October 2007

A Better Miter Saw Stand

Is it the saw or where the saw lives that increases your accuracy? By Robert W. Lang Pages: 38-44 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now There are two types of miter saws. The first can be a mainstay in the woodshop, dependably making accurate crosscuts day in...

Silverware Tray

Hone your hand skills with a project that has low risks but high rewards. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 36-37 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Trying something new in the shop can be, well, trying. Once I get comfortable with one technique to make a joint, I...

Tool Test: Two New DVDs for Turners

By Robert W. Lang Page 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now “Turned Bowls Made Easy” and “Beyond the Basic Bowl” are instructional DVDs from Pennsylvania wood turner Bill Grumbine. Grumbine is a “regular” guy, not a slick television personality, and he knows his stuff. From the...

Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Large Router Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Router planes are one of those tools that you never knew was missing from your toolbox. Once you’ve cleaned up a dado, adjusted a tenon or made a hinge mortise with a router plane, I think...

Tool Test: CMT Dado Pro Makes the Cut

By Glen D. Huey Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Mention dado stacks and my mind wanders back to the set I used as a youngster. The blades were a larger diameter than the chippers. Yuk! However, the 8″ dado set from CMT, the Dado...

Tool Test: Dispoz-A-Blade Cutters

By Robert W. Lang Page: 32 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Changing planer knives is on the same list of jobs I hate to do as digging a hole or fixing a roof. I put it off until I absolutely have to do it, and when...

Tool Test: 18v Ridgid Li-ion Drill

By Glen D. Huey Page: 31 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now The 18-volt lithium-ion drill (model R86006), the latest release from Ridgid, has the components that make the tool worthy of  purchase. The package includes the drill, two batteries that are each 1.5 amp-hour rated, a...

Tool Test: Woodworker’s Drill Press

Powermatic introduces a machine with features just for woodworkers. By Robert W. Lang Page: 30 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now A good drill press is an essential power tool in a well-equipped shop. It won’t see as much use as other machines, but there are times...