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Americans Woodworker

#138, October/November 2008


43 New! Build Your Skills

Build Your Own French Doors

Use router bits to make entry doors with divided lights.

51 Entry Door Router Bit Sets

6 sets reviewed: what it's reaiiy like to use them.

54 African Mahogany Dictionary Stand

M Rout all the curves in one step using a big template.

60 New! American Masterworks

Morris Chair and Ottoman

A vacuum press is the quickest way to make broad, curving arms.

70 Hoid-Everything Too! Rack

A one-day project for organizing your walls.

74 Vintage Spool Cabinet

Store sewing supplies in a reproduction box from an old-fashioned general store.

Americans! Woodworker


12 Q&A

Make herringbone inlay and add a splitter to a zero-clearance throat plate.

14 Workshop Tips

Build a jig for installing drawer slides, mark holes with sticky notes, cut small pieces using a handscrew tablesaw jig, stop a crosscut sled from exposing the saw blade, improve the grip on a marking gauge, make memory sticks for your tablesaw, and carve clamp handles for a better grasp,

20 Tool Nut

A vintage-iron fan chases his Moby Dick.

24 Well-Equipped Shop

Horizontal Router Table from MLCS, Snappy Pocket Hole Adapter Set, General International midi lathe, Craftsman oscillating spindle sander and random orbit sander, DeWalt mobile compressor, MiterSet miter gauge jig, Carter Micro-Adjust bandsaw guides, and CMT Universal Hinge Boring System.

31 New! Great American Woodworker

Al Hudson's long career, from steam plants to a stunning Salem secretary.

38 School News

A Michigan teacher's organization energizes school shop programs.

82 Turning Wood

Techniques for making long-grain and short-grain knobs.

86 My Shop

This tiny shop's centerpiece is a precision sawing table.

90 Oops!

Wasps and woodworking don't mix.

How Do You Create Beautiful, Customized Doors with any Wood Species? ¿4iF

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With Freud's New Entry & Interior Door Router Bit Sets!

Now you Can Create Beautiful, Customized Doors with Strong Joints.

Imagine the Possibilities...

Thanks to Freud's patented innovation, you now have the ability to make door joints with precisely fit tenons of any length. Use the bits right out of the box for high quality stub tenons, or by simply removing the top of the Rail bit, create extended tenons (for stronger joints) at all four critical corners of your door. Combine with Freud's flawless Stile bit design, even add Freud's award winning Quadra Cut™ Raised Panel Door bits, you can create unique interior doors with any design or wood species. These router bits come set up for 1 -3/4" height (for entry doors) and can easily be adjust for 1 -3/8" height (for interior doors).

Two Piece Bit Sets Available:

Two Piece Bit Sets Available:

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Bit Sets Available:

• Roundover Profile with Bevel Raise Panel Bit (#98-300)

• Roundover Profile with Cove Raised Panel Bit (#98-302)

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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