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Simple Pipe-Clamping Jig Flattens Rough Slabs

Simple Pipe-Clamping Jig Flattens Rough Slabs

Simple Pipe-Clamping Jig Flattens Rough Slabs Here’s a simple way to flatten uneven stock using standard shop tools. It’s especially helpful for rough tree-trunk slabs that would otherwise be difficult to handle. It involves two 3⁄4-in. pipe clamps and a router with...

Taming Tough Grain with a Bevel-Up Plane

Taming Tough Grain with a Bevel-Up Plane Video by Gary Junken, edited by Jeff Roos, produced by Ben StranoLow-angle bevel-up planes usually have a bedding angle of around 12° and a blade honed to 25°. This combination gives you an angle of attack of 37°. For planing...
Working With MDF

Working With MDF

Working With MDF The following article was originally featured in our new stand issue “Built-Ins” in 2006. At the risk of inviting the scorn of some purists, I’m here to make a bold declaration: For painted cabinetry, there is no better and more appropriate product to...
Holding Thin Stock for Planing

Holding Thin Stock for Planing

Holding Thin Stock for Planing Video by Jeff RoosWe’ve all been there. Hand planing a thin piece of wood—a workholding nightmare—you find that your planing stop is too tall. Even if it isn’t, the second the blade engages the piece, it lifts it up. No problem; this is...
Surface Prep – FineWoodworking

Surface Prep – FineWoodworking

Surface Prep – FineWoodworking Instant Glue Creates Strong Bond Every now and then you come across a tool that dramatically changes the way you work. Nexabond 2500 is one of those tools. I use a lot of jigs when making furniture, and it’s the perfect glue for securing...
Surface Prep – FineWoodworking

Surface Prep – FineWoodworking

Surface Prep – FineWoodworking Instant Glue Creates Strong Bond Every now and then you come across a tool that dramatically changes the way you work. Nexabond 2500 is one of those tools. I use a lot of jigs when making furniture, and it’s the perfect glue for securing...

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