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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Tips For Using Shellac

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 2, 2009
    Tips for Using Shellac Make friends with this beautiful, versatile finish. By Mitch Kohanek Recently I was asked to judge a woodworking show. One of the best pieces was a wonderfully constructed grandfather clock. Unfortunately, a quick brushing of polyurethane...
  • $100 Router Table

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, April 17, 2008
    $100 Router Table As easy to use as it is to build. By Bill Hylton Sometimes, less really is more. Take router tables for instance. It's not at all difficult to ring up a big tab for a manufactured router table, complete with a new router, loaded...
  • Simple Lumber Maker

    by Tim Johnson     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Simple Lumber Maker By Jay McClellan I’ve turned my bandsaw into a mini sawmill with the help of one dirt-simple jig and a pair of extension tables. The jig is nothing more than a piece of plywood screwed to the log. It steadies the log when I cut...
  • Clear Spring School

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Clear Spring School Incorporating woodworking as a teaching tool for all grade levels. By David Radtke Making subject matter relevant to students is a challenge teachers face on a daily basis. One school with a unique approach to meeting this challenge...
  • The Magic of White Pine

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 5, 2012
    The Magic of White Pine By Tom Caspar Aah, the magic of white pine. Just saying the name makes me smile. For a hand tool guy like me, it hardly gets any better; white pine is easy to plane, saw and pare. And the shavings smell so good, they transport...
  • Torsion Beams

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Torsion Beams They're the next best thing to a giant assembly table. Maybe better! By Tom Caspar The next time you need a sturdy, level work surface, I’ve got the perfect solution for you: sawhorses and a pair of torsion beams. Torsion beams...
  • 6 Storage Solutions You Can Build Into Any Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 2, 2012
    6 Storage Solutions You Can Build Into Any Cabinet By Bruce Kieffer You may also like... Modular Shop Cabinets Hyperorganize Your Shop Hold-Everything Tool Rack Sandpaper Roll Storage I use pressure-sensitive-adhesive (PSA) sanding discs. For easy access...