November 2007

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Greene & Greene: A Mystery Table

While conducting research for a book, the author encounters a previously unknown table from the workshop of Peter & John Hall. By Darrell Peart Pages: 62-69 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now There is no test more demanding on a piece of furniture than that of time and service. The...

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Upgrade Your Workbench

Simple and ingenious jigs that will unlock the full capacity of your workbench. By Rob Porcaro Pages: 57-61 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now The most important tool in my shop is one I never pick up: the workbench. I purchased my bench about 25 years ago, a classic continental-style...

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Hybrid Saws: Compromise or Cure-all?

The table saw is one of the most important machines in a shop. Should we make room for a new category, or stay with the ‘old reliables?’ By Troy Sexton Pages: 38-44 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Hybrid table saws burst onto the woodworking scene almost as fast as...

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I Can Do That: Shaker-inspired Step Stool

Pocket screws serve as clamps for panel glue-up. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 36-37 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Inspired by a typical Shaker step stool, this version employs pocket screws to join both the side panels and the supports. To cut down on the number of rip cuts, I...

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Tool Test: Zem Hearing Protection

By Robert W. Lang Page: 34 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now You can’t argue about the need for good hearing protection, but there is a good argument against how we’ve been achieving it. Ear muffs and standard earplugs block the sound from noisy machinery and tools, but they also...

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Tool Test: H.N.T. Gordon A55 Smoothing Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 34 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Just as there are people who always choose white meat at the Thanksgiving table and those who always go for the dark meat, there are woodworkers who prefer only wooden-bodied planes or only metal-bodied planes. These two groups disagree...