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November 2018

Issue Number: 257

Install Drawers Without Metal Slides

November 2018 Page: 32


For centuries, before metal drawer slides were a thing, woodworkers relied on wood guides to prevent drawers from tipping or binding as they were pulled out. Today, wood drawer guides still have their place, preserving a traditional look on deserving projects, and saving you the expense of ball-bearing slides. Use or adapt one of these approaches on your next set of drawers.

Tabletop Bowling

November 2018 Page: 60


Few sports have the wide appeal of bowling. And now, you don’t even need to rent shoes or lift a heavy ball to play. Build this game in a spare weekend, then get busy striking the pins.

Not the Same Old Saw

November 2018 Page: 64


Perhaps you rediscovered the forgotten handsaw your dad used. Or seeing a saw at a yard sale stirred an urge to try back-to-roots woodworking. Whatever the motivation, any handsaw you acquire on the secondhand (and beyond) market probably needs refurbishing to become a usable tool again. Here's how.

Half-lap Joints

November 2018 Page: 68


Super strong and easy to make, few joints match the usefulness of the half-lap. Requiring little more than a sharp pencil and a stacked dado blade, lap joints can strengthen a variety of projects.

Bandsaw Outfeed Table

November 2018 Page: 72


With less than 8" of table behind the blade, most bandsaw lend little support to workpiece when ripping or resawing. This outfeed table, as shown, adds more than 18" of support (depending on your saw), and can be removed easily prior to tilting the saw's table.

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