Tips & Techniques

Seven Great Tips. 1) Pipe Clamp Sawhorse. 2) File Guide. 3) Depth Stops for Router. U) Stop Collar. 5) Cutt ing Biscuit Slots. 6) Finger Shield. 7) Bungee Cord Clamp. Plus Two Quick Tips.

Portable Workbench page 6

Portable Workbench

Band Saw Blades

Shop Notes

Three*Leg Stool

Routing Spindles

Shaker Bench


A solid top doubles as a sturdy bench vise. And when the top is Unbuckled" from the base, the whole bench can be easily carried to the job site.

Smooth cuts, tight curves, orfast re-sawing — there's a blade for every band saw task. Here's what to look for, plus some tips for using different blades.

1) Shop-Made Dowels. 2) Fluting Tenons. 3) Custom Sanding Block. If) Drawing Arcs. 5) Wooden Bench Dogs. 6) Preventing Slip Du ring Glue- Up.

The seat for this Stool is actually a number of pieces glued up to look like a solid slab of quarter-sami oak.

Turning lots of identical spindles on a lathe takes time. We did the same th ing quicker—with a router, electric drill, and this simple jig.

A table saw can be used in place of ha?id tools for rough shaping the seat on this Shaker-style Bench.

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Cherry wood gradually darkens over time. But a similar effect can be achieved in a day with the right stain.

Hardware and suppl ies needed for the projects in th is issue.

Three-Leg Stool page 16

Routing Spindles page 18

Shaker Bench page 22


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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