October 2005

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Tool Test: JessEm Miter Gauge – Worth the Money

By Robert W. Lang Page: 34 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now A high price tag brings high expectations and the JessEm Mite-R-Excel lives up to its price. Thoughtfully  engineered and nicely made, the gauge uses a pair of brass pins to lock in angle adjustments in 1/2° increments. I...

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Tool Test: Veritas Scrub Plane Can Blaze Through a Board

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Though I own a powered jointer and planer, I always keep a scrub plane close by. It’s good for dressing boards that are too wide for my powered equipment, or for adding a scalloped texture to the surfaces of...

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Tool Test: Lee Valley Mk.II Honing Guide is Near Perfect

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 32 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Allow me to skip to the bottom line here and say that the Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide is the most thoughtful, accurate and well-made honing guide for sharpening chisels and straight plane irons I’ve ever used. If you like...

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Tool Test: Jet Parallel Jaw Clamps

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now When Jet announced its new line of parallel jaw clamps, I asked if they would be less expensive. Company officials said, “No, but they’ll be better.” I was skeptical, but the company proved good to its word. The clamps...