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We'll pay you 100 to share your favorite tools, new or old, with fellow readers. C '.ontact us bv e-mail at toolnut americamvoodworker.com, or mail us at American Woodworker. 1285 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 180, Eagan, MN 55121. Please include digital photos of your tool if possible. As a teen, many years ago, I learned woodworking on my father's remarkable combination machine, The Electric Carpenter. It's a 14-in. band-saw, 10-in. tablesaw, 6-in. jointer, 4-ft. lathe, 3 4-in. shaper, and a...

Advanced threeplane set

This is a good starter set for a woodworker who wants to really enjoy what hand planes can do. Each plane has a specialized purpose. The low angle block plane excels at cutting end grain the leveling plane (which can be either a No. 6 or a No. 7) joints edges and flattens a large surface the smoothing plane (either a No. 4 or a No. 41 2) can make wood look so good that it hardly needs a finish. When I worked in a restaurant as a teenager, I hauled dirty dishes in plastic bus boxes. Using them...

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Bent Laminations Hammock Stand

Elliptical Jewelry Case Roger Knudson, Finlayson, MN 24 H x 16 W x 9 D, Curly ash veneer, bending plywood, shellac I am retired from a career in correctional education. I build furniture for fun and sometimes on commission. This piece was begun in a class taught by Ross Day and Thomas Hucker at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. It was my first experience with veneering and the use of a vacuum bag. I had always considered myself a 'solid wood man' before. More veneering to follow...