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A Word From the Editor 2

Letters

Safety Issues 4

Offcuts

New Tool-Buying Network 8

Q&A

Chamfering Countertops 12

Tech Tips

4x4 Push Stick 18

Wood Facts

Koa fig

Just Finishing

Rubbing to a High Gloss 68

Tool Box

Dust-Free Sanding Table 76

Gallery

Funky Fauna 84

Calendar

Workshops, Seminars, Etc 86

Shop Solutions

Roll-Around Clamp Rack 88

FEATURES & PROJECTS

Tuning a Tablesaw By Roger Cliffe

Basic Steps to Improve Your Saw's Accuracy 22

Making a Hall Table By W. Curtis Johnson

The Dark Curved Base Sets Off Your Favorite Figured Wood 26

Ebonizing Wood 30

Buyer's Guide to Random-Orbit Sanders By Dave Sellers We Test Every Model on the Market 31

Grinder-to-Sander Conversion Kits_31

Trick Box By Jim Cummins

The "Catch" in the Lid Will Perplex Your Friends 38

Profile: Judith Hughes By Alan Peters

Looking Back on a 60-Year Career in Woodworking 40

New Mexican Cupboard By Kingsley Hammett

A Traditional Design Made From Lumberyard Pine 42

A Visit With the Builder_43

Origins of New Mexican Style 46

Working With Burl By Stephen H. Blenk

How to Get Great Results From This Wild Wood_48

Accented Joinery By Jim Tolpin

Three Techniques for Adding Flair to Your Joints 52

Turning Stack-Laminated Bowls By Stephen H. Blenk

How to Make Bowls From Rings of Wood 58

Silver-Soldering Bandsaw Blades 58

A Turning Tool With a "Training Wheel" 59

Dimensioning Stock By Lonnie Bird

Your Best Work Begins With Properly Prepared Wood 60

Flattening and Thicknessing by Hand 62

Combating Wood Movement 64

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