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  • Wide Belt Drum Sander

    I've finally completed my wide belt drum sander. It is a hybrid of one found in another magazine. I purchased a 16" wide 100 grit belt from Supergrit for the conveyor. I had a 1/2 HP compresser motor, 2" & 5" pulleys with a belt...
    Posted to dannym by Dan Mule' on 04-14-2009
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  • Duke Blue Devil Checker set

    My son-in-law is a Duke Blue Devil basket ball fan so I created this checker set for him. Half the pieces are painted blue and half are white. When you make it across you replace the checker piece with the devil piece to represent a king. The board is...
    Posted to pawpawray by pawpawray on 04-14-2009
  • How to Blog 101

    What is a Blog? How to Blog 101 - Step-by-Step Tutorial Blogging - FAQ Member Sign-In - FAQ DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL (PDF 1.9 MB) In this tutorial you will learn how to: Write a blog post Add a title Add a photo Add a thumbnail Publish your post View your post...
    Posted to Administration by American Woodworker Editors on 04-13-2009
  • Shed Doors 4: Curved Rails

    Last summer, I added a small shed to my old garage. I hung some temporary plywood doors, and built the real doors in the shop here at American Woodworker. Here are links to the first three parts of the story: Shed Doors 1 and Shed Doors 2 and Shed Doors...
    Posted to Tom Caspar by Tom Caspar on 04-13-2009
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  • Choose the Right Grinding Wheel

    Q. I've been told that the gray wheels that came with my grinder will burn my woodworking tools and that white wheels are better. True? A. The stock wheels that come with most grinders are designed for the metalworking trade. They're way too hard...
    Posted to Reviews by American Woodworker Editors on 04-13-2009
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  • plant hanger

    does anyone know where i can get the plans to make the plant hanger posted by popsnsons on 4-7-09? thanks woodwaster
    Posted to woodwaster by woodwaster on 04-13-2009
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  • Next Projects: Twin Kitchen Hutches

    In July 2005 American Woodworker magazine issue #115, I saw an article on building this attractive hutch (left). I spontaniously fell in love with it and read the complete article. This hutch was very nice but was far too big for my dinning room. The...
    Posted to bricofleur by bricofleur on 04-11-2009
  • Looking for past article about William and Mary Tavern table

    I have a table base kit purchased from Matthew Burak. For anyone familiar with his catalogue of turnings, this kit forms the base of a beautiful William and Mary-style tavern table. My husband recently passed away unexpectedly, and now I will be finishing...
    Posted to Charlene by Charlene on 04-10-2009
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  • Wood Turning tools

    I've been a high end carpenter for the last 5 or 6 years.I've done some cool finish trim in multi-million $ homes in western Wyoming. I have recently inhereted my Grandfather's old wood turning lathe(A 1962 Craftsman!!) and the turning tools...
    Posted to bradley59 by bradley59 on 04-09-2009
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  • Plant Hanger

    These plant hangers make great giveaways...especially during Spring season. I copied this pattern from my neighbors plant hanger and made a couple of spare templates from 1/4" hardboard. Now their a snap to make. They hold 4 6" clay pots perfectly...
    Posted to popsnsons by Popsnsons on 04-07-2009
  • Buying 4 x 8 sheets of laminate

    Where is a good place to buy 4 x 8 sheets of laminate. Also, is shipping available? Thanks
    Posted to jmpkinsman by jmpkinsman on 04-07-2009
  • Eastbound and Down

    I'm a fan of the funny HBO program called "Eastbound and Down". A friend captured this image of the show's hero on the cover of American Woodworker.
    Posted to SteveS by SteveS on 04-06-2009
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  • Random Orbit Buffer

    To prevent rust from eating my tool surfaces and to get slipery pathways, I knew I had to apply paste wax regularly. What a chore! To ease the operation on my arms and elbows, and to make it quicker, I found this clever idea that facilitate the process...
    Posted to bricofleur by bricofleur on 04-04-2009
  • Shed Doors 3: Fitting Tenons

    Last summer, I added a small shed to my old garage. I hung some temporary plywood doors, and built the real doors in the shop here at American Woodworker. Here are links to the first two parts of the story: Shed Doors 1 and Shed Doors 2 . OK, the last...
    Posted to Tom Caspar by Tom Caspar on 04-04-2009
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  • Wholly Whopper Musky!!!

    Not even Scout the dog was brave enough to land this lunker, there's only one fisherman brave enough to land such a monster in his 12 ft aluminum boat. He doesn't even worry about getting his fingers in its mouth. And look closely, he's even...
    Posted to Cruiser by Ross on 04-03-2009
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