Tool Test

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Tool Test: Veritas Bevel-up Smoothing Plane

A Jewel of a Tool. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 16 From the December 2011 issue #194 Buy the issue now I have never understood the modern fascination with enormous smoothing planes. We prefer big smoothers with lots of mass, long soles and wide blades. Our ancestors preferred small smoothing planes that were shorter (as small as 7") and...

Leigh R9Plus Dovetail/Box-joint Jig

Leigh has introduced a new dovetail and box-joint making jig, the R9Plus, that has some cool new features, not the least of which is the ability to make precision joints on wide stock. The competitively priced jig uses a compact-sized template that can be shifted to extend its effective length. The template shifts then...

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Tool Test: New Mortiser from General International

I always say that the most-used machine in my shop is a table saw. Second to that is a floor model mortiser – I learned back in 2000 how important this machine was to a guy building period furniture. (I wore out two benchtop units before I ponied up the cash for the big...

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Tool Test: General’s Beefed-up Mortiser

A hefty machine doesn’t dance around a bench. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 18-20 If your woodworking involves a lot of mortise-and-tenon joinery, you need a dedicated mortise machine. The new 5⁄8" hollow chisel benchtop mortiser from General International (model #75-040 MI) is an excellent choice. VIDEO: Take a video tour of this machine at popularwoodworking.com/oct11.