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Winter 2013-2014

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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...
  • Premium Resaw Bandsaw Blades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Straight-cutting blades that won't let you down. by Dave Munkittrick A bandsaw is an amazing machine. It’s capable of making extremely precise cuts; from slicing sheets of thin veneer to cutting intricate curves. Yet many of us think of our...
  • Forstner Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 14, 2009
    A Forstner Bit can drill holes other bits only dream about. by Bruce Kieffer Forstner-style bits can go where no other drill bits dare. The reason is simple: A Forstner bit is rim-guided while other bits are center-point guided. That means you can use...
  • 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...
  • How to Buy a Bandsaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    How to Buy a Bandsaw This workhorse is one of the four basic stationary tools in most shops, and can greatly expand the kinds of projects you can build. A bandsaw can rip, crosscut, resaw and handle curves, angles and compound cuts. This workhorse is...
  • 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...
  • Veritas Planes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    A great value in premium hand tools by Tom Caspar “I’m really getting the itch to use good hand tools, so what kind of plane should I buy?” I’ve answered that question for years by urging students in my Unplugged Woodshop class...
  • The SawStop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, November 23, 2009
    A high-tech saw sacrifices its blade to save your fingers. by Richard Tendick What’s that weird device stuck to this saw blade? It’s a brake. This revolutionary device stops the blade just in time to prevent a terrible accident. The SawStop...
  • Backyard Sawmill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 15, 2011
    Backyard Sawmills 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...
  • Master Your Brad Nailer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, February 8, 2010
    Tips and products to make your brad nailer safe and easy to use. Tim Johnson Avoid the Blowout Curse A brad that unexpectedly shoots out the side of your project is guaranteed to make you curse, especially if your finger happens to be in the way. Blowout...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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