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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Essential Tablesaw Blades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Essential Tablesaw Blades Choose complementary blades for perfect results By Tim Johnson In the dark ages of woodworking, before carbide, you never used the same blade for ripping and crosscutting. Cutting plywood required yet another blade. Today, hybrid...
  • All About Vises

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, March 1, 2013
    All About Vises Add clamping power to your workbench. By Randy Johnson and Tom Caspar A good vise is tool money well spent. It’s a solid investment in your workbench that pays off every time you need to hold a piece of wood. Two Types of Vises Everybody’s...
  • 14 Great Little Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    14 Great Little Tools Time-tested and woodworker-approved, here are some of our favorite workaday tools By George Vondriska “What tools do I need for my shop?” This has to be one of the most common question in woodworking. The answer usually...
  • 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...
  • Soup Up Your Shop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Soup Up Your Shop The right accessories for maximizing your performance and safety. By Dave Munkittrick Here at American Woodworker we see a lot of tools and accessories.We’ve been impressed by how the right accessories—either store-bought...
  • 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...
  • Laser Woodworking

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    Laser Woodworking A pioneering craft for the 21st Century. By Andrew Zoellner Each generation, a new technology in woodworking enables us to work faster, with more precision and more creativity. Carbide-tipped bits and a whole new set of portable power...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery – Using Only a Hand Drill!

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Mortise and Tenon Joinery – Using Only a Hand Drill! Mortise and tenon joints are the gold standard for strength. Usually, mortises are cut by hand or made on a mortising machine. Two jigs by beadLOCK make this much simpler and less expensive: all...