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  • 12 Tips for Better Biscuit Joining

    by Tim Johnson     Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    12 Tips for Better Biscuit Joining Improve performance and expand function. By Richard Tendick Make corner splines Decorative corner splines sure make an ordinary box look great. But they can be a bit dicey to cut on a tablesaw. Let your plate joiner...
  • 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 - Cadillac Coping Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Infinity Cutting Tools Professional Coping Sled By Brad Holden A good coping sled is a must for cope and stick routing. A great coping sled is icing on the cake, and that’s what Infinity has achieved with their industrial-quality Professional Coping...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Finely Crafted Box Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Finely Crafted Box Hinges By Brad Holden Finely crafted projects, such as the boxes made by Ian Hawthorne, deserve the best hardware. These Neat Box Hinges from Hawthorne Crafts will lend beauty, subtlety and durability to any small project. Crafted in...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Multipurpose Clamp Aids

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Multipurpose Clamp Aids By Brad Holden The "universal clamping block" really lives up to its name. It’s just a flat aluminum bar with a loop on one end, yet it can be used to clamp a mitered frame, a workpiece on a drill press, the sides...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Versatile Small Cyclone

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Versatile Small Cyclone By Brad Holden When we polled woodworkers about which tool they were likely to buy next year, the most common answer was, “A dust collector!” If you’re in the hunt and have a shop with limited space, here’s...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Compact Router, Big Features

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Compact Router, Big Features By Brad Holden If you've ever used your laminate trimmer as a router, you understand why compact routers are becoming so popular. Their comfortable one-hand operation makes them easy to use and downright handy. But there’s...
  • Precision Trimming Jig

    by woodworkerBryan     Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Precision Trimming Jig Make perfectly flush joints on large pieces of edged plywood with this portable jig. Glue on your edging so it’s anywhere from 1/16-in. to 1/8-in. proud of the plywood. (You don’t have to be fussy because a router will...
  • 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 - 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...
  • General Tools & Instruments' New 2014 Catalog

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, February 27, 2014
    General Tools & Instruments' New 2014 Catalog General Tools & Instruments (General®) announces the publication of its 2014 full-line tools and instruments catalog, which is available in traditional print format, digital format and can...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Rabbeting Bit Accessory

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Rabbeting Bit Accessory By Brad Holden I got in a pickle the other day when I needed to rout a curved rabbet that was 9/32" wide. None of the bearings with my rabbet bit set would work. There’s a classic solution to this problem: You can place...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Hide Your Trash Can

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Rev-A-Shelf Top-Mount Pull-Out Waste Containers with Soft Close By Brad Holden Hardware from Rev-A-Shelf for hiding a trash can behind a cabinet door now has a soft-close feature. You just give the door a nudge and it gently closes without slamming. The...
  • Woodworking Tool News - FastCap Best Fence System for Miter Saws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, February 7, 2013
    FastCap Best Fence System for miter saws now available at Rockler Heavy-duty stands, fences, and accessories deliver accuracy and portability. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has announced that it will now distribute a variety of new products from the...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Rockler Trim Router Circle Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    Rockler Trim Router Circle Jig Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Trim Router Circle Cutting Jig, a device that interfaces with trim routers for precise circle routing applications. The jig allows an infinitely adjustable range of 6"...