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American Woodworker #169 December/January 2014 Preview



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12 Rock-Star Router Bits

—Add these great performers to advance your skills.


Router Table Dovetails

—Two sleds combine the ease of routing with the flexible spacing of hand-cut dovetails.


How to Make a Sliding Dovetail

—Tips and tricks for getting the perfect fit.


The Recipe Calculator

—A sliding dovetail can solve kitchen math problems.


Radial Router Jig

—Sometimes, the jig is more interesting than the project.


Radial Wave Lamp

—Playing with classic styles can be fun.


The Amazing Elliptical Jig

—This ingenious device takes you beyond the circle.


Wooden Router Plane

—Make this classic hand tool in an afternoon for less than ten bucks.


Finish Care

—Polish or wax: Which is best for furniture?


How to Rout a Large Arc

—Need a big, smooth curve? This method will do it!




Workshop Tips

Well-Equipped Shop

Tool Talk: Festool CMS Router Table

Tool Talk: JDS Multi-Router

Turning Wood

My Shop



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