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Whatever you're looking for in Benchtop tools, Skil's got it. And features Well, call them innovations. Like built-in LED lights to make your work area brighter. Lasers that guide you through precision cuts and perfectly drilled holes. Oversized knobs and one handle adjustments ensure everything is perfectly aligned and easy to set up. And of course, the quality that Skil's famous for. Build your perfect workshop and next project with Skil, because doing a job right isn't just a tag line, it's...

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Woodworker's Journal readers truly, truly love their radial arm saws. Kevin Masson's tongue-in-cheek letter on radial arm saw pros overlooked some real advantages of this disappearing workhorse of a tool. First, unlike any table saw, the radial arm doesn't need all that open space in the center of your shop. Placed along the wall, it's a great way to unclutter a small or mid-sized shop floor. Second, try plowing a chunk out of a 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 on your table saw. You'll be lucky not to bend a...

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Desks, Bookcases & Entertainment Centers 17 classic projects inspired by the Greene & Greene, Stickley, Arts & Crafts, and Mission styles along with the trusted techniques, tips, and instruction for success. 19.95+ S& H Item 28120 Jigs & Fixtures forthe Table Saw & Router Get the most from your shop with 26 ingenious projects that will harness the potential of your equipment while showing off your craftsmanship. 17.95+ S& H Item 26037 Boxes, Clocks, Lamps & Small...

Trick Woodworking

Shim Cutting Jig

Tricks of the trade to make life easier. Woodworker's Journal readers share their techniques and we share other readers' reactions. This simple addition to my table saw required under 6 in materials and took about 30 minutes to complete. It allows me to safely and conveniently hit the off switch with my knee or shin while my hands are holding the stock. A light tap anywhere on the 1 2 PVC frame does the trick and the large open frame does not obstruct access to the on switch or the blade height...

Dovetails Made Easy

On your bench or on your router table the remarkable, easy-to-use W Katie Jig9 makes quick work of complicated dovetail joints 1. New Half Blind Accessory Now you can cut half Wind dovetails on your Katie J g 3. No complicated assembly Just take it out of the box and use it immedutety. 3. No lengthy manual to read - Just a few pages of clear, easy-to-follow directions show you how to use the jig 4. Only one set-up necessary to cut pins ft taib All other doveta lt l j gs need two set-ups to...

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In a vise, gripped the scorp in his right hand, pressed down on it with his left and pulled Tony Lazzaretti Andover, Massachusetts This tool was used for rounding the inside of staves to ensure a good, clean product for the distiller or vintner who ultimately would use the barrel. Cliff Thomas of Austin, Texas, sent In this 7 long tool with a 3 blade. Is it My father used one in the '40s and '50s to refurbish the insides of barrel staves in the summer, just before he began the annual family...