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  • AW Extra 6/12/14 - Better Winding Sticks

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 6, 2014
    Better Winding Sticks Winding sticks are very useful for gauging twist in a board, but they’re difficult to read. My improved version of these time-tested helpers makes the twist stand out. I start with a pair of straight, flat 2-in.-wide sticks...
  • AW Extra 12/26/13 - Precision Height Gauge

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 16, 2013
    Precision Height Gauge To set the height of a router bit—within .001", if necessary— I made this simple stand for my caliper. It works on a router table or a hand-held router. Two screws with washers secure the caliper. When I need the...