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  • T-Track

    by AW-Editor     Saturday, August 30, 2008
    T-track is a versatile product that has many great uses around the shop. It can be attached to the fence of a chop saw, drill press or router table to provide a quick, secure place to attach feather boards, stops and hold-downs. It also makes a great...
  • Mobile Bases

    by AW-Editor     Saturday, August 30, 2008
    Whether you shop is large or small, mobile bases allow you to get the most out of the space you have. When I need to re-saw some long stock on my bandsaw, its mobile base lets me easily reposition it to clear nearby obstacles. When I'm done, the bandsaw...
  • Dream Sharpening Machine

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    "What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer...
  • Custom Router Bits

    by Tom Caspar     Sunday, February 22, 2009
    Q. Is it possible to get a custom-made router bit to match an old molding profile? A. Yes, it is! Andrews Toolworks is one company in the business of making one-of-a-kind carbide bits. Prices range from $155 to $300 for a single bit. So if you only have...
  • Waterstones

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Hone an incredibly sharp edge with a $35 combo stone. by Tom Caspar For this woodworker, it doesn’t get any better than using a sharp hand tool. Not just kind of sharp, the way new tools come out of the box. I mean really, really sharp, with an...
  • Tools News - Portable Carpentry Workshop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    The Portable Carpentry Workshop, popularly known as PCW, organizes all the tools of the carpenter’s trade into one rolling, easily accessible cabinet. From the table saw, miter saw to router, all tools are centralized, contained within one transportable...
  • Tool News - Mortise Pal

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 22, 2009
    R.J. Jig Co. has released an updated version of the Mortise Pal mortising jig. New features include increased stock capacity, improved chip extraction and an all-metal clamping knob. Mortise Pal has been redesigned to accommodate stock up 3” thick...
  • Miter Saw Dust Shroud

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Miter saws are a great convenience, but they spread sawdust like a sprinkler spreads water. The new Downdrafter shroud from Rousseau, $200, combined with a dust collector, acts like a parachute behind the saw and grabs almost every bit of dust. You may...
  • Tool News - General International Flexible Expandable Roller Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    General International's new model 50-166 adjustable height expandable roller system is ideal for support of large, awkward or cumbersome stock and for in-feed or out-feed assist applications. It's ideal for use in wood shop applications with sheet...
  • Tool News - General Internation Mini-lathe Duplicator

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    General International just released a new mini-lathe duplicator, useful for replicating parts or duplicating spindles. With a maximum duplicating length of 17 7/8” the 25-024 from General International is designed specifically to fit mini style...
  • Make Louvered Doors and Shutters

    by AW-Editor     Friday, May 9, 2008
    Templates for making louvered doors are unique accessories for the Leigh FMT Jig. They're simple to set up and easy to use. It's hard to imagine a more straightforward way to make the cuts required for louvered doors or shutters. Like all other...
  • Tool News - Craftsman Digital Miter Gauge

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, January 1, 2009
    If you’ve ever had to cut pieces with precise compound angles, you’ll really appreciate Craftsman’s new digital miter gauge. It’s accurate to within one-tenth of a degree. The gauge comes equipped with a clever magnetic device...
  • Sandpaper Power Sharpening System

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, June 29, 2008
    An excellent sharpening system has just gotten better and cheaper! The Veritas Mark II ($300) sharpens chisels, plane irons, carving gouges and V-tools incredibly fast with a minimum of fuss. The Mark II is a simpler version of the Mark I, a sharpening...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Extra-Large Loose Tenons

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Extra-Large Loose Tenons By Brad Holden Big parts require big joinery. The success of Festool’s Domino joiner, a portable machine that makes smallscale loose-tenon joints, has prompted Festool to up the ante. The new Domino XL makes much larger...
  • Buying Euro Hinges

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 5, 2008
    They're really easy to install. You simply drill holes and pop the hinges and mounting plates into place. Cabinet shops use sophisticated boring machines for production work, but all you really need is a drill press, a 1-3/8-in. flat-bottom boring...