Jon Alley Woodworker

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By Lonnie Bird

Extra Long Homemade Router Table Top

Spindle liaper outweigh anil outperform rcmlrrs for many MiMidHorkinp ta ks. Like many woodworkers, I used to shape everything with a router and the usual assortment of bits. I soon realized, however, that I couldn't create large or unusual profiles with a router. In a sense, the router limited the scope and creativity of my woodworking. I finally found the answer for these more complicated cuts when I became an apprentice in an architectural woodworking shop and was introduced to the...

Biscuits On A Budget

Table Saw Fence Elu

From lop CFW 50 Wolfcrafl 2920 Sc ar Bin-Kit. From lop CFW 50 Wolfcrafl 2920 Sc ar Bin-Kit. With one of these gadgets, you can convert your angle grinder or router to a biscuit joiner for less than the cost of most biscuit joiners. CFW 50 149.95, top A conversion kit for your table-mounted router, this unit consists of a 1 ' j-in.-dia. slotting cutter, an 18-in.-long spring-loaded fence and an adjustable work stop. It's designed for making face frames, and with die special biscuits supplied Ci2...

W Curtis Johnson

Biscuit Saw

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Designing Around Wood Movement

GockI joinery will keep you out of trouble 99 percent of the time when dealing with wood movement, but here are some other basic points to consider. Ideally, all the w lt xxl you use in a project should lx- at the same moisture content so die pieces will move at die same rates. There arc exceptions when vou'rc deliberately v lt gt rking green ood. lt x gt d species used together in a project should have similar rates of movement. See chan. pane -i2. Allow for future expansion if you're working...

To Biscuit Joiners

Fence-angle adjustment is a nice feature to have if you make miter joints or join pieces at odd angles where you need to cut slots in a beveled edge. For setting angles, there are basically two types of fences fixed and adjustable. See photos below. Fixed fences, like those on the AMT, Freud, Elu and Skil, have a 90 side for straight cuts and a 45 side for miter cuts. To cut a miter, you install die fence with its 45 side facing down to register against the face of the work, and then make a...

Magnate

1M shank Model 9000 MT shank Modal S-9000 Order your set today and get a free copy of WOOD magazine's '335 Great Shop Tips- 9 95 value 1 4 shank Model WB-15 1 2-shank Model WB-S13 FREE CATALOG 800-827-2316 EXT. 128 Magnat Buslnsss International 1930 S. Broa Canyon Rd 170 Bar, CA 1 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 909-861-1185 Fax 800-733-9078 Iflflft' 909-861-1185 I T7sa Add Mastadon Jaw Extenders to your ordinary pipe clamps and you'll have a tool with an 8-in. clamp reach, more than four times the reach...

Buyer s Guide

Thirty years ago, while looking for a faster way to join wood. Swiss craftsman Herman Steincr came up with the concept of the biscuit joint. Today, there are more than a dozen portable and benchtop biscuit joiners on the market. To help you decide which of these tools will work best for you, we tested 11 portable biscuit joiners and two benchtop units in the AW shop. A new 6-amp Sears joiner should be on the market in November but was unavailable for our test. We evaluated machines on operation...

Reciprocal Step Pulleys B Reeves Variablespeed Drive

Step pulleys limit you to four fixed speeds. Reeves drives offer wide variations in speed. w I'm scouting the market for a lathe and want to know which system for changing speeds is best. Any suggestions A There are two common types of belt drives for lathes reciprocal step pulleys and the Reeves variable-speed drive. See drawing. Both have their pros and cons. There's also a tliird option worth examining lathes equipped with variable-speed DC motors. See the article on page 68. The step pulley...