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Includes tall subfence with metal T-slot plus short subfence is very versatile tall subfence must be made with 1-in. MDF to accommodate T-slot. component prices top 110 fence 160 top and fence 280 stand 110 wheel kit 40 table insert 50. One-piece, tool-free fence with adjustable subfences and T-slots. Thick, plastic-laminate MDF top. Tight flush-fitting mounting plate. Outstanding, flush-fit, snap-in reducer rings. Sturdy base cabinet with levelers is predrilled for dust collection. Cons...

Removable Basket

This accessory baseplate for Porter-Cable routers collects the dust made by almost every kind of router operation (see Sources, at left). Once attached to your router, it's virtually a built-in system. You can use an edge guide with it, also. Too bad this superb accessory doesn't fit on other manufacturer's routers A built-in dust collection system for mortising and grooving is mighty convenient.You'll find this feature on DeWalt, Festo and Black & Decker plunge routers. DeWalt also makes an...

Lowfriction Polyethylene

The U-shaped head swivels, rotates and holds objects up to 2-1 16-in. wide. The Multi-Stand features low-friction glide surfaces, adjustable height and a wide stance. The U-shaped head swivels, rotates and holds objects up to 2-1 16-in. wide. Triton Multi-Stand 70. (888) 874-8661 www.multi-stand.com * Vviable throat, offset adjustable router table fence sets a new standard lor accuracy Make raised panels, perfect edge jointing or offset lence halves for accurate shaping For stand-alone on...

Marking And Measuring

Calculating Proportions Without a Calculator Using proportions to design furniture sounds great in the abstract, but the reality can be awfully complicated. After all, how do you actually figure out two-fifths of 31-7 8 in. You could use a calculator, but here's an old-fashioned draftsman's method that's far more elegant and won't give you answers in decimal form This method is based on a tool called a sector. You can make a rough and ready sector in only a few minutes with cardboard, a pushpin...

Leveling Screws

In a nutshell, here are the elements of an outstanding router table Fence The best fences are made from one-piece metal with tool-free adjustments and easy-to-make, sacrificial subfences. Top Flat, sag-resistant tops are made from phenolic resin or thick MDF covered top and bottom with high-pressure plastic laminate. Base A solid, stable melamine cabinet base with upper doors for noise reduction and secondary dust collection. Runners up for Editors' Choice were the Veritas benchtop, the CMT...

Changes In Grain Direction

5 The planed surface of a curly board slices right through the waves of grain. Making a curly surface smooth and free of tear-out is pretty tricky, because the grain constantly changes direction. Half the time you're actually cutting against the grain 44 American Woodworker february2002 LOOK WHAT A TYPICAL TABLE SAW AN DO. Convert your table saw into a molder with the Magic Molder. For Cabinet Saws - Bench Saws - And Tho Shopsrnitn' Machine Scale Reads Inside amp Outside ol any Miter Cut...

Tslot

PhOtO 4 Here's what to look for in a router-table fence Edge clamps allow you to position the fence anywhere on the table. A one-piece main fence doesn't have the alignment hassles of a two-piece fence. T-slots make convenient attachment points for subfences and accessories. in a single plane for guiding your stock. Two-piece fences are modeled after shaper fences where the infeed and outfeed halves move independently. This is handy on a shaper where the cutters remove 1 32 in. from the stock...

Rubber Retainer

Shellac Rustic

A new router bit set from CMT takes the pane sorry out of making glass-panel doors. The Sommerfeld Glass Panel Set, 130, works like a set of rail-and-stile router bits with a couple of important differences. First, instead of cutting grooves for panels, this set leaves a rabbet for a piece of glass on the back side of the door frame. Second, after machining the stiles and rails, you cut slots in them, for barbed-rubber retainers 14 25 ft. from CMT that hold and cushion the glass. These...