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There's more to this simple hand tool than you might think. Here's the scoop.
Mallets are an invaluable tool in the shop. The ones shown in the article on page 8 are just a sampling of the variety offered by several companies. To find one that fits your needs, contact Tools for Working Wood or The Best Things.
Check out a dozen great ways to improve the performance of this versatile shop tool.
The upgrades for your band saw shown in the article on page 10 are readily available from woodworking stores. Since most items will be specific to your saw brand and model, you may need to contact the manufacturer for some upgrades.
This handy new jig takes mortising with a plunge router to a new level.
The Mortise Pal featured on page 14 is only available from the manufacturer, R.G. Jig Co. The company recommends using a 5/8″ O.D. guide bushing (147934) available from Woodcraft. This part includes the centering pin.
Learn a few tricks and techniques that will make cutting perfect rabbets a sure thing.
This small project fills a big need. Spend a couple of days in the shop and you’ll be rewarded with a great way to keep your cell phone and other electronic gadgets charged and organized.
The hardware for the charging station on page 20 is available from most hardware stores or home centers. You’ll want to choose an electrical power strip that will hold as many transformers as you need before you start the project. A good source for these is an office supply store. The finish used to stain the dark portion of the station was General Finishes’ Gel Stain in java.
The look of this simple garden bench couldn't be more inviting. But the most attractive part of this project might be the straightforward woodworking techniques used to build it.
The outdoor bench on page 24 was finished with Penofin Ultra Premium Red Label Wood Finish in sable. It’s available from the Woodsmith Store.
When you combine versatile storage, interesting woodworking, and a classic look in one project, you can't go wrong. This cabinet is sure to be as enjoyable to use as it is to build.
The hardware for the wine server on page 30 was purchased from two companies. The false hinges (MS-41)
and the pull (MS-13)
are available from Horton Brasses. The rare-earth magnet (99K31.01),
magnet cup (99K32.51),
and washer (#99K32.61)
came from Lee Valley.
Lee Valley also sells the Steel Pivot Hinge, part number 00H03.11.
We'll show you how to get perfect results with the least amount of effort.
You can find a router bit to fill just about any need. Take a look at some of our favorites.
Several companies make the router bits featured in the article on page 40. Amana Tool makes the tambour bit set (54314). It’s available at Toolstoday.com. The straight bits for undersized plywood measuring 15/64″ (90330), 31/64″ (90528), and 23/32″ (90627) and the locking miter bit (22627) were purchased from Rockler. The three-piece glue-joint bit set (8357) and box joint bit (7860), came from MLCS Woodworking. The Woodsmith Store sells the Amana dado clean-out bit (45489), the T-slot cutter (45660) and the downshear flush trim bit (47138).
Clear the air and make your shop a more pleasant place to work with these simple tips.
Here's what you need to know to choose the right oil-based varnish for any project.
Oil-based or alkyd varnishes, like the ones on page 46, can be harder to find than polyurethane varnishes. But there are several companies that make them. To find them in your area, check with a local paint store to see what brands are available. Some products may need to be special ordered.
McCloskey’s makes an alkyd varnish called Heirloom Varnish. It’s available at Woodworker’s Supply. Old Masters makes Super Varnish. It can be ordered from the Woodsmith Store.
Creating smooth, graceful contoured edges on your projects isn't hard. We share the secret.