October 2019Issue Number: 263
Shelves with obvious style… and an inconspicuous secret drawer! Plan is available in the WOOD Store
Picking Out a Router
Whether you’re buying your first router or adding another to your tool kit, it pays to consider these keys to getting one best suited to your needs.
This sturdy shop helper holds its ground in use and picks up like a wheelbarrow for easy moving. Plan is available in the WOOD Store
Shop Test: Jointer/Planer Combo Machines
Combining both wood-dimensioning functions into one unit saves precious shop space—and maybe some dollars.
Two small tables slide comfortably under the large table. Sturdily constructed, they make great benches and footstools, too. Plan is available in the WOOD Store
Frames Without Miters
Miters can be finicky to cut and clamp, and they make a relatively weak joint. Instead, try these techniques to create simple, strong, handsome frames for pictures, mirrors, and more.
Straight Talk on Straight Bits
Though profile bits get all the glory, the humble straight bit serves as the true workshop hero. Its work, often unseen, creates dadoes for shelving, rabbets in carcases, mortises, duplicate parts, and so much more.
One-Wall Workshop: Clamp Rack & Glue Station
De-stress glue-ups by storing clamps and supplies in these handy hanging holders. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
Get On Board with Guide Bushings
Create identical parts, tight-fitting inlays, perfect circles, and more with this essential, low-cost router accessory. Here’s how guide bushings make your woodworking easier, faster, and more accurate.
Tracksaw Guide Case
Tracksaw guides don’t come cheap; keep yours ding-free with this on-the-go carrier. Plan is available in the WOOD Store.
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