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May 2017

Issue Number: 246

Tool Test: Benchtop Planers

May 2017 Page: 38

Invest in a benchtop planer and it will soon pay for itself in the money you’ll save by buying roughsawn lumber—often from a local sawmill—instead of plunking down full price for fully surfaced boards. And it opens the door to building projects requiring stock in thicknesses other than 34 ". We tested 11 models.

Mastering Miters

May 2017 Page: 34

Joinery can literally make or break a project. And of all the joints, miters are out in the open for full inspection and must be perfect. Here are some tips for making miters that other woodworkers will envy.


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