Woodworking Essentials

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Woodworking Essentials: Casework Construction – Case Joinery

By David Thiel Pages: 45-52 From the December 2005 issue #152 Buy this issue now In chapter three of our continuing look at case construction we’re going to take a look at many of the most practical joinery possibilities for building casework furniture. As you might imagine, this is a huge topic. Casework runs...

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Woodworking Essentials: Casework Construction – Beginning Principles

By David Thiel Pages: 53-60 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now To open our seven-part series on casework construction it’s probably smart to include the definition of casework. “Webster’s Dictionary” (Random House Value Publishing) gives it a one-word definition: cabinetwork. I think that’s both a little too complicated and simplistic...

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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Techniques

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now In this chapter I’ll be sharing some advanced techniques you can use on your table saw to do some amazing things. How about cutting coves for crown moulding? That’s just one application for a coved shape, and with a...

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Woodworking Essentials: Special Techniques

By Nick Engler Pages: 45-52 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Although the table saw was invented to cut large boards into smaller ones, that’s not all it will do. With the proper accessories, you can use it to cut a variety of woodworking joints, and an astonishing number of...

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Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Joinery

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now In Chapter 3 of this series we discussed basic joinery on the table saw, including miters, bevels, rabbets, dados and grooves. In this chapter we’re going to take those concepts a step further. Essentially we’ll be using the same...

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Woodworking Essentials: Customize Your Table Saw

By Nick Engler Pages: 49-56 There are dozens of table saw accessories you can mount on your machine to make it safer, more accurate or extend its capacity. Some can be purchased, others can be made by you. By carefully choosing these options, you can soup up your old table saw or customize a...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – Placing Machinery

By Scott Gibson Pages: 49-56 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now In a much earlier era, cabinetmakers didn’t spend much time worrying about where to put machines in their shops. They didn’t have much to work with. A small shop might have had a communal lathe turned by an apprentice,...

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Woodworking Essentials: Setting Up Shop – Lighting & Power

By Bill Stankus Pages: 45-52 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now When the workshop has proper lighting, sufficient electrical power and plenty of outlets it is a safer and better work environment. Whether you are building a new free-standing shop or adapting a garage or basement for your woodshop, determining...