see the joint on the outside of the case. Sometimes these joints are “double-blind,” meaning they...