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    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Leigh Super 18

    Wanna cut dovetails? Half-blind dovetails? Through dovetails? Variable spacing on your half blind and through dovetails? Box joints? Sliding dovetails? The Leigh Super 18, along with the rest of their Super Jigs, have you covered. The Leigh Super Jigs are available as a 12” model, 18” model and 24” model. The owner’s manuals for these…

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    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 1: Build the Case

    Learning the basics of cabinetmaking will take you a long way. Use these skills to build vanities, bookcases, dressers and, of course, cabinets for your shop or kitchen. This three-part video series will provide you with the cabinetmaking tutorial you need to get started. Be sure to download the plan for detailed information on the…

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    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 2: Face Frame

    This is part two of our three-part cabinetmaking tutorial. Be sure to download the project plan that provides dimensional details, hardware sources, and the cut list for this project. Build Sequence The sequence followed to build the cabinet is important. The cabinet carcase gets built first, and the face frame is cut to size and…

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  • Embedding objects into an epoxy pour

    Embedding Objects in Your Epoxy Pours

    Epoxy can be fun to work with once you get the hang of it, and it can be used to add beautiful features to your projects. Make your epoxy pours and projects even more unique by embedding objects in the epoxy to give the appearance of floating down your river table. Pouring in Layers To…

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  • Woodworking tools

    All About Clamps

    I’ve seen woodworkers struggle with projects simply because they’re using the wrong clamp for the task at hand. Here’s a look at some common clamps and how they’ll fit into your shop. Parallel jaw Parallel jaw clamps are an excellent choice for edge to edge glue-ups. The no mar jaws don’t require pads, and your…

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  • Leveling an end grain cutting board

    CNC: Leveling an End Grain Cutting Board

    People love end grain cutting boards. They’re exceptionally beautiful, and because they’re end grain not long grain, they’re very durable and last a long time. However, the same features that make an end grain cutting board durable also make them difficult to level after the final glue-up. A planer might seem like a good solution…

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  • Sharpening knives, scissors and tools

    Sharpening Knives, Scissors, and Tools

    Okay, I’m a snob about a few different things, and one of them is my kitchen knives. I like good knives in my kitchen, and I want them razor sharp when I use them. The Worksharp Knife and Tool Sharpener works really well for keeping knives, scissors and other tools sharp and ready for use.…

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    Read the Log Before Milling

    Milling a log into lumber isn’t as simple as just throwing it on a sawmill and making cuts. Well, it can be, but if you go that route you may not get the best possible pieces out of the log. Reading the log means having a good look at it and positioning the log on…

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  • Rikon planer

    2021 Product Showcase: Rikon Planer

    Rikon’s new benchtop planer has a lot going for it. Let’s have a look at this machine. Specs This is a 6” x 13” machine. Thickness capacity is 6”, and width capacity is 13”. It has a 15-amp motor, and the cutter head moves on four threaded rods. Instead of knives this planer uses individual…

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