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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Is Your Miter Saw Square?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Question & Answer Is your miter saw square? Q. I want to adjust my miter saw so it’s dead-on accurate, but I don’t have a fancy square. How do I do it? A. Use an old woodworker’s trick: set up your saw as close as you can with whatever...
  • Black & Decker's new 8V MAX* Impact Screwdriver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, April 11, 2014
    Black & Decker's new 8V MAX* Impact Screwdriver Black & Decker’s new 8V Max* Impact Screwdriver will make a powerful impact this fall, boasting up to 10X more speed+ and 2X max torque++. The top two complaints involving screwdrivers...
  • Rockler Liberon Shellac Flakes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Shellac is back in abundant supply at Rockler Three new varieties mark the end of recent shellac shortage. After experiencing several years of weather-related shortages of the raw material used to make shellac, supplies are making a comeback, and Rockler...
  • 4 Hand Tools for Stringing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    4 Hand Tools for Stringing Find out more about using hand tools to make stringing inlay. Stringing reached its peak as an art form way back in the late 18th century, long before power tools. In those days, both the grooves and the strips were made by...
  • Super-Tune Your Tools with a Dial Indicator

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 10, 2014
    Super-Tune Your Tools with a Dial Indicator By George Vondriska Machinists use a simple measuring device called a dial indicator for setting up metalworking equipment. It works great in the woodshop, too, though for woodworking, you don't need a real...
  • How Fast Should a Forstner Bit Spin?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    How Fast Should a Forstner Bit Spin? Q: I just bought a set of Forstner bits for my drill press.The first time I used one I made more smoke than sawdust! How do I figure out the right spindle speed for these bits? A: To find the fastest maximum speed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Super-Size Disc Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Super-Size Disc Sander A 15" disc sander like the new 15-205 from General International, is a great addition to any shop if you’ve got room on the floor and in your budget. There was a time when every patternmaker’s shop had a large sander...
  • Glove Finger Chisel Protectors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 5, 2013
    Glove Finger Chisel Protectors My chisels used to get dull and rusty rattling around in my toolbox. No more! I found a clever way to protect them. I cut the fingers off some old leather work gloves.Then I poked holes with an awl and threaded a drawstring...
  • Precision Trimming Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 5, 2013
    Precision Trimming Jig Make perfectly flush joints on large pieces of edged plywood with this portable jig. Glue on your edging so it’s anywhere from 1/16-in. to 1/8-in. proud of the plywood. (You don’t have to be fussy because a router will...
  • 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...
  • Multipurpose Clamp Aids

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 31, 2013
    Multipurpose Clamp Aids By Brad Holden The "universal clamping block" really lives up to its name. It’s just a flat aluminum bar with a loop on one end, yet it can be used to clamp a mitered frame, a workpiece on a drill press, the sides...
  • Snap-On Soft Jaws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    Snap-On Soft Jaws I’ve been using an old metal-working vise in my shop for years. Occasionally I really do need a metal-working vise, but most often I use it to hold drawer sides up high when cutting dovetails. Unfortunately the metal jaws can be...
  • Q & A: Slot Cutter vs. Plate Joiner

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 3, 2013
    Q & A: Slot Cutter vs. Plate Joiner Q: I saw an ad for a slot-cutting router bit. I have a router and buying the bit instead of a plate joiner would save me a lot of money. Is there a downside to this cheaper option? A: It depends on what kind of...