Sept 2011 WOOD Mag

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WOOD™ Magazine September 2011 Issue

Issue # 206 Table of Contents

WOOD Magazine September 2011 Issue 206

Tools & Materials:

Wise Buys: Brad-Point Bits
Our editor's test three brad-point drill bit sets.

Must-Have Tablesaw Safety Gadgets
Working safely at the tablesaw means keeping your workpiece under control and your hands a safe distance from the blade.

Shop Projects:

Quick, Easy, and Accurate Dado Jig
Construct this jig in a few minutes from scraps of plywood or hardwood, then use it to cut dadoes that fit the mating pieces snugly.

Weekend Bookcase
Build this simple and sturdy cabinet with only two joints: dadoes and rabbets cut with your router.

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» Plans in WOOD Issue 206 Include:
Floating-top Table

Floating-top Table

A top rising above the base caps a light and airy look. Okay the top doesn't really float. But it appears suspended above the legs and rails thanks to a couple of supports with elevated centers that extend between two rails.

Overall Dimensions: 27" high x 22" wide x 22" deep.

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Kid's Table and Stools

Kid's Table and Stools

Construct the child's version for tea parties or coloring, using just a circular saw, jigsaw, router, and drill. We chose MDF because it won't splinter, paints easily, and offers a flat, smooth surface.

If the adults want a version for their playtime, we've also got a larger version for them as well. The adult set requires just two sheets of pine plywood ...
Shop-Made Hand Plane

Shop-Made Hand Plane

Build an heirloom-quality tool using just scraps and an $11 plan iron.

There's a certain satisfaction that comes from using a tool you made yourself. And when it's as easy and inexpensive to make as this plane, you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again.

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» Skill Builders in WOOD Issue 206 Include:
Finish Better in Any Weather

Finish Better in Any Weather

How to choose and apply a finish when you can't time it with the ideal climate ...
How to Flatten Sharpening Stones

How to Flatten Sharpening Stones

Over time, sharpening stones wear more in the middle than along the edges. Ditch the dished-out areas and keep your tools flat-out sharp ...
Get the Most From Your Combination Square

Get the Most From Your Combination Square

Often underappreciated, a combination square does far more than just help you draw perpendicular lines ...
Woodworking on Wheels

Woodworking on Wheels

Shop tricks you can learn from a war-hero-turned-wheelchair woodworker ...

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