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  • Tips for Mastering the Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Tips for Mastering the Miter Saw 14 Ways to Make Safe, Accurate Cuts with No Tear-Out by Tom Caspar At first glance, using a miter saw appears quite simple. But to get good results—that’s another story! Here are a handful of techniques and...
  • AW Extra 1/3/13 - Tips for Installing Shelf Supports

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 24, 2009
    Tips for Installing Shelf Supports by Seth Keller Drilling shelf-support holes is not difficult, but you only get one chance to get it right. If you make a mistake, you’ll get holes that don’t line up and shelves that rock or are way out of...
  • AW Extra 1/10/13 - Honey, I Bought a Log!

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 19, 2009
    Honey, I Bought a Log! For perfectly matched boards, I ordered a whole flitch-cut cherry log. By Joe Gohman I love the look of natural, unstained cherry, but I’ve never had much luck matching its color and figure. Every cherry board I’ve bought...
  • 12 Tips for Faster, Smoother, Better Sanding

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 2, 2009
    by Eric Smith People give me strange looks when I tell them I don’t mind sanding. Yeah, it’s dusty and a bit tedious, but I enjoy watching the fine detail in the wood grain pop out as I go through the grit sequence. That silky smooth surface...
  • Figured Cherry

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Figured Cherry Spectacular wood and where to get it. By Dave Munkittrick Nature truly is the greatest artist and figured cherry is living proof. If you’ve ever admired the fluid motion of a flag in a breeze or ripples of sand along a quiet beach...