October 2006

Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – The Right Location

  By David Thiel Pages: 45-52 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Most woodworkers back their way into woodworking, gathering tools and equipment slowly. Because of this fact most woodworkers also grow their woodworking space slowly as well. They may start out with a corner of the garage or basement...

Master the Through Mortise & Tenon

Three ways to approach this ancient joint. By Frank Klausz Pages: 41-44 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In furniture making, while carcases and drawers are dovetailed together, tables and chairs have mortise-and-tenon joinery. In this article, I make a through mortise and tenon three different ways. First by hand,...

Master the Jigsaw

With the right blade and body position, you can split pencil lines with ease with this oft-misunderstood tool. By Troy Sexton Pages: 34-39 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The jigsaw generally gets a bad rap as a rough tool that’s best suited for kitchen installations and oddball carpentry jobs....

Endurance Test: Grizzly G7944 Drill Press

No unnecessary frills. Just a solid machine at a super price. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 26 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now My first encounter with the Grizzly G7944 drill press began with a fit of cursing but ended with a big smile on my face. You see, I had...

Tool Test: Bostitch Air Power for Woodworkers

By David Thiel Page: 24 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now While the compressor and 23-gauge pinner from Bostitch shown here aren’t offered as a kit, they showed up in our shop at the same time. I think they make a great combination for most woodworking projects, so we’ll talk...

Tool Test: Norton 3X Grinding Wheels Run Remarkably Cool

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The biggest challenge with dry grinding your tools is that the steel will heat up quickly and then lose its ability to keep a sharp edge. Because of this problem, water-cooled grinders have become popular with woodworkers. They’ll never,...

Tool Test: Bosch Pocket Driver Offers Pint-sized Power

By David Thiel Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now I don’t care how many cordless drills you own, if you like tools, you’re going to need one more. The Pocket Driver elicits the same response from everyone who sees it: “It’s cute!” And that it is, but the...

Tool Test: A Bigger Birdcage Awl

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Birdcage awls are outstanding and accurate tools for installing hardware. In essence, they are a boring tool: Place the tip where you want your screw and twist the tool back and forth. When you’re done, you have a perfect...