Samuel L. Peterson

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Build an Oil Wicke

Help your hand planes glide effortlessly with lubrication from a continental bench accessory. By Samuel Peterson Page: 61 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now In the countless dark and dreary woodworking shops around Europe, before modern times and machines turned them into icons of days gone by, craftsmen made every...

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the Libella

This classic tool built civilizations. Now you can build one for yourself. By Samuel L. Peterson Pages: 72-73 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now Perhaps you have seen some of these in high-end tool catalogs, and have wondered what they are. The plumb level – also called a libella –...

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A Bit of Heaven

A quick tune-up of your auger bits will produce astonishing results. By Samuel Peterson Pages: 68-72 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now If you’re like most woodworkers, an occasion has come up where you had to drill an odd hole but only the brace and bit will do the job....