Lonnie Bird

He teaches furniture making at the University of Rio Grande, Ohio. These Hard-Working Traditional Clamps Are Easy and Inexpensive to Make When I started working wood professionally more than two decades ago, I bought many of my tools secondhand, including a number of wooden hand-screw clamps (commonly called handscrews). I soon grew to appreciate the usefulness of these simple tools. (See photo, above.) Unlike commercially available, steel-thread handscrews...

Drum Sander

THE BEST DRUM SANDER IN THE WORLD _ - MODELS FROM 12 TO on other torards Sana boards. frames doors, veneer. Hnot9. wid gran pertecty flat and smooib every ame* Reduce sanding mo from hoo s Co mnutes' Olivers sanding pfeeisor equal lo wide txHt at an attcoabie EXCAU8UR MACHINE CORP. P.O. Box 82 Anderson. U064 31 PLEASE SENO UE A FREE BROCHURE 1 -417-223-4031 ou can feel the purr from the I moment you turn it on but I you won't hear it Heavy cast iron construction and a timber bed absorbs...

Fender Washer

Carve underside of miter slot bar to fit saddle. Bend and grind V* x 1 fender washer to saddle. Grind two flats on 4 x 20 machine screw head. The mitcr-slot feather board by Jim Cummins (see AW 31. page 27) is a good idea but has some drawbacks It's awkward to tighten and sometimes the screw turns with the wing nut. I settled this by grinding flats on the head of the screw, adding a saddle-shaped washer as shown and replacing the wing nut with a wood knob. You can just about eliminate tearout...

Oroe No On Prcouct Nformatcn Form

I jusr heard the news about AMERICAN WOODWORKER becoming available through America Online. I'm glad you're taking the steps to bring quality woodworking to the electronic world. l or more than 30 years I've been a hobbyist woodworker while pursuing a career in computers. The ability to interface with others who share this interest is exciting and should build a strong bond among woodworkers who have access to e-mail. Welcome aboard the c-mail express Mike fussy Aussiego n c aoI .com Wylic, TX...

Striking A Balance

Routers have revolutionized woodworking over the past forty years. They have helped bring professional furniture-making capabilities to millions of people at an affordable cost. In the bargain, routers have spawned an industry devoted to improvements and accessories that make woodworking even more safe, convenient and accurate. One of the most useful of these accessories is the router table, which turns the portable router into a precision stationary machine. When combined with today's...

Contents

Avoiding Milling Logs on Handsaw 10 Postage-Stamp Puzzles 18 Better Frathrr Board 24 Milk Our Favorite Router Accessories 72 Workshops, Seminars, Etc 90 Philadelphia Furniture Show 92 Horizontal Page 61 French Polish for Turners Page 44 Secretary Desk Revolutionary Router Table By the AW Staff Greater Precision, Less Noise and Superior Dust Collection 30 Set Up Like a Pro and You Won't Get Avoiding Common Clamping Make These Classic Clamps for Pennies Clean Lines and Intricate Detail in Walnut...

Tool

Can reduce burning and tearour you'll also have a higher safety margin when spinning large-diameter bits (such as panel-raising bits), 1 use my speed control on the Porter-Cable 690 router that's mounted in my router table. (It won't work with the soft-start motors found on many modern routers.) The speed dial isn't linear, so most of the speed variation occurs in the first third of the dial's range I don't find this to be a problem. The speed control will also work on portable drills, sandcrs,...

Designer Furniture Plans

Free Fish Scroll Saw Patterns

Hi. 08 73 Like Having A Lumberyard Right in Your Shop NOW Plane, Mold, Sand amp Saw with Infinitely Variable Power-Feed Put this versatile power-feed tool to work in your own shop. See how fast it pays for itself Quickly converts low-cost rough lumber into valuable finished stock, quarter-round, casing, base mold, tongue amp groove. . .all popular patterns . even custom designs Now, just a twist of the dial adjusts your planer from 70 to over 1000...

Gluing Up Dovetails

With the corner joints partially assembledBird uses a flux brush to coat the dovetail pins with glue. Notched blocks. Positioned at the corners gt notched clamping blocks allow the pins to protrude but ensure that the tails are clamped tightly. Measuring for square. Once the case is clamped, Bird uses a folding rule to check for square by comparing diagonal measurements. Opinions vary on the issue of removing glue squeeze-out. Some woodworkers like to use a damp rag to wipe the...

Orcxc Nomon Prcuct Hfcwmaton Form

Joint A-billi-T the new matched edge jointer Woodworkers are abandoning their jointers for the ease, sureness and portability of the Joint A-billi- T. Guaranteed perfect glue joints are yours using the router and Joini A-billi-T a revolutionary new tool that creates perfectly straight and square edges every time. This new tool can also he used for the squaring and truing of ply wood particleboard in preparation for edge banding, veneering and plastic laminating. No operator skills are...

Filters For Total Shop Air Cleaner 90177

HELLO TOTAL SHOP, I WANT TO ORDER A CLEANAIR SYSTEM HEY 8.E., HOW'O YOU WIN THE CLEAN SHOP AWARD I SWEEP BUT I CANT SEEM TO KEEP MY SHOP CLEAN. BY USING A UNIQUE 3 STAGE FILTRATION SYSTEM, THE CLEANAIR EFFECTIVELY CAPTURES m OF THE DUST PARTICLES IN THE AIR IT'S COMPACT AND VERY QUIET AFTER 8 MONTHS I'VE NEVER HAD TO CHANGE FILTERS AND IT MOUNTS ON THE CEILING SO IT'S NEVER IN THE WAY OF MY WORK JUST LOOK HOW GREAT THIS PUCE LOOKS AND I'VE BEEN WORKING IN MY SHOP ALL DAY DUSTY, IT'S EASY WITH...

Woodhaven Pin Routing Machine

Pin Router

Shape parts on your router table but want to automate some repetitive jobs or take on more complex shapes, you should take a look at Woodhaven's new Pin Routing Machine. A pin router resembles a router table but is designed to follow a pattern, as a pattern-cutting bit does. But instead of guiding the cut with a bearing on the bit's shaft, a pin router uses a round steel pin that follows a template secured to the top of the workpiece. Woodhaven's machine is an inverted pin router The guide pin...