October 2006

Master the Through Mortise & Tenon

Three ways to approach this ancient joint. By Frank Klausz Pages: 41-44 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now In furniture making, while carcases and drawers are dovetailed together, tables and chairs have mortise-and-tenon joinery. In this article, I make a through mortise and tenon three different ways....

Master the Jigsaw

With the right blade and body position, you can split pencil lines with ease with this oft-misunderstood tool. By Troy Sexton Pages: 34-39 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The jigsaw generally gets a bad rap as a rough tool that’s best suited for kitchen installations and...

Endurance Test: Grizzly G7944 Drill Press

No unnecessary frills. Just a solid machine at a super price. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 26 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now My first encounter with the Grizzly G7944 drill press began with a fit of cursing but ended with a big smile on my face. You...

Tool Test: Bostitch Air Power for Woodworkers

By David Thiel Page: 24 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now While the compressor and 23-gauge pinner from Bostitch shown here aren’t offered as a kit, they showed up in our shop at the same time. I think they make a great combination for most woodworking projects,...

Tool Test: Norton 3X Grinding Wheels Run Remarkably Cool

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now The biggest challenge with dry grinding your tools is that the steel will heat up quickly and then lose its ability to keep a sharp edge. Because of this problem, water-cooled grinders have become popular with...

Tool Test: Bosch Pocket Driver Offers Pint-sized Power

By David Thiel Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now I don’t care how many cordless drills you own, if you like tools, you’re going to need one more. The Pocket Driver elicits the same response from everyone who sees it: “It’s cute!” And that it...

Tool Test: A Bigger Birdcage Awl

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 23 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Birdcage awls are outstanding and accurate tools for installing hardware. In essence, they are a boring tool: Place the tip where you want your screw and twist the tool back and forth. When you’re done, you...