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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Q & A: Planer or Small Drum Sander?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 7, 2013
    Q & A: Planer or Small Drum Sander? Q: I’d like to try using more rough lumber, but I’m not sure whether to choose a portable planer at around four bills, or a drum belt sander at around eight.What insight can you offer to help me make...
  • Q & A: What’s the Deal with Combination Planer/Molders?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 17, 2013
    Q & A: What’s the Deal with Combination Planer/Molders? Q: I’m shopping for a planer, and am also planning to do a bunch of trim work in my house: crown moldings, door casings, and the like. I’m intrigued by the planers that also...
  • Q & A: Salvaging a Rusty Plane Iron

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Q & A: Salvaging a Rusty Plane Iron Q: I’ve got an old plane that my grandfather left me. I’d like to use it, but its cutting iron is really rusty. Do I need to buy a new one? A: Don’t throw away that iron yet. Flattening the back...