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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Woodworking Tool News - Veritas Bench Chisels

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Veritas Bench Chisels By Brad Holden A bench chisel is probably the only type of chisel most woodworkers require. It’s used to pare dovetails, chop mortises and for every job in between. Some bench chisels are definitely a cut above the rest. Here’s...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Ultimate Face Vise

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Ultimate Face Vise By Brad Holden A good vise is essential to a good workbench. It’s your extra pair of hands, hands you rely on every day. The trend in vises seems to be to cut corners in order to make them cheaper. While I appreciate saving money...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Non-Steel Wool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Non-Steel Wool By Brad Holden If you've only dipped your toe into the world of waterborne finishes, Siawool from Lee Valley just might make you take the plunge. I stayed away from using water-borne finishes for a long time. That warm, subtle sheen...
  • Tool News - Lee Valley Magnetic Straightedge

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 21, 2011
    Lee Valley Magnetic Straightedge The magnetic straightedge combines a chrome-plated steel rule with a magnetic body to produce a simple, yet highly versatile, drawing aid. Each of the seven slots is bottomed with a pair of 3/8" rare-earth magnets...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Veritas Small Scraping Plane

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Small Scraping Plane Sometimes a wood grain’s direction is so unruly that planing just gets you in trouble–tearout is inevitable. Faced with this situation, the hand tool to pick up is a scraper. A card scraper is fine for small areas, but...
  • Tool News - Table-Saw Panel Lifter

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    For those situations when you don't have a buddy to help you, the Table-Saw Panel Lifter from Lee Valley could prove indispensable. It clamps to the table saw fence or end rail. The table acts as a fulcrum as you life, allowing you to more easily...
  • Product News - Lee Valley Countersunk Washers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    Lee Valley's new Countersunk Washers solve the problem of screw heads splitting stock. The washer/screw combination applies force the same way a pan-head screw does, but is counterbored to a flush position. They're availabe in brass or stainless...
  • Tool News - Micro-Mesh Discs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    Lee Valley's Micro-Mesh Discs were originally developed for buffing plastics and fiberglass. However, these sanding discs are also very useful for smoothing and polishing finish coats. If you're looking to use your power sander to get a scratch...
  • Tool News - Lee Valley Dust Collection Accessories

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    Lee Valley released a couple of very handy accessories for dust collection. The first is a swivel connector that reduces stress on hose fittings, which means it's easier to move portable dust collection around the shop. At $7.50, it's money well...
  • Tool News - Maxi-Cut Forstner Bits and Parabolic Pen-Making Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, February 1, 2009
    Lee Valley is now carrying two new German-made bits. The Colt Maxi-Cut Forstner bit has two scoring spurs and chip-breaking grooves machined in the cutting bevels. This foresight greatly decreases clogging and increases drilling speed. They're available...
  • Tool News - Hosaluk Ferrules to make your own Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, February 1, 2009
    If you've ever wanted to make your own turning-tool handles, Lee Valley's Hosaluk Ferrules could be a valuable part of the equation. Making your own handle allows you to customize the diameter, grip, length and tool projection. These ferrules...