Tricks of the Trade

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Tricks of the Trade

A Simple Toothing PlaneBy Kari Hultman Pages: 16-17From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue nowFor 35 years I’ve used toothing planes on veneers, especially ones with swirling grain. With sawn veneers, the toother is the fastest way to make them flat (but not smooth). The pattern made by the plane increases...

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Tricks of the Trade

By Popular Woodworking Magazine readers Pages: 12-13From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue nowThe winning trick from this issue is a "Benchtop Saw Upgrade" from Dan Chiappetta, of Astoria, N.Y. His clever shop-made MDF table adds surface area to a contractor table saw. Plus, a "Shop-made Pen Press" from Serge Duclos of Delson,...

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April 2011 Tricks In Action

Our Tricks of the Trade column is written by our readers, and most of the entries come from “regular guys.” Occasionally we receive a trick from someone more recognizable, and this month our video trick comes from north of the border, courtesy of Mag Ruffman, aka “toolgirl.” Mag has written articles for us in...

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Benchtop Saw Upgrade

I improved the tabletop of my bottom-of-the-line table saw, and the saw’s performance has gone through the roof. A piece of MDF, a few scraps and screws, and a couple hours work was all it took. It saved me hundreds of dollars because I didn’t need to buy a bigger and better saw for...