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  • $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...
  • Laguna Introduces Platinum Series Jointer/Planers

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Laguna's new Platinum Series makes European-style machines more affordable for small shops. These machines are manufactured in Taiwan, and according to Laguna, use the same high standards as their European-built machines. Laguna's Platinum Series...
  • Dust Collection With A Twist

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    JDS' latest dust collector brings something new to the single- stage market. A unique airflow adjustment knob fine-tunes the airflow into the bag plenum. A twist of the knob controls a baffle that assures both collector bags receive equal amounts...
  • Big-Featured, Low-Priced Tablesaws

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 1, 2008
    Model 22124, $950 • 1-3/4-hp 120/240-volt motor. 30-in. rip capacity to the right of the blade. • Cast-iron side tables and folding outfeed table. • 4-in. miter gauge fence extension. • Beisemeyer rip fence. Craftsman started from...
  • Cool New Jigsaws

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 1, 2008
    Hey, the days of Grandpa's noisy old hard-to-steer, blade-poppin' saber saw are over. New jigsaws from Bosch and Metabo are fine examples of today's what-a-pleasure-to-use jigsaws. The Bosch 1590EVSK and Metabo STE105 Plus share great features...
  • Dry Lubricant for Woodworking Machines

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 1, 2008
    Forget the gym—I've been getting a workout from raising and lowering the blade on my tablesaw. Years of dust and the inherent friction between cast-iron parts made adjustments a real drag. ProGold's PG2000, $7 for 12 oz., rescued me and...
  • Adjustable Slot Rail and Stile Set

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 1, 2008
    Have you ever slid a piece of 1/4-in. plywood into a 1/4-in. groove? It ain't pretty. It's a fact of life that plywood is undersized in thickness and this results in ugly gaps in doors with plywood panels. So here's the skinny—skinny...
  • New Glue for Outdoor Projects

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 1, 2008
    Franklin International has built the better mousetrap and introduced Titebond III. It has a longer open working time and lower working temperature. The open working time is 10 minutes as compared to the 5 minutes of Titebond II. Titebond III can also...
  • Laguna Announces Winners

    by AW-Editor     Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Hats off to Laguna Tools, which marked its 20th anniversary by recognizing and rewarding 10 schools that promote the craft of woodworking. The competition had two categories: excellence in woodworking projects and greatest need for woodworking tools....
  • School News

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    School News High School Woodshop Enrollment Quadruples Prescott, Arizona is loaded with young men and women excited about woodworking, thanks to woodshop instructor Tom Bockman. more.. MIT Hobby Shop Proof that working with your hands is good for your...
  • School News: MIT Hobby Shop -Proof that working with your hands is good for your mind.

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    By Randy Johnson Located under the basketball court, in the basement of the 80 year old Armory building on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, is a wood and metal working shop known as the MIT Hobby Shop. It's humble location belies...
  • School News:Fresh Wood, 2007

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    School News:Fresh Wood, 2007 The Fresh Wood Competition is always my first stop at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fair, which is held bi-annually in Las Vegas. Fresh Wood is loaded with pieces that showcase woodworking's...
  • School News:The New England Association of Woodworking Teachers

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    By Randy Johnson In the late 1990s, Jack Grube's woodshop program at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire was successful—well equipped, generously funded and fully enrolled. But as a dedicated teacher, Jack wanted to make it better. So...
  • School News:Big Show in Michigan

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    School News:Big Show in Michigan Woodworking students strut their stuff at the annual MITES Convention and Exhibition. what's keeping public school woodshop programs vibrant these days? In Michigan, the answer is­ MITES, the Michigan Industrial...
  • Beginning Sloyd Woodworking in an elementary school

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Beginning Sloyd Woodworking in an elementary school The Sloyd system of woodworking education, introduced to the United States during the last part of the 19th century, was designed to be part of general education. Unlike vocational programs, which were...