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  • Bosch Table Router Base

    by The Administrator     Friday, February 6, 2009
    If you've got a Bosch router hanging in your router table and are tired of reaching under the table to make height adjustments, here's good news. The new RA1165 base, $60, includes above-the-table adjustment. It's compatible with the motors...
  • American Woodworker Magazine: Index of past issues

    by The Administrator     Friday, February 6, 2009
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Start your article index search by clicking on a letter above or by entering a term in the search box in the upper right corner of this page. This index contains issue and page references for articles...
  • Benchtop Mortisers

    by Tom Caspar     Monday, February 23, 2009
    For $250 and half an hour's worth of simple improvements, you can cut precise mortises all day. Mortising machines first answered the prayers of mortise-cutting woodworkers over 120 years ago. Today you can buy a miniaturized descendant of those old...
  • Backyard Sawmills

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 9, 2009
    We all love wood, whether it's a wide clear board or a gnarly slab with wild grain. That's why sawing our own lumber crosses the minds of most woodworkers. It might be inspired by the sight of a big tree blown down by a storm, a custom tabletop...
  • Choose the Right Grinding Wheel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 13, 2009
    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...
  • Dream Sharpening Machine

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 18, 2009
    "What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer...
  • Digital Angle Gauge

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 3, 2010
    What woodworker hasn't lamented over the protractors on table saws and miter saws? If you've been disappointed, Wixey can make your life a lot easier with its Digital Angle Gauge, $40. It takes the guesswork out of setting a blade to a precise...
  • Become a Tool Nut

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, June 13, 2010
    I really don't need five cordless drills, seven routers or 24 antique hand planes, but I can't help it. I'm a tool nut. Are you? Become a Tool Nut Have you ever bought an old woodworking machine just because it looked cool? Tried a new tool...
  • Slow-Speed Grinders

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, August 8, 2010
    These 10 machines are designed to save your tools from overheating: Do they measure up? by Tom Caspar and Jason McNellis If you love hand tools, chances are you’ll need a grinder. When a blade becomes very dull, chipped or nicked, grinding is the...
  • Premium Blade Set

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 20, 2011
    Premium Blade Set Upgrading a blade and chipbreaker can turn a pretty good plane into a dream tool. If you’ve been thinking about buying a premium plane, here’s an alternative plan: Get an old Stanley, tune it up, and replace its blade and...
  • General International's 50-SLT40P Excalibur 48” sliding table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 24, 2011
    General International's 50-SLT40P Excalibur 48” sliding table Like its predecessors, the new 50-SLT40P is designed to fit on virtually any right or left-tilt table saw. This model has been redesigned and re-engineered based on almost 2 decades...
  • Rockler Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, August 12, 2011
    Rockler Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has a new, innovative Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container which will extend the life and usage of almost any type of brush. Do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers can...
  • Moisture Meters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, November 2, 2011
    Moisture Meters By Dave Munkittrick Think of a moisture meter as cheap insurance. Spend $70 and you’ll never have to wonder whether that lumber you bought is too wet or too dry. You can tell if the “kiln-dried” pine you bought from the...
  • Tune Your Bandsaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Tune Your Bandsaw 6 adjustments deliver professional results. By Mark Duginske Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . I love bandsaws, even though they have a reputation as troublesome tools. I suppose...
  • Rockler Bottle Opener Turning Kit

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 11, 2012
    Rockler Bottle Opener Turning Kit Rockler pops the top on new bottle opener kit. Chrome-plated hardware fits any size or style turned handle. Form meets function with Rockler Woodworking and Hardware's new Bottle Opener Turning Kit. Designed to complement...