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When changing the knives in my jointer, I find that I need an extra set of hands — one to hold the knives and another to tighten the locking screws at the same time. But a couple of welding magnets, like the ones shown in the photo at right are just the thing to help with this task.
These super strong magnets will hold the jointer knives perfectly level with the outfeed table while you tighten the bolts. This way, you don't have to touch the knives. And you'll be certain the knives are placed in the correct position.
You can find magnets like these wherever welding supplies are sold.
Doug Spencer West Jordan, Utah
No. 185 October/November 2009
PUBLISHER Donald B. Peschke
EDITOR Terry J. Strohman
MANAGING EDITOR Vincent Arcana
SENIOR EDITOR Ted Raife
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Dennis Perkins
ASSISTANT EDITOR Carol Boronich
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Bryan Nelson, Phil Huber, Randall A. Maxey, Joel Hess, Catherine Seiser
EXECUTIVE ART DIRECTOR Todd Lambith SENIOR ILLUSTRATORS David Kreyling, Dirk Ver Steeg, Harlan V. Clark, Peter J. Larson, David Kallemyn SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Bob Zimmerman
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Shelley Cronin GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN Megan Leafgreen
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Coping saw blade
Keeping track of small saw blades in my workshop is always a challenge.The packages they come in fall apart quickly. And the narrow blades get lost, bent, and dull in drawers. So I made these storage tubes (left drawing) to keep the blades in top shape and within easy reach.
The tubes are short lengths of PVC pipe with caps glued on to close the bottom. Slip the pipe through matching holes in a plywood base and then glue a coupling to the pipe to hold it in place. L-hooks in the back of the plywood base allow the rack to hang on a pegboard panel.
With this rack, I now have a secure place to keep small, loose blades.
Karl Gabel Henderson, Nevada
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ted Kralicek SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNERS Ken Munke, Kent Welsh, Chris Fitch, Jim Downing, Mike Donovan PROJECT DESIGNER/BUILDER John Doyle SHOP CRAFTSMEN Steve Curtis. Steve Johnson
SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHERS Crayola England, Dennis Kennedy
ASSOCIATE STYLE DIRECTOR Rebecca Cunningham
SENIOR ELECTRONIC IMAGE SPECIALIST A lan Ruhnke
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Minniette Johnson
VIDEO EDITOR/DIRECTOR Mark Hayes, Nate Gruca
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V2' PVC coupling
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