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Tips & Techniques5

Non-Woven Abrasive Pads10

Smoother, Cleaner Cuts12

Kreg Mobile Project Center14

Curves at the Band Saw16

Flip-Down Coat Rack18

Keep your coats and hats easily accessible with this simple rack. A series of blocks glued together in a random pattern gives it a modern look. Plus, it looks great on its own.

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Must-Have Sawbenches22

Every shop needs a place to break down lumber. With a pair of sawbenches and a handsaw, you’ll be able to complete the task in less time than it would take to plug in your circular saw.

Martin House26

Here’s a project for the birds, literally. This 12-compartment “condo” will keep the martins living in style. And there’s some great woodworking techniques to learn as you build it.

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Page 31: Fig. 1

Part letters J and K are reversed in Figure 1. The Upper Stave should be J and the Lower Stave should be K. These are shown correctly at the top of page 30.

Bench Grinder Makeover36

Turn an ordinary bench grinder into a precision grinding and sharpening station with this handy upgrade. Sliding tables ensure accurate setup and results.

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Stylish Empire Bench44

Graceful curves and heavy-duty quartersawn oak give this bench its heirloom look. But it’s the rock-solid woodworking that will ensure this bench stands the test of time.

Using Handsaws54

Better Veneer, Better Projects58

Board Shopping Basics60

Tricky Cuts Made Easy62

Shop Notes64