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The Delta 46-715 features heavy castings and user-friendly design. It has a fully featured headstock that slides and pivots and it has a wide continuous bed. There are great lock levers all around, widely-splayed legs for stability and a high-mounted quick-off switch. The 46-715 is smooth running and quiet. It handled our 4-in.-square maple table-leg blanks with ease. We found its 3 4-hp motor a bit underpowered for our heavy green-wood bowl blanks, and its...

Fasten Solid Wood to Plywood

A solid top is a great way to dress cabinet is assembled, rlup a plywood case. But Setting the fence on your plate joiner correctly usually combining two different materials requires a couple of test cuts before you hit the right slot can be just asking for trouble. As you location. Adjust your plate joiner to make a 20-size slot, know, solid wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity. Plywood doesn't. If they're fastened rigidly to each other, the solid top will crack. Tabletop...

Melamine Shelving

Straight Edges Without a Big Jointer I can't edge joint boards longer than 4 ft. on my little jointer. I don't have the dough for a big jointer yet , so I had to figure out a way to edge joint those long boards. Here's what I came up with I bought an 8-ft. length of melamine-covered shelving from the home center. I ran a shallow rabbet along the top edge so an 8-ft. length of 1-in. aluminum angle would fit in flush with the surface of the shelf. I epoxied T-track into a dado that runs parallel...