October 2004

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Tool Test: MultiWindow Shark 240mm Japanese Saw

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Some Japanese saws fail to live up to expectations in the hands of Western woodworkers because the tools aren’t used properly or they’re used in woods that are unsuitable for that saw’s tooth design. The most frequent result of...

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Tool Test: Powermatic’s Feature-laden 14″ Band Saw

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Powermatic’s 14″ band saw has all the bells and whistles, but you’re going to have to assemble a bunch of them, so plan for a day in the shop. And although it’s a little pricey, this is a quality...

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Endurance Test: Side-clamp Honing Guide

Ignore the naysayers. This jig produces square, sharp edges every single time. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Many of my fellow hand-tool users give me a rash of grief about my simple side-clamp honing guide, which has been a fixture on my workbench since...

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Out on a Limb: Send a Free Magazine and Do a Good Deed

By Steve Shanesy Page: 8 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now You may find the following a bit off-topic compared to the usual fare found in this space so let me start by asking your indulgence and telling you about a meeting I had last winter at the headquarters of...