October 2004

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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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Tornado Table

One afternoon – start to finish – is all it takes, even for a new woodworker. This may be the easiest (and coolest) table you’ll ever build. By Steve Shanesy & John Hutchinson Pages: 46-52 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now If mid-20th century modern furniture design were as popular...

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At the Lathe: Bottle Stoppers

A simple lesson in spindle turning. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 42-44 These bottle stoppers are great projects for beginners and more advanced turners alike. Their relative ease of turning makes them a manageable project for beginners; for more advanced turners that simplicity offers the opportunity to focus on design. And they make nice gifts...

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Great Woodshops: A Passion for Old Cast Iron

One woodworker’s quest has become a historical treasure trove for all to share. By David Thiel Pages: 38-40 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Dana Batory didn’t start out to become the authority on vintage woodworking machinery. His college education was leading him to a career in geology, but that...

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Power-tool Joinery: Router-made Mortises & Tenons

There are many ways to make this joint, but none is better than with the router. By Bill Hylton Pages: 34-36 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now The traditional way to make a mortise is to chop it out with a chisel and mallet; the matching tenon is cut with...

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Tool Test: Sjoberg Benchtops – One Less Thing to Build

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Every woodworker needs a workbench. Building one can be a very involved project that highlights the woodworker’s skills, or it can be a quick-and-dirty 2×4 version that’s destined to be “upgraded” some day. If you’re stuck with caviar tastes...

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Tool Test: Craftsman’s New Hybrid Table Saws

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Hybrid is in. Manufacturers are working hard to offer the features of a cabinet saw at a contractor saw price, and Craftsman is right in the middle of it with three new table saws: two three-quarter enclosed base (#22104...

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Tool Test: Noden Adjust-A-Bench

By David Thiel Page: 31 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Because woodworkers come in a variety of heights, one bench height doesn’t satisfy all. And the perfect-height workbench is a moving target – the height is always wrong for some project. The Adjust-A-Bench satisfies all. From the October 2004...

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Tool Test: Dadonator Makes the Cut

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 31 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now After months of testing the new Dadonator stack dado set from Infinity Cutting Tools I’m convinced this tooling gives you a premium cut at a less-than-premium price. From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now