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Woodsmith February/March 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.

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United States
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English
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Active Interest Media
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2 min.
sawdust

This issue of Woodsmith marks our 40th anniversary. Obviously a lot has changed since the magazine started in 1979. The first issue of Woodsmith (shown above) was only eight pages long and printed in black and white. Since that time, we’ve added color photography, expanded the page count several times (currently at 68 pages), and have gone through at least three major redesigns. But a magazine is about more than just words and images on a page. I know this sounds cheesy, but one of the things that makes Woodsmith special is our readers. It’s always gratifying to hear from readers who have been with us for a long time. (Although I always find it interesting that people tend to tell us the issue number that they started subscribing, rather than…

6 min.
tips & techniques

Bench Standoffs Breaking down sheet goods is something that I see a lot of tips on. I used to cut sheet goods on a piece of foam insulation. And it worked well. However, I was tired of having to store the large sheet of foam. That’s when I decided to find my own solution using my workbench. The idea I came up with is the standoffs shown here. SNUG FIT. The standoffs are designed to fit snugly over my workbench. They hold any sheet goods up off the surface of my workbench and allow me to break them down without cutting into my benchtop. I also sized a few of these to use with a folding table for when my workbench is in use. The construction starts with a base made of plywood.…

1 min.
quick tips

Glueup Mat. Hermie Tolerba of Sugarland, TX, discovered that inexpensive plastic drawer liners from discount stores make perfect gluing mats. The slick surface doesn’t allow glue to stick to it, and they can be rolled up for storage anywhere in the shop. Blade Cover. William Aulick of Cincinnati, OH, was tired of his forearms getting scratched up by the teeth of the table saw blade when changing it. To protect his arm, he now wraps a cord organizer tube over the teeth of the blade before reaching inside to loosen the nut. Push Stick Scabbard. Lou LaFrate of Vail, AZ, was tired of searching for his push sticks. To keep them organized and close at hand, Lou added a scabbard made out of a cardboard tube to the side of his table…