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October 2014

Issue Number: 228
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A-cut-above Bookends Woodworking Plan

These bookends only look like they'll cut down on your reading. The clever optical illusion makes this project lots of fun, but it has a serious side, too. With a few simple alterations, the handle serves as a full-size saw-handle replacement. And with less than four board feet of lumber, it has big visual impact at a low cost.

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Slick, Swiveling Sander Stand Woodworking Plan

Using only a half sheet of 3?4" pine plywood, a few pine scraps, a knob, and a length of 3?4" dowel, you can build this low-profile, easy-turning sander stand. Closed, it saves a few inches of space and gives you unfettered access to your combination sander's disc. Open, it makes the sander's belt easy to reach.

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WOOD Issue 228, October 2014

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Job-site Tablesaw Crosscut Sled Woodworking Plan

This simple sled doubles the crosscut capacity of most job-site tablesaws while improving the cut quality. The sled coasts smoothly on waxed runners, the offcut plate catches waste pieces, and shop-made toggles keep both plates firmly attached to your saw (but quick to remove).

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WOOD Issue 228, October 2014

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Stick Glue Blocks in Position

Gluing blocks into the corners of butt joints provides good reinforcement. But the technique caused... read more