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The Cabinetmaker's Shop

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T here’s nothing fancy about the fixtures in Wisconsin cabinetmaker John Kutyba’s 1,440-square-foot shop. Most are made of inexpensive dimensional lumber and sheet goods. But they do the job, and their cost efficiency meant John was left with enough savings to buy better tools. One of the more peculiar of those tools is John’s “pantorouter” (below)—a shop made mortise- and tenon-routing machine. “I built our dining-room table and 10 chairs, and this machine saved me a ton of hours.”

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