October 2004

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$1,500 Workshop

You don’t have to sacrifice quality to set up an affordable (and complete) workshop. These tools do good work on a budget. By David Thiel Pages: 66-71 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers don’t have the luxury of buying all the tools and machinery for their shop at...

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3-D Mortising Upgrade

A modified cross-sliding table turns your drill press or benchtop mortiser into a precision boring machine. By David Thiel Pages: 61-65 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Affordable benchtop mortisers have changed the way many woodworkers produce joinery for a variety of projects. By being able to conveniently make one...

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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...