November 2010

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Design Matters: Add Spice to Your Work

A dash of ornament highlights a form. By George R. Walker Pages: 22-23 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Thanksgiving at our house means shoehorning 14 guests into a dining room meant for eight, football on the television and the aroma of Barb’s sage dressing filling the house. Every year she makes...

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Tool Test: Beadboards by Router

By Glen D. Huey Page: 19 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Router bit profiles are used in many different applications. While the profiles might be identical, where the design is used changes depending on your work at hand. Case in point is the new set of router bits...

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Tool Test: Glen-Drake Dovetail Saw

By Robert W. Lang Page: 18 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Most boutique toolmakers offer nicely made renditions of traditional forms. Kevin Drake builds tools of excellent quality, but he takes tool design one step further, going back to basic principles to make tools that fit the hand...

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Tool Test: Delta’s New 18″ Drill Press

The best drill press worktable, period. By Glen D. Huey Page: 16 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now In many woodworking shops, the drill press might be the most under-utilized piece of machinery in the shop. Many common drill presses need to be tweaked to handle many woodworking tasks,...

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On the Level: New Workbench Book Teaches You How to Fish

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 6 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Some people say I have a “workbench problem” because I’ve built so many of them. It’s more accurate to say instead that I have a “problem with workbenches.” After teaching in schools all over the country, I found...