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Are low-cost router bit sets worth the money? You'll be surprised at what we found out.
You can find bargain router bit sets at most home centers, local discount stores, and several of the sources listed below. The Timberline router bit set featured on page 8 of Woodsmith No. 160 is available from Amana Tool as well as the Woodsmith Store.
Getting the best results with a miter saw starts with choosing and using the right blade.
Learn the tips and tricks for gluing up a drawer.
Take your table saw to the next level by adding a precision miter sled.
A miter sled is a great addition to your table saw. The sleds shown in the article on page 14 of Woodsmith No. 160 are available from the manufacturers.
You’ll find the Dubby Sled at Inline Industries. Delta makes the Sliding Miter Jig and it’s available through Delta and their retailers. The Deluxe Sled is made by Woodhaven.
Organize your growing collection of DVDs with one (or more) of these versatile storage cases.
You’ll only need a few pieces of hardware to build the DVD storage case on page 16. All of the hardware I used came from Rockler.
The brass file drawer pulls with cardholder (#70763) on the front of the drawers added a great look to the storage case. They also make it easy to locate the contents in each of the drawers.
I also added stem bumper glides (#28373) to the top of each drawer. These help the drawer slide as it’s opened and closed.
If you plan on making more than one storage case and connecting them together, you’ll need a couple of other items. The first is some 1/4"-20 standard barbed threaded inserts (#32025). Then to join them together, you need some 1/4" x 1" Fh machine screws. You should be able to find these items (or similar hardware) at your local hardware store or home center.
You won't lose sleep building this bed. Built with simple joinery, it yields rock-solid results.
The platform bed on page 22 of Woodsmith No. 160 requires minimal hardware. All it takes is one package of bed rail fasteners (#28597) from either Rockler or the Woodsmith Store.
You’ll also need to get a flush trim plunge router bit to cut the mortises for the fasteners. The one I used came from Amana Tool (#45460-S) and was 1/2" wide with a cutting depth of 1/4". You’ll often find them listed as dado cleanout bits by the manufacturer.
Show off your skills with this mirror frame that features stylish inlays and miter-free corners.
One of the things that makes the mirror on page 32 of Woodsmith No. 160 so striking is the variety of woods and the patterns used for the inlays. You’ll need to obtain these materials from a specialty supplier.
The flower marquetry medallions (#333M), tulipwood inlay strips (#397) for the frame pieces, and black inlay strips (#702) I used on the corner blocks all came from Inlay Product World. You’ll have to place a minimum order of 10 strips for the tulipwood inlay and 20 strips of the black inlay. The information you need to order these is listed below.
You’ll also need some veneer to complete the project. Almost all veneer suppliers and woodworking stores will carry the straight-grain mahogany veneer needed for the corner blocks. The Carpathian elm burl veneer for the frame pieces came from Constantines. You can find ordering information below as well.
The last thing you’ll need is an adhesive for the veneer. For this, I used Better Bond Cold Press Veneer Adhesive that I got from Veneer Supplies listed below.
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