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  • A Great American Woodworker - Fred Cogelow

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    A Great American Woodworker - Fred Cogelow One-of-a-kind carver, one-of-a-kind carvings. By Spike Carlsen An impromptu encounter with Fred Cogelow’s “Norwegian Wheelchair” gave me a true sense of Fred as both an artist and a person....
  • Craig Thibodeau's Fine Furniture

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Craig Thibodeau's Fine Furniture Cherry and Carpathian Elm Dining Table Size: 74″ long by 39″ wide by 30″ high Materials: Cherry, Carpathian Elm Burl, Ebony, and Macassar Ebony Description: This Cherry wood dining table uses a special...
  • A Great American Woodworker: Al Hudson

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    A Great American Woodworker: Al Hudson An 18th century-style Salem secretary completes one man’s long love affair with wood. By Tom Caspar Deep in the heart of Tennessee, just north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Al Hudson has been...
  • 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...
  • Central Dust Collection

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Central Dust Collection Five simple rules for a dust-free shop By Dave Munkittrick Small, one-person shops don’t need complicated dust collection systems. We’ll show you how to get powerful collection at the lowest possible price without ever...
  • Mobile Router Center

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Mobile Router Center This rolling router center has onboard storage for all your router components, folds into a tidy package, serves as an extra work surface and rolls out of the way when you're done! By George Vondriska A router table is one of...
  • Drill Press Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Drill Press Table By Tom Caspar Standard drill press tables may be fine for metalworking, but they sure are frustrating to use in a woodshop. Attaching a fence with woodworking clamps is a pain in the neck; finding a clean backer board can be a real challenge;...
  • Router Table Jointer Fence

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Router Table Jointer Fence Edge joint long stock, thick stock, wide stock or man-made materials with this easy-to-build fence. By Rick McKee Is your shop too small to even think about squeezing in a jointer? Then do we have a project for you! And even...
  • Bandsaw Table System

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Bandsaw Table System This oversized table provides extra support for sawing or resawing plus the quick-set fence ends blade drift hassles. If you’ve ever been frustrated by your small bandsaw table, this project is for you. No more struggling to...
  • Small Shop Solutions

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Small Shop Solutions Great ideas from space-challenged woodworkers just like you. You may also like... Simple All-Purpose Shop Cabinets Big Capacity Shop Cabinet A Giant Shop Cabinet Sliding Wall-O-Tools By Sue Brunclik The doors hang from widely spaced...
  • $100 Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    $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...
  • Next-Generation Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 16, 2011
    Next-Generation Router Table Make more accurate cuts with a flat, solid-surface top. By John English This router table took thirty years to build. No kidding. I don’t mean that it took me thirty years to actually make it, but it took me that long...
  • 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...
  • Improved Crosscut Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Improved Crosscut Sled A split fence guarantees accurate cuts. By Tom Caspar Whenever I want to make an accurate square cut, I reach for my crosscut sled. Unlike a miter gauge, its right-angle setting doesn’t need constant tweaking. My cuts are...
  • Tool Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Tool Cabinet Tons of flexible storage for today's woodworking tools. By George Vondriska and Dave Munkittrick Old tool chests made by the masters utilized every square inch of space with custom-fit nooks and crannies for all of their hand tools. Today’s...