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Winter 2013-2014

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  • AW Extra 8/15/13 - The Ultimate Grinding Rig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    The Ultimate Grinding Rig Grind more accurately with shop-made tool rests. By Mario Rodriguez Let's face it, the tool rests on most grinders just don’t cut it. They may be fine for sharpening scissors or lawnmower blades, but when it comes to...
  • Tablesaw Tapering Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 8, 2010
    Tablesaw Tapering Jig I recently built a pair of garden benches that required several identical parts that were tapered on both sides. To make the job easier, I built this jig that worked for both angles. The two screws make setting the angles quick and...
  • Vertical Drilling Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    I came up with this slick way to drill a large, straight hole in the end of a post. It works great and makes good use of my tall floor-mounted drill press. To make the jig, I first swung my metal drill table to the side and clamped on an auxiliary table...
  • 4 Handy Tablesaw Jigs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    Unlock your saw's full potential. by Seth Keller The tablesaw’s power and precision put it at the center of everyone’s shop. Despite this honored position, a tablesaw is mostly used for mundane ripping tasks. To make better use of my tablesaw...
  • Tablesawn Circles

    by Tom Caspar     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    It's easy to cut perfectly round tabletops of almost any size on your tablesaw. All it takes is a simple jig ( Fig A ) and careful setup. With this method, you can safely cut dia-meters from 12 in. to within an inch of your saw's rip-fence capacity...