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A new router bit design provides a smooth, tearout-free surface.
Freud has over 30 router bits in the Quadra-Cut line and continues to add more. Check their website for the latest profiles and to locate a dealer in your area.
Plywood Secrets Revealed10
Get more out of the plywood you use for your projects with these practical tips and tricks.
Super-Fast, Super-Strong Joinery12
Create rock-solid joints quickly and easily with just a hand drill and the BeadLOCK system.
- BeadLOCK Basic 3/8″ Kit
Woodsmith Store: 456400
- BeadLOCK ¼″ Accessory Kit
Woodsmith Store: 456402
- BeadLOCK ½″ Accessory Kit
Woodsmith Store: 456406
- BeadLOCK Tenon Stock
Rockler (3/8″): 20796
Rockler (¼″): 31793
Rockler (½″): 20783
Here's the number one tool you need to get precision results every time you step into the shop.
- Dial & Sliding Calipers
General Tools: 142
General Tools: 141ME
Woodsmith Store (142): 310605
- Digital Calipers
Lee Valley: 88N62.60
General Tools: 147
Woodsmith Store (WR-100): 240538
Panel-Cutting Lumber Cart16
Storing material and cutting it down to size for projects is always a hassle. With this rollaround cart, you'll have all the storage space you need, plus a handy cutting station.
- 5″ Casters
Woodsmith Store: 454398
Precision Crosscut Sled24
Crosscuts are one of the most basic woodworking tasks. The design of this sled not only gives you dead-on crosscuts, but also chipout free dadoes and rabbets. And a simple add-on jig makes cutting accurate box joints a snap.
Page 29: Figure 5
The dimensions of part F (Guard) should be 3-1/8" x 5". Also note that the the curved part of the guard has a radius of 2-1/2".
Page 27: Exploded View Details
The overall dimensions should be 21 3/8"D x 24"W x 5"H
Page 26: Dimensions on part (F)
The dimensions of part F (Guard) should be 3-1/8" x 5".
Page 28: Figure 2
The callout indicates that the dado be 1/4" deep but the correct depth is 1/8".
Page 25: Sled orientation
The Precision Crosscut Sled was designed in the magazine for saws that are right-tilt. In Episode 403 of Woodsmith Shop, the Precision Crosscut Sled shown was built for our left-tilt saw. Because most saws today are left-tilt, we have included a couple of illustrations showing the construction details for the mirror-image left-tilt sled in the Woodsmith Plan associated with this article. The items that change are the direction of the sliding base, and the position of the long fence.
Woodsmith Store: 273736
- Fence Track
Woodsmith Store: 273733
- Flip Stop
Woodsmith Store: 273729
- Measuring Tape (L-to-R)
Woodsmith Store: 273740
Woodsmith Store: 618033
Reid Supply: DK-228
- Cross Dowels
Woodsmith Store: 454269
Tapers on the Band Saw32
You don't always need a taper jig. This quick and easy technique will give you perfectly smooth tapers in no time flat.
3 Twists on a Classic Layout Tool34
Add a twist (or two) to ordinary steel bar stock and you’ll end up with a handy scratch awl that's as eye-catching as it is useful.
- ¼″ Square Bar
McMaster-Carr (2′): 9517K104
- ¼″ Hex Bar
McMaster-Carr (6′): 6512K12
- Flat Brass 3/16″
McMaster-Carr (1′): 8954K375
5 Solutions for Better Clamping40
Solve your clamping problems forever with these sure-fire, pipe clamp solutions.
Must-Have Drill Press Add-Ons42
Turn your drill press into a shop workhorse with any of these handy, shop-made add-ons.
A tenoning jig and a few simple steps are all you need to cut perfect tenons every time.
Razor-Sharp in a Snap48
Take a look at two sharpening systems that will guarantee quick and easy results.
Two Simple Techniques for Trimming Edging50
Scenes from the Shop52