Issue 200 Table of Contents
Get The Gunk Out of Your Tablesaw|
Rid your tablesaw of the built-up dust and gunk choking its inner workings. It's ironic: Tablesaws create dust with every cut, but that same debris can restrict the saw's ability to tilt, elevate, and make more cuts. Here's how you can beat the dust gremlins.
Shop Test: Do-It-All Routers
Can a single router handle every router chore in your shop? We test nine models to find out.
Wood-Buying Options, from Cheap to Easy
Take your pick: On one extreme, lumber is locked away in log form waiting for you to slab it free with a mill and some muscle. On the other, you drop it surfaced, edge-glued, and shrink-wrapped into your cart at the local home center.
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Joinery: Through-Mortise and TenonsCall it a nod to woodworking history. Call it a skill stretcher. Cutting through-mortise-and-tenon joints and pegging them with dowels gives your project a distinction you don't get with time-saving screws and biscuits.
As its name implies, this joint features a tenon that goes through the mortised workpiece, with the end of the tenon protruding slightly.
Shape Up Your Shop!Organization strategies you can use today and keep it that way for a lifetime. Imagine a workshop where you can find every tool, jig, and board almost without looking. Whether you're machining lumber, assembling parts, sanding, or finishing, everything you need is situated within easy reach.
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