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Andy Rae, our new assistant editor, was a professional furniture maker in Princeton. New Jersey, before joining the aw staff in September. Andy studied woodworking at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and he apprenticed with noted woodworkers George Nakashima and Frank Klausz as well as architect Paolo Solcri. Glenn Hughes, our assistant art director, specializes in one-off contemporary furniture and art furniture. Glenn studied design at Bucks County Community College...

Shopsmith Mark V

Shopsmith is the undisputed sales leader in multipurpose machines, with more than 424,000 units sold since 1947. The Shopsmith Mark V has a single I' fc hp motor and Reeves variable-speed drive unit (expansion pulleys). These power five standard functions (see chart, page 40) and a mind-boggling assortment of optional accessories, including a 4-in. jointer, 20-in. scroll saw, 6-in. belt sander. 12-in. planer. I-in. handsaw, router conversion kit, drum sander. biscuit joiner and strip sander....

Bridgewood

SEND 1.00 FOR YOUR COPY 3230 SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL. YORK. PA 17402 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM One block west of Interstate 83 Exit 11 Mon-Thurs. 8 am --5 pm. Fri. 8 am 8 pm. Sat 9am--noon CttCLENO i CT4PROCOCT 4rOOMATlONrC IW American Woodworker editors vLsited the National Hardware Show in Chicago and the International Woodworking and Machinery Fair in Atlanta, the two biggest tool shows in the country. Here's what caught our eyes among the hundreds of new woodworking tools on...

Kity K

Kity Woodworking Machine

Kity pronounccd kitty is a French manufacturer that produces only machinery for home workshops and small production shops. Its K5 machining center consists of three separate machines, all mounted to a small platform. A single 1 hp motor powers one machine at a time. To change from one machine to another, you simply flip a small flat drive belt onto the pulley of the desired machine. The K5 is designed to provide the same five basic functions as the larger European machining centers, but on a...

By Lonnie Bird

During the 18th century tea drinking became a popular custom in America, and craftsmen fashioned special tea tables for their wealthy patrons. The wide variety of surviving tea tables is evidence of the remarkable ingenuity of artisans of the period. Some tables are round, others square, and many of them have drop leaves or tilting tops. This diversity reflects differences in tastes as well as cultural and ethnic variations between colonies. Tip-and-turn tables like the one featured here were...

By Ric Hanisch

Simplicity is something that appeals to me. 1 appreciate it in nature and I like to make it pari of the furniture I design xs well. In this mirror frame, which was part of a run of 10, 1 chose a clean and simple design in which the complexity of form comes from the exposed mortise and tenon joinery. See Fig. 1. To provide a foil to the frame's severe geometry, I made the parts from bird's-eye maple, a difficult wood to work, but it gave me a kind of surface decoration that was irregular in a...

Robland X

Robland X31 Picture

The Robland X31, manufactured in Belgium, is a true, single-chassis combination machine, with a 10-in. tablesaw, rolling table, a tiJting-spindle shaper, a 12-in. jointer planer, and a horizontal mortising boring attachment all included in the basic pack- J age. It is slightly smaller and heavier than the Kity 609 638, 1 and has cast-iron tables. Options include a larger rolling table for bigger plywood work 150 g upcharge a variable-speed planer feed motor 395 and a mobility kit. including...