David Thiel

Tool Test: DeWalt’s New 5″ Random-orbit Sander

By David Thiel Page: 36 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now Random-orbit sanders have made my woodworking career a much happier thing. And each year there are improvements to the basic concept that make them even better. The newest 5″ orbiter from DeWalt has beefed up the...

Tool Test: KIK Forstner Bits

By David Thiel Page: 35 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now Woodworkers need a good set of Forstner bits. Designed to cut clean, flat-bottomed holes, they’re very handy to have in the shop. If you want a Forstner that goes a step further – look to KIK...

Tool Test: Amana Carbide Countersinks

By David Thiel Page: 35 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now While using screws on a woodworking project may not be fine woodworking, it happens all the time. To improve the look of those screws, a good countersink and plug cutter help a lot. To make things...

Prairie-style Coffee Table

An anachronism in its time, this table now fits perfectly in our homes. By David Thiel Pages: 62-66 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Frank Lloyd Wright would probably be dismayed to see a coffee table built in his Prairie furniture style. In fact he and his...

Tool Test: Jet Parallel Jaw Clamps

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now When Jet announced its new line of parallel jaw clamps, I asked if they would be less expensive. Company officials said, “No, but they’ll be better.” I was skeptical, but the company proved good to its...

A Woodworking Miter Saw

Turn a contractor’s tool into a precision woodworking machine. By David Thiel Pages: 66-71 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now I don’t know of too many woodworking shops, whether home or professional, that don’t have a miter saw as part of their equipment. A miter saw is...

Tool Test: Bosch Trimmer Not Just for Laminate

By David Thiel Page: 28 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Bosch has upgraded and redefined its line of trim routers to make them more durable and convenient for woodworking operations – though the tool was originally designed for the laminate-installation industry. From the August 2005 issue...