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  • Magnetic Tool Holders

    by mrquilt     Friday, January 8, 2010
    Here's another nice tip from AW's "Shop Tips" book (page 103): Magnetic kitchen-knife holders work well in the shop for holding chisels, screwdrivers, and other small metal tools.
  • Angled Cuts on Plywood

    by mrquilt     Friday, January 8, 2010
    Here's a nice tip I found in AW's "Shop Tips" book (p. 187): To make angled cuts on large pieces of plywood, screw a strap piece of plywood to the back, placing it at the needed angle. Guide the scrap along the table saw fence to make...
  • Home-made Hammond

    by mrquilt     Friday, January 8, 2010
    This isn't my creation (my skills are much more "limited" than this requires!) but I was really impressed with this home-made Hammond and wanted to share. I can't imagine the pride and satisfaction in completing a project like this!...
  • Modern Marvels: The Lumberyard

    by mrquilt     Thursday, November 19, 2009
    I wanted to share a nice video about lumberyard processes available for free viewing at Hulu: The video is part of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" series. I enjoyed...
  • Love the New Site!

    by mrquilt     Sunday, February 1, 2009
    To the AW Team—I think the new site looks great! I didn't realize you had so many articles online for us to read—the new format makes them really easy to find and browse through. Nice work! Will be sharing with my father (a passionate...