Article Index

Going Along With the Grain

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 64

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Beautiful grain that makes wood so appealing to the eye can also make it difficult to work. Taking time to read and understand the grain of a board will help you machine it for top-quality cuts.

Shop Test: Tracksaws

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 48

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To find out the true capabilities of these saws, we tested nine models, including three battery-powered versions, head-to-head in the WOOD® shop. All of them performed well, but a few stood out.

Applying a Shellac Finish

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 38

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Do-it-all shellac imparts luster, dries quickly, and seals nearly anything.

No Tablesaw? No Problem

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 28

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Woodworking existed long before tablesaw. And although today’s shops tend to center on the tablesaw, you can still do superb woodworking without one. Here’s how.

Floating-face Clock

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 68

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The exotic wood-veneer face seems to levitate within its frame!

Plan is available in the WOOD Store

Front Door

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 22

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Enhance your home’s curb appeal with warm, welcoming wood tones. The applied panel and glass stops eliminate the need for an expensive rail-and-stile bit set and finicky setups.

Plan is available in the WOOD Store

Upper Cabinets Made Easy

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 34

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Dreaming of building a kitchen’s worth of cabinets but find the scope of the project intimidating? Don’t panic. Cabinets are just boxes, made especially simple with the method shown here.

Plan is available in the WOOD Store

Angle-seat Bench

May 2019 | Issue 260 | Page: 44

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Build this perfect addition for your entryway or mudroom using dimensional lumber and simple screw joinery.

Plan is available in the WOOD Store

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The projects in this series fit along a single wall 12' wide—about the width of a single garage bay—but you can fit any one project into even tighter spaces. Start with a workbench that folds away. Then add a sliding-compound mitersaw station that also tucks away.

Plan is available in the WOOD Store

Groovy Walls Stretch Space

March 2019 | Issue 259 | Page: 72

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Besides holding weighty tools that would uncurl a wire peg hook, slatwall storage systems brighten a shop with a more finished look than pegboard, or nails in a wall.

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