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Woodsmith June/July 2019

Every project featured in Woodsmith contains detailed, step-by-step illustrations and clearly written instructions to guide you through each stage of construction — whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned woodworker. Plus, you’ll get practical, hands-on information covering woodworking techniques, tools, and tips.

United States
Active Interest Media
€ 6,45(Incl. btw)
€ 26,78(Incl. btw)
6 Edities

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2 min

As you look through this issue of Woodsmith, you may notice a few changes. Many of these are relatively minor, and mostly cosmetic in nature. The idea was not to redesign the magazine from the ground up, but just brighten things up a little. Think of it as adding a fresh coat of paint to your house as opposed to an entire remodel. For starters, we are adding some new colors, more white space in the margins, and a cleaner look overall. Some of the other changes are designed to make the magazine more enjoyable and easier to read. For example, we’re increasing the size of the photos and the illustrations, as well as the text. We’ve also added a new department that we’re calling Reader Feedback. (You’ll find it on page…

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reader feedback

Dealing with Snipe I really enjoyed the article in Woodsmith No. 241 about planers and snipe. I purchased my planer about one year ago. Before buying it, I Googled all the videos and info I could about planers. I ended up building an input and output roller table to lift the wood. It seems to work good. The other thing is that I built a thickness sander from the March 2006 issue of ShopNotes. When I plane the wood, I get it close. Then I use the thickness sander to bring it to the final thickness and by doing that, I remove the snipe. Really enjoy the magazine. Keep up the good work. Paul Peters Cassopolis, MI Workshop is No Place for Fido Just received issue 239 and was surprised by Mr. Wittmer’s article on…

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reader’s tips

Accessory Shelf I recently built the plywood shop projects from Woodsmith No. 234. They work great, but I found that I needed one more thing. And that was a smaller surface to mount my bench grinder. I took inspiration from the projects’ design and came up with the shelf shown here. THICK TOP. As you can see in the photo above, the top of the accessory shelf is two layers of plywood. This makes it sturdy for the heavy bench grinder. The rest of the shelf is also made out of plywood, and a drawer with a plywood false front is installed on a set of metal slides. The thing I like the best about the shelf is that it was simple to build and can be installed anywhere along the wall. Some…

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win this forrest blade

GO ONLINE If you have an original shop tip, we would like to hear from you and consider publishing your tip in Woodsmith. Jump online and go to: SubmitWoodsmithTips.com You’ll be able to tell us all about your tip and upload your photos and drawings. You can also mail your tips to “Woodsmith Tips” at the editorial address shown on page 2. We will pay up to $200 if we publish your tip and one tip from each issue will be selected to win a Forrest Woodworker II saw blade. THE WINNER! Congratulations to Amber Fisher, the winner of this Forrest Woodworker II.…

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quick tips

Router Lift Crank. Don Filson of Lima, OH uses the ShopNotes No. 121 router lift in his router table. But instead of robbing a socket wrench from his socket set, he found that an old brace with a driver bit was the perfect thing to adjust the height. The best part is that it’s much faster than a ratchet. Keeping Thin Plywood Flat. Kathy McNulty of Parma, ID found that when she stored thin sheet goods, they had a tendency to sag over time. To solve this twisty problem, Kathy uses a handful of spring clamps to clamp the thin plywood to a thicker sheet. It keeps them flat while in storage.…

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combination squares

When I was getting started in woodworking, one of the first tools I purchased was a combination square. I still have that square today, and it makes the list of my top five most-used tools. Whether you own one of these handy layout tools, or have thought about obtaining one, you may be surprised at all the things they can do. Let’s dive in for a closer look. Combination squares get their name from the fact that they combine the functions of many tools into one. If you take a look at the anatomy drawing above, you’ll see the basic components of the combination square. At the heart is a steel rule with a groove down the center on one face. This groove is used to lock in different styles of heads.…