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  • No. 81 Scraper 1

    Let me just say it straight out–I love hand tools. They're quiet, fun to use, and connect me with woodworkers of long ago. But most importantly, they often get the job done faster and better than power tools. That's right: faster and better...
    Posted to Tom Caspar by Tom Caspar on 02-14-2009
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  • No. 81 Scraper 2

    Picking up where I left off, the next step in tuning up the No. 81 is to flatten its sole. This particular tool still had its original rosewood sole, which was in very good condition. Flattening it was quite easy, using a full sheet of 120 grit sandpaper...
    Posted to Tom Caspar by Tom Caspar on 02-14-2009
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  • Shop Built Kiln For Lumber

    I have been looking through all my old Woodwork magazines to find an article about a shop built kiln for drying lumber. As I recall it is in the Woodwork magazine, however since they are now owned by Amercan Woodworker I cannot access their website to...
    Posted to toolsintx by toolsintx on 02-14-2009
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  • About Us

    We're glad you're here. Welcome to the new AmericanWoodworker.com web site! American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for decades. We are committed to providing...
  • I think I'll get this dust collector

    I've been shopping around a bit and I pretty sold on Oneida. They are really helpful and said they will design my pipes for free. the pipes won't be cheap, but at least the design will be good. Here's the one I'm looking at. Anybody have...
    Posted to Joe C by Joe C on 02-12-2009
  • Giveaway entry trouble

    I have been having trouble entering the giveaway and wondered if anyone else was experiencing the same trouble?
    Posted to R. Craig Chisman by R. Craig Chisman on 02-11-2009
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  • Table saw for my new shop

    I'm thinking about getting a General tablesaw with an Excalibar guard. Has anyone used one of these guards? Do you like it? .
    Posted to Joe C by Joe C on 02-10-2009
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  • My new shop

    I'm planning an new shop and thought others might enjoy seeing it progress. I'm still in the planning stage but I hope to break ground in the spring. I used the Grizzly shop tool to lay it out, although I won't have all Grizzly tools. i do...
    Posted to Joe C by Joe C on 02-10-2009
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  • SECOND POST

    Still good to be here.
    Posted to george by george on 02-10-2009
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  • Congratulations

    Hey, I like your new website. Still exploring but it looks interesting.
    Posted to Johnson by Johnson on 02-10-2009
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  • Countersink before you drill

    I used to drill the pilot hole first on the drill press, but if that hole was relatively large or the wood quite dense, the countersink bit would inevitably chatter and make an ugly, rough surface. One day I tried the countersink bit first with no pilot...
    Posted to Joe Wood2 by Joe Wood2 on 02-10-2009
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  • FIRST POST

    Good to be here.
    Posted to george by george on 02-10-2009
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  • About Us

    American Woodworker has merged with F+W Media's Popular Woodworking and ceased publication. Subscribers to American Woodworker will now start to receive Popular Woodworking Magazine . You can learn more about F+W Media, a Content + eCommerce Company...
    Posted to Resources by The Administrator on 02-10-2009
  • My coffee table project

    This table is made from bird's eye maple, with a tile top in absolute black granite. This is an edit.
    Posted to Adam by Adam on 02-10-2009
  • The Unplugged Woodshop: Welcome!

    For the past 15 years, I've been teaching a course on hand tools that I call The Unplugged Woodshop. It's a blast. I was first introduced to hand tools in the shop I apprenticed in, back in the '70s. It was run by a crusty old Swede, who insisted...
    Posted to Tom Caspar by Tom Caspar on 02-10-2009
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