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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Simple Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Simple Router Table By Doug Stowe While many woodworkers spend weekends making stationary router tables, mine have always been very simple, driven by expediency, and the desire to get other things done. My first was just a router base screwed to the...
  • Ultimate Sharpening Station

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Ultimate Sharpening Station Everything you need to make a razor-sharp edge is right at your fingertips. By Brad Holden If your sharpening supplies are scattered all over your shop, here’s a project designed to keep them in one place. This station...
  • Double-Duty Lathe Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Double-Duty Lathe Cabinet Onboard storage for tools, accessories and 150 pounds of ballast. By Ray Lanham After several years of making lots of shavings and dust with a small, underpowered lathe, I decided I deserved an upgrade. My new lathe has big capacity...
  • Hold-Everything Tool Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Hold-Everything Tool Rack Get organized fast with easy slat construction and versatile hangers. By David Pickard Whether you have an exquisite collection of antique tools or the latest in high-tech gear, this versatile wall rack stores them all within...
  • One-Switch Chop Saw Station

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    I decked out my chop saw station with a shop vacuum for dust collection and a shop light so I can see where I’m cutting. It worked great except for one thing: I had to flip two switches just to make one cut.The solution was simple. I bought a power...
  • Steel-Free Abrasive Wool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Steel wool is a workshop staple for removing old finishes and rubbing out new ones. But there’s a problem. You can’t use steel wool with water-borne finishes. Here’s an answer: a new synthetic abrasive wool that’s compatible with...
  • $200 Variable-Speed Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Delta’s new 12-in. ShopMaster benchtop drill press offers convenient speed control. No more finger-pinching belt changes; just move a lever. You don’t even have to stop the machine. With Delta’s DP350, you can choose any speed you want...
  • $30 Screwdriver for Tight Spaces

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    It’s easy to end up in tight spaces when you’re driving screws. Drawer slides, for example, often end up in places where it’s hard to fit a standard cordless drill. Right angle drills are great, but are typically pretty expensive for...
  • Fractions Made Easy

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Did I do the math right? Woodworking often calls for addition and subtraction of fractions. Fractional math can make your head spin and leave you with that nagging doubt. A fractional calculator is cheap insurance to make sure everything adds up. The...
  • Size-to-Fit Drill Handles

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    These drills fit all hands, large or small. Porter-Cable’s new Grip-To-Fit cordless drill/drivers come with interchangeable grips. Remove one screw to change the grip from small to medium to large. That should make the drill more comfortable and...
  • Chairmaker's Delight

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    by Tom Caspar Imagine a spokeshave that never tears out the grain, no matter which direction you go, and you have the essence of this wonderful new tool, the Veritas Scraper Shave ($59). The Scraper Shave is a straight-handled spokeshave equipped with...