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How to Make a Stickley Style Bottle Caddy

One day, my wife showed me some balsamic vinegar bottles and asked if I could make an attractive display stand for them. We already had two bottles to use, but my mind wanders when it comes to design, and I decided three bottles would create a pleasant balance. I went to my Stickley furniture books…

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The Ultimate Stop System for Your Benchtop Mortiser

The importance of stops on shop equipment cannot be understated. While we all strive toward accuracy, attempting to achieve complete and total accuracy is very hard, and frankly, a bit of a waste of time. Stops allow us to be consistent, and at the end of the day, consistency is more important than accuracy. For…

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What to Know About Powermatic’s New Lathe

Powermatic has rolled out their PM2014 Wood Lathe ($1999.99). It’ll handle 20” between centers and has a 14” swing over the bed. Add a bed extension ($249.99), and you can increase spindle length to 43”, plus do larger outboard turnings. The PM2014 weighs 185 pounds by itself, 238 pounds when mounted to the stand. Power…

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