By Charles Linn

When you think of lamps and light fixtures, wood probably isn't the first material that comes to mind. Yet wood is a natural choice for the job. It's strong and plastic enough to be worked into almost any shape. What's more, wood has a character all its own. A light source plays up the form, color and texture of wood in subtle and wonderful ways. A wooden light fixture can add a tremendous amount of cozy warmth to a room. As versatile as it is. wood isn't suited to every type of lighting...

Woodworkers Organize to Protect Rainforests

Many of us who arc concerned about worldwide deforestation feel helpless and frustrated by our inability, as individuals, to halt the destruction. Woodworkers have an additional point to ponder. Do we contribute to the problem when we buy tropical woods Some advocate a boycott of tropical woods. Others say that the trees will be cut whether we buy the wood or not. Nobody seems to know for sure. The Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection WARP), a new organization for woodworkers...

Toolbox

Router bits J0 when edge-trimming plastie laminate The Black Knight 72-in. laminate trimming bit has a new space-age polymer coating that does for this bit what Teflon did for frying pans no stick. In the past you had to stop trimming and clean the glue from the bit, especially the bearing surface. But the coating on this bit keeps the cutter and bearing clean while you trim. Available in ' a-in. shank with ' 2-in. or 1-in. long cutters. Price 24. either size Success Engineering and...

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A Generally, a mortising attach- ment mounts on the quill the part of the drill press that moves up and down right above the chuck. The attachment's housing extends about 2' in. below the drill's chuck. The hollow mortising chisel is inserted in a hole in the bottom of this housing. The drill bit for the mortising attachment extends through the hollow chisel, up into the chuck. You can use the drill press for regular drilling by removing the hollow chisel and bit from the housing, inserting a...

The Performax Component Drum Sander

Performax Drum Sander

Revolutionary Component Concept It's Versatile At's Expandable and best of all It's Affordable The Performax Power Feed for an infinitely variable feed The Performax S T Sander attaches to a radial saw or to a Pro Stand below . The Performax S T Sander attaches to a radial saw or to a Pro Stand below . YOU SELECT THE COMPONENTS TO FIT YOUR BUDGET AND YOUR NEEDS. The Performax Components were designed to fit the needs of all woodworkers. A suspended 22 drum sands up to 44 wide in two passes. An...