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Winter 2013-2014

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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...
  • Corner Clamps for Better Miters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 22, 2010
    This shop-made miter clamp has many of the same advantages as the expensive metal ones. It’s strong, easy to use,holds project parts both square and flat and allows you to adjust one part at a time.The slot in the bottom lets you examine the back...
  • Q & A: Lock Miter Joint

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 12, 2013
    Q & A: Lock Miter Joint Q: How do you set up a lock miter bit? A: There are two critical adjustments (Fig. A). First, you set the bit’s height; second, you position the fence. Once that’s done, you can rout both sides of a lock miter joint...
  • Pull Saw Miter Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Pull Saw Miter Box Short lengths of molding can be awkward—and sometimes dangerous—to cut with power tools. I’d rather cut them by hand, using a Japanese pull saw and a shop-made miter box. Make the two guide blocks for the miter box...