October 2007

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Making a Spokeshave

Make this tool in your workshop using scrap wood and a piece of tool steel. By John Wilson Pages: 60-65 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now If you have been reading these pages during the past few years, you have been introduced to the traditional spokeshave. I’m going to show...

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Precision Hand Planing

Use a curved blade in a handplane to make boards with truly flat faces and dead-straight edges. By David Charlesworth Pages: 54-59 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now I described my method for curved plane blade sharpening in an article titled “Learning Curves” in the August 2005 issue (#149). You...

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A Better Miter Saw Stand

Is it the saw or where the saw lives that increases your accuracy? By Robert W. Lang Pages: 38-44 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now There are two types of miter saws. The first can be a mainstay in the woodshop, dependably making accurate crosscuts day in and day out....

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Silverware Tray

Hone your hand skills with a project that has low risks but high rewards. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 36-37 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Trying something new in the shop can be, well, trying. Once I get comfortable with one technique to make a joint, I am loathe to...

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Tool Test: Two New DVDs for Turners

By Robert W. Lang Page 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now “Turned Bowls Made Easy” and “Beyond the Basic Bowl” are instructional DVDs from Pennsylvania wood turner Bill Grumbine. Grumbine is a “regular” guy, not a slick television personality, and he knows his stuff. From the October 2007 issue...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Large Router Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Router planes are one of those tools that you never knew was missing from your toolbox. Once you’ve cleaned up a dado, adjusted a tenon or made a hinge mortise with a router plane, I think you’ll wonder why...

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Tool Test: CMT Dado Pro Makes the Cut

By Glen D. Huey Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Mention dado stacks and my mind wanders back to the set I used as a youngster. The blades were a larger diameter than the chippers. Yuk! However, the 8″ dado set from CMT, the Dado Pro, pushes that...