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Use a copy machine to enlarge this pattern until each square measures 1 in width and length. Use a copy machine to enlarge this pattern until each square measures 1 in width and length. Fasten each assembled leg before you glue the column together. A rabbeted gauge block correctly positions the upright. Use a custom clamping block to hold the assembly while you drill and install the screws Glue the pedestal together on a level surface. A gauge block supports the column at the correct height and...

Defining Woodworking

Fresh Features Enhance a Classic Saw DELTA'S UNISAW has been a workhorse in woodshops since its introduction in the 1930s. Here's some big news It has been reengineered and redesigned and is once again being manufactured in the USA at Delta's plant in Jackson,Tenn. The new Unisaw features a left-tilting arbor with both blade height and angle controls mounted on the front of the saw for convenience. The stops for 45 and 90 cuts can now be easily fine-tuned from the outside, using two Allen...

Prized Possession

A good saddle, like a comfortable shoe, could make the difference between a miserable ride for both human and horse and a comfortable day working in this beautiful country. We had pride in our gear and our work. Saturday nights were special times on the farm. With chores complete, the family gathered around a roaring fire and read verses from Grandpa's Bible. Do You Know A Great American Woodworker We're looking for other talented, undiscovered woodworkers who have an interesting story to tell...

Concave Shoulder

QOp ' Crazy Mistakes Woodworkers Make my new cabinet saw required 240 volt power. Since a 240 volt circuit powers my lawn irrigation pump and the electrical panel sits twenty feet from my workshop, I deemed the wiring to be a simple matter. I installed a junction box and ran conduit to a new floor box adjacent to the saw. Pulling the wires was a snap connections were made and a final inspection showed all systems go. I pushed the saw's start button with the anticipation of a kid on Christmas...

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Scandinavic Woodart

Build Your Skills Nordic-Style Bentwood Box ALMOST EVERYONE ASSOCIATES oval bentwood boxes with the Shakers. But Scandinavian artisans were making similar lidded boxes, called tine pronounced tee-nah long before the Shakers settled in America. As collectors of Scandinavian antiques know, tines come in all shapes and sizes.They can be plain or highly decorated, painted or intricately carved. The tine's side is a thin wooden band that's bent into an overlapping oval shape. Determine which end of...